GMAC is delighted to announce twelve new filmmakers and producers for the fourth year of the micro budget short film commission programme, Little Pictures, funded by The National Lottery through Screen Scotland.
The selection process is now complete, and GMAC is looking forward to connecting new and diverse talent with the Scottish screen sector. Each filmmaker will receive up to £2,000 to complete their short films through the development programme and production support.
The twelve commissioned projects, with 50/50+ commissions by non-male participants, range from fiction, documentary, animation and experimental film:
- Amanda Daud (she/her) – Nature, Reclaimed (Documentary)
- Chak Hin Leung (he/him) – English Breakfast Tea (Documentary)
- Cecilia Devlin – Life Thread Meditation *working title (Fiction)
- Grace Browne (she/her) – Ogodo (Experimental)
- Holly Barbour (she/her) – Shrapnel *working title (Fiction)
- Jagoda Tłok (she/her) – Code of Conduct (Fiction)
- Maria A Zani (she her)– Dignity (Experimental/Fiction)
- Neil Boyle (he/him) – The Interview (Fiction)
- Olive Jones – See and Don’t See *working title (Experimental documentary)
- Sharon E Shørensen (she/her) – Me, Myself and I (Animation)
- Silvana Roth (she/her) – Downstream (Animation)
- Viktoria Yasynska – Kristina *working title (Fiction)
Selected producers working on the commission projects and receiving industry training and workshops from film producer Lauren Lamarr:
- Kathryn Haddow (she/her)
- Mauricio Ventura (he/him)
- Federica Massini (she/her)
- Eve Park (she/her)
- Anmo Wang (she/her)
- Ruth Aitken (she/her)
- Joy Dakers
- Louise Hurrell (she/her)
- Jess Kelly (she/they)
- Heather Tulloch
- Franziska Bloder
- Balenji Mwiche
The filmmakers and producers will receive free training, mentoring and support from GMAC to make their first commissioned film. Little Pictures will support them to develop their voice, bring their unique perspectives and experiences into the programme and encouraging them to take creative risks during the making of their films. The programme will provide further support for commissioning and employment opportunities to help kickstart their careers in the Scottish Film industry.
Caitlin McMullan, Filmmakers Programme Manager said: “I am thrilled to announce the new Filmmakers and Producers cohort for Little Pictures 2023/24. We have a fantastic selection of participants and stories this year and I couldn’t be more excited to work with all of them and see how their films develop.”
Kieran Hannigan, Head of Scripted at Screen Scotland said: “We are thrilled to once again be able to support Little Pictures. It’s a hugely valuable programme, delivering holistic development to filmmakers and encouraging them to develop and express their unique creative vision. Every year, the films made, impress audiences and this year promises to deliver something special.”
Get in touch with Little Pictures via email at [email protected].