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Arlington Filmmaker in the Running for $100,000 Prize


by Stephen Becker 3 Sep 2009

Arlington filmmaker Brent McCorkle has been selected as one of the 10 finalists in this year’s Doorpost Film Project. For the contest, filmmakers submitted seven-minute films with the theme of freedom, forgiveness, joy, humility or redemption. Then the finalists were given cash by Doorpost to make a longer film on the subject of hope. McCorkle’s […]

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Arlington filmmaker Brent McCorkle has been selected as one of the 10 finalists in this year’s Doorpost Film Project. For the contest, filmmakers submitted seven-minute films with the theme of freedom, forgiveness, joy, humility or redemption. Then the finalists were given cash by Doorpost to make a longer film on the subject of hope.

McCorkle’s film, The Rift, brings plenty of creepy in the beginning as a man finds himself in a strange world after a car accident. When he meets a little girl, she starts to fill in some of the blanks for him, though her mysterious words keep him (and us) guessing as to what exactly is going on here. Only in the final minutes do the pieces come together.

The winner of the contest bags a $100,000 check, so this is a pretty big deal. You can help McCorkle win by voting for his film between now and Sept. 16. There is a catch, however – you have log into the site and watch all 10 finalists in order to vote. When you’re handing out that kinda of cash, it seems only fair that the voters consider every entry.

You can click here to watch The Rift and decide later if you want to continue on with the other films.

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