Mercury CX is excited to announce the Quicksilver Production Fund. In 2021, up to five production opportunities are available to draw from a total fund of $60,000.
Aimed at applicants with a production-ready short form project, each project should be no more than 30 minutes in duration, can be of any dramatic genre or format (film, doco, web series etc.), and must be able to demonstrate viability for proposed budget.
Projects may be original works or adaptations.
This initiative is open to emerging practitioners at different stages in their career pathway. Selection is competitive and will be based on the strength of the script and the career building opportunity for the creative team.
In addition to the cash funding available, selected projects gain access to Mercury CX equipment and insurance to the value of $2,500.
All applicants must be Mercury CX members. Applications for Quicksilver open mid-year.
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In researching the factors that led to success in screen careers, the Mercury CX identified production opportunities as one of the most-cited features of professional development.
Drawing on the depth of experience through the highly successful PIP production funding, in 2021, Mercury CX will introduce the Quicksilver Production Fund. There have been a number of highly successful shorts delivered or aided through this program.
This initiative is open to emerging practitioners at different stages in their career pathway. Selection is competitive and will be based on the strength of the script and the career-building opportunity for the creative team.
In 2021, there will be a strong focus on support for production-ready projects. Whilst not limited to participants in the new Springboard Plus program, this 12-week program will provide potential Quicksilver applicants a range of ways to prepare a project for the formal development processes.
Applications will open mid-year.