Script Lab 3: From Short Script To Short Film... Getting Produced NOW with Stephen Follows

Script Lab 3: From Short Script To Short Film... Getting Produced NOW with Stephen Follows image
  • The Advanced Mentoring Labs Applications Open 28th July
  • The Advanced Mentoring Labs Applications Close 13th Aug

Getting your first production credit is often the biggest hurdle to overcome. One smart way to achieve this is to write AND produce your own short film in this Lab, run by prolific producer Stephen Follows.

Stephen’s writing has been promoted by an eclectic group of people, including industry names (Mike Newell, Stephen Fry, Alison Mack), and in the press (Daily Telegraph, Le Monde, The Guardian). His writing has won the Virgin Media Shorts prize, been nominated for a British Independent Film Award and long-listed for a BAFTA.

In this Lab, Stephen will arm you with everything you need to begin this journey as well as lead directly to that all important first credit and career changing production experience.

To be considered, you should have a ten page or less short script that you are committed to getting made now.

The six selected writers for this lab will undergo an intense process over the LSF weekend, developing the project to the point where it has a clear roadmap to production. If you are selected you will also be expected to read ALL six projects in this lab, as will Stephen, and contribute to the process.

There will also be an online ‘meet-up’ before AND after the festival so that we can begin work prior to the lab and continue it beyond the LSF. We want the group to bond and offer a continued support network, something that will be vital to the success of the lab.

OK to be considered you will need to submit:

  1. A synopsis for for your film.
  2. The full screenplay as a PDF.
  3. Supporting statement about you and the project, giving context
  4. A writing CV (not sure what goes here? Check out this post HERE)

Good luck!

Script Labs

Script Lab 1: Writing ACTION features with 'Die Hard' Screenwriter Jeb Stuart

Script Lab 1: Writing ACTION features with 'Die Hard' Screenwriter Jeb Stuart

Do you love action? Do you dream of explosions, gun fights, and car chases with huge stars trying to kill each other? Do you have a completed action feature script you need to take to the next level?  Then this lab is for you!

Script Lab 2: Creating TV Drama Series with top script consultant Philip Shelley

Script Lab 2: Creating TV Drama Series with top script consultant Philip Shelley

Do you love television? Do you have the next returning hit TV drama series in your portfolio? Then we want to hear from you.

Script Lab 3: Character Based Screenwriting with ‘K-9’ Screenwriter Scott Myers

Script Lab 3: Character Based Screenwriting with ‘K-9’ Screenwriter Scott Myers

Successful applicants will join Scott at the Festival for this intensive lab and through workshopping take their writing to the next level.

Script Lab 4: Taking your Genre TV Drama to the next level with 'The Fall' Producer Gub Neal

Script Lab 4: Taking your Genre TV Drama to the next level with 'The Fall' Producer Gub Neal

Seasoned TV Drama Producer and LSF Patron Gub Neal (The Fall, Cracker, Prime Suspect) rolls up his sleeves and delves deep into your TV projects in this intensive 3 hr lock-in with one of the most prolific and accomplished Producer’s in the business.