Bristol film studio to launch funding scheme to support emerging talentPosted on: 07 Jul 2021
Budding filmmakers and animators can secure up to £10k to develop and pilot ideas.
Multi-award-winning Bristol-based production company Wildseed Studios are relaunching their ideas portal, inviting local creators to submit their work for the chance to secure an investment of up to £10,000.
Having successfully identified, developed, pitched and produced projects from first-time creators to major networks like Netflix, Sky and the BBC, Wildseed have a solid track record when it comes to opportunities for emerging talent.
Launching for one month only in October, their ideas portal scheme is open to filmmakers working in both live-action and animation, regardless of background or previous professional experience.
Amazing response ALREADY (thank you) to our news today that we are re-launching our submissions portal to find and mentor next wave of creative talent and ideas - opening in Oct. Full details of what we're looking for and how to apply here:— Wildseed Studios (@WildseedStudios) July 6, 2021
Specialising in ideas aimed at audiences below 30, Wildseed are focusing their funding on projects with a youthful perspective and character-led ideas with a sense of humour.
Creators don't need to have written up a script to be considered - character designs, video content, graphic novels and manuscripts are all of interest.
Selected entrants will be awarded a grant of up to £10,000 to develop their ideas alongside the Wildseed team, potentially leading to mainstream TV commissions on some of the UK's leading platforms.
Super excited to share the trailer for our brand new comedy animation #Dodo launching Monday ????????????on @SkyKidsOfficial @SkyTV Watch our hero Joe, played by @Djllewellyn take on secondary school - and the world… @Rickontour @jackbennettfilm @CAKE_Ent pic.twitter.com/5lFVMC797l— Wildseed Studios (@WildseedStudios) June 11, 2021
Established eight years ago in Bristol, Wildseed Studios are devoted to sourcing and nurturing the creative talent of the future.
Several submissions from previous ideas portal schemes have been picked up by major networks, including Netflix's The Last Bus (currently in production), Sky Kids' animated sitcom Dodo (streaming now) and Counterfeit Cat on Disney.
Speaking ahead of their latest ideas portal opening, Wildseed Co-founder and Creative Director Jesse Cleverly said:
"Success in the content business is, now more than ever, driven by passion projects from unique voices. As we know from joyful experience, when we find raw talent and mentor their creative vision, we find the next generation of hits.
"We are also very aware that the industry has so far failed to enable the full spectrum of creative talent, which is why we are especially focussed on those voices who have not felt represented in the industry to date.
"Our submissions portal is a level playing field open to all creators and we will be especially focused on delivering this opportunity to creative talent who have not felt that the normal routes into the industry are open to them."
For more information on Wildseed's ideas portal scheme, or to find out how to submit a project for consideration, head to the studio's website.
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