So, in response to the YES votes I got here, on Facebook, Twitter and even on email, I can announce this is *the* place to list yourself as a short film writer, producer or director wanting to collaborate (or indeed anyone else interested in making short films - actors, DoPs, music people, art designers and other crew welcome too).
a) Please list your REAL NAME as well as your online handle, plus email address; suggested format for email addresses yournameATproviderDOTcom, to avoid those pesky bots. Please make sure you say what your title is WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, etc, what GENRES or "types" of story you're interested in AND whether you're looking to expand your horizons - ie. if you're a writer who wants to produce. Please also include anything else that may be helpful - ie. if you've been shortlisted or made UKFC funded films before, etc.
b) As with The Feedback Exchange, please list yourself in the comments section of THIS POST ONLY. This is to ensure we have an easily searchable database, linked to on the right hand sidebar of this blog. If for any reason you can't log in to Blogger, please email me on Bang2writeATaolDOTcom with your details and I'll add you.
A FEW THINGS:
1) The first rule of Shorts Club - EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT SHORTS CLUB. I daresay many writers will join in the first instance and we will outnumber the producers and directors. These things take time to build up. It's no good saying, "Oooooh, there's only writers on there", we ALL have a responsibility to make sure this gets as wide as possible. So tell all your filmmaking friends. Post on filmmaking forums, FB pages and websites. Put on your own Facebook and Twitter. Tell people at that *event* you're at. And don't just do it ONCE, remind people about Shorts Club too. Let's make this the best, most diverse pool of short filmmaking on the interwebs, it benefits all of us!
2) Occasionally you will find projects go belly up or you have to walk away for whatever reason. These things happen. Take it on the chin and DON'T slag off the people on this list, or this list. Be professional.
3) If you successfully put a short together with people from this list, make sure I know about it - let me help share the good news! Equally, if you have any other stories about short filmmaking to share that will inspire others, please consider writing a guest post for this blog or let me know the link from yours.
Now go forth, my short filmmaking friends and MAKE SOME FILMS!