Sunday, 31 May 2015

Next Meeting: Sunday 7 June 2015, 2-4pm at Derby Museum

Hello, we'll be back at Derby Museum on Sunday 7th June from 2-4pm - if you'd like to join us, you can reach us here: joinus@derbyshirescriptwriters.co.uk

Writers Callout

Our last meeting was visited by local filmmaker Rob Abercrombie, who's looking for writers to work with on a new project across the summer - here's a quick note of what he's looking for:

Hello all, we plan to make a professional short film to be shot before the end of the summer. We have a £5k budget for a short film(s) that we could possibly shoot in the East Midlands region with the aim of entering it in to the high-tier festival circuit.


The kinds of stories/short scripts we are looking for will hopefully share some of the qualities below:


1. Genres: fiction, psychological drama, combined with elements from another genre e.g. social/political, crime, film noir, thriller, action, horror and sci-fi.

2. Characters who possibly live on the “fringes” of society due to their profession, ethnicity, gender, age, class, disability, mental health and beliefs/values. They may inhabit a world unfamiliar to most.

3. Conflicts that preferably explore both the protagonist’s inner-conflict and external conflict with personal relationships, individuals, and/or institutions that forces them to act.

4. Themes: identity, family, grief and loss, human condition, moral relativism. 

A story example of interest to us would be a family drama involving a crime, or a horror that explores vengeance, grief and loss etc.


Please contact us if you’re interested in collaborating or already have some ideas, fully formed or not, that you believe could make a quality short film. We can sort out copyright, contractual obligations and a deferred payment once a project(s) brief has been agreed upon. 

Our email address is: drabercrombie2015@gmail.com


We look forward to hearing from you,

Regards, David and Robert Abercrombie, Filmmakers