Yaddo to commission 125 docs from public submissions
October 24, 2016
While the saying goes that everyone has a book in them, Nick Fraser – the creative force behind award winning documentaries such as Man On Wire and Blackfish – believes the same applies to documentaries.
He has pledged to commission 125 films from original ideas in one year. The films will join the ever expanding and eclectic mix of handpicked documentaries currently available on the Yaddo platform.
Fraser is asking the British public to pitch their documentary ideas directly to him. Pitches can be made either in-person – with Yaddo’s office address given to those who email in – or online.
Yaddo will review the ideas that come through and get in touch with those who strike a chord with Fraser and his team. Would-be documentarians who grab Yaddo’s attention will be asked to produce a 5 minute ‘work in progress’ film – which will be published on the platform – before attracting investors to fully commission the film.