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Filmmaking Opportunities for 16 – 24 yr olds in the midlands -APPLY!











Then get reading and then appying – as they say time waits for no man (or woman)!

Rural Media is looking for young artists with creative ideas from all art forms; from dance to visual art, animation to poetry, music to drama, film to video art to create stunning new short films

Random Acts is a major 3-year Arts Council England/Channel 4 project that supports young artists between the ages of 16-24 with throughout England.

Kush is supporting Rural Media who runs the midlands hub of Random Acts and Kush Films gov’ner Marlon Palmer has agreed to give up his time to be a mentor to a selected successful applicant (there are other hubs covering all over England including London so go to the Random Acts website for news on a specific area that you live in).

For this particular project you need to be aged between 16-24 and live or attend College or University in the  Midlands.

You will need to have a clear focus of what it is you want to do; you may have a script, artwork, storyboard, choreography or piece of music that you want to use, or have developed concepts and ideas that you want to realise on screen. There will be time to cultivate your ideas with professional mentors, but we will be looking for applications that can demonstrate a clear vision

The production process will be demanding. You will be supported and guided throughout it all, but you need to be prepared to commit time and energy to producing your work. Once you are commissioned you will be placed onto a production schedule which means working to tight delivery deadlines.

The Rural Media Company is the Random Acts Network Centre for the Midlands in partnership with Maverick TV and a host of other arts organisations.

If you’re still not quite sure of what its all about then a good way to find out more will be at one of our Access Events. Our workshops for the Summer are now finished but we will be organising more in your area in the Autumn.

The workshops will give you all the information you need about Random Acts and how to to apply as well as providing valuable tips and inspiration from a wide range of artists and industry experts –  AND they are a lot of fun!

Find out more about the workshops HERE

What I don’t know but I’m too afraid to ask…………

You can visit our FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions) page HERE

Once you have developed your idea you will need to complete an online application form and email it to juliec@ruralmedia.co.uk –  the application pack which also contains full Guidelines can be found below the photo Gallery

Applications are now open and the next deadline is Friday 6th November 2015 @ 5pm

Get involved, take part, take a risk, put your idea out there – can you really afford to miss this opportunity?

Click below here to find out more info and apply for this great opportunity

Contact Details:
Email: juliec@ruralmedia.co.uk
Tel: 01432 344039


16-24 yr old – Want to work in VFX? Framestore is open!





Open Doors @ Framestore

Date: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Address: 9 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GH


A VFX scene from the film Gravity


Want to work in VFX? Framestore is open!

We have secured exclusive invites for anyone aged 16-24 interested in a career in visual effects to go behind the scenes at Framestore, one of the UK’s most exciting VFX companies.

The artists and producers behind the VFX magic on films such as Gravity, Harry Potter and Avatar will share their career paths and the nitty gritty of their job.

Meet the visionaries who have helped make Framestore the success it is today, and get fresh perspectives from those starting their career at the company, including insight and tips from…


  • Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
  • Junior Animator
  • Production Assistant

Also, network with the rest of the Framestore family – whilst enjoying free pizza!

Don’t miss out! Click here to save your place at our Framestore Open Doors

Competition Time

Fancy the opportunity to work at Framestore? We’re giving you the opportunity to win one week work experience. Click here to find out how.

(Competition run by Film London and not by Kush: click link to go to their site)


Open Doors

Open Doors is a series of events for 16-24 year olds to connect with the fastest growing creative companies, and network with like-minded people in the industry. At every Open Doors event you will come away with invaluable insight into working in the Creative Industries, the skills you need to be successful and the opportunities open to you to help you get there.

For more information about this and other events, follow our Open Doors swarm on Hiive, the professional network for creative people.


Noh Budget Films: Social Media and Digital Marketing People Wanted

Social Media and Digital Marketing People Wanted

Use your expertise in social media to promote Noh Budget Films’ forum theatre episodic community radio play 492 Korna Klub: http://492kornaklub.eventbrite.co.uk

Whether you dream in code, have your head in social network clouds, or just have that creative spark, we need you to assist us in launching our new project in December and require people who can help us expand our marketing push.

The role
You need to be flexible and creative to work on your own in your own time, planning, marketing and advertising the launch and the ongoing developments of the radio play.

*There is no pay but reward you to be part of an innovative exciting project.

You will need to create awareness of the radio show and liaise with online resources such as e-newsletters, free listings, internet databases, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram.

Reporting to the Producer, you’ll be joining a highly professional team of artists and production staff.

Apply to info@nudgetfilms.freeserve.co.uk explaining your interest.
Closing date: 31st January 20143

Interesting voices wanted for Forum Theatre Radio Series

Noh Budget Films has been commissioned by Galaxy Radio 102.5FM www.galaxyafiwe.com to broadcast our innovative new interactive-participatory episodic community radio project in 2014.

We require a range of  actors and non- actors  in different ages and gender for the series.

The pilot series ‘492 Korna Klub’ focuses on an  Afro Caribbean family deciding to return back home, after 50 years of life in the UK. They run a community centre in their spare time near to where they live in South London. Their forthcoming silver wedding anniversary plans to handover their possessions to their siblings’ leads to difficulties. Staff at the community centre are up in a peril organising activities and events for survival.

The series explores the themes of family, community and social and political injustices. It also offers to illustrate the solutions to unite and heal the problems that exist and blight that community.

The original idea was conceived by www.tonycealy.com.

Ideally people who can create different character voices and have strong improvisational skills would suit the project best.

For information on characters go to:

Workshop Auditions
Are designed for us to get to know your skills and abilities and go over some over the episodes.  These will take place at: (dates and times tbc)

Brixton Road Youth Centre
143-145 Brixton Road
London SW9 6LZ

Tel: 0207 820 1106

Email info@nohbudgetfilms.freeserve.co.uk (492 Casting in Subject Line) with brief introduction of yourself (with photo in low res) and reason why you’re interested in the project.