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Shooting People is a vibrant community of independent filmmakers, writers, actors, crew, animators and industry.

We facilitate creativity in film, helping members connect and collaborate to get their films made and seen.

Membership of Shooting People has an annual fee. This ensures we remain a sustainable independent organisation.

Finding a DP for the short fiction I was producing seemed like the key to the whole film. We got a lot of responses to our Shooting People call out and I still can't believe we found someone so talented who clicked with the director brilliantly from the first meeting. They've continued to work together on projects since.

Jenny Horwell, Independent Producer

WRITER SUCCESSES

  • SP member and screenwriter Lee Kern was nominated for an Oscar for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'.
  • Prano Bailey-Bond was nominated for Best Debut Screenwriter at the British Independent Film Awards.
  • Raman Mundair was selected as one of the Scottish Drama Writers for BBC Writersroom.
  • Lawrence Pumfrey was one of 3 winners of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition for his 18th Century British-Western ‘Peakland’.
  • 5 members who were announced as Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow 2020, including writer-director Charlotte Regan, writer-director-actor Ella Glendining and writer-director Naqqash Khalid.
  • SP writer Marley Morrison and director Matt Houghton were selected as Film London’s Lodestars.
  • Writer Francesca Fowler, writer/ director Fateme Ahmadi and writer/director Zillah Bowes were announced as the John Brabourne Awardees 2020.
  • SP writer/director Kat Wood won the Jameson First Shot competition, flying to LA to make her film with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Dana Brunetti.
  • ‘Better’ written by Lucy Heath won the Iris Prize Best British Short.
  • Writer-director Paul Holbrook’s short ‘Hungry Joe’ was nominated for British/Irish Short Film by the London Critics’ Circle.

RECENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO WRITERS ON SP

  • Submit screenplays to Script Pitch to attract the attention of producers, directors and collaborators, and see your ideas realised.
  • Share ideas, techniques and insight on our Ask & Discuss forums, and receive tailored daily updates in your inbox.
  • Submit a short film to SP’s NEW SHOOTS: FILMMAKERS competition for a chance to win top industry mentorship, awesome kit & prizes.
  • 40 roles are posted weekly to SP Production from independent filmmakers looking for cast, crew and collaborators across the spectrum of independent film.