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Well, two people guessed right on this one, so we had to go to the hat.  However, when picked out of the hat… both names came out.  So we’re going to send a One Eyed Pike Beer t-shirt to both of them.  And the winners are…. drum roll please….  Sherry “Cosmo” Cummings & Lucas McNelly!!  Hooray to them for coming up with the correct answer of 1.  I yelled on the set of TILT 1 time.  Here is the story…

We were trying to get a fairly complicated steadicam shot.  It was fairly complicated, because we don’t really have a steadicam, but were making do with what we had.  The shot starts in one room and goes down the hall and into the bedroom to see that someone is in the bathroom with the door closed.  So after trying this out a few times we finally got it perfect…. except… now the bathroom door is open.  WHY???!!!! The video below is a recreation of the events that then took place between myself and Julie.  Congratulations to Sherry and Lucas!!!

P.S. – We got the shot a couple tries later while I was sitting in the time out chair with a mouth full of Lifebuoy soap.


After a weekend of weighing, deliberating, and debating, the TILT team has finally picked the winners of the TILT Indie-in-an-Indie contest:

Mark Thimijan ‘s BARSTOOL COWBOY



All of the finalists were top notch, but these two movies meet the specific needs of the movie viewing scenes within TILT very well.

And…SURPRISE! Our runners up (Lucas McNelly’s Blanc de Blanc and Gary King’s New York Lately) will be featured in one of the four short films we’ll be putting out prior to the release of TILT.  Each short focuses on a different TILT side character, and they’ll be essential viewing for anyone who wants to get the inside scoop on TILT.

Thanks  to everyone who voted and made this contest a success. Thanks also to the other brave and talented souls who submitted their projects:

Now what? Less than ONE MONTH to principal shooting for TILT!  What’s on our To-Do List? Wouldn’t you like to know…

We had 8 formidable contestants, but the votes are in, and the finalists are:

THANK YOU to everyone who voted as well as to our runners up.  TeamTILT is now deliberating on the two films that best fit the needs of TILT, and we will announce the winners on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010.  And, as always with TILT,  there may or may not be further surprises in store…


TILT’s Indie Movie Cameo Contest

Posted: August 9, 2010 in Tilt
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Y’all ready for this? The TILT team is happy to announce…a new contest! Within our indie thriller TILT, we’ve included a few scenes where characters watch movies. What does this mean for you if you’re an indie film maker? It means we want to showcase YOUR movie in OUR movie.

What does an indie film maker look like?

What does an indie film maker look like? Jessica & Phil


  • What will be considered for the contest? Completed feature-length indie films with completed trailers only
  • Who can submit a trailer to the contest? The person who owns the rights to the film. In some cases this will be the film maker; in others, the producer. If you’re not sure, email us, and we’ll help you figure it out.
  • Can a film maker submit trailers for more than one film? Yes, as long as the movies and trailers are finished.
  • Can a film maker submit more than one trailer for the same film? Nope. Send us the one you like the most.
  • What genres will be considered? Any genre. Every genre. As long as the film is indie, feature length, and finished.
  • How can I submit? Submit by emailing us a link to a trailer you have on either YouTube or Vimeo.
  • What’s the window for submissions? Submissions will be accepted via email starting RIGHT NOW (on Monday, August 9th, 2010). The window will close promptly at 12pm CST on Monday, August 16th, 2010.

Ready to get started? Then shoot us an email at tiltthemovie[at] with a link to your trailer.

This is what an indie film maker looks like.

What does an indie film maker look like? Jeremy


  • VOTING: After we have all of the submissions, we’ll embed them on this website.  Depending on the number of submissions, we may have more than one round of voting.  This will be determined on Monday, August 16th, 2010, after the submission window closes.  Once voting starts, friends and fans will be asked to vote for the indie trailer they like the best.  So, it would behoove you to give your friends and family members a heads-up about what you’re doing…every vote counts!
  • FINALISTS: The top 4 submissions, as determined by fan vote, will be evaluated by the TILT team.  Two winners will be announced on the TILT blog before the end of August.
  • PRIZE: We will invite the winning film makers to include scenes from their films in the finished version of TILT.  No monetary compensation is included in this prize. However, we promise to promote the inclusion of your film in our film to the best of our ability and give appropriate credit in the credits.
  • WINNERS: If you are selected as a winner of this contest, we’ll ask you to send us a copy of your full movie in order to use it in TILT.  The TILT team reserves the right to pick scenes from the winning films that best fit the needs of TILT.
What does an indie film maker look like?

What does an indie film maker look like? Julie

What if you LOVE indie films but haven’t made a feature? Great question!  You can help make it happen for your favorite indie feature by spreading the word and convincing them to join.

HAVE A QUESTION? Email us: TILTtheMovie[at]

NO QUESTIONS? Then get off yer butt, and send a link to your trailer on Vimeo or YouTube: TILTtheMovie[at]

What does indie film collaboration look like?

What does kick ass indie film collaboration look like? Jess, Jeremy & Phil (w/ Paul Bunyan standing in for Julie)

We are happy to announce that our new music collaborator is…Bill Finn!

Bill had an impressive showing in the TILTtheScore Contest. He won the 3rd round of voting with 40% of the total votes and placed a very close second in the final round with almost 170 votes.  He has a BA in guitar performance and will be attending the University of Leeds this fall to study music history and composition.  We thoroughly enjoyed his contest submission, but one of the other things that grabbed us was his upbeat attitude. Here’s what he has to say about getting feedback:

“One of the best ways to learn and grow is by criticism, good or bad. Hell, Thom York’s response to a bad review about Pablo Honey was The Bends!”

We love Bill’s attitude and look forward to getting to know him better as TILT races toward the finish line.  Congratulations, Bill!  Welcome to the team.

Choosing a winner from our finalists was the most difficult thing we’ve done in our TILT journey so far; each of them had the skill to produce a resonating and successful score.  If you’re looking for your own indie movie music collaborator, we encourage you to check them out:

We’d also like to thank EVERYONE who voted, commented, and spread the word about this contest. The outpouring of support and encouragement for us and for the contestants was overwhelming, and we are dedicated to creating the best movie possible so that we can share it with you.

So what’s up next for TILT?

  • Julie & Jessica are putting the finishing touches on draft #4 of the script. (Scary!)
  • Jeremy is gathering equipment and ideas for the look of TILT. (Fancy!)
  • Phil is in the throes of casting. (Business-y!)
  • More contests, ’cause it seems like you kinda liked that last one… (Vote-y!)
  • And soon…announcements about how YOU can get involved with TILT!

Here we are – the final round. Congratulations to everyone who made it!

  • Voting for the Final Round runs Wed, 5/26, at 12pm CST and ends Mon, 5/31, at 12pm CST.
  • The TILT team will pick the Winner from the top 3 vote-getters from the Final Round.
  • The Winner of this contest will be revealed on June 3.

So now…time for the final vote!





( & (Twitter: @matthadlington)




You only get to vote once, so make it count!

Thank you so much for helping us in our quest to find the music maker for our feature film project, TILT. Check back on June 3rd, 2010, to find out who won!

Congratulations to TILT: the Score Group #3 Finalists:

BILL FINN (40% of the votes)


BOBBY LEWIS (onYou) (37% of the votes)

( & (Twitter: @onYouMusic)

  • Bill and Bobby now join Carlos Gonzalez, Matt Hadlington, Steven McKnight, and Tony Smith in the Final Round.
  • The final round of voting starts at 12noonCST on Wednesday, May 26th, and ends at 12noonCST on Monday, May, 31st.
  • We’d also like to thank all of the other wonderful and talented TILTtheScore contestants: Garrett Beelow, Andy Kotz, Gavin Lake, Kyle Owen, Soner Ozdemir, Bareun Park, Chris Sharp, and Nathan Schilz.  Their entries and participation in this contest made it fun and exciting, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.

Now – it’s time to vote in the final round!