Good on 'em I say! We need more opportunities like this...are you listening Screen South? Portsmouth City council? ITV?
Like all the others, My Prod Co team, who I "met" via an ad on Talent Circle tried their very best with the process package, but alas, for us, it was not be. They simply cannot raise the capital elsewhere in these hard times.
The experience and opportunity was exciting and inspired me to write a brand new treatment. And, as you all must agree, any excuse to run with, and actually write, a new idea should be pursued and championed!
My treatment, "The Brunel Legacy" is offered on my website, and may still be made one day. If you have the Prod Co, experience and the funding, gimme a call...
Here's the list of the diverse peeps and projects under development:-
Obscura Thriller. Martin Kiszko (Writer) Vadim Jean (Writer/Director) Vale Park Drama. Billy Mackinnon (Writer) Kate Swan (Producer) Joe Magee (Writer/Director) The Bristol Job Comedy Heist. Carol Noble (Writer) Nick Pitt (Producer)Matt Golding (Director) Take Me Out Supernatural Thriller. Lucy Catherine (Writer) Alastair Siddons (Director) Flying Blind Drama. Caroline Harrington (Writer) Alison Sterling (Producer) Katarzyna Klimkiewicz (Director) Our Own Shadows Drama. Matt Haynes (Writer) Conor McCormack (Writer/Director) 8 Minutes Idle Black Comedy. Matt Thorne (Writer) Nicholas Blincoe (Writer) Sarah Cox (Producer) Mark Simon Hewis (Director) Novikov-B Sci-fi Thriller. Justin Trefgarne (Writer/Director)Daniel Jewel (Producer) Over and Under Rom-Com. D. R. Hood (Writer/Director)Simon Onwurah (Producer) The Bristol Mix Documentary. Mark Kidel (Writer/Director) Natasha Dack (Producer) Sonia and Juhi Thriller. Manjinder Virk (Writer) Neil Biswas (Writer/Director) Willow Grylls (Producer) Bait Horror/Coming of Age. Lucy Moore (Writer)China Moo-Young (Director)Matthew Vizard (Producer)
Some of you? Great! Yeah you at the back? Good on you, just knew you'd be in it...
For those who don't know yet, it's a great, FREE site I've just joined. They have all sorts of free challenges for artists (everyone from us lowly screenwriters through to painters, composers, designers, etc all the way up to them high flying Director types!)
The difference here is some REAL COMPANIES stump up yer actual CASH to make these challenges actually happen for the winner!
So, if you get 5 mins, can you please pop over to http://www.talenthouse.com/gareth and read and vote for my new 5 minute horror short "Alone" in their Fewdio challenge... Then they might make it into a liddle baby movie!
http://www.thewriterstale.com/scr.html Six scripts from the great Sir Russell T. Davies, OBE, including "Midnight" a true Master class (pardon the pun) in tight, gripping writing. Pure Class. Top education. Read them!
Plot, Characters, all 3 acts in half a minute...Jennifer Shiman hilariously re-imagines two hour movies in just thirty seconds, and still retains the major plot points! Pitching masterclass for when that Exec says " You've got half of minute of my time."