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DescriptionThe Billboard Project is a multi-phase, cross platform, transmedia project based around a comedic movie Billboard, an Uncommon Contest for Common People, where the audience participates in its creation over the course of a year and a half. The audience can simply view the movie or become more immersed in the project by taking part in a multitude of outlets that crosses over from a virtual radio station website to social media, to live events, to a movie, then to a game.
Intern opportunities are currently available now through the summer and fall of 2014
The creator of the project is Zeke Zelker, a critically acclaimed, award winning filmmaker/entrepreneur with a number of projects to his credit; the wildly successful feature film InSearchOf (the 6th most viewed drama on Hulu all time), the 2005 Sundance Film Festival favorite Loggerheads, Affairs, Fading, A.K.A.-It’s A Wiley World!, Getting Off, Southern Belles, Just Like the Son and a documentary on the Dalai Lama, A University Prepares. His first exposure to the film industry was in 1987 when he acted in John Waters’ groundbreaking film Hairspray. He produced the first and much talked about transmedia experience Pandemic 1.0 at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. A blending of screenings, live events, social gaming, data visualization, and mobile apps. This experience may change the way people perceive entertainment from a passive experience to an immersive and interactive one.