Fans invited to make Bourne movie trailer


MUMBAI: Video website Metacafe has teamed with Universal Pictures to create The Bourne Ultimatum channel live at


The centerpiece of the channel is a new mashup tool that enables people to create their own trailer for the upcoming movie by using film clips, music tracks and special effects. Since the channel debuted on 23 July, more than 1,000 mashups have already been created.


“The ‘Bourne’ series is a franchise with a large and loyal fan base,” said Doug Neil, senior vice president, digital marketing, Universal Pictures. “Providing fans with a way to interact with film content is in support of the marketing objectives for the film. We’re pleased so many have already taken advantage of the mashups.”


People who create customized trailers can save them online and send an e-mail notification that provides a direct link to their mashup to friends. After watching a mashup, viewers are prompted to rate it. Those that are top rated, most viewed and most recent are showcased on The Bourne Ultimatum channel, which will remain live throughout the month of August.


“This tremendous response shows Metacafe viewers are entertainment enthusiasts who enjoy both Hollywood movies and user-generated content,” said Erick Hachenburg, CEO of Metacafe. “This mashup tool and the partnership with Universal Pictures combines the two genres in an exceptionally interactive way. We are pleased to be working with a major studio to deliver this great entertainment experience.”