The History of our
Short Film Fund
Learn how our Short Film Fund has helped numerous screenwriters and filmmakers break into the Film & TV Industry.
· 16 Commissioned Short Films
· 4 Short Films will be greenlit for production in 2022
The films we have produced have gone onto play at some of the top film festivals in the world, including: Tribeca, BFI London, Austin, Cannes, Palm Springs, Encounters, and many others.
We started our Short Film Fund in 2016 to create another avenue to get screenwriters work out there into the industry. Having your screenplay produced, and gaining that credit, is instrumental in the building of your career. It will help to create interest in you and your work from managers, agents and production companies. Going to festivals and meeting like-minded people will allow you to naturally build connections that will help pave the way for your future success.
Short films have started the careers of most of our favorite filmmakers in the world. You can see below how it has started the careers of many of those who have won our film fund.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY CLAIRE FOWLER
A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in NYC while waiting to hear life or death news from Syria.
WON A BAFTA
NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT AT TRIBECA FILM FESTView Trailer
ARRI Rental come onboard as a sponsor, giving free camera equipment for the duration of our shoots
ARRI have always been a champion of upcoming talent. It’s been a real honor to partner with them since 2017, aligning our shared interests in helping to support the next generation of screenwriting and filmmaking talent.Read about our relationship with ARRI
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY SAM BARON
A heartbroken guy throws caution to the wind and goes to an orgy.
An Invisible Man’s hopes of being seen again are unleashed by a fascinating blind girl – Without love, are we invisible?
BEN HAS GONE ON TO DIRECT THE NETFLIX SHOW INTIMIDAD.View Trailer
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY NORA KIRKPATRICK
When the reigning queen of the Home Shopping Network is killed live on-the-air during a hair drying demonstration gone wrong, her three venomous, power-hungry disciples enter into a cut-throat competition for her coveted time slot.
NORA HAS GONE ONTO DIRECT AN EPISODE OF THE ABC SHOW GOLDBERGS. SHE IN PRE-PROD ON HER DEBUT FEATURE.View Trailer
WRITTEN BY JAMES GOULD-BOURN & BEN TRICKLEBANK
DIRECTED BY BEN TRICKLEBANK
Jake might only be 12, but that’s old enough to be a man as far as his dad is concerned. The only problem is that Jakeisn’t sure he’s ready to grow up – at least not in the way that his dad wants him to.
WRITTEN BY MOLLY O'SHEA DIRECTED BY ELLA JONES
If luck is a lady, grief is a bitch. A young woman loses her mother and finds herself.
A coming of rage story.
In 2020 we decided to run the Short Film Fund twice yearly to further support new writing talent.
Since 2020 we have funded 4 short films per year. Enter your short script for the chance of having your work produced, gain a credit, and kickstart your screenwriting career.ENTER OUR SHORT FILM FUND
2020 - SFF1
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY LINDIWE MAKGALEMELE
A car breaks down in an anonymous South African town.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ANTHONY FLOREZ
Life on the Rez is tough, but not as tough as underdog, Casey TwoBears, a veteran whose life has been a constant state of survival.
ANTHONY HAS GONE ON TO WRITE 11 EPISODES OF AMAZON PRIME TV SHOW DEPUTY.View Trailer
IN POST PRODUCTION
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY J BATZLI
Third-grade teacher Anna Wheeler receives a new student with her same first and last name, triggering eerie similarities and traumatic memories when the girl’s father fails to pick her up from school.
Trailer Coming Soon
2021 - SFF1
EL VALS &
OVER THE NEXT HILL
BOTH PROJECTS IN PRE-PRODUCTION
EL VALS WRITTEN BY ALYCYA MAGAÑA
TO BE DIRECTED BY JAMES LEES
With their mother deported and young Danny now the man of the house, acquiring a Quinceañera dress for his older sister means everything – yet how will he do it with no money and CPS closing in?
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JOSEPH LEE IN POST PRODUCTION
In the winter of the Korean War, a North Korean family on the run escapes to the seaside, where they must quietly sneak across the water on a fisherman’s boat to reach freedom.
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HORNY WRITTEN BY HANNAH MCKIBBIN IN PRE-PRODUCTION
An insecure teenager, who is terrified of losing her virginity, discovers a horn is growing out of her forehead on the day she’s meant to do it. Read Pre Shoot Q&A
2022 - SFF1
WRITTEN BY CHELSEA ISABELLA CLARK-JAMES
A driver for a family transportation business has to find an open medical bed for a long time alcoholic involuntarily committed for medical detox by the state, which turns out to be more difficult than it should be.
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WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY BRENDAN BEACHMAN IN POST PRODUCTION
For newlyweds Brad and Jill, it seems the honeymoon is over before it even began. When an eccentric stranger named Jess White stumbles into the couples first argument as man and wife, the day takes an abrupt turn and changes their lives forever.
Post Shoot Q&A
Enter our Short Film Fund for the chance of having your script produced, gaining a credit, and kickstarting your screenwriting career.
ENTER OUR SHORT FILM FUND