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Director Seeking Low Budget Drama Features

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ISA Verified Pro - European director based in US seeking low budget drama features to be shot in first quarter of 2023. Budget under $1mm.

They are willing to work with the writer to help develop the script before shooting. Any location applicable (city, country etc.) but must be minimal locations due to budget constraints.

Director statement - 'Looking for understated characters, characters with strong hidden capacities, under-told stories, everyday heroes.. Not someone saving the world or horror. Writers sometimes go too big because they don't trust the story they are writing.. I'm happy to keep the story smaller, focusing on complex characters or unsung heroes.'

Comps include - Petite Maman, Midnight Cowboy, Manchester By The Sea.

Union and non-union writers accepted. Scripts from anywhere in the world will be considered but must be English language. Please submit Logline, Synopsis, and Script.  (Optional - In NOTES section please include a brief writer's statement - stating why this story and why now).

Also, when applying please write in the NOTE section (but not required):
- List of significant award wins (or add your profile link)
- Your country of origin (if not based in US)

This gig is posted on behalf of an ISA Verified Industry Pro

NOTE: An “ISA Verified Industry Pro” is a respected industry professional/company with the means to fund projects that suit their mandate. They wish to remain private and have entrusted the ISA to vet content to send to them. We will disclose their contact information to you when your script has passed the first round and is requested by them.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please provide a brief logline of no more than two sentences. Your logline will be the first element our team will use to evaluate your submission. This is your calling card for your script, is it doing its job?

1. What is the central crisis driving the narrative, particularly in the second act?
2. Who is your main character and what is their emotional arc?
3. What is the general setting or tone of the piece?

If you are struggling to encapsulate these elements of your concept, then we recommend submitting your project for a logline review. Please also read this article and watch this video, then edit your logline. We encourage you to keep trying new versions of your loglines until you get more attention from producers. Loglines are that important!

Submit By: Dec 01, 2022