Get Connected and Silence Launch 'Nobody's Perfect' web film contest
Get Connected, the charity that provides a helpline for young people, and digital advertising agency Silence are launching a website, Nobody's Perfect, for young filmmakers and actors to showcase their talents to professional movie directors and producers. They can submit film, music and scripts to win the chance of helping to produce 6 short films that address issues like self-harm, sexuality and bullying.
"Get Connected provides a confidential phone, email and web-chat service for under-25s and this competition will let them communicate their feelings in a way that's relevant to them," says Chloe Darlington, External Affairs Manager at Get Connected. "We chose to work with Silence because of their unrivalled knowledge of the digital environment and their enthusiasm for attracting entrants and rallying the film industry."
British movie producer Nick O'Hagan (Fever Pitch, Wilde, Daylight Robbery) is supporting Nobody's Perfect by judging entrants and mentoring the winners. "I'm really pleased to be supporting this project," says Nick. "I feel passionate about finding ways to help young people express themselves through the arts. Hopefully we'll be able to uncover some exciting new talent."
The project was conceived by Julian Davies, Managing Director at Silence. "This is a huge opportunity for the future stars of the British industry to work together for the first time and, hopefully, inspire each other," says Julian. "It has been humbling to see so many of our friends in the film industry offer their support."
The Nobody's Perfect website launches in July.