The Sixth Sense and Glass director said in a video posted to Twitter that he is working with the Biden-Harris campaign on “how we can use the power of storytelling to encourage people to vote.” For the contest, filmmakers can submit movies up to 90 seconds long that address the subject of voting, including voter suppression.
Submissions can be made on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #VotebyNight. The deadline is October12.
“We had this idea of asking people to make short films up to 90 seconds long about voting, about why they’re voting, how did they vote, who do they want to encourage to vote, and who’s stopping them from voting,” Shyamalan said in the video that was posted late Wednesday.
Bruce Willis and M. Night Shyamalan in Glass (2019) Jessica Kourkounis – (C) Universal Pictures via IMDB
“You can do it as a thriller, you can do it as a comedy, a documentary. Use your storytelling power to encourage people, and to wake them up to their own agency.”
He concluded: “Let’s remind people how powerful they are.”
The top three submissions chosen by Shyamalan will be put it on his social media platforms and the director will conduct a virtual meeting with the winning filmmakers.
The Oscar-nominated direector recently announced that he has begun shooting his next movie,
Old, whose plot remains under wraps.
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