MAY 20, 2021 - MAY
and The McCarty Metro are announcing the 10th annual McCarty
Metro Film Project, which will will take place this year from May 20 - May
31, 2021. The reason for the extended project is so
participants will have a full week, plus an extra long weekend
to complete their submission. The event is open to all. We are looking for people get an
idea of a film in accordance with the rules posted on this website
on May 20, then over
the next 11 days, write, act, direct and produce a short 4 minute or less movie and
submit it to the McCarty Metro by 11:59 pm Monday, May 31st
Starting Thursday, May 20 at 9pm, you will have 11 days to write, shoot, and edit a short film that meets the set
guidelines laid out in “Details” below.
All entries will be featured on the McCarty Metro, and
Bradric Productions website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter
On Thursday, May 20 at 9pm EDT, we will have
a link at the top of this page with the 4 specific
details that MUST be part of your video. Be sure to check
back on or after May 20 for the specifics. Included in
that link will be the following...
THE CONCEPT OF THE VIDEO
THAT MUST BE SAID IN YOUR VIDEO
THAT MUST APPEAR IN YOUR VIDEO
ONE OTHER REQUIREMENT
Submissions must abide by the 4 required details listed above.
Your film must fit our overall concept, must
include our posted phrase, must include our posted object, and
must meet the 4th requirement. We do this to ensure no films are written, shot, or edited before the beginning of our
A “comedy” film that includes the phrase “I have a bad
feeling about this” in the dialogue and includes a telephone.
NOTE: This is an example! We'll post the official list of concepts, phrases, and objects at the time listed
When finished, you need to save your video on your computer.
Go to http://www.youtube.com
and create a YouTube account
(If you don't have one already).
Click the Upload button to upload your video. While uploading, you
can provide more info. In the description,
please provide the names of people involved in your production,
the production team name if you have one (ours is Bradric
Productions). Title and artist for any music you use.
Once the upload is complete, YouTube will provide you with the web
address that your video can be viewed from by us and others. Send that
url us email@example.com.
Also provide us the name of the video,
info of your staff, actors, etc., and production team name.
Your finished film must be uploaded before
Monday, May 31st at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes in length.
Videos cannot include any explicit content (Obscene language,
nudity, sexual situations, etc.)
Videos must portray our posted concept, use one of our posted
phrases, one of our posted objects, and must meet a specific 4th
Videos must be uploaded
on or before Monday, May 31 at 11:59PM Eastern
Videos cannot contain copyrighted music. Only music you create,
own the rights to, or that is public domain and royalty free is
don’t have a nice camera. And all I’ve got is Windows Movie
Maker/iMovie. Can I still compete?
A: Absolutely! If you have a good script, we don’t care about the video quality. Just do the best with what you
have. We want everyone to compete!
Q: Does my
film have to be ABOUT the phrase and object I choose?
A: Not at all. As long as the phrase is spoken at some point in
the film, and the object is in the camera’s view at some point
in the film, you are good!
Q: What kind
of music is permissible for inclusion in my film?
A: Either music you created, own the rights to, or public domain,
royalty-free music. There are a ton of websites that offer this
kind of music for download, completely free. Just because you
own a band’s CD does not give you the “rights” to use it in
your own production.
If you have any further questions, send an email
and I will reply to you and/or post it here in the FAQ section.
Rules and Guidelines Will Be Posted On The McCarty Metro And
Available For Download on Thursday, May 20th at 9pm.