Summit Beer Movie Contest Winners Hit the Web
The winners (and a number of runners up and honorable mentions) from the first annual Summit Beer Movie content are now up and available on the Web at The Social Element. (After claiming to be 21 years old, click the Movies hexagon.)
User-generated content has a tendency to be schlocky at best, but there's clearly something about beer that brings out the legitimately creative side of people. The first place winner, No Guts, No Glory, was well-paced, beautifully shot, well acted, nicely costumed it felt like a real film, with a few moments that wouldn't be out of place in a Wes Anderson short from a visual and comic timing perspective.
The second- and third-place winners also merit viewing (The Bachelor Chef, in particular), but my personal favorite is "Beer Fight," a bloody melee that puts bad special effects to hilarious use.