ANCESTOR video contest: finalists announced!

The submission period is now over.

Finalists are posted at the bottom
of this page.

see the full list of entries, visit

The ANCESTOR user-generated-video contest was created to help promote the hardcover release of ANCESTOR, a novel by New York Times best-selling author Scott Sigler (June 22, 2010, Crown Publishing). We had twenty-three entries for the contest. The seven videos with the most views were submitted to our panel of judges on July 8, 2010.


You name it. Live action, machinima, animation, claymation, animated comic book, GCI — any format that lets them follow the scripts listed in the table below.


  1. Contestants promote their video URLs: They send it to friends, family, enemies, that dude from third-grade English class, whoever will watch and hopefully spread the word. Use social media, embed, link, whatever works (and the goal is to get folks watching, so artificially boosting the view count will not be viewed kindly.)
  2. On July 7 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, we note the view count for each film.
  3. The five movies with the most views at that time are the finalists.
  4. The finalist movies are judged by our esteemed panel of whoop-ass judges (see a list of judges on the left-hand side of this page). They all vote based on whatever parameters they like, whatever strikes their fancy.
  5. On July 14, we announce the grand prize winner.
  6. Then we send y’all your winnings!

[img_assist|nid=3808|title=iPod Nano 16GB|desc=Four finalists win this sucker!|link=none|align=right|width=93|height=227]PRIZES & PRIZE MOOLAH:
Five finalists win kick-ass stuff, and one of those finalists gets the Grand Prize!

Grand Prize Winner wins:
• A 32GB WiFi+3G Apple iPad (valued at $729)
• $200 prize moolah!
• A signed, personalized copy of ANCESTOR
• His or her work viewed
by industry professionals

The Finalists win:
• $200 prize moolah!
• 16 GB iPod Nano
• A signed, personalized copy of ANCESTOR
• Their work viewed
by industry professionals

List of Scripts You Can Shoot
Scene Name Dialogue? Actors Blood? Minutes Rating Script PDF
Blowtorch yes 3 no 5 PG PDF download link
You Understand yes 2 no 4 PG PDF download link
Fischer & Galina yes 3 no 7 PG-13 PDF download link
Where Is Sara? yes 2 yes 3 R PDF download link
Jian’s Dream no 1 yes 2 PG-13 PDF download link


Entry #24: “Jian’s Dream” by Tyler Short

Entry #21: Jian’s Dream” by Ali Navid

Entry #9: “Where is Sara” by Fish Outta Water Productions

Entry #5: “Jian’s Dream” by Brent Weischel

Entry #3: “Where is Sara” by Abhu Dhanda:

Entry #1: “Blowtorch” combined with “Where is Sara?” By Gmod Theater:

About The Author




    If Muhammad Ali floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee that would mean Scott Sigler floats like a harrah and stings like a sklorno rasper.

    ……….The extremely humble owner of “THE ROOKIE” #2487/3000…..NOCTURNAL (Rewrite) Byron Metz (as “Baldwin Metz,” medical examiner for San Francisco police)

  2. rfee

    Just finished the All-Pro once again I could not put it down

    Really enjoying the series especially the plot twist in Book 5

  3. Aquila

    All Pro kindle edition

    Already 2 hours into reading my copy of the All-Pro Kindle Edition.  Go Krakens! FDO, you rock!

  4. archetekt

    All-Pro shipping junkies ROCK!

    All-Pro in hand on August 31!! Now I had to finish reading the Starter instead of waiting for the audios so i could get into the All-Pro! Go Krakens!!

    That’s right! Get to work on Book 4.


    You think things are rough in the GFL? Try being a dwarf in turtle armor riding a 7 ton t-Rex into a death match.

  5. Drelijarlos

    OH YEAH!

    Gots my AllPro & devouring it like there’s no tomorrow.  Thanks to all the fellow Junkies who helped the FDO get the work done.  We wouldn’t want him to bruise his royal self.

    May barbarians invade your personal space!

  6. itcamefromsiglerstoilet

    that cigarrette…

    was well worth it.
    Life is a lemon and I want my money back — meatloaf

  7. itcamefromsiglerstoilet


    its in san diego not san fran
    Life is a lemon and I want my money back — meatloaf

  8. bandit


    I’ll have to plan a vacation to San Fran next summer for the MVP packaging.  Looks like a lot of hard work and good times.



    —- Mommy, Can I go out…and kill tonight?

  9. Lone_Ghost_Jinn

    You were correct Scott; it showed up

    I was headed out Friday afternoon to play in the peaches and apples when the mailman handed me a box.  I received my copy of The All-Pro Friday.  Thanks for all the hard work FDO, DOD and everyone else involved with Dark Overlord Media.  And a special thanks to the junkies that made the trip out to help during hell week!

    I sat down on the porch and read the first three chapters before deciding to foregoe the picking of the peaches and apples and bask in the Sigler-goodness!

  10. GeeRace


    No book yet.  Wait did I even order a book?  I think I did, crap maybe I, no no no I’am sure I did “sigh” getting old sucks…


    “Old Earth Detroit Lions & D’Kow War Dogs for LIFE!”

  11. GJ

    Great video!



    [flickr-photo:id=5353037802,size=m] & Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

  12. broken-machine

    Hey Scott and A!

    You two are the best! You never cease to amaze me in what you have acomplished and the things you are doing.

    Great job! And keep up the great work!


  13. exotiKali


    No, that’s just my normal expression. I always look either slightly annoyed or very annoyed.

    [flickr-photo:id=4722743287,size=m] DragonLady of DØØM & Co-Founder of Gutter Sistren

  14. GeeRace

    Is it just me?

    Did anyone else notice the product placement?  hahaha Looked like a lot of work, I really appreciate it…I would appreciate it more if I had my book, I’m starting to get jealous of everyone else. And the Detriot Lions ended the pre-season 4-0 Bringing the Pain!!

    “Old Earth Detroit Lions & D’Kow War Dogs for LIFE!”

  15. dozier1375

    Kali looked as if she wanted to smack Scott upside the head. 😀

    [flickr-photo:id=5069323983,size=m] The quiet guy in the corner, figuring out how to destroy all of you.

  16. deltrimental

    Them junkies be HAWT!

    Awesome work, you guys. x

    [flickr-photo:id=4730034487,size=m] ~S&N Bouncer and Official Hitwoman for the Gutter Sistren~ That Australian bitch with the stupid accent and all the subtlety of a splatterfart

  17. ogreoregon

    The Sigler’s Dark Overlord work Crew is waaaay cool!

    Got my books! AWSOMENESS AND BEYOND!!
    *I am the Rear Admiral but Sigler gives the Orders*

  18. Chance

    Good times.

    Despite the amount of work it was, and believe me I am still feeling it in my lower back, I for one had a really good time.  I also didn’t realize until the video just how sexy I could make bald, sweaty and exhausted look.  HA!  Enjoy your books junkies.

    “Despite the smile, I probably dislike you.” ~ Me

  19. BigJohn

    Very nice


    Thank you to all the Junkies who helped out so that the rest of us lazy junkies could get our books as soon as possible. 


    Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.