Xavier Gens and Christopher Smith Board 'The ABCs of Death'

A 26th director is being sought for this anthology thriller, which depicts a kill for every letter of the alphabet.
Xavier Gens and Chris Smith join The ABCs of Death
Xavier Gens and Chris Smith join The ABCs of Death
Drafthouse Films, Timpson Films and Magnet Releasing have secured genre heavyweights Xavier Gens (Frontier(s), Hitman) and Christopher Smith (Severance, Black Death) to join Noburo Iguchi (RoboGeisha) and Kaare Andrews (Altitude) along with 21 other directors to make up the talented roster behind The ABCs of Death, a twenty-six chapter anthology feature that showcases death letter by letter. The 26th Director spot will be determined by short film competition to discover an aspiring new talent. The winning filmmaker will receive a $5000 cash prize and will be included in the final release of the film.

Participants will choose their own word and create a short film based off the letter "T." The interpretation of the word and the format of the short film will be entirely up to competitors. The top 10 shorts will be determined by public voting and the winning director will be selected by the 25 The ABCs of Death directors to become the 26th and final director.

"We expect a lot of talented folks around the world to step up to this challenge, I just hope someone attempts T is for Tabanid (blood-sucking insect) or Taws (a thong used for punishment)" said Ant Timpson.

Submissions are open now and close on October 1 at midnight PST, and there is no entry fee to submit. Finalists will be announced October 31st and the winning filmmaker announced on November 15th. For more on the competition dates, parameters and rules, visit theabcsofdeath.com/the-26th-director.

Jason Eisener, one of The ABCs of Death directors, was propelled to a career in feature films after he won the Grindhouse Trailer Contest with his entry for Hobo with a Shotgun. Jason Eisener went on to turn the winning fake movie trailer into a full-length feature. The ABCs of Death "26th Director" competition offers the same kind of opportunity to aspiring directors with the hope of introducing some new blood to genre films.
For more information on the The ABCs of Death 26th Director Competition, visit our website at: theabcsofdeath.com/the-26th-director.

For more information and the list of confirmed directors for The ABCs of Death, visit our website at: drafthousefilms.com/the-abcs-of-death/.

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The ABCs of Death was released March 8th, 2013 and stars Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Kyra Zagorsky, Dallas Malloy, Iván González, Erik Aude, Lee Hardcastle, Darenzia, Sarah Bonrepaux. The film is directed by Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Bruno Forzani, Adrián García Bogliano, Xavier Gens.


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Comments (3)

  1. Nautical

    weird

    3 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  2. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Only time will tell

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  3. skywise

    This sounds very intruiging. Not sure it will turn out great but sounds good. In fact it sounds just like an idea me and my old art school buddy (yes believe it or not i was in film school before the army...weird eh?) had. Too bad we never jumped on that.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag