Creative Brief: Design a Poster for I Am Not A Serial Killer

Contest open 27th January 2017 – February 22nd 2017


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I am Not A Serial Killer by Ben Turner

Ahead of the release of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on Monday 20th February, Bulldog Film Distribution and Poster Spy are inviting artists and designers to create an alternative poster for the film.

A dazzlingly original, darkly funny, disturbing and inventive thriller from director Billy O’Brien (Isolation) I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER stars Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) as a diagnosed sociopath who is obsessed with serial killers but committed to not becoming one so lives by rules to keep him ‘good’ and ‘normal’. But when someone starts murdering people in his small town, he has to investigate and risk letting his own dark side out in order to stop the killer. But without his rules to keep him in check he might be more dangerous than the monster he is stalking. As the icy winter tightens its grip on the community a deadly supernatural game of cat and mouse ensues…

The film is based on the cult book by Dan Wells and also stars Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) and is shot by award-winning cinematographer Robbie Ryan (American Honey).

You are free to explore and interpret the film in any way you feel is appropriate. Perhaps the film’s unique blend of genres, striking visuals or cult/retro sensibilities will inspire you – but please be original whatever you do. Explore your own style and avoid re-creating existing poster designs or just adding the title to stills from google images. You should not include copyrighted material (that you don’t own the rights to) or studio/provider logos should not be included. Poster Spy reserves the right to disregard artwork that does not comply with these guidelines.



Do not use any photos from google, we are encouraging artistic skill and craftsmanship, be creative and have fun.

Photo use can be accepted if it is used creatively and isn’t simply a photo with text.

Dates to Remember

The deadline for this contest is February 22nd 18:00 BST. This contest is open to worldwide entrants.

You may enter more than once.

The Judge

The contest will be judged by the film’s director, Billy O’Brien.


The winning entry will receive £250 plus a copy of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER on their choice of either Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD. As well as their work shared across Poster Spy’s official social channels.

2 runners up will receive a copy of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER on their choice of either Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD


How to Enter

All you have to do is create an account with us and upload your poster to the ‘I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER’ category via our submission form.

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The contest is open from 27th January until 18:00 (BST) on 22nd February

Artwork must be supplied as a 300dpi, A3.

The winner will receive £250 plus a copy of I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER on their choice of either Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD. If the winner wishes to receive a Digital HD copy of the film it will be provided through iTunes.

Prizes are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. The cash prize will be sent to the winner via bank transfer. Payment may take up to 8 weeks to be processed.

Entrants must submit original art that follow the provided brief. No copyrighted material may be used. Not complying to these conditions might result in exclusion from the contest and your entries being removed.

Entries that do not reach a certain level of quality may also be removed.

By entering the competition, you give Bulldog Film Distribution and Poster Spy exclusive right to use your work non-commercially to promote the film.

The contents of your entry do not reflect the opinion of Bulldog Film Distribution. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the artwork lies entirely with the author(s)




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