Unique Collaborative Film Project
Seeking All Types of Creativity
Seattle, May 5th 2017 – Writers and Actors Reading and Performing (WARP) Theatre is leading a collaborative short film project for premiere in October 2017. The purpose statement for this project is to Celebrate Cis & Trans Women of Color in the Traditional Fantasy Genre. WARP Theatre will do this by contributing a new and original short film to the genre, with an emphasis on equitable roles without bias toward gender or ethnicity.
This short film project begins with an open meeting at Theatre Puget Sound in Seattle Center, on Sunday June 4th from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. All interested parties are encouraged to RSVP on the WARP Theatre website (warptheatre.org/fantasyfilm) or by email (email@example.com).
In effort to adhere to the project purpose statement, this collaborative effort will instill the following guiding principles:
- Equity for Women: The final screen-play must pass the Bechdel–Wallace test.
- Original Content: The final screen-play should not conform to the “Hero’s Journey” story structure.
- Fantasy: The story line will take place in the High Forest of the Forgotten Realms D&D Campaign Setting – allowing for known Fantasy and D&D character types: Aarakocra, Centaurs, Dragons, Drow, Elves, Humans, Gnomes, Korred, Gnolls, Orcs, Pegasi, Pixies, Satyrs, Treants, and Unicorns
Production Roles Available Include:
An Assistant Producer provides direct logistical support to the Executive Producer and Production Team.
An Assistant Director provides direct logistical support to the Director of Film, including but not limited to Story Board development and Creative Design
An Assistant Playwright provides direct logistical support to the Creative Team, including by not limited to Story Arch, Character Development, and Plot Design.
Creative Development Roles Available Include:
Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters
A Dungeon Master serves as the game's referee and storyteller, while maintaining the setting in which the adventures occur and playing the role of the inhabitants.
Characters form a party that interacts with the setting's inhabitants (and each other). Together they solve dilemmas, engage in battles and gather treasure and knowledge.
An Illustrator or Graphic Design Artist visually develops the storyboard and characters with the assistance of the Production and Creative Teams through collaboration.
Proposed Schedule: Final Production Schedule Released After First Meeting
First Meeting: Sunday June 4th; 4:30p – 6:00p
At this meeting WARP will pitch the project to the community – seeking feedback and volunteers.
Screen-Play Development: Sunday June 11th; 12:00p – 2:30p & 3:00p – 6:30p
Over the course of the day Dungeon Masters and Actors will organically collaborate through standard gameplay of Dungeons & Dragons.
Production and Creative Development teams will work to document and visually develop the project with a story board.
Screen-Play Development: Sunday June 18th; 12:00p – 4:00p
With the completion of a story board the Production and Creative Development Teams will collaborate on the final story arch and plot.
About Writers and Actors Reading and Performing (WARP) Theatre:
Writers and Actors Reading and Performing (WARP) Theatre is actively working to facilitate the creation and world premiere of new, original works for theater in order to help achieve race and social equity. We are raising public awareness of underrepresented communities using the craft of theater to foster the expression of their voices.
Name: Jason Dooley
Title: Managing Director
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