Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Lack of funding is a problem many filmmakers come up against, leaving them with the problem of not being able to share their vision and creativity. Award winning filmmaker Pia Getty’s passion of finding the next generation of filmmakers and supporting creative talent, led to the start of ‘PiaPressure’. A production company set up to support emerging talent and new voices to make exciting, poignant and original films.
Together with producer James Durrant and award winning director Johnny Kenton, both a notable supporters of the creative arts, PiaPressure will act as a film and television production company with the aim of elevating emerging talent, female filmmakers and filmmakers from under represented backgrounds.
Last night, PiaPressure was officially launched with a reception held at Covent Garden's Hospital Club with industry professionals in attendance. The successful evening not only brought a number of creative people together, but also celebrated the birth of a company dedicated to providing support and creating a network within an ever growing industry.
The company has introduced the PiaPressure Awards, which offers the opportunity to receive investor funding and support. Each award winning team will receive up to £25.000 to fund their project and guide them as well. The winners will benefit from becoming life peers, joining PiaPressure’s network. They will also be expected to give a small amount of time to help first timers, female filmmakers and filmmakers from under represented backgrounds.
Applicants can apply here www.piapressure.com and submissions will be open until June 21st 2016.