Filmmaking Frenzy: Commander-in-Chief

Pick any U.S. president from any era in our history, then pair him with one of our “alternative occupations”.

The entries are in! Now it's your turn to vote for your favorite films, and the top vote-getters will go before our celebrity judge, Seth Grahame-Smith, whose Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter opens in theaters this weekend.

This summer, 20th Century Fox will show the world the hidden side of our 16th president’s legacy with their release of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. But what if Lincoln wasn’t the only president who moonlighted as an ass kicker? What if Teddy Roosevelt got sucked up into a space/time vortex and spent three years as a starship commander before returning to earth to serve his country? What if Thomas Jefferson spent a summer tracking and killing the great white shark who killed his most beloved slave? What if George Washington were secretly a psychotic lumberjack?

The possibilities, clearly, are endless, and in the newest Filmmaking Frenzy contest (the first held here at Badass Digest!) we want to see what magic you can create with one of these scenarios. So here’s the challenge: pick any U.S. president from any era in our history, then pair him with one of the “alternative occupations” that we've got listed above in "Read Submission Guidelines". Write and produce a parody trailer for your film and post it here. That’s it!

Share your film online via all your favorite social media channels and encourage your friends to check it out and vote for you, because audience votes will determine our top three finalists. Those top three films will then be sent to the desk of our official judge, ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER writer Seth Grahame-Smith, who will pick one Ultimate Badass as the best trailer of the bunch, and that filmmaking team will be rewarded with prizes, fame and never ending glory! Specifically, winners will get the Sony HVR-A1U 1080i, a $2,750 camera, as well as Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 editing software. The runner-ups will receive a Sony Bloggie recorder, all thanks to our partners at Sony 4K.

All film entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on June 18 to be eligible and voting will be open till 5:00 PM CST on June 21.

Points will be given for entertainment value and technical proficiency as well as historical accuracy and plausibility, so don’t forget to do some research before you lock your script. For more, see the official terms and conditions here.

Other than that, remember you can pick any President you like, but you must pair him with one of the alternative occupations we've got listed above in "Read Submission Guidelines".

Read Submission Guidelines