The talent development partnership from Screen Yorkshire, Vision+Media and Northern Film & Media culminated in an industry pitching session in London
Pan-Northern talent mentoring programme Triangle culminated yesterday [June 27] with a pitching session to a panel of industry comprising Salt MD Sam Horley, Revolver boss Justin Marciano, Film4 Development Editor Lila Rawlings, BFI Film Fund Senior Production Executive Chris Collins and Film Consultant Sally Caplan.
The 6 month talent development partnership from Screen Yorkshire, Vision+Media and Northern Film & Media, funded by Skillset’s Film Skills Fund as part of the UK film skills strategy A Bigger Future 2, encouraged the development of pan-Northern writer/producers/director ‘triangles’.
Agnes Wilkie, Creative Director, Northern Film & MediaNorthern Film & Media confirmed that it is in talks with Film 4 on how to further develop the North East talent emerging from Triangle.
Sam Horley, MD, Salt said:“It’s always great to be pitched projects by filmmakers who have given serious thought to the commercial as much as the creative. Triangle was a highly professional event and unusually one which could also be lucrative. There is definitely one project in there I’ve got my beady eye on.”
Wilkie shed further light: “Panellists from Film 4, sales agents Salt and distributors Revolver were particularly enthused about the psychological thriller Unconditional from newly formed NW-NE partnership Deanne Cunningham and Laura Degnan and Law and Disorder, an In Bruges style buddy movie from the exciting new partnership formed by the NE director Tom Marshall, producers Vita Nova Films and Salford writer Chris Green.”