My name is Cara Kay and I am currently working with a development team for a brand new television network that will launch in April of 2009. Right now, my assignment is to review short form content and submit what I find to our team, who will then decide which content to pass on to our acquisitions director. Our team is scouring the internet in search of ready-made user-submitted content, but we are also being encouraged to look for artists who might like to use our platform as a fresh opportunity to launch their own creativity by customizing content specific to our brand.
Here's what we're looking for:
The duration of each short form submission needs to be between 3-10 minutes long and deal with themes of purpose and identity, social justice and environmentalism, community and relationships, a quest for spirituality, or arts and culture. We are not boxing anybody into a specific production quality standard. We rate the quality of a short according the impact of its message and the creativity in which it is communicated.
Here are examples of some short form styles that represent what our network would be interested in:
A Thousand Words: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=74
My First Crush: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=48
Mankind is No Island: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrDxe9gK8Gk&feature=PlayList&p=7A4F257C8DB1F308&index=2
Bright Orange: http://www.good.is/?p=11868
PURPOSE & IDENTITY:
Dancing Queen: http://www.pangeaday.org/filmDetail.php?id=4
Ignorable Calling: http://www.vimeo.com/672573
SPIRITUAL / INSPIRATIONAL:
Nick Vujicic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxcrYVq1Dcc
Nooma Today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32EZrJBmAqU&feature=related
ART & CULTURE:
Harmonica Beatbox: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHUuqsSCn5g
1 Week of Art Works: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1455262/1week_of_art_works/
Please realize that a submission does not guarantee that the project will be picked up by our network. It will be reviewed by our development team first and then, if the team agrees to pursue acquisition of the content, the producer will be contacted. What I can guarantee is this: all fresh content that is made specific to the themes listed above and that has not been viewed through any other media outlet will DEFINITELY make it to the top of our selection list as we want to find new content-creators for our network in order to mark it as a broadcasting entity that's fresh and innovative rather than just another media outlet regurgitating what has already been done.
You can submit your short form(s) via FTP or better yet, email me a link for online viewing. If either option does not work for you, then email me and I will give you an address so you can send me a DVD. When emailing me, use the following Subject Header: Cara Kay Short Form Response.
Edited Wed 8 Oct 2008
by Cara Kay