An original feature film idea. Every week.
In under 60 minutes.
A plan so crazy... it just might work.

1. Automate

At the beginning of every episode, a big Hollywood studio (in the form of an iPhone shortcut) assigns us, the contestants, a new project consisting of 4 components randomly generated by automation wizardry: Genre, Tone, Demographic, and a Studio Mandate.

2. Generate

Over the next hour, we will generate a completely original feature film idea from scratch, using the assigned criteria. Let's just hope you're in the mood for a whimsical political thriller for teenage boys starring Whoopi Goldberg.

3. Celebrate

At the end of the episode, we are forced to pitch the idea to one of our talented friends. We ask them actual dumb focus group questions: "How likely are you to see this movie? Would you recommend it to a friend?" They of course answer yes and we celebrate a job well done.

Ryan Polly

Ryan Polly is your friendly neighborhood filmmaker. He's a writer/director of award-winning shorts and commercials for clients like Nintendo, Budweiser, and Pizza Hut, and the co-founder of Weekend Video and Bonus Features.

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Seth Worley

Seth is an award-winning award-winner and director of commercials and explainer videos for Bad Robot and Sandwich, a content creator at Red Giant, and the co-founder and creative director at Plot Devices.

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Weekend Video is the advertainment studio that makes the funnest videos this side of Friday for the galaxy’s most awesome brands.
Weekend Video is the advertainment studio that makes the funnest videos this side of Friday for the galaxy’s most awesome brands.

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