The Artist's Cut

The Artist’s Cut - 2014

PLEASE NOTE: This article relates to a previous edition of The Artist's Cut. If you are interested in finding out about the current edition of the programme please click here

In 2014 Northern Film & Media in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art  commissioned two talented artists with a background in moving image practice to take part in this unique film development programme designed to nurture bold new voices in narrative film.

Sophie Michael and Ben Jeans Houghton were selected for this Arts Council funded programme broadening their practice by developing and producing their first narrative short film. Inspired by the recent success of films by directors such as Steve McQueen, Sam Taylor-Wood and Gillian Wearing, The Artist’s Cut supported Ben and Sophie to produce their short with a budget of £5,000 each. The scheme also involved ongoing bespoke support from film industry mentors Kate Leys and Samm Haillay covering story development, scriptwriting and producing. The scheme also provided a number of film workshops that were open to artists and filmmakers outside of the scheme covering directing, cinematography, story and distribution. The Artist’s Cut is a unique opportunity for these two artists to broaden and develop their practice through a structured and supportive film development and production programme.

The Artist's Cut 2016 is now open for applications. Please visit the microsite for more information

If you have any queries about The Artist’s Cut please contact roxy@northernmedia.org 0191 440 4563

The Artist’s Cut is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-13.

Image: Courtesy of Sophie Michael (c)

In 2012 The Artist's Cut programme supported artist filmmakers Matt Stokes and Cecilia Stenbom.

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