UK production company Signature Pictures has announced a partnership with film financier Red Rock Entertainment, and Procam, the broadcast facility, to launch new initiative called Signature Shorts.
The program aims to provide opportunities for new filmmakers, with a production slate designed and developed to provide emerging British talent, including producers, writers, directors and crew, with a platform from which to make new films.
Another goal of the program is to expand the opportunities available to young people who aren't already in film, and who wish to gain training and work experience in all aspects of film production.
The initiative will see the development and production of three short films, which will be filmed in different locations around the UK, and will feature new directing and writing talent.
The first of the three projects to go into production is "We Love Moses" from writer/director Dionne Edwards (photo above), who has been supported by the BFI and Working Title.
Produced by Georgia Goggin through Film London’s London Calling Plus scheme, the film is described as "a sensory look through the eyes of twelve-year-old Ella whose obsession with her brother’s best friend Moses leaves her with a secret to take to the grave."
"We Love Moses" is one of five commissioned projects that are part of London Calling Plus - a program geared specifically towards developing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent across the UK capital.
Filming on the project will start at the end of this month and will wrap by the beginning of June.
In addition to providing financial support to the initiative, Red Rock Entertainment will facilitate a series of on-set practical work-experience projects in disciplines including directing, make-up and camera work, for the uninitiated.