Welcome to Reel In The Votes
Reel In The Votes, created by filmmakers Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, hosted a short film contest.
We are proud to support Beto O’Rourke as the next United States Senator from Texas. Early voting begins October 22nd!
Judges were Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland,
Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Hawke.
We accepted 2-3 minute stories (narrative or non-fiction) as well as
30-second spots in line with Beto’s strive for change.
We welcomed you to bring us your best work and you delivered.
Here's a link to the selected films:
Vote better, vote BETO.
The Background Story
We love Beto.
Not everyone can support a Super PAC (and Beto doesn't want one) but we can all support a deserving candidate through the expression of our art.
So we asked some friends to help us judge a film contest and tap into the creative energy that abounds in Texas and beyond.
Winners were honored at Robert Rodriguez's house with Beto in attendance and at a screening of the selected films on October 14th, 2018.
Short Film Contest
Submissions were received between August 15 - September 21, 2018
MINI BURRITO (2 -3 minutes narrative or non-fiction mini-short)
HOT TAMALE (30-second spot/really really short film)
Age categories :
HECK YES I VOTE (18+ Adults)
BOY I WISH I COULD VOTE (under 18).
In Case You Were Wondering
What were we looking for?
Water cooler worthy
Power of people
For further inspiration here's a link to Beto O'Rourke's campaign:
Should you encourage other people to exercise their right to vote?
We really wish you would.