- Launch: November 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM
- Submission Deadline: December 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- Creators Selected: January 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Create artwork inspired by The Turning
To amplify the launch of the new film The Turning, Universal Pictures wants to collaborate with you for an exciting art activation!
You're invited to create static poster art or cinemagraphs/GIFs inspired by the film, using the client's provided imagery, socials, and trailer for inspiration.
4 pieces of static artwork will be selected and receive $2,000 each. Additionally, 1 piece of motion artwork will be selected and receive $2,500. We're excited to announce that The Turning's acclaimed director, Floria Sigismondi, will be helping make the selections! The judges are looking for an alternative poster design that is captivating, horrifying, and imaginative.
For more than 100 years, a deeply haunting tale has been passed down to terrify audiences. Next January, DreamWorks Pictures’ The Turning takes us to a mysterious estate in the Maine countryside, where newly appointed nanny Kate is charged with the care of two disturbed orphans, Flora and Miles. Quickly though, she discovers that both the children and the house are harboring dark secrets and things may not be as they appear.
Inspired by Henry James’ landmark novel, the haunted-house thriller is directed by spellbinding visualist Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) and stars Mackenzie Davis (Terminator: Dark Fate, The Martian), Finn Wolfhard (It, Netflix’s Stranger Things), newcomer Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) and Joely Richardson (Red Sparrow, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Floria Sigismondi is a multidisciplinary artist working in Fine Art, Photography and Film Directing. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto Canada.
Floria Sigismondi most recently directed The Turning, starring Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard and Brooklynn Prince. Previously, she wrote and directed the critically acclaimed feature The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Her television work includes American Gods for Starz and Handmade's Tale for Hulu.
Her trademark cinematic style has made her one of the most acclaimed music-video directors in the field’s history. She has worked with luminaries such as David Bowie, Justin Timberlake, Pink, The White Stripes, Katy Perry, Bjork, Sigur Rios, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna. In 2013, her video for Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” swept video awards globally, including winning the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year and Director of the Year. Spectacle, the first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video, showcased Sigismondi’s enormous influence, while her video for Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People” earned a permanent spot in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Floria also has published two books of her photography, Redemption and Immune. Her most recent book, Eat the Sun, published by Die Gestalten Verlag launches in the United States this month. Her photography and sculpture installations have been exhibited in New York, Toronto, Germany and Italy.
*Photo credit: Shane McCauley/Nuehouse*