Alamo Drafthouse invited writers, actors and filmmakers from all over the United States to collaborate on the most outrageous, entertaining and non-partisan under-30-second PSAs imaginable, all with one goal: Urging American citizens to vote.
The winning PSA in the Filmmaking Frenzy for America contest will now screen nationally at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and online until election day, November 6, 2018. The Austin-based cinema now has 35 locations inside and outside of Texas.
“Take the pulse of social media or the news – it’s polarizing and contentious,” says the spot’s writer and director Trey Hill. “Besides not wanting to just scream into the wind, we wanted to engage in what’s going on in this country and help generate movement.”
The different expressions of America seen in the PSA are supported by Jesse Woods’ track “Hounds of Heaven” which amplifies the footage with a sense of optimism and freedom.
Here’s an animated spot from the contest that made it to the semi-finals. I like the silly side, especially when considering the theater of the absurd that passes for politics today.