Most of my Saturday mornings are spent catching up on shows and browsing through my favorite blog sites, so today hadn't been particularly eventful until I stumbled across this post by tumblr user ctrayn (originally posted around this time last year) with a very interesting call to action:
So according to the movie Back to the Future Part II, by the year of our lord 2015 there are supposed to be 19 movies in the Jaws franchise. As of January 2014, there are only 4. I personally see this as an enormous travesty, which is why I’m calling on the internet to rectify this grievous mistake.
I challenge the geek community, the web community, the YouTube community, the film community, the time travel community, the hypothetical Jaws community, and the local community college to answer my call and create 15 new JAWS feature-length movies before October 21st, 2015.
While the world demands hoverboards, it seems we've all forgotten many other promises that Back to the Future II gave us: tiny-to-large instant pizza, Michael Jackson Pepsi Dispensers, and Jaws 19 are among them.
Whenever I find something cool, I share it with my best friends, or someone close to me - but this had Moviepilot written all over it. Our community is made up of some very creative minds, and a lot of video creators have joined recently.
The post goes on to detail the rules, which are pretty easy to follow:
According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, and British Film Institute, a feature film has to be at least 40 minutes long.
So even if your film is 40 straight minutes of a rubber shark floating quietly in a bathtub, it still fulfills what I am asking of you in the challenge, and it is still probably a more entertaining watch than Jaws: the Revenge.
So begins what will hopefully be a really fun challenge for the creative types that love JAWS and Back to the Future! Here's the creator's sendoff:
So grab your camera phones, a bucket, and that inflatable shark you bought at the dollar store, because it’s showtime. Live-action, stop-motion, puppets, pencil animation, CG, piss on film- it doesn’t matter how you create the movie! Just go and make the 2015 of Back to the Future II a reality.