Feature Fun Friday - A Wrinkle in Time in 90 Seconds

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg.

Oh, this is a hoot. YA author James Kennedy is my new hero. In conjunction with the New York Public Library (and with the help of Betsy Bird from Fuse #8), he is hosting a 90-second Newberry Award Festival. There are now 90 Newberry award winners (or is it 89?...). Anyway, the goal is to make a 90-second video of a Newberry winner in it's entirety. So, no trailers people. And the finished product is adorable, hilarious, and all levels of awesome, as is seen by James' own submission for A Wrinkle in Time. And the best part is you have until this fall to make one of your own. SIGN ME UP. I love this. I'm thinking The Graveyard Book could either be really cool or really creepy. Or both. (James has some fantastic suggestions on his website. The link will take you straight there).

"A Wrinkle In Time" In 90 Seconds from James Kennedy on Vimeo.


Melanie said...

my daughter made us watch the video twice. she said it was weird but so cool! ha!

Heather Zundel said...

I had to watch it more than once. I can't wait to see what some of the other videos will be.

James Kennedy said...

Hi, this is James Kennedy! (the co-curator of the "90-Second Newbery" film festival). Thanks so much for spreading the word about the video contest!

I noticed your YA fantasy showdown. What a great idea! We did something like that, in real life, at a fan art gallery show for my YA fantasy The Order of Odd-Fish. There's a scene in the book in which knights dress up as monster-gods of the city and fight in a place called the Dome of Doom. Many people came to the party dressed as monster-gods and battle-danced in a dome made of PVC pipes:


It was fun! We put the winner of the battle-dancing contest on an altar and tore out her heart (which I bought at a butcher that morning). I can only hope one of my characters makes it into your next YA fantasy showdown . . .