Stephanie Pham and Joey Min are slating a mid-April date to kick off The In-House Grindhouse, a stream and interactive chat they will exclusively host on the Art School Dropouts YouTube channel to showcase shortfilms entries across all genres.
The move is meant to help share the spotlight with fellow independent filmmakers and content creators as the nation continues to battle with the deadly Coronavirus outbreak via social distancing, with states and other nations enacting stay-at-home measures to help flatten the curve.
The Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, caused a perpetual number of shutdowns of film and television productions around the world in the last several weeks. It also forced major distributors to rethink their release windows for films due this year, with some settling on early on-demand and Digital releases, and theatrical delays for others.
“If Hollywood and Netflix productions are being put on hold, anyone can only imagine the problems we have being indie filmmakers and digital content creators,” the company said in a statement. “So, this is the time when we all should come together and support one another, and we thought of an awesome way to bring to light amazing creators.”
The tentative deadline is April 5, 2020, and there are guidelines. Click here for the rules and to enter your own shortfilm today.