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$40,000 Sci-Fi Dystopian Short "Rahab" Starring David Oyelowo Gets Premiere Date + Watch Trailer

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 6, 2012 at 11:14AM

Just got word that the sci-fi short film David Oyelowo stars in, called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest, will make its world premiere at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival next month.
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Rahab

Just got word that the sci-fi short film David Oyelowo stars in, called Rahab, based on an idea that won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest, will make its world premiere at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival next month.

In you're in London on Friday, May 4th (it will have a second screening on Saturday May 5thgo check it out!

The screenings will happen at the Apollo Piccadilly, as part of the London-Sci-Fi festival. 

Both screenings will be part of the BLINK OF AN EYE shorts programme Click HERE for more info.

A recap... 

In short, the project  won the 2011 Enter The Pitch contest, which requests that you create a 2 minute pitch for your short film idea, based on a story in the bible, whether directly or loosely, and the winner gets £25,000 (or about $40,000) to produce it. That's a hefty chunk of change isn't it? Especially for a 15-minute short.

But it's a sci-fi project, so $40,000 can get used up really quickly!

In addition, the winner is flown to Hollywood for a week, and where they meet with a Hollywood producer about their completed film, and other industry professionals.

Rahab is said to be based on the Biblical story of the fall of Jericho, and centers on a slave, a spy, a city under siege and a choice to be made that will change their world forever.

The film was shot in 5 days in early July 2011. Post-production took much longer.

By the way, David Oyelowo's real-life wife, Jessica Oyelowo, also stars.

Don't be surprised if the film is received well, the $40,000 short could become a multi-million feature film.

Also, if you're interested in entering the next Enter The Pitch contest round, you can do so HERE.

Watch the trailer for Rahab below:


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