Thursday, November 30, 2006

Gumball Opportunity

Screenwriting competition for Gumball 3000 Feature Film

“The Gumball rally inspires rebelliousness, reckless abandon, exhibitionism, ferocious competitiveness, and a shameless desire to win: all things I cannot condone, but sure as hell are fun!”
Adrien Brody

“With glamorous playboys and supermodels, rock and film stars, and the most eccentric mix of Dr Evil style billionaires and eccentrics all racing 3000 miles in 8 days, ‘what a perfect cover up for what is really taking
place behind the scenes!’”

Maximillion Cooper

Dear Writers

Have you dreamt of writing the next Usual Suspects or Ocean’s Eleven?

Gumball 3000 Films is looking to make that dream a reality. After having successfully produced and released four documentary feature films of our past Gumball 3000 Rallies – the latest 3000 Miles featuring Bam Margera and Tony Hawk on an epic 3000 mile adventure across the globe from London to Los Angeles, we’re now looking to produce a fiction film based on the Gumball 3000 Rally. Think Pulp Fiction crossed with the Thomas Crown Affair rather than Cannonball Run, but fast cars should definitely play an integral role.

Two executive producers already attached include Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody and Gumball 3000 founder Maximillion Cooper. Through our previous films we have also established lasting relationships with independent financiers, all we need now is a script…and that’s where you come in!

We will select 100 writers based on your CV and one page of your work. This can be anything from a short story or synopsis to an excerpt from a treatment or script. You’ve simply got show us you’ve got the skills and passion to be the perfect writer for this project.

These 100 writers will then be asked to write a treatment of their idea for a Gumball feature, the best 3 treatments will be optioned and the writers commissioned to write a first draft of their screenplay. The writer of the best screenplay will then go into development with our production team.

Please email your application, with the attached CV and 1 page example of your work (word or pdf files only please) to

The deadline for submission is the 10th December 2006.

Good luck!
Julie Brangstrup and Patrick Fischer
Gumball 3000 Films


Thanks to Sonny for the heads up.


Lucy V said...

Cheers m'dears - just sent my entry off. If I got thru to the next round tho, mind boggles what I'd write about - don't drive!!! Will you be entering Danny?

Danny Stack said...

Not sure, might do.

Phill Barron said...

I have, but then I reply to everything I see. You can always decide later on if it's for you or not.

Lucy V said...

Hear hear - you gotta be in it to win it as I always say.

Anonymous said...

Hey, call me kashtupid, but what is CV 'We will select 100 writers based on your CV'... cinematic vision? Is it the synopsis idea they are looking for here?