Opportunity: Filmmaking creative commission

20th April 2022

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Create inspiring information films on energy efficiency and net zero to attract new entrants

The targets set for reducing carbon emissions in Scotland and the UK will require a significant improvement in the energy efficiency (EE) of our homes and workplaces. One barrier to greater activity is the state of the supply chain. The local trades people, designers and suppliers who can supply and install energy-efficiency measures are not yet adequately prepared to drive the process at the scale and rate required.

There is a need to inspire young people of all ages to look at construction as their future career path, upskill all existing tradespeople so they are able to work across multiple disciplines and attract many new entrants with transferrable skills via fast-track training routes.

We are looking for filmmakers and animators to produce a series of short, inspiring films that will appeal to:

  • primary and secondary school children
  • parents
  • young people
  • those with transferrable skills
  • existing tradespeople
  • entrepreneurs

It is envisaged that the final series of films will be shared with schools, youth projects and circulated via digital platforms to reach all target audiences.

We will commission a filmmaker or filmmaking team to:

  • Produce a minimum of five sample films, minimum of 30 seconds in length
  • Scope and provide detailed costing to produce eight films (duration +/- 10 minutes each) on various subjects for each target group (64 finished productions) with time scales and short content descriptions

The sample films, detailed costing and content outlines will form part of a larger funding bid for the creation of all 64 films.

The fee for creating the treatment outlined above will be £2,000 (including VAT if applicable)

To apply for this opportunity please send submissions of past work and a brief description of how you would undertake the production of sample films for the treatment process, highlighting the areas of specialisation or technologies you would focus on.

Please submit your application by 9th May 2022

NB: this is a shortened version of the commission. Please email julienock@sup.org.uk for the complete document.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.


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