Competition to star in 3D movie – Project Borneo 3D

7 02 2011

The search is on for 10 people to star in a new 3D movie and at the same time help save the planet!

Virgo Productions an award-winning, boutique screen industries company has just launched their competition that is open to people aged between 18-35 years old. They are searching the globe to find 10 project managers who will be the eyes, voice and ears of the project.

Project Borneo 3D is a project led by Microsoft and TakingITGlobal, the largest not-for-profit social network in the world. The project is also working with Dr. Willie Smitts and Orangutan Outreach.

Millions of young people will join forces to tackle the biggest challenge facing our planet – stopping deforestation. The ten chosen applicants will travel to Borneo and live in a Dayak long house for five months and take action to save the forest and the orangutans. They will connect online with millions of young people across the globe. And they will be the subjects of a 3D movie.

The movie is being developed by Virgo Products who specialise in feature documentaries that tell inspiring, positive, global stories with cross-platform delivery to engage audiences world-wide through cinema, television, online, mobile and DVD release.
Burning Season is one of their famous films : an eco-thriller – about a young Australian entrepreneur, who believes there’s money to be made from protecting rainforests in Indonesia, saving the orangutan from extinction and making a real impact on climate change.

Interested? To apply submit a 90 second clip with the following information:

• Your name and where you are from
• What deforestation means to you?
• Why you want to save forests and orangutans
• What you’ve done in the past to protect the environment
• Why you want to be in a 3D movie
• Must include the URL –

Your clip needs to be creative, interesting and dynamic. The most voted clip will earn a place in the top 20. The more hits, interest, votes and media coverage you create around your clip, the stronger your chance to be selected!!

Who are Virgo Productions looking for?

• Young people aged between 18 and 35
• Able to speak English
• A passion for saving forests and endangered wildlife
• Some past experience in protecting the environment or helping animals
• A spirit of adventure


To submit your recruitment clip

Upload to YouTube with title (YOUR NAME, Action Agent).
Then go to the DeforestACTION website and you’ll need to login or register.
You can also sign up to TIG using your Facebook/Windows Live/MySpace IDs!!
Once logged in, you can submit your video by clicking the ‘submit to contest’ link on the right had side of the page. Then click on ‘import from YouTube’ in the Global Gallery section and follow the instructions.

Entries close 5pm, 18th of March 2011.

Check out one of Virgo Productions press releases for more details.

Good luck!!