Screen Ireland and Bow Street Academy reteam for new Actor as Creator scheme
Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland in partnership with Bow Street Academy, the National Screen Acting School of Ireland, with the support of Equity is collaborating again on The Actor as Creator.
As a continuation of its measures to support the Irish acting community who have been particularly impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19), this talent development and showcasing initiative, will showcase the unique creative voices of 30 actors. Each actor will be allocated a grant of €5,000 towards producing a short filmic work 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. A range of skills tutorials/webinars will be delivered online to support the selected actors.
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.