Nicola Usborne, the UK producer of FilmFour's Sundance hit Jump Tomorrow, has been selected as the recipient of the 2001 Mark Silverman Fellowship which supports "visionary independent producers who have committed to a film project and still face the challenge of moving forward into production."
The award is bestowed by The Sundance Institute in partnership with The Mark Silverman Fellowship For New Producers.
Usborne's project is $9.99, co-written by Tatia Rosenthal and Etgar Keret and to be directed by Rosenthal. It is a stop-motion animation piece which offers less than $10-worth of insight into the human condition. Rosenthal and Keret attended the Sundance Institute's 2001 January Screenwriters Lab.
Usborne will be awarded a cash grant of $5,000 which can be used in pre-production for activities including budgeting, hiring a casting director, holding a script reading, scouting locations etc.