Competition: Win Chance To Direct Short Film With £1000 Production Budget

on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Director Tom Shankland recently won a BAFTA for his excellent TV series, 'The Fades' and he's teamed up with O2 to curate their O2 Guru TV: Six Degrees Of Summer project. Six Degrees Of Summer is a short film made by award-winning British directors, shot entirely on smartphones. But the project is split into six different parts and you can get involved and possibly even direct part four of the film, with a £1000 production budget.

Each director has been challenged to create a three minute piece with a brief to express their vision of British summertime celebration. The filmmakers will shoot their films in sequence this summer, but with a special twist - each director only sees the final moments of the preceding film and has to start their narrative from that point - sort of like a cinematic equivalent of the game Consequences.

Tom Shankland is overseeing the project, and is directing the first and last films. But the fourth film will be directed by a member of the public. Between now and 23.59 on 13th August 2012, you'll be able to submit an idea for part four on O2 Guru TV, and the winner, chosen for and mentored by Tom, will create their own three minute mobile shot masterpiece.

It's a unique filmmaking project but a brilliant opportunity for budding directors. The winner will get access to editing facilities as well as £1000 for the production budget. Watch the embedded videos for details on how to enter, or simply visit The final film will be premiered on O2 Guru TV at the end of September.

Watch behind-the-scenes footage throughout the Summer at This post is a sponsored feature.

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