A Slacktory reader who used to work at a film studio tells us, “As official policy, we never read pitches. That protects us from people suing us because they happened to have the same idea we had.
“Well, when I was there, I read all the pitches.”
And they saved the following trailer, sent to the studio by “Joseph E. Pettigrew”.
Watch this and remember that it was meant to seriously entice a major studio into making a feature film. It’s about a prophecy, a monster, and a hero — and it seems to all be shot around one guy’s house. He uses his living room, his bedroom, a backyard swimming pool, a trampoline. He uses a multiple-exposure effect to play all the characters at once. He wears the same blue polo shirt through half the trailer. His closing line is “OK, you can explode now.”
There’s nothing wrong with making a video like this! There’s just something wrong with sending it to a film studio where professionals work! I think Pettigrew conceived and recorded this whole thing in an afternoon. I want to think that. The alternative is too depressing.
I Googled Pettigrew, and got very little back, but I think he also wrote these self-published fantasy stories. It seems like the same mind would make these two things.