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Ryan Connolly is a filmmaker, internet personality, and presenter best known for his web series Film Riot, which has gained over 1.4 million subscribers. He has also written and directed 15 short films, including PROXiMITY, UFOh Yeah, Ghost House, SENTiNEL, and his most recent and largest production BALLiSTIC. All together, Ryan’s short films have amassed almost 10 million views.


June 24 to July 29, 2019

For this month’s challenge, we’ve partnered up with Ryan Connolly to give you the chance to experiment with the action film genre and win over $10k in gear - presenting the #ActionSceneChallenge!

We’re looking for high-octane, buttock-clenching intensity combined with skillful directing and solid technical execution - think choreographed fight scenes, stunts, visual effects, car chases, zombies, wherever you want to take it.

We’re giving you a maximum of 60 seconds to hook your audience, immerse them in a gripping sequence and close the loop with a dramatic or surprising conclusion.

You have license to go in whichever creative direction you’d like however you must include ONE of the lines given in the entry pack.

Remember to keep your film under 60 seconds and make sure to create something new that has never been published before.

Theres’s $10k in filmmaking gear up for grabs and Ryan selects the winners.

Let's do this!!!



  • 25% Cinematography - Get creative and understand your style. We are looking for great ideas that fit inside the world you created. Shaky cam, locked down, floating, all are welcome! Just make sure what you do fits the moment you are creating. Immersing your audience into your scene is the key!
  • 25% Editing & Post - Pacing, pacing, pacing. There's a sweet spot for your scene. If you hit it, your audience will be locked in. If you don't they'll be pulled out. It's all about hitting that target. Extra credit for thinking outside the box and showing us something new while keeping us locked in!
  • 25% Sound Design - Just like the other criteria, it's all about finding what's right for your scene -- whether that is big over the top sound or more realistic design, the key is fitting your world. Crisp dialogue and the final mix are key as well.
  • 25% Innovation & Creativity - Don't copy something else. Be YOU! Make YOUR scene. Give us something new, get creative and rise above your resources.


  1. Sign up for COLLECTIVE today (if you haven’t already)
  2. Download the entry pack
  3. Get out there and make your film
  4. Post your entry on Instagram, tag @collective_hq, @lacie_tech, @thefilmriot and #ActionSceneChallenge
  5. Come back to this page and follow the instructions to submit your entry

Behind-The-Scenes Prize: As you’re creating your #ActionSceneChallenge 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, @thefilmriot, #contest and #ActionSceneChallenge.

Ryan and Sara will announce the #ActionSceneChallenge prize winners exclusively on the COLLECTIVE YouTube channel so make sure to subscribe now to find out first!



Grand Prize Winner (1 winner)

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  • Syrp Genie II 3-Axis Kit
  • Atmos Ninja V5 Recording Monitor
  • LaCie DJI Copilot
  • DJI Mavic2 Pro
  • Rode NTG-3 Recording Bundle
  • LaCie 2big Dock 20TB

Runner-up Prizes (2 winners)

  • LaCie DJI Copilot
  • Zoom H6
  • DJI® Ronin-S

Behind-The-Scenes Prize (1 winner)

  • LaCie DJI Copilot


  • 24 Jun
  • 29 Jul
  • 30 Jul
  • 9 Aug
  • Contest open
  • Contest closes
  • Judging begins
  • Winner announced
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Grand Prize Winner and Runners Up Prize Categories:

  • Entries must be submitted to COLLECTIVE before 23:59 PST on July 29, 2019.
  • Entrants are only eligible to win one prize regardless of their number of entries.
  • Entries should be no longer than 60 seconds.
  • Entries must include one of the lines of audible dialogue as given in the entry pack.
  • Entries will not be eligible unless we, at our sole discretion, determine the entry was produced during the contest submission window.
  • 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 Category:

  • To be eligible for the Behind-The-Scenes (BTS) Prize, entrants must post an Instagram Story of the behind-the-scenes created in connection with your Action Scene Challenge submission. Just remember to tag @collective_hq, @lacie_tech and, @thefilmriot, #contest and #ActionSceneChallenge.
  • The Instagram Story must feature photos and/or videos and must be posted during the entry period.
  • Entrants must tag @collective_hq, @lacie_tech, @thefilmriot, #ActionSceneChallenge and #contest in your Instagram Story
  • Entrants must submit an eligible Action Scene 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 independent judging panel from a list of eligible entrants, through a sweepstake draw.
  • Entrants can only win one Action Scene 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 Action Scene Challenge entry.


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