Worldwide Pants, We Made This Movie, Red Bull Soundstage,
Worldwide Pants, which produces the Late Show with David Letterman, announced a partnership with Red Bull Soundstage, an innovative web-based music program that helps artists actively take control of their careers, to produce an online contest to create four songs for the soundtrack to the upcoming Worldwide Pants/SnagFilms independent film, We Made This Movie. As announced earlier this year, Worldwide Pants is partnering with online film distributor, SnagFilms for a fully Web-based film release. The film is directed by Worldwide Pants CEO Rob Burnett and co-written and co-produced by Jon Beckerman and Burnett.
The Red Bull Soundstage music contest is the first milestone in a series of Web-related events that will culminate in the free live streaming of the film’s premiere including online commentary, interaction with cast members and the producers and special appearances. Additional events, to-be-announced, will take place starting this summer and lead up to the premiere event.
For the soundtrack contest, Red Bull Soundstage will invite musicians to submit songs from April 18 to May 10. Through audience voting and producer selection, four songs will be chosen to accompany four scenes from the film, and an “Audience Choice” winner be selected to perform live on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” To learn more about the contest, including the four film scenes, please visit the Red Bull Soundstage website.
We Made This Movie is about five high school seniors set out to make a silly comedy movie, but accidentally end up making a dramatic and moving movie about their actual lives.
"The movie is about young filmmakers trying to break through, so we thought it would be cool to have a soundtrack by young musicians who have yet to be discovered," said Beckerman. Added Burnett: "And as a bonus, our partnership with Red Bull Soundstage will enable us to introduce these great, untapped musicians to a wider audience, something David Letterman and the Late Show have been doing for three decades."
The soundtrack contest kicks off on April 19. It seeks music submissions from solo artists and bands that will compete to have their song included on the film’s soundtrack and have the opportunity to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman in September.
Eligible submissions will be entered into voting via a Facebook Voting Application; 25 artists will be selected for each of the four scenes via public vote, which will then be reviewed by the film’s producers and narrowed down to two finalists per scene. Producers Jon Beckerman and Rob Burnett will also select an additional four finalists per scene from the submissions – the more voting activity a song receives, the more likely it will be to grab the producers’ attention.