Calling new and emerging Asian/Pan-Asian creatives for web-content mentoring initiative, Page to Pitch!
Proudly Asian Theatre has teamed up with the Pan-Asian Screen Collective to find and foster some explosive new ideas from inception to pitch.
We are looking for motivated aspiring Asian and Pan-Asian screenwriters to take part in a mentorship programme, where we help you write, package and pitch a webseries-flexible idea to commissioners, programmers and producers. Mentoring takes place over 6 months, beginning end of August and concluding in January, and is based in Auckland. Mentoring takes place apporx 6 - 8 hours each month and is flexible for those who work full time.
We are looking for ongoing, 2 part or more stories, episodes etc, to be released on a web-based platform. We are not looking for one off short films, rather stories that have ongoing components. Pitches could include VR/AR, interactive elements, series with a connecting theme, character, tone etc, 2 or 3 part mini-series or anything else you can dream up! We are looking for new and innovative creatives who can bring themselves and their ideas to the work. Mentors will teach you form, jargon, and anything film-related you need to know to adapt your work from the form it's in (ie theatre, short story, comic etc). Think about the core of the idea, why it’s urgent for you to make, why it would be a good fit to be released on a web platform, and you’ve got a good starting point. Submissions can come in many forms - message us if you have an alternative way to get your idea across that isn't a script or treatment.
Aside from no short films, there is no limit to form, style or length. We are looking for innovative stories in content and/or form. We do not have requirements or expectations to deliver ‘cultural’ themes, and no previous experience is necessary.
The initiative will pair you with script and production mentors, where you will meet and receive feedback and deadlines that take you through strengthening the script, idea and form, planning for production, tailoring to audience and platforms, creating pitch documents and look-book, and finally a real-life pitch to programmers and producers. Applicants should identify as Asian or Pan-Asian.
Pitch to Page is made possible thanks to generous support from the New Zealand Film Commission.