Go global with Shakespeare’s Globe

Published: 16 February 2022 at 10:55

The Globe Theatre

All AHSS students invited to take part in collaborative film project

ARU is collaborating with Shakespeare's Globe to produce a series of short films that will be streamed across their social media platforms in June 2022, reaching a global audience of hundreds of thousands.

Applications are invited from all students in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Even if you have no experience of filmmaking, if your idea is good enough and you demonstrate yourself to be a collaborative individual, a film crew will be found for you.

You will need to propose a film no longer than 1 minute long, inspired by one of ten extracts provided by the Globe. We are not looking for traditional approaches to Shakespeare, with performers in period costume reciting his text, but bold, ambitious and daring interpretations of the texts, such as rap battles, rogue robots, musicals, sci-fi, or animations. Any off-the-wall ideas like these will be welcomed. You can explore any subject with any tone - comedy is as welcome as serious drama - but we are not looking for any stories that explore COVID or the pandemic.

Our favourite five film proposals will be selected to receive a budget ranging from £400 - £1,750. We’d like to see the money on the screen, whether that is a star performer, killer special effects, or an ambitious idea brilliantly realised.

If you are interested in taking part, please email no more than one side of A4 with your idea to Hans Petch by 2pm, Monday 2 March 2022.

Important: Your proposal should say what your idea is and how you will realise it. Please include details of your course, the name of your Course Leader and an approximate estimate of your overall budget. An attached script will be an advantage.

A practitioner from the Globe will run a workshop at ARU to explore their selected extracts at 2pm Wednesday 23 February. If you are interested in taking part, we strongly recommend that you attend this session.

For more information please contact Hans Petch, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Production.