As Hull’s aviation heroine, Amy Johnson is without doubt one of the city’s most famous women. Her remarkable life is rich with inspirational stories. Amy Johnson Festival now plans to capture these stories through a number of commissions, to celebrate Amy’s amazing life and to leave a legacy, not only for her home city of Hull, but across the world.
Writers, animators, film makers, bloggers and podcasters are now invited to submit their ideas for new, creative narratives that will bring Amy Johnson to life for the young people of today.
10 new writing commissions @ £1,500 each, plus additional production budget to tell episodes from Amy’s life in innovative and engaging ways.
They are looking for fresh, short and accessible re-telling of scenes or key moments, and are open to narratives focusing on any aspect of Amy’s remarkable story. There is a rich seam to tap into here, ranging from her rebellious school days, her teenage love affair, her record breaking flight to Australia packed with incidents, to her tragic and untimely death off the North Kent coast. The term ‘story’ is used broadly: you can propose any means of telling your narrative of Amy, from traditional to new media.
Basic commission fee is £1,500 (plus VAT if applicable). Collaborative proposals as well as individual ones will be considered.
A separate budget will be available for production costs, whether traditional or otherwise. These costs will be agreed with successful applicants and the fee enhanced accordingly.
Fee payment will be in two phases: 50% on appointment, with the remainder on completion.
Deadline for Submissions Thursday 18 February 2016
Email your proposal to: email@example.com
Writers whose proposals have been shortlisted will be notified by Monday 29 February and contacted about production costs.
Successful commissions will then need to be delivered by 30 April in order for us to move into production phase and for the project to ‘go live’ in early July 2016.
Download a pdf containing details of the project.
Amy Johnson Festival – Project Commissions.