Bow Street Academy in partnership with Screen Ireland and Screen Skills Ireland are collaborating on The Actor as Creator. This talent development and showcasing initiative will showcase the unique creative voices of 30 actors. Each actor will be allocated a grant of €2,500 towards producing a short filmic work (minimum 3 minutes) that expresses their creative vision.
“The Actor as Creator” is open to experienced screen actors. Actors are asked to submit a proposal based on a concept, script and / or character they have originated. The successful recipient will originate, perform and produce the short filmic work.
The commissioned actor must be the key performer. All works created and/or produced by the actor must adhere to all Government guidelines and protocols to ensure compliance with Covid-19 related public health protection measures.
Originality, distinctiveness and personal expression are to be the focus rather than production values. Screenwriting, filming, lighting and editing tutorials/webinars will be delivered online to support the selected actors.
The finished works will be showcased by Screen Ireland.
The actor may work on the piece alone or with a creative collaborator(s) if they so wish (while adhering to Government guidelines and protocols to ensure compliance with Covid-19 related public health protection measures).