CREATEiNNOVATE 2014 Underway

Posted: 8th August 2014

CREATEiNNOVATE 2014 is the second edition of Northern Film & Media’s high-level industry mentoring and live project development programme. 

Through the course of the programme four experienced film producer-writer teams will be supported to develop innovative creative and commercial approaches to their feature film story worlds online. The projects and teams selected for this year’s CREATEiNNOVATE are:

  • THE HIPPIES: PUNK ROCKED MY CRADLE, written and directed by Matt Hulse, produced by Ashley Horner (RADiO FiLM Ltd)
  • NOCTURNE, producers Alana O’Neill and Ash O’Neill (Navarre Films) and Sacha Alexander (Bonafide Films)
  • BYPASS, written and directed by Duane Hopkins, produced by Samm Haillay and assistant produced by Monika Kasprzak (Third Films)
  • FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, written by Gavin Williams, produced by Jack Tarling (Shudder Films)

CREATEiNNOVATE is also a web resource. This website will be a space for filmmakers on the programme to share their learning and experiences as they develop new cross-media ideas aligned to their film slates. For more on the filmmakers and their projects click here.

Speakers and mentors on CREATEiNNOVATE 2014 include technologist and designer Tom Armitage; Peter Cowley (Spirit); distribution manager Katie Ellen (BFI); Sally Hodgson, Producer, Pipoca Pictures (Sound It Out, Orion: The Mask of Elvis); Liz Rosenthal (Power the Pixel); leading ARG creator David Varela (Sherlock: The Network) and Mike Cowap, Screen Australia.

Alongside the development programme we are also running a series of workshops open to any filmmakers interested in developing their cross-media skills. These sessions will cover a range of topics including marketing, branding, building audiences and new business models. The first of these events are now open for registration. Kate Ellen will be delivering a BFI Distribution Funding and Strategy Session (02 Sept), and Peter Cowley will be presenting on Extending and Monetising Films Using Digital and Social Channels (03 Sept).

CREATEiNNOVATE is a Northern Film & Media initiative funded by the Creative England’s Innovations and Partnerships Fund, European Regional Development Fund and with additional venue support from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

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