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Like being sucked into a dream, Matty Brown's filmmaking is a tornado of color, inspiration, emotion, and empathy. Nominated in 2013 for “The Piano” and named a 2016 Webby Awards honoree for “Tangents,” Brown holds the record for most Vimeo Staff Picks in the world thanks to his signature cuts and transitions—a widely-adopted approach he calls “a gesture more than a style.” His work has been featured in The New York Times, 60 Minutes, Ellen, The Atlantic, IndieWire, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety, and was recently granted a 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award.

Living up to the namesake of his California hometown, Rough & Ready, Brown grew up poor and was homeless by the age of 12. But a strong vision coupled with a wild-west approach to 35mm photography and stop-motion filmmaking fueled his rise to creative freedom where he has cast a light on adversity, simplicity, and people—allowing vulnerability and reassurance to exist side by side.


May 6 to June 10, 2019

We’ve teamed up with Matty to create a unique filmmaking challenge designed to push your skills and resourcefulness to the limit. And he’s written a short, single-scene, two-character script just for the occasion.

Download the script and use it to make a two-minute narrative film. You’ll need actors and a location, but most importantly you’ll need to tell the story in a unique and engaging way. The script is deliberately vague to be transferable across genres—horror, comedy, drama, etc. Get creative and put your own spin on it!

You must use a minimum of 10 exact lines from the script—any lines beyond that you can adapt and embellish to your liking. And remember, keep it all under two minutes. We’ve got over $10k in prizes for the winners. Ready… go!!



  • 20% Cinematography - Think outside the box and experiment with how to show your vision. There should be intention behind every shot and room to try new techniques. Push your boundaries!
  • 20% Editing & Post - Editing is like painting. Let’s see how you structure, pace, and stylize your story so the visuals and sound become one beautiful unit together in an engaging piece.
  • 20% Sound Design - The sound design amplifies the emotion and viewer experience. We want to see how you play with our emotions through sound or a deliberate lack thereof.
  • 20% Storytelling - Everyone has a story to tell. Let’s see how you take these lines and make your own unique storyline that sets your piece apart from the rest.
  • 20% Innovation & Creativity - We want to see something unexpected, something new. Where do the furthest reaches of your mind take us?


  1. Sign up for COLLECTIVE today (if you haven’t already)
  2. Download Matty’s script and the COLLECTIVE bumper
  3. Get out there and make your film
  4. Insert the COLLECTIVE bumper to the start of your film
  5. Upload your entry to your Vimeo or YouTube account
  6. Come back to this page and follow the instructions to submit your entry

Behind-The-Scenes Prize: As you’re creating your Script To Screen submission, show us what you’re up to by posting BTS content to your Instagram account for a chance at winning the BTS prize. You can use Instagram posts, stories or IGTV, just remember to tag @collective_hq, @lacie_tech and #scripttoscreen.

Matty and Sara will announce the Script To Screen Challenge prize winners exclusively on the COLLECTIVE YouTube channel.



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Grand Prize

  • MacBook Pro
  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  • Atmos Ninja V5 Recording Monitor
  • Zacuto Indie Recoil
  • LaCie 2big Dock 20TB
  • LaCie DJI Copilot

Runner-up Prizes (2 winners)

  • LaCie DJI Copilot
  • Zoom H4N
  • DJI Osmo Mobile 2

Behind-The-Scenes Prize (1 winner)

  • LaCie DJI Copilot


  • 6 May
  • 10 Jun
  • 11 Jun
  • 17 Jun
  • Contest opens
  • Contest closes
  • Judging begins
  • Winner announced
Contest opens
Contest closes
Judging begins
Winner announced


Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up Prizes:

  • Entries must be submitted to COLLECTIVE before 23:59 PST on June 10, 2019.
  • Entrants are only eligible to win one prize regardless of their number of entries.
  • Entries should be no longer than 2 minutes and use a minimum of 10 exact lines from the script (any lines beyond that can be adapted and embellished to your liking).
  • Entries will not be eligible unless we, at our sole discretion, determine the entry was produced during the contest submission window.
  • Entrants must obtain a signed release form any and all on-screen talent featuring in the contest entry.
  • Entrants can use their own music provided they own the license or it falls under the free creative common license. In order to be eligible to win a prize, a license agreement will be requested to verify the right to use the music. Copyright violations disqualify entrant.
  • The judges will review eligible submissions and select Grand Prize and Runners-Up Prize Winners.
  • Eligible Countries: US, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, Australia, Germany, France, and the Netherlands (we’re working with our legal team to make future COLLECTIVE contests available in more countries).

Behind-The-Scenes Prize:

  • To be eligible for the Behind-The-Scenes Prize, entrants must post an Instagram Story of the behind-the-scenes (BTS) created in connection with your Script to Screen Challenge submission.
  • The Instagram Story must feature photos and/or videos and must be posted during the entry period.
  • Entrants must tag @collective_hq, @lacie_tech, @mattybrownfilms, #scripttoscreen and #contest in your Instagram Story
  • Entrants must submit an eligible Script To Screen Challenge entry (per the contest rules) in order to be eligible for the BTS prize.
  • Entrants may upload multiple Instagram stories meeting the above requirements and tags but will be eligible for only one (1) BTS Category entry.
  • There will be one (1) winner of the BTS prize.
  • The winner of the BTS prize will be selected at random by an indepedent judging panel from a list of eligible entrants, through a sweepstake draw.
  • Entrants can only win one Script To Screen Challenge prize (i.e. entrants cannot win the Grand Prize and the BTS prize). Grand Prize and Runners Up prizes will be selected first, then the BTS prize winner will be drawn from remaining eligible submissions.
  • Entries will not be eligible unless we, at our sole discretion, determine the entry was produced during the contest submission window and in connection with the Entrants Script To Screen Challenge entry.


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What are the benefits of being a Contributing Pro?

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  • Get invited to exclusive meetups
  • Grab opportunities to work with LaCie and other brands on global marketing campaigns

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Ready to submit your short film? Here's what you need to do!


Join COLLECTIVE, our community of passionate creatives, and unlock all its content and features for free, forever. Enter contests like PushPlay, learn new skills and explore outstanding creative work from peers across the globe.


Once you've signed up to COLLECTIVE, take a look at the PushPlay entry pack, it will give you the low-down on what it is exactly that our judges will be looking for from a winning entry.

Submit your short film

Don't forget to make sure your film has been uploaded to VIMEO and keep the link (URL) to hand. We watch every entry and will send you an email once your video has been approved. Best of luck!

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