During a ceremony at E3, the Chrysler brand and Activision announced the top honors in the Chrysler in The Movies
: Virtual Film Competition (CiTM). Actor David Krumholtz, star of the CBS series, Numb3rs, presented the first place award to George Lippert of Kirkwood, MO for his virtual film, 'Bullets are Forever Starring Marshall Paris.' After a screening of the winning films
, Mr. Lippert received the keys to a brand new Chrysler Crossfire sports car.
Chrysler and Activision also announced the nine semi-finalists, who, along with 'Bullets are Forever Starring Marshall Paris' could see their films made into live actions shorts by independent filmmakers participating in the Chrysler Film Project. The Chrysler Film Project (CFP) is a competition where filmmakers compete to win a full-length feature production deal on behalf of the Chrysler brand. Five of the winning virtual short films will be made into live action shorts by the CFP filmmakers and will ultimately be distributed by Chrysler.
Rounding out the top ten winning virtual films were 'The Car Whisperer' by Jonathan Cozzolino of Knoxville, TN; 'Double O by Night' by Stephen Traylor of Parker, CO; 'The Loaner' by James King from Gloucester, VA; 'The Magical Car' by Steve Scott of Plano, TX; 'Road Trip to Roswell' by Kristine Browne of Kennesaw, GA; 'To Save the Day' by Chris Frey of Brooklyn, NY; 'What Happened' by Jonathan Face of New York, NY; 'The Winner' by Anthony Avvento of Celebration, FL; and 'The Working Girl' by Patrick Williams of Houston, TX.
"We join with Chrysler in congratulating the winners of the Chrysler in The Movies: Virtual Film Competition," said Dave Anderson, senior director of business development, Activision, Inc. "The Movies
gives would-be filmmakers the tools to control their own studio and create their own films. Activision is proud to have The Movies
be part of a competition that is as creative and innovative as the game."