New Creatives Film & Audio Content Live on iPlayer and BBC Sounds!
Talent development scheme New Creatives, will give 500 artists across the UK aged 16-30 the chance to develop their technical and creative skills and the opportunity to have their commissions broadcast on BBC platforms.
Since March 2019 we have been working away behind the scenes to commission 10 audio and 7 film projects for Round 1 of New Creatives. We are thrilled that this content is now starting to air across BBC Platforms. This is an unprecedented opportunity for these young creatives, who have been supported by Calling the Shots to produce new and exciting commissions, while receiving professional training in digital distribution and audio and film production.
Find out more on the BBC Arts website
We Got It Easy – BBC iPlayer
Through the power of a musical number we follow a group of young people throughout a seemingly ‘average’ day in Britain. Sophie and a group of teenagers explore their battles with cat-calling, body shaming, mental health issues and the hazards of social media, all whilst starring in their own musical. Created by Jess Bartlett and Elise Martin.
BBC iPlayer will host BBC Introducing Arts: Short Films New Talent featuring a selection of New Creative artists, including We Got It Easy.
Now available to watch on BBC iPlayer
Ivan Uncovers – BBC Sounds
Bristol-based comedy drama follows an over-eager ‘investigative reporter’, who finds himself in sinister territory unexpectedly. Created by Theo Watkins.
Listeners will be able to find BBC Introducing Arts dramas on BBC Sounds, including Ivan Uncovers.
Now available to listen to on BBC Sounds
Dying to Live – BBC Four
On 29 September, BBC Four will broadcast a special programme presented by Lemn Sissay. Entitled, BBC Introducing Arts: Rhyme & Reason, this unique compilation of short films will feature several New Creatives commissions and offer a snapshot of a new generation of artists who have been inspired by poetry and the spoken word.
Dying to Live created by Delano Gournet-Moore will feature as part of this programme.
Black Boys Cry – Radio 3
Poet and presenter Ian McMillan’s weekly showcase of new writing and the spoken word, The Verb, will broadcast New Creatives audio pieces in different editions of the show from autumn 2019 on Radio 3.
Black Boys Cry created by Prince Taylor will feature as part of this programme.
We’ll post more updates as new content is released over the upcoming months on various BBC Platforms, including BBC iPlayer, BBC Four, Radio 3, BBC Sounds, Local Radio and Social Media Platforms.
Keep your eyes peeled!