Sep 6, 2012 Last updated on Sep 6, 2012 at 14:08
The Learning Zone is looking to commission another 60 minutes of original drama for slightly older children in KS3/4. We are seeking ideas for short (10 – 15 minute) dramas that reflect some of the key issues that affect young people in the 12 – 15 age group and we’re keen to produce films tailored specifically to their needs. From personal problems such as body image, puberty, emerging sexuality, alcohol, conflicts with parents, identity, dating - to bigger social issues such as poverty, we are keen to commission a series of short dramas which speak directly to this audience and serve as stimulating triggers for debate.
Although dealing with often tricky and sometimes upsetting problems, it is important that the films are also empowering for the viewers. They should also be suitable for discussion in a school setting- so should not be too violent, or sexually explicit. Although informed by real life issues, they need to feel like quality dramas - with sophisticated story-telling, believable characterisation, and top quality writing, directing and acting. Crucially, the films must be produced to the highest possible standard by highly experienced crew and production teams. The dramas should be of enduring value, since they will be used as a resource by schools for the next five years.
You can read the full brief and requirements in the 'Learning Zone Drama brief: PHSE KS3/4' document in the downloads section of this page. Please also do take a look at our Learning Commissioning page.
The closing date for submissions for this specific brief is midnight September 23rd.
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