“The Rusted,” the short film that Austin director Kat Candler (“Hellion”) wrote and directed for Ron Howard and Canon’s “Project Imagination”, was released wide to the web Oct. 23.
Check it out here.
The “Project Imagination: The Trailer” contest inspired the thriller, which stars Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone.
Project Imagination invited contestants of all skill levels to create a 60-second trailer for a non-existent film; the winning trailer would provide the inspiration for a short film which would then be produced. (It was also a promotion for Canon’s Trailer Editor tool.)
The winner, “Tainted Water” was created by Florida-based college student Mark Mukherje.
There’s a swell interview over at IndieWire in which Candler discusses adapting a trailer into a short film.