So about a month or so back I submitted a short screenplay to an amazing showcase called 'Unsigned'. It was run by Rebel Muse Productions and was looking to promote writers who have a harder time getting their work in front of agents - women, LGBT+, people of colour, as well as writers with disabilities and writers from poorer economic backgrounds. It's an incredible project and there should be more of them like it out there.
In the end, I missed the final cut by the tiniest of margins, but I did make the shortlist, which in itself was excellent. I wouldn't have got there without my amazing team of reviewers who helped me shape the work and generally made it more awesome:
All of them are amazing creators in their own right, so you should check out their work too!
This project has really got me interested in short film again. It's often looked down on as a lesser format than its longer, feature length cousin, but it's a complex and challenging medium in its own right. Two great shorts that have passed across my radar recently have been Tim Egan's Curve and Daniel Knight's Troll Bridge.
Curve is an absolute masterpiece of minimalist film making. I've never seen a film that's done so much with so little.
Troll Bridge comes from the complete opposite direction. It's the epic culmination of years of work and hundreds of artists across the globe.
Check all these people and their work out. Buy their stuff. Tweet about it. Personally, I'm excited to see the work from the ten Unsigned finalists - keep your eyes out for those names.
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