Do you have a fantastic idea for a short film or web series, but just don’t have the money or resources to make it a reality? Rocketboom wants to help. The new Rocketboom Filmmakers Program initiative is looking for creative and talented filmmakers with great ideas and they will help bring them to life by providing funding and other resources.
Rocketboom explains their Filmmakers Program on their website, saying:
“The Rocketboom Filmmakers Program invites emerging filmmakers to produce short films or short-run web series with the support and resources of Rocketboom. The program aims to nurture filmmakers by underwriting the production costs, making the resources of the Rocketboom content studio available, and distributing and promoting their work to a wide, online audience.”
The first project underwritten by the Rocketboom Filmmakers Program , Save The Date, premiered earlier this month. New episodes are being released every Friday. The 10-part web series follows social media mishaps among a group of friends just before a wedding to illustrate funny misunderstandings that can arise when we rely on technology and social media for facts. The series, produced by Leah D’Emilio and sponsored by Coca Cola, was shot in NYC over three days and the cast includes Rocketboom Daily host Molly. You can check out the first episode below.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Rocketboom filmmaker? You can apply by emailing Rocketboom at email@example.com. They ask that you provide the following details:
- A brief description of the web series or short film that you want to produce
- A script of treatment for your project
- Information about your background and experience in filmmaking
- Links or files to your reel or previous work
Personally, I think it is fantastic that Rocketboom is opening up its doors to talented filmmakers and giving them an outlet for their creativity. What do you think about the initiative? Do you think you’ll apply to the Rocketboom Filmmakers Program?