Applications open for a character development programme for Northern creatives.
Now in its second year, the character development programme Scratch Me delivered by the BFI NETWORK talent team at Film Hub North is back with an innovative new partnership with production company Fulwell 73 to find and nurture Northern voices. Five fresh, bold and unique writers and writer-performers will be supported in this 5 month programme to develop a nuanced and complex character through the creation of a 3 minute teaser and pitch deck. Fulwell 73, from their newly established base in Sunderland, will support the development of the teasers and have the first option to take them onto their slate for further development.
Scratch Me is all about characters. Exciting, original, can’t-look-away characters. Over the course of a 5-month programme of workshops, mentoring sessions and writing challenges, lab participants will develop a fully-formed character who has the potential to lead to a TV series, feature film or radio show. At the end of the programme, writers will collaborate with a team of emerging filmmakers to create a short scratch monologue film which will be presented to industry executives at a special showcase event. You’ll leave Scratch Me with a powerful new addition to your creative portfolio and the confidence to develop your film and TV skills further.
12pm (noon) on Monday, 23 May.
They want to see more northern characters, voices, and stories on screen, so are opening this call to any level of experience and across any genre. As long as you are over 18, live in the North of England (see below) and have a creative track record you can apply
All applicants must be based in the North (Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, North and North East Lincolnshire, Tees Valley, Tyne and Wear, Yorkshire and the Humber).