'Gossip' goes into post-production
After a successful day's shoot, short film 'Gossip' is now in post-production. Our most ambitious project yet, we filmed with two locations, a team of twenty cast and crew, including two children, and shot twenty-five pages in one day. Based on a Shane Meadows-esque dialogue, the story focuses on one day in a hairdressing salon, where owner Nicole is struggling to handle kids, clients, an aggressive landlord, and a ditzy partner. We're looking forward to screening this one as soon as we can!
30 Aug 2023
A festival award for 'Halfway Hotel'
We're over the moon that 'Halfway Hotel' has been selected as a Semi-finalist for 'Best Women Empowerment' at the Berlin Shorts Festival.
31 Jul 2023
Scriptworks going into development with two shorts
It's all go for the Scriptworks team again as we go into development with two shorts, aiming to get both produced and edited by this November. 'Gossip' is a short focused on the stories of multiple women, set in a hairdressing salon, and 'Not Perfect' focuses on a family with a child at a special needs school. Both hone in on the difficulties of post-pandemic life.
21 Jun 2023
First Award for 'Adams and Eves' pilot script
We're very proud to announce that our tv pilot script 'Adams and Eves' has made it to the final twelve selections of the Jed Mercurio Mentorship Programme, but not for the final six for further mentorship. The team fed back that 'the field was remarkably strong; being shortlisted means your talent shone through among a very competitive field.'
11 May 2023
Pitching Day with Resource Productions and Guardian Labs
Following the BFI Doclabs weekend, Emily was invited to attend a 'Script and Pitch Day' with Guardian labs producer Katya Ochogavia. It was great to catch up with some of the other BFI Doclabs cohort, and some great development and pitching polishing was done.
March 22nd, 2022
BFI Doclabs Residential Weekend
Emily had a great time at the BFI Doclabs course, with two jam-packed days of lectures from some amazing documentary film makers and producers. We can't wait to start putting all the information in to practise.
January 21st, 2022
Project development opportunity with BFI and Resource Productions
We're really pleased to announce that our documentary pitches have earned Scriptworks a bursary for the 2022 BFI Doclabs cohort. The residential weekend will be run by Resource Productions in Slough, and feature lectures and workshops from Academy and BAFTA winning producers and directors.
December 21st, 2022
A huge success at Bafta Rocliffe TV Drama 2021
Scriptworks is really proud to announce that a script written by our own Emily Isaacs has reached the top ten finalists of the BAFTA Rocliffe 2021 TV Drama Competition and Showcase. While it didn't quite reach the top three to be included in the showcase, it was an enormous achievement for the script, which was read by an impressive and illustrious panel and jury of industry members. Tickets for the webinar event on 30th November can be reserved at: https://bafta.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tfeWdPCLTmeylfnf0Q6v3w.
November 15th, 2021
'Best Short Film' picked up at South Coast Film Festival
In another stunning win for our first short film, 'The Chased' was voted to be the 'Best Short Film' at the South Coast Film Festival this morning. The young film festival, hosted in Hastings, will have its screenings and ceremony at the Electric Palace Cinema on October 2nd.
September 13th, 2021
The Chased is released
Our short film, The Chased, which has now won three awards, become available to the public today. For one week, it can be seen in the Programme 2 of The Global Lift-Off Sessions at: tinyurl.com/udusjdet
For the price of a cinema ticket (£8.50/$12.00) you can view our short along with 113 others. The top 5 of which go through to a judged round, and the winner of that is screened at Pinewood Studios and Raleigh Studios in Hollywood! However, we are also hosting an online premiere ourselves on Sunday 20th June at 7.30pm - free tickets are available through eventbrite. Wish us luck!
June 14th, 2021
A big win at TIWFF
Fantastic news as we won the award for 'Best First Time Female Filmmaker' at the Toronto International Film Festival for June 2021. We now go on to the annual awards in September - so keep watching this space! The film's listing is now in the Toronto Film magazine and can be seen here.
June 12th, 2021
Pre-production on The Ragglesnatchers with Aston Productions begins
We're very proud to announce the start of our first co-production with Aston Productions. 'The Ragglesnatchers' will be a short IGTV docudrama, based on the story world of Diamond Alice - more news on this soon!
May 21, 2021
Halfway Hotel begins filming
After months of hiccoughs and delays in post, we're very pleased to announce that this short is filming today! Well done to the team for getting this going, as it's been a very difficult time to get any projects off the ground. Written by Cera Rose Pickering, the story is a heartwarming tale of a homeless mother and her sons who find shelter in a disused and empty hotel.
Mar 16, 2021
Another festival win!
We were very pleased to discover that Emily and Gino were awarded a "Best Director' laurel and certificate from the Reale Film Festival for The Chased. They'll now be included for consideration for a yearly award, decided in December.
May 1st, 2021