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
Collaboration with Printers goes into production
Friends and patrons may well be aware of a collaborative link between SWP and Printers Playhouse, a community arts venue for music, theatre and comedy in Eastbourne. Today we are pleased to announce that we're collaborating with them on a play called Treble 20, written by Scott Kingsnorth, and directed by John Berry. We're happy to have been asked to film the performance for later release across online platforms - more news as it happens! Do catch the show live if you can though - tickets are like gold dust, so be quick!
Mar 28, 2021
Diamond Alice script enters shopping agreement
In some very exciting developments, production company Aston Productions, led by director Jo Southwell, has entered into a shopping rights agreement for the tv pilot script of Diamond Alice, titled 'The Hoister's Code'. We hope to be bringing more development news about this project soon.
Mar 6, 2021