As you probably know, the Bath Film Festival IMDb Script to Screen Award is a beautifully rounded award: people submit their scripts, then the five shortlisted scripts have a rehearsed read through in front of an audience and a panel of industry judges who together choose a winner who is awarded £5000 cash and £2000 worth of kit from 180 Degrees/Visual Impact. They then make the film over the summer and we have the World Premiere of the short at the festival.
Sean Healy’s spooky Can You Hear Me? won the judges’ and audience vote back in June 2015, and he and his team have been hard at work since.
Originally, Sean planned to make the film using friends and contacts in the industry to shoot his film in “a somewhat guerrilla style” but, after winning the IMDb Script to Screen Award, he decided to take “full advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make the best appointed version of the film possible by using the best equipment and the most experienced professionals I can get on board.”
Things are looking good, with a number of industry figures offering Sean their help after reading his script. Des Hamilton, a casting director Sean met at a BAFTA event, passed on the script to the agent of Sean’s first-choice actor for the film’s lead role – hopefully he’s keen to become involved in Sean’s project.
Come and join us for the IMDb Awards 2015 and the World Premiere of Can You Hear Me? on Tuesday 8 December at Little@Komedia.