Breakout, is a new partnership between Creative UK and Netflix UK giving the next generation of outstanding genre filmmakers the opportunity to make a breakout debut feature.
The programme will provide UK talent with the tools and support to develop their voice and create original local stories that speak to a global audience. In addition to receiving £30,000 development funding, selected teams will take part in an intensive Lab programme of training and professional development while they advance their project. At the conclusion of the process, Netflix will greenlight at least one film for production.
They are looking for stories that will move, surprise, challenge and entertain, from emerging voices that need to be heard. They are looking for British films that appeal to a broad audience in recognisable genres that will lend themselves to a debut budget – such as mystery and crime thrillers, comedies and rom-com, bold original horror, provocative thriller, young adult and family adventure.
They want to work with emerging filmmakers who have an instinctive ability and aspiration to make broader-skewing films for a UK audience with the potential to travel internationally. They are seeking applications from filmmaking teams with a flare for genre and the potential to deliver for Netflix audiences and they will support this with the opportunity to get their first funded feature off the ground.
Who can apply?
They are looking for creative talent who have not yet made a funded feature, but whose work has already generated positive industry and/or public attention in short film, theatre, TV and documentaries, or perhaps from online content, video gaming, commercials/advertising, graphic novels and music promos. Apply here.
Applications close midday 23rd March.
Guidelines: Breakout-guidelines.pdf (wearecreative.uk)
Apply Now: Homepage (creativeengland.co.uk)