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Shooting People

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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.

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Shooting People helps a community of filmmakers - actors, writers, directors - to connect in an industry that can otherwise sometimes seem slightly impenetrable, inaccessible. And it’s a lot of fun.

Alex Lawther, Actor - 'The Imitation Game', 'End of the F**king World', Wes Anderson's new film 'The French Dispatch'


  • 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-director Paul Holbrook’s short ‘Hungry Joe’ was nominated for British/Irish Short Film by the London Critics’ Circle.
  • ‘Better’ written by Lucy Heath won the Iris Prize Best British Short.
  • 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.
  • SP member and screenwriter Lee Kern was nominated for an Oscar for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'.


  • 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.