Triangle 2012 was a national initiative that supported emerging writers, producers and directors via a partnership between development agencies Northern Film & Media and Screen Yorkshire. Triangle 2012 was an innovative talent development programme. Building on the success of the pan-northern pilot in 2011, Triangle delivered industry led project development linked to a series of masterclasses and training opportunities open to a wider constituency.
The 12-month scheme brought exciting new writer/director/producer "triangles" together and supported the development of these new working relationships through workshops and seminars. The scheme's participants developed a feature film project proposal and script over the course of the project, in preparation for presenting a pitch to key industry representatives, such as BBC Films, BFI, Creative England and leading UK distributors and sales agents at two key stages during the course of the project.
Triangle 2012’s projects included Shock Exit For Sidney: by writer James Harris, producer Sarah Brocklehurst and director Duska Zagorac; Wild Dog Country: by Jessica Sinyard, Rachel Connors and Gabrielle Russell; Glastonbury Trip by Lindsay Williams and Peter Kerry, Sarah Brocklehurst and Oonagh Kearney; and Foxglove, by Ian Cottage and Sol Papadopoulos all of which have now received further development investment from Creative England.
The scheme was jointly managed by Northern Film & Media and Screen Yorkshire, and funded by the Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund as part of A Bigger Future 2, the film skills strategy which addresses the training and education priorities for the UK film industry for the next three years.
Head of Film at Creative Skillset Dan Simmons said: “ The strength of Triangle is in its structure: the scheme unites emerging film talent from across the UK and provides a training schedule which injects industry expertise at different project stages; but equally factors in the creative space required for development to empower and strengthen each creative team and their projects.
“We are delighted that Creative England is building on our support to take each project to a market-ready level; and we congratulate all the Writers, Producers and Directors involved who have demonstrated the commitment and flair to make it this far in the process.”