Three finalists have been named in the Cadillac– and Producers Guild of America (PGA)-sponsored short film competition called Make Your Mark. Each finalist will get to collaborate with award-winning producers to produce a three-to-five minute short film, with the winner announce at the 2015 Producers Guild Awards in January.
“The Producers Guild of America and Cadillac look for opportunities to celebrate personal achievement and creativity,” says Global Cadillac chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus. “With Make Your Mark, we are giving aspiring filmmakers a unique opportunity to feature their talent before a large and highly receptive audience.”
The three finalists selected by judges among 10 semi-finalists are:
- Michael Burke and Ian Wagner
- Alvaro Ron
- Tim Wen and Chidi Onyejuruwa
The three teams will get to collaborate with Bruce Cohen (American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook), Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator trilogy, The Walking Dead), and Peter Saraf (little miss sunshine).
“We take pride in the Make Your Mark short film competition as a platform to celebrate the next generation and give them the opportunity to work closely with highly respected and talented producers within the industry,” says PGA National Executive Director Vance Van Petten. “This competition is a special way for the PGA to support aspiring producers through the production of their short films and highlight their hard work with national recognition.”
A portion of the winning short will be featured in a 30-second Cadillac spot that will air on ABC during the Oscars ceremony broadcast on February 22, 2015.