Between reunion specials like HBO Max’s upcoming Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts and revivals like Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016), it’s clear that nostalgia is the name of the game in entertainment these days.
So you can hardly be faulted for spending a lot of time reminiscing about the programs you grew up on and/or rewatching them on a loop. If this describes your life—and you’re a U.S. resident who’s at least 18 years old—USDish might compensate you for some of that effort.
Here’s the deal: One lucky movie-loving nostalgist will get paid $1234 to watch five of their favorite childhood movies. Maybe their list comprises timeless classics like Mary Poppins (1964) and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), or animated Disney princess movies like The Little Mermaid (1989) and Sleeping Beauty (1959). But if your most prized VHS tapes were The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Scream (1996), there’s technically nothing stopping you from adding them to your watch list.
Whether such unconventional choices will have any bearing on your chances of winning remains to be seen: USDish does ask that you name your picks on the application. You’ll also have to “explain why you’re the perfect fit for this job” and fill out a few personal details. Including your social media handles and a video in which you reiterate why you should win is optional—but since part of the gig will be documenting your viewing journey on social media, those submissions can only help.
You have until December 17 to submit your application, and the winner will be contacted by email by December 29. If it’s you, you’ll get 15 days to start and finish all five films. In addition to the cash prize, USDish will cover the cost of watching the movies (if you don’t already own them) and also send you $350 in swag—featuring “personalized candy from the decade you were born.”
Find out more and apply here.