The Meth Project today announced the three semifinalists in The Life or Meth Commercial Contest. The three semifinalists are Geoff Velando, Hudson Bloom and Connor Ludwig – three aspiring filmmakers who created original TV spots about the dangers of meth for the contest. The spots were created to help shine a light on the negative impact of meth in communities across the U.S.
Coordinated by The Meth Project, a large-scale, teen-targeted prevention program that aims to significantly reduce teen meth use through public service messaging, public policy and community outreach, the contest drew nearly 120 submissions from around the country that focused on the theme, “Life or Meth.”
The winning spot will launch nationally this fall and the grand prize winner will be selected by a celebrity panel. The winner will receive $20,000, widespread exposure for the winning TV spot, and the filmmaker will join the elite company of Academy Award-winning directors Darren Aronofsky, Wally Pfister, and Alejandro González Iñárritu – all of whom directed past Meth Project “Not Even Once” commercials.
For additional information, visit http://www.methproject.org.
About the Meth Project
The Meth Project was founded in 2005 by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation in response to the growing Meth epidemic in the U.S. Today, the Meth Project is a program of the national nonprofit organization the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. Central to the program is a research-based marketing campaign, community action programs, and an in-school lesson all designed to communicate the risks of Meth use.
The following Meth Project states are members of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids:
Colorado Meth Project
Georgia Meth Project
Hawaii Meth Project
Idaho Meth Project
Montana Meth Project
Wyoming Meth Project