Thousands of Stories Waiting To Be Told at New York's Ace Hotel
Behind shut doors and "Do Not Disturb" signs, hotel rooms hold stories to tell, and maybe a few secrets that shouldn't be repeated. Illicit liaisons, romantic fairy tales, or just plain goofball mishaps take place on any given day and can serve as cinematic fodder.
That's precisely the idea behind a new partnership between Massify, an online network of filmmakers, actors, and crew members, production company Killer Films, and New York's Ace Hotel.
"One hotel. Thousands of stories." reads the tag line to a recent contest sponsored by Massify, Killer, and Ace. They called on members to submit creative takes on hotel stories, as they launched a search for material to be turned into "very short, very funny vignettes":
Set at Ace Hotel's New York outpost, we'll develop a collection of original, concise narratives that clock in at under five minutes in length. Avoid relying heavily on sketch comedy and take advantage of this unique location to create character driven pieces that are intelligent, artful and comedic.
Though the submissions process has since closed, there is still an opportunity to get involved in the movie-making process. Starting December 8th, registered Massify users can apply to be members of the cast and crew of chosen productions.
Heed the webmaster's advice and "start by prepping your resumes and reels and updating your profile" to up your chances of being hired. You can also peruse Massify's selection of the top submissions, including reels and screenplays, and decide which stories strike a chord, and which ones plain strike out.
Have you had or witnessed any movie-worthy exploits during your stay at the Ace or elsewhere? Comment below and let us know!