Directors Call Out
Sign up to our Directors Database

We're looking for Directors interested in collaborating with some of the North's most exciting new writers.

Directors – we need you! As we gear up for another year of supporting new filmmakers in the North, we’re putting together a database of people who are interested in a career as a Director and are looking to collaborate with local Writers.

Throughout the year, we deliver a number initiatives supporting Writers to develop new scripts. We're now looking for directors who are interested in meeting these Writers to interpret and bring their own distinct vision to their work. At this stage, our Directors Database is for creatives pursuing a career as a Director only - rather than a Writer-Director - and is all about connecting you with the talented Writers we're lucky enough to work with.

To join the database, simply complete a short, online form with some basic information about you and your filmmaking.

Sign up

The form will ask you for a short biography, information about your film interests, examples of your previous work and links to your channels/social media platforms (where relevant). 

We’ll use this information to gather a better picture of directing talent in the North and to help us identify what scripts and projects might be a good match for you.

After you've completed the form, your details will be kept on file and we'll reach out when directing opportunities become available through programmes like our Northern Exposure Short Film Script Lab and microshort commissions.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for directing opportunities on our talent development programmes, you must:

  • Be based in the North of England (see a map of the areas we cover).
  • Be over 18.
  • Have a desire to direct scripts written by other creatives, and to collaborate with Writers on their scripts.

We'll use the information you submit to the Directors Database to learn more about filmmakers in the North and to identify relevant directing opportunities to share with you. Your information will be held securely in digital files and won't be passed on to third parties without your consent.