Sixty-six emails were just sent out to our potential crew with a few more select emails going out in the next few hours.
For those of you that are nosy In the interest of transparency, the email looked like this:
Only kidding. It said this:
Thank you for expressing an interest in being involved with the 72 Project in Birmingham this summer. We’ve had an incredible amount of interest for both sides of the camera and we’re doing our best to offer as much opportunity to as many people as possible.
The way the 72 Project is organized requires everyone to be flexible and open-minded to turning his or her attention to whatever areas require attention. Whilst we cannot confirm people in the exact roles on set yet, we can confirm that we’d like you to be onboard and we’re looking to give you the best experience possible.
We can confirm that there will be multiple units, identically organized, which will increase the opportunities available. We are looking to have an equal balance of genders and an environmentally friendly production. The project exists as part of a research process and therefore the culture within the production will be professional whilst remaining approachable and supportive to participants. It is NOT a traditional hierarchical set; your creative contribution is as critical as your physical contribution.
All positions behind the camera for this project are unpaid (including directors/producers). The intention for the project is to create an empowering and inspirational process that you will not experience elsewhere in filmmaking. Food, accommodation and transport during the production will all be paid for.
The project will shoot from Thursday 17th July 2014 and screen in Millennium Point Giant Screen Cinema, Birmingham, from 5pm onwards on Sunday 20th July 2014. Whilst all crew will receive a free seat at the final screening, there won’t be complimentary seats available for friends or family due to the limited amount of seating available in the auditorium. However, 100 early bird seats (at a discounted rate of £15 each) will be available from the homepage of www.the72project.org from 9am on Friday 21st February 2014. This ticket price includes the screening and the Q&A, as well as access to the after-show party.
In the coming weeks we will be arranging various production meetings of which you’ll need to attend only ONE to get an understanding of how the process works moving forward. We’ll email you about this in due course. In the meantime, please help us to promote the project organically by sharing the social media links with your family and friends and encourage them to support us. Ultimately, the more people who engage with the project, the greater your experience will become!
Should you have any questions, please get in touch.
All the best,
James Fair and the 72 Project team.