The “AM I AWAKE?” video contest has happened, and the winning entries are AMAZING. With over 150 entries to view, the response was overwhelming. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS want to express our thanks to ALL who entered for the impossible levels of imagination that people poured into their efforts. It was tremendous, and we are most grateful and flattered.
With multiple reviews, the office did the difficult work of paring it down to the BIG 16 finalists, but in the end JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN spoke and declared the three winners works. So please rise for the judge….
“This is JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN speaking.
It was humbling to review the many amazing entries to this competition. All of the entries defined awesome, and more than three were simply astonishing. It is always easier to judge things than to make them, and yet, that is my job, and here is my judgment.
WINNER: Paul and Mike Swiatek, for the video I call “Sleep Study Voyeur:” Beautifully shot, hilarious, and unexpected. As a creator of list based humor, I must admire anyone who can keep the same joke so consistently engaging and surprising for three minutes.
WINNER: Alex Italics, for the video I call “Don’t Say ‘Grassy Knoll,’ say ‘Grassy YES.’” The amount of talent that has been poured into this–from all the actors to all the costumes to the set design and the video design, not to mention the elderly newsman tear deployment–makes it as hypnotic as the Zapruder film.”
WINNER: Jack Fields, for the video I call “Murderous Puppet Typewriters.” Startling, original, repulsive in the most beautiful way, it engages with the lyrics without being an on-the-nose dream sequence. And the physics of puppet dismemberment are as accurate as I recall from puppet medical school.”
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS MEET THE MOST TALENTED PEOPLE! A HUGE THANK YOU FROM US TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND A HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS. AMAZING!