To new readers of Geek Goes Rogue, I am the author of the 3 Gates of the Dead series (available everywhere books are sold). The debut novel is doing very well, exploding into the top ten paranormal reads and the top 20 in horror on Amazon.
My publisher, Premier Publishing, ran a contest for aspiring filmmakers based on 3 Gates of the Dead. Participants chose to either film a trailer or a scene from the novel and entered the competition for free.
Four finalists have been chosen and you can see their work below. One finalist will be chosen for the Grand Prize (by an esteemed panel of judges listed here; and one finalist will be chosen for the People’s Choice Award by YOU. So, this is where you come in. You need to “like” your favorite video. The one with the most likes will win.
In keeping with the theme of giving opportunities to artists, we will announce the top three videos and screen them in March during Teen Author Boot Camp 2014, where hundreds of aspiring writers’ dream of being published and seeing their work adapted to screen one day. Teen Author Boot Camp is one of the largest writing conferences in the nation for youth ages 13-19. Published, bestselling authors have the opportunity to present to hundreds of attendees at the Utah-based conference, as well as be seen by teens worldwide who watch On-demand videos online. Teens not in attendance watch the conference from homes and libraries located in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Headlining at Teen Author Boot Camp 2014 will be James Dashner (MAZE RUNNER , also coming as a movie from 20th Century Fox) and Ally Condie (MATCHED – Disney). Both authors have adaptations of their novels on the way to the big screen.
So here are the videos. Get to voting and liking! Share with your friends! Talk about it on Social Media! Go, Go GO! Oh, and buy your copy of 3 Gates of the Dead, the book that the New York Journal of Books says is, “Bringing back old school horror.”