In April 2021, we invited writers, writer/directors or filmmaking teams of writer, director and producer to submit a one-page outline of their film idea. After a rigorous selection process, 16 ideas were selected to take part in further development, supported by industry experts and the Short Circuit Talent Executives, to take their project from idea to script.
The sixteen teams then pitched their project to the Short Circuit panel, for the chance to receive production funding to make their film.
The following nine films are today announced as the selected projects:
Black Wool – Writer/Director: Eubha Akilade; Producer: Tara Trangmar
Candy – Writer/Director: Sarah Grant
Jubilee – Writer/Director: Wilma Smith; Producer: Carol Brown
Living With It – Writer/Director: Holly Summerson; Co-writer: Niki Rooney; Producer: Reece Cargan
Milkgum – Writer/Director: Marcelle Nuke; Producer: Ciarán Charles
The Air We Breathe – Writer: Zoë Bullock; Director: Lucas Chih-Peng Kao; Producers: Mark Lacey, Marilyn Edmond
The Singer – Writer/Performer: Jamie Rea; Writer/Director: Cora Bissett; Producer: Laura McBride
Revert – Writer/Director: Miranda Stern; Exec Producers (LS Productions): Sarah Drummond and Paul Sng
You Land – Writer/Director: Debora Bottino; Producer: Katie Mallinder
Each team will each receive up to £15,000 to produce their film. Teams will also take part in intensive production training, and will be paired with an established Producer, Director or Writer who will mentor the team to help them to deliver their final film.
If you are talent looking for support, our First Features development programme enables Scotland-based filmmakers primed to take that career-defining step towards making their debut feature.
We also host events throughout the year to inspire, connect and inform filmmakers across Scotland.
As always, please do get in touch with any comments or suggestions, and please keep an eye on our website for further announcements.
Featured image: Behind the scenes of Victoria Thomas’ Sharp Shorts 2020 funded film A Birthday Party – credit to Matt Towers