DISSOLVE INTO: IS AN INTENSIVE LAB AND FEEDER SCHEME FOR THE NEXT VOICES IN UK SCREENWRITING.
Bringing together the best of screenwriters from across the UK, the scheme supports writers from different backgrounds, socioeconomic groups, regions and ethnicities. The only prerequisite for entry is talent.
Working by, with, and for peers, this is a supportive writer-led environment fostering care, inspiration and professional output through hard work and creative vulnerability.
The scheme takes existing material and shapes it into quality work, while packaging it into genre-based audiovisual material to aid it in financing.
Entry and Pattern
TEN projects and 1 trainee script reader
are split into
TWO regional clusters between June and June.
Places are based on:
historical income/social group
REWRITE 1 - SEPTEMBER
Phase One features writers writing in group participant phases. Story development with writers, mentors and script editors (3 days). Followed by a 12-week writing phase.
REWRITE 2 - JANUARY
Roundtable script read with actors, for podcast, plus a walk-and-talk session (3 days). Followed by a 12-week writing phase.
READINESS 1- APRIL
Presentation of deliverables including: screenplay draft, proof-of-concept video production, podcast, website and social media plan, pitch deck and audience design. Followed by 8 packaging phase.
READINESS 2 - MAY/JUNE
All participants reconvene to deliver and pitch their work in a safe, collaborative, supportive environment attended by two industry experts. A public pitch (1 day) attended by all 10 attendees, four invited producers (2 from each cluster), and an audience selected based on the audience design of each project (3 audience members per project = 30).
A message from founding director Elan Gamaker.
As a writer and educator, I love discovering, nurturing and developing tomorrow's voices. Surprised by the lack of institutionally- backed and industry-led feeder schemes, I decided to merge the skills and contacts of higher education and the wider industry – so was born Dissolve Into:.
This is a passion project of hard work and creativity, a space designed for collaboration, exploration –and a stepping stone in the lives of young writers selected on the basis of one unifying principle: talent.
See more about Elan here.