/Best pals Matt Damon and Ben Affleck made hilarious YouTube videos for Jimmy Kimmel and now they are using their cinematography skills for presidential hopeful Barack Obama.
Political website MoveOn.org joined forces with Matt and Ben, as well as Academy-Awards winner Oliver Stone, multiple Grammy-winner John Legend and author Naomi Wolf to announce a new ad contest, “Obama in 30 Seconds.” The contest provides a platform for Obama supporters to show in 30-second spots what inspires them about the Senator’s candidacy. MoveOn will buy time to run the winning ad on national television.
Ben said that the contest “is a chance for everyone, from aspiring filmmakers to armchair pundits, to raise their voices to put Obama over the top and help make history.” Contestants can submit their ads between March 27th and April 1st. Beginning April 4th, 3.2 million MoveOn members and the public will have a chance to vote on which ads advance to the finals. On April 10th, the finalists will be announced and the panel of judges will begin judging the final ads. The winning ad, and ad-maker, will be announced on April 17th–just before Pennsylvania’s April 22nd primary.
So if there any Modern Moms out there who are supporting Obama, put on your director hats and get out those video cameras. Please let us know if you enter the contest so we can vote for your video.