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DECEMBER 22, 2021 - JANUARY 2, 2022


ED NOTE: A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, even Die Hard are all great Christmas movies. Now you have the chance to create your own unique holiday classic! We are holding a special Christmas edition of  McCarty Metro Film Project so you, along with your family and friends, can do something fun together this holiday season. This year, I am already giving you a head start by posting the concept... Your film has to be Christmas related. It can be comedic, dramatic, action, adventure, sci-fi, romantic, or any other genre... it just has to have a Christmas theme, include 3 other details which will be posted on this website at 9pm on December 22, and abide be the other rules below. Start thinking up your story, casting your characters, and get ready to have some fun during the holidays!


Bradric Productions and The McCarty Metro are announcing their 11th McCarty Metro Film Project, which will take place from December 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022. This is a special Christmas project, and all participants will have a full "12 Days Of Christmas" to complete their submission. Once again, the event is open to everyone so pass this along to friends or others who may be interested. We are looking for people get an idea of a film in accordance with the rules posted on this website on December 22, then over the next 12 days, write, act, direct and produce a short 4 minute or less movie and submit it to the McCarty Metro by 11:59 pm Sunday, January 2nd.

Starting Wednesday, December 22 at 9pm, you will have 12 days over Christmas and New Year's to write, shoot, and edit a short 4 minute or less film that meets the set guidelines laid out in “Details” below.

All entries will be featured on the McCarty Metro website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter sites.

On Wednesday, December 22 at 9pm EDT, we will have a link at the top of this page with the 4 specific details that MUST be part of your video. Be sure to check back on or after December 22 for the specifics.  Included in that link will be the following...

THE CONCEPT OF THE VIDEO - A Christmas movie




ED NOTE: Submissions should be 4 minutes or less, and they must abide by the 4 required details listed above. Your film must fit our overall concept of Christmas, must include our posted phrase, must include our posted object, and must meet the 4th requirement. We do this to ensure no films are fully written, shot, or edited before the beginning of our contest. Once again, I will post the official list of phrases, objects, and the final requirement at the time listed above.

When finished, you need to save your video on your computer.
Go to http://www.youtube.com and create a YouTube account (If you don't have one already). 
Click the Upload button to upload your video. While uploading, you can provide more info. In the description, please provide the names of people involved in your production, the production team name if you have one (ours is Bradric Productions).
Once the upload is complete, YouTube will provide you with the web address link that your video can be viewed from by us and others. E-Mail that link to us at mccartymetro@gmail.com. Also in the email, provide us the name of the video, info of your staff, actors, etc., and production team name (if you have one).
Your finished film must be uploaded before Sunday, January 2nd at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes in length.
Videos cannot include any explicit content (Obscene language, nudity, sexual situations, etc.)
Videos must be about Christmas, use our posted phrase, our posted object, and also the 4th requirement
Videos must be uploaded on or before Sunday, January 2 at 11:59PM Eastern Time.
Videos cannot contain copyrighted music. Only music you create, own the rights to, or that is public domain and royalty free is permissible.

Q: I don’t have a nice camera. And all I’ve got is Windows Movie Maker/iMovie. Can I still compete?
A: Absolutely! If you have a good script, we don’t care about the video quality. Just do the best with what you have. We want everyone to compete!

Q: Does my film have to be ABOUT the phrase and object I choose?
A: Not at all. As long as the phrase is spoken at some point in the film, and the object is in the camera’s view at some point in the film, you are good!

Q: What kind of music is permissible for inclusion in my film?
A: Either music you created, own the rights to, or public domain, royalty-free music. There are a ton of websites that offer this kind of music for download, completely free. Just because you own a band’s CD does not give you the “rights” to use it in your own production.

If you have any further questions, send an email to mccartymetro@gmail.com, and I will reply to you and/or post it here in the FAQ section.

Specific rules and guidelines will be posted on The McCarty Metro
and available for download on Wednesday, December 22nd at 9pm.


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