The Pitch is a film making initiative brought to you by TriForce and ShortsTV. It gives filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their next short film idea to a judging panel for the chance to have their short film produced and receive £3000!
After many submissions, scripts were whittled down by ShortsTV and five finalists have been selected. The concepts that have been chosen all completely vary and were picked on their originality.
The finalists are:
Luke Rollason – Greene and Pleasant
A tongue-in-cheek exploration of the causes and consequences of isolationism. It is a Roald Dahl-esque tale of Farmer Pleasant and Farmer Greene, for whom a border dispute between their two fields escalates into absurdity
Adam Smith – Jam Boy
Dana and Ollie are considering their options for having children. In a world where you can pay someone to be your ‘pain surrogate’, Jam Boy explores just how far we would go to make our lives easier and asks who would really end up paying?
Lorcan Reilly – Baghead
Seeking answers, a grieving man visits a psychic, who can channel the dead in a most unusual manner.
Nathan Adabadze – Alpha & Omega
Set amongst the thriving multi-cultural epicenter of South London, we follow Imani, a budding artist and health stall owner; who on learning of her life-changing breast cancer begins to question her faith, her relationship and what it really means to be a Rasta.
Jordan Pitt – Cross The Line
When an undervalued project manager is forced to work overtime on her son’s birthday, she rebels against her oppressive boss who takes it a step too far when exerting his authority.
What happens next?
The five finalists will pitch their script to judges from ShortsTV and TriForce on Saturday 5 August.
The judges are: Carter Pilcher (CEO ShortsTV), Stephanie Charmail (Head of Production, ShortsTV), Minnie Ayres (TriForce Short Film Festival).
Each shortlisted filmmaker will have up to two minutes to pitch and can choose any format to do so (they can act it out, use props etc.) They will then face up to 15 minutes of questions about their script, how it will be filmed and their budget. Following all the pitches, the judges will deliberate and announce the winner on the same day.
The winning film will receive £3000 budget and will have the experts from ShortsTV on board as executive and co-producers. Their film will also be screened at TriForce Short Film Festival on 2 December at BAFTA.
To find out more about ShortsTV, visit: https://shorts.tv/
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