ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, notable film director, producer, actor and screenwriter Mark Duplass joins the AXE® Collective and John Legend to help aspiring filmmakers find their magic and share it with the world during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF®) in September.
The AXE Collective is a creative mentorship program designed to give aspiring creators resources and platforms to showcase their talents. Now in its second year, the collective is working with musicians and filmmakers to help them get to the next level.
Through June 15, aspiring filmmakers can visit http://axe.tumblr.com/collective to submit a 2-minute or shorter trailer of their original short film (10 minutes or less) for a chance to join the AXE Collective, receive personal mentorship sessions with Duplass and Legend, and then showcase their work on the silver screen during TIFF.†
"Starting out in this industry is tough and you're essentially on your own," said Duplass. "Not only do you have to make your film, but you're working a day job to support yourself and pounding the pavement at film festivals trying to build your network. I'm joining the AXE Collective to help the next generation of creators turn their dreams into something real."
Earlier this year, the AXE Collective kicked off its second consecutive music platform with mentor Legend hosting a nationwide search for the best and brightest aspiring musicians. Five musicians were handpicked by Legend to perform alongside him in March 2016 in Austin at the nation's top music festival.
"Find Your Magic" is the new AXE point of view that we all have our own unique "thing" – something special that makes us attractive to the world. Whether it's your talent, your vision, or your style – it's your magic.
To learn more visit AXE.com and #FindYourMagic.
®Toronto International Film Festival Inc., used under license.
† No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. AXE Collective is sponsored by Conopco Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 years of age & older. Music begins 12:00 p.m. ET on 1/13/16 & ends 12:00 p.m. ET on 2/15/16. Film begins 12:00 p.m. ET on 1/13/16 & ends 12:00 p.m. ET on 6/15/16. For Terms and Conditions, visit http://axe.tumblr.com/collective
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