Meet Our Fourth and Final Round of New Creatives!

We are delighted to announce the commissions for the fourth – and currently final – round of New Creatives! We are supporting 21 artists from across the South West – reaching as far as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight – to make their audio, film and interactive projects a reality. We will be working alongside Screen Cornwall, Kaleider, Create Studios and Artful Scribe.

The interactive commissions will be supported by Kaleider, alongside CTS and our interactive partners BBC R&D, Watershed and the South West Creative Technology Network.  There will be an exciting digital showcase in 2021 – keep an eye on our socials for more info.

The level of originality and creativity in round four is unprecedented. Watch this space for powerful and fresh perspectives on the housing crisis, domestic violence, grief, the NHS, ghost stories and much, much more.

Click on the profiles below to find out more about each New Creative and their project. 


New Creatives: ‘Bitch’ by Lowri Roberts

Lowri Roberts is a Producer at Calling the Shots and one of our BBC Arts round two New Creatives. Her film, ‘Bitch’ is now available to watch on iPlayer.

Bitch is a short documentary delving into the appropriation of words and the empowerment of reclamation through the opinions of rapper, Nadia Rose, and rock band, Dream Wife, along with an analysis of the word from a linguistics expert.

Lowri is a filmmaker from North Wales, now based in Bristol. She has written and directed several short films, ‘Chick Flick’, which was made through the Channel 4 Random Acts scheme and ‘Girl’ which screened at the BFI London Film Festival in 2018. Her aim is to make work that tackles social and environmental issues.

Lowri Roberts – New Creative Artist

James Murphy, Meg Purnell-Carpenter, Nadia Rose, Dream Wife – Interviewees

Laura Jayne-Hodkin, Harry Wyld – Animators

Molly Denton – Creative Producer

 


New Creatives: Behind the scenes of ‘Fruity’ by Anna

Filming and recording with our Round Three New Creatives is well underway and the stories coming to life are incredible.

Last week saw Anna Mouzouri shoot her film, ‘Fruity: a no-dialogue coming of age short comedy about a lonely lesbian plagued with intrusive thoughts of fruit whenever she attempts to masturbate. ‘Fruity’ is a tale of female empowerment and sexual prowess. 

A third-year film student, Anna  has directed three short films, with her last documentary being nominated at the Royal Television Society’s Student Awards. Take a peek behind the scenes of her latest creation, below. 


New Creatives: Come to a Roadshow and find out more!

Calling all budding South West based artists – the fourth and final round of the BBC New Creatives scheme is open for applications.

Commissioned film, audio and interactive ideas will get funding, exposure on the BBC and mentoring from industry experts.

If you want to find out more about the opportunity and ask some questions, attend one of our 45 minute online Roadshow events.

Click a date to book:

30th June 3pm

NEW! 1st July 10am  (BBC Interactive Workshop)

8th July 11am


 

 

New Creatives: Book a One-to One for advice & support

Calling all budding South West based artists – the fourth and final round of the BBC New Creatives scheme is open for applications.

Commissioned film, audio and interactive ideas will get funding, exposure on the BBC and mentoring from industry experts.

If you have an idea for a film, audio or interactive project, book a 1 to 1 session with one of our producers, they’ll provide expert advice on how to make your idea pitch-ready.

Click here to book your slot (FILM AND AUDIO)

Click here to book your slot (INTERACTIVE)


Meet Our Third Round of New Creatives!

Amidst the corona pandemic and the subsequent struggles many creatives are facing, we are pleased to announce some good news: our third round of New Creatives have been commissioned! We are supporting 21 audio projects and nine short films from across the South West. They will be working alongside Calling the Shots, Screen Cornwall, Kaleider, Somerset Film, Create Studios and Artful Scribe.  

The Round 3 projects will portray fresh perspectives on mindfulness, food poverty, living with autism, the Me Too movement, Welsh fairy tales and the Haitian origins of zombies. Plus much, much more.  

They will be working remotely on development with support from their mentors and will go into production as soon as it is safe to do so.  

Click on the profiles below to find out more about each New Creative and their project.