Applications for the Emerging Talent Lab will open May 22
As many festivals are forced to go virtual and more and more opportunities for aspiring filmmakers are postponed, SFTV is excited to partner once again with Village Roadshow Entertainment Group for the 2020 Emerging Talent Lab. The lab is a program designed to give select graduating students and recent SFTV alumni a bridge to the media and entertainment industry and to help them move their creative projects forward in a concrete and significant way.
Participants in the Emerging Talent Lab will work closely with Village Roadshow creative executives to create short films to be used as calling cards on the film festival circuit and for other professional opportunities. Film teams will receive $10,000 and have regular group meetings with Village Roadshow to receive mentorship and guidance on their projects.
The lab is open to 2020 graduates of SFTV along with alumni who are no more than eight years out from their date of graduation. Applications will be open May 22 through June 12, 2020. Check out all the details on our website.
2019 Participants in Village Roadshow’s Emerging Talent Lab
Chelsea Bo (BA PROD ’14) and Sean Drummond (BA PROD ’14)
Project Title: Damage Control
Logline: In an ensemble comedy-of-errors, a couple struggle to keep their wedding on track as their family’s scandals, lies, and affairs threaten their big day
Morten Forland (MFA PROD ’15)
Project Title: Barrier
Logline: Barrier, a fantasy short, tells the story of two jaded guardsmen who discover a mysterious stranger has passed through the impenetrable, magical barrier they are sworn to guard. They must discover the stranger’s identity and motives, but little do they know of the dangers they’re facing.
David Fortune (MFA PROD ’18)
Project Title: Tommy the Clown
Logline: What if I told you an actual superhero existed in South-Central Los Angeles? Instead of donning a billowing cape or a cryptic mask, he wears a multi-colored afro and a vibrant clown suit to prevent gun violence. This documentary follows a neighborhood hero who pioneered the “krump” dance movement just to bring his community together. He’s the South Central icon, known as “Tommy the Clown.”
Karen Joseph Adcock (MFA WPTV ’18)
Project Title: Piece of Cake
Logline: A non-chronological story that looks at the highs and lows of a young couple’s first year of marriage, told alongside their slice-by-slice consumption of the top tier of their wedding cake.
Conor O’Callaghan (BA PROD ’15) and George Olcott (BA PROD ’16)
Project Title: Man’s Best Friend
Logline: An idyllic couple seek a new companion for their dog, Charlie, while harboring a dark secret.