This initiative is designed to act as a stepping-stone for emerging, advancing and transitioning screen industry practitioners to help them achieve their career goals.
The Quicksilver Production Initiative supports the professional development of creative talent by providing funded production opportunities of short form content that demonstrates a bold, original, artistic vision.
This is an inclusive opportunity for South Australian practitioners who are committed to pursuing a professional career in the screen industry. At least one production opportunity will be led by an emerging key creative from an underrepresented background or community.
Applications are invited from teams with projects that are in advanced stages of development and are production-ready.
Initiative outcomes include:
What is offered:
Up to five production opportunities are available to draw from a total fund of $60,000.
In addition to the cash budgets offered, $2,500 of in-kind support is also provided by way of equipment and facilities hire, including $1,500 worth of public liability and volunteer insurance cover, a suite of contract templates, production forms and project mentoring from Mercury CX Production Executives.
The following table specifies the cash funding available. Based on applications, Mercury CX reserves the right to distribute the funds across fewer projects as deemed appropriate.
Eligibility Criteria - Teams
Eligibility Criteria - Projects
In line with prevailing screen industry standards, all applications must be completed in full and submitted by the deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
Stage 1. Written Application (online application form and uploaded attachments)
Applications will be assessed holistically on the following criteria:
Stage 2. Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview with Mercury CX executives.
If short-listed, all relevant agreements and releases must be provided to Mercury CX before the interview, as stated in the application criteria.
Stage 3. Successful applicants will be announced following the interviews.