The films have to be 30 seconds or shorter. Wes Craven chose “young genius” as the theme. And the deadline is March 2nd. Check out the demo, in which Kurt Andersen runs into his worst nightmare at WNYC, if you need a little inspiration.
Wes Craven has spent more than four decades scaring you. Now you can get some payback.
For its latest “Extra Credit” listener challenge, Studio 360 wants you to create a super-short horror movie based around the theme “young genius”. Craven picked the theme and he’ll pick the winner, too.
Your entry must be 30 seconds or less. That may sound tough, but as Craven tells Kurt Andersen, “today the attention span of most kids is about five seconds. To keep them there for ten seconds is going to be tough.” Other advice from the master: break all therulesyou think you should be following.
Oscar may not have the time of day for dreamers like Walter Mitty, but Studio 360 does. In Ben Stiller’s hands, the character is so fully determined to live by Life Magazine’s (fictional motto): “To see things thousands of miles away, things hidden behind walls and within rooms, things dangerous to come to, to draw closer, to see and be amazed.”
Listen to the 360’s interview with writer, director, skateboarder, and natural history museum-advocate, Ben Stiller:
“With the Great Gatsby, and Django and this film, it was like a trilogy of corruption in America through different time periods,” Leonardo DiCpario tells Studio 360. “It probably stems from having a poor upbringing in Los Angeles and being accepted into a school where I got to go see how the other half lived.”
Listen to the full interview in which the actor, who just won a Golden Globe for his performance in Wolf of Wall Street, discusses the controversy surrounding his latest film; his fascination with greed and corruption; and why his next role will be just as dark as Gatsby, Django, Wolf, and all the rest.