The project aims to find and mentor new British comedic talent.
Transmedia production company beActive is launching a scheme to find the next British comedy talent, by asking them to submit mockumentary-style comedy ideas in the format made famous by The Office.
A panel will select 12 projects - six from the UK, six from Ireland - to attend a one day workshop about the craft of mockumentary moviemaking, focusing on development and production skills
One UK and one Ireland team will be announced winners at the Cannes Film Festival. Each team will receive €50,000 to help towards turning the projects into feature length films. Both winning films will be released on digital and theatrical platforms in the UK and Ireland as well as internationally.
beActive’s co-founder and CEO Nuno Bernardo described the scheme as a “talent discovery initiative unlike any other. It is a training and production programme created with the industry’s current demands, economics and audience tendencies in mind. We fully believe that the UK and Ireland have the talent to create an international digital comedy movement and we hope this will be the start of a comedy revolution!”
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