team can be an individual or a group of people of all ages and abilities in the greater Boston area and eastern Mass. You do not have to live in the Boston area to participate, but team leaders are encouraged to sign up for a membership at their local community media center (like BIG in Brookline!) so they can have access to video equipment and editing software. 

We’ll host some gatherings this summer to learn some cool filmmaking techniques and swap maker stories. In the fall, we’ll edit together all of the scenes and do a community screening, likely at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline!


At 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 22, registration opens.

You then have until Wednesday April 5th at 5:00 PM to sign up. Once you are assigned a scene, you can begin filming. Please stick to the total running time of your scene. Going over or under a few seconds is fine, but keep in mind your scene is a small part of a long movie. Make sure the beginning and end of your scene matches up closely to the original so it will transition nicely with the other scenes.



Go ahead and get creative! We ask that you follow the script in terms of dialogue and action, but your scene will be more entertaining the more creative you get. You can shoot live-action, use puppets, stop-motion, animation, whatever you think will be entertaining and fun!  Don’t just hop on to Amazon and buy a bunch of the official Toys – make them on your own! Inhabit the characters, use your best Method Acting, take the snake out of your boot and put your own personal stamp on what it means to recreate a film that was originally animated! We recommend checking out the past Crowdsourced Boston movies to get ideas.

No copyrighted images, logos, or music. This includes the original soundtrack or dialogue from the movie, so please make sure you use your own audio. If you are looking for music or sound effects, check out or or of course, make your own!


We’d prefer everyone to shoot Full HD 1920×1080 with a framerate of 24 frames per second. Shoot, edit, and export in the highest quality possible. Most file types can be accepted, but we’d prefer an H.264 (.mp4) file in 24 frames per second. If you need any guidance with camera or export settings, please email