THE byNWR CONTEST
COLLABORATE WITH US
Reading time 6 Minutes
COLLABORATE WITH BYNWR
This is an official invitation to collaborate with byNWR!
What do Kubrick, Puccini and Mozart have in common? They were all great artists who died leaving unfinished masterpieces which were completed by someone else. And now, with some audacity, we want to add dear old Andy Milligan to this list.
Who was Andy Milligan?
Andy Milligan was the genius behind the crazy, no-budget, shot-on-Staten-Island post-Civil War opus HOUSE OF SEVEN BELLES; he made over 27 films, featuring such unforgettable titles as Fleshpot on 42nd Street, Torture Dungeon and The Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves Are Here!
A former dress designer, Milligan made all the costumes in his movies under the alias Raffinê, and he wrote, shot and edited all his films himself – a virtual one-man movie machine. Milligan’s bizarre yet deeply personal approach has gained Andy a rabid cult following amongst those with a taste for the outrageous and unusual, and his HOUSE OF SEVEN BELLES – thought to be lost until the lone workprint was rediscovered – has been restored and is being shown for the first time ever on byNWR. You can watch it HERE.
What can YOU do?
Milligan ran out of money and never finished HOUSE OF SEVEN BELLES, so we want YOU to do it. That’s right – check out the film, decide how you want it to end, and submit your finale in any medium – video, a song, a poem, a script, an essay, graphic art, whatever medium you choose. We know there’s a lot of artistic, clever creative members lurking within our utterly unique byNWR community, so we want you to give it an ending befitting of its insane blend of hysteria, hoop dresses and tea parties. HOUSE OF SEVEN BELLES is free to watch on byNWR.com, alongside another “lost” Milligan work, COMPASS ROSE, plus there’s a host of Milligan articles and readings, so immerse yourself in Milligan's oddball world and get inspired.
There are no real rules or restrictions to this contest. You have no money? Perfect, neither did Andy Milligan. You want to slap big wigs and hoop skirts on your friends and act out the ending? Go to it. Build your cast out of Lego, or use dinosaurs and robots, we don’t care. Just make it original.
All entries will be reviewed by the byNWR team, and the shortlist will be unveiled to the world on the byNWR Expressway. The overall winner will be announced on social media; they will have their entry featured on byNWR for the public to see, get feedback on their entry from the byNWR team, and there's an extra special surprise prize…
Send us your entry at [email protected], by 30th April 2020.
We can’t wait to see your creations!
Entries to: [email protected]
Format: Anything you decide! There are no restrictions – make it twisted, dark, absurd, whatever you dream up. Just be original! Your imagination is where it’s at.
By entering this contest, entrants agree that:
1: Any entry submitted to byNWR may appear on byNWR in perpetuity; 2: Any entry submitted to byNWR may be used - in part or in entirety - on byNWR and related social posts, newsletters and any other activity by byNWR; 3: There will be no monetary recompense for any submissions; 4: byNWR may contact entrants via email regarding their entries and/or future collaboration projects; 5: Entrants must be 16 years or over; 6: Entries are limited to one per person or group; 7: Competition winners will be notified within 28 days of the closing date; 8: No personal data will be shared with third parties; 9: You agree to submit contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe any copyright, trade-mark, trade secrets, privacy and publicity, personal or proprietary rights; 10: If you submit a contribution, you agree to allow byNWR permission for your entry to be published on byNWR.com and grant byNWR a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use and publish your contest entry, for purposes connected with the contest, and byNWR in general, and to adapt the entry to enable such publication (including to shorten or edit it for such purposes), and you hereby irrevocably waive, for the benefit of byNWR, all moral rights in the entry to which you are entitled; 11: You own the copyright to your contest entry as its author; 12: You are responsible for the cost (if any) of creating your Competition entry and sending it to us, as well as all other costs associated with participation in the Competition; 13: byNWR accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the contest or accepting any prize. ByNWR further disclaim liability for any injury or damage to you or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the contest.