We're excited to be partnering with Producer Lucas A. Ferrara to form a new film fund for writers.
New York based attorney, Lucas A. Ferrara, has produced over 100 features and shorts, including the upcoming films ‘Find the Light,’ starring George MacKay (1917), and ‘Pragma’ starring Phil Dunster (Ted Lasso).
Ferrara has also produced three of Broken Flames’ projects, ‘Self-Charm,’ starring BAFTA Winner Bukky Bakray (Rocks), ‘Why Wouldn’t I Be?,’ starring Harry Collett (Doolittle) & Elizabeth Berrington (The Nevers), and ‘Better Get Better’ starring Elisha Applebaum (Fate: The Winx Saga).
With this new film fund, Ferrara will provide an opportunity for emerging writers to get their project financed and produced, with the winner also receiving a monetary stipend.
Writers may submit original scripts of up to fifteen pages that have a mental health focus.
The team at Broken Flames will select a shortlist of ten scripts to be reviewed by a committee of industry professionals. The committee will then choose the final five projects to be pitched to Ferrara, who will make the final selection.
Please do not personally contact Lucas A. Ferrara or members of the Broken Flames team about the fund. There will be a submission form linked on the website for all applications.
Full T &Cs will be available on the application form.
Who can apply?
Writers need to be 18+ and based in the UK.
When do submissions close?
Submissions will be open for a month so will close at 23:59pm on the 19th August.
Is it free to submit?
Yes, we're proud to make submissions accessible and without a fee.
What are the script requirements?
Scripts need to be a maximum of 15 pages, with a mental health aspect.
What else needs to be submitted?
We also ask for a pitch deck which is a document containing info about the project, such as why you decided to write it, inspiration, themes, why the script is important and some visual aspects.
What file types are accepted?
Please submit pdfs only.
Why should I submit?
We're looking to help emerging writers out and are passionate about creating important content. Shortlisted writers will have their scripts read by a committee of industry professionals which could expand their opportunities. The winner will get a monetary stipend and for their film to be produced into a high quality short film, whilst getting to be heavily involved with the filmmaking process. Broken Flames will continue to support the writer with their career and will offer advice sessions and potential connections.