The film stars Tyrin Turner, Foxx's longtime friend and the star of "Menace II Society," and Foxx's "Django Unchained" co-star Nichole Galicia. Howard, along with Foxx's mentor on the set, David West, paid on-set visits during shooting.
Beginning June 4, filmmakers of all skill levels can submit up to five photographs per 10 storytelling prompts -- among them, "setting," "mood," "backstory" and "the unknown." Submissions close in the fall and after a judging panel selects finalists in mid-October, Ron Howard and a public vote will determine 91 winning photographs.
Then, directors will choose 10 photos, one per theme, to set the stage for their own short films. Five winning consumer-generated films based on the photos will premiere at the Project Imaginat10n Film Festival along with the celebrity films. Bryce Dallas Howard, who recently directed a photo-inspired short called "when you find me," will act as mentor to the filmmakers as she unrolls a new web series, "Bryce's Project Imaginat10n Film Contest Tutorial."
Check out the contest here.