Tees Valley Screen and BFI Network have selected 6 exciting writers and directors from Tees Valley to develop their ideas for short form comedy and build links with producers and talent from across the North East.
We are delighted to work with such a great mix of talent, including, Sarah Hayton, Jennifer Gallagher, Neil Bushnell, James Harris, Dean Moore, Jeff Lee (Four Legged Duck), Daniel John Williams (DJW Talent), James Boughen and Zahra Zommorodian (FNA).
The teams have received advice and guidance from industry professionals on their initial ideas and scripts. Three producers were also selected to work with the talent and got some top tips from our Comedy Hot House Executive Producer Emma Lawson and the BFI Network Talent Managers on how to get the most out of talent, locations and budgets to produce great micro comedy shorts that will get noticed.
Filming starts today 29th July 2019 on Sarah Hayton’s micro short, its her first time as writer/director and Daniel John Williams (producer) has pulled together an experienced and talented North East cast and crew.