Screen Queensland has partnered with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s talent development company, Impact Creative Systems, to transform the careers of four Queensland-based screen professionals through a prestigious attachment opportunity on Thirteen Lives – the film adaptation of the 2018 Thai boys’ soccer team cave rescue, commencing production on the Gold Coast this March.
Aligned with local on-set skill shortages, the program is now open for applications from emerging screen industry professionals in the areas of costume design, set design, accounting, and assistant directing, to be attached to Thirteen Lives for a period of 12 weeks during production.
Academy Award® winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, director on Thirteen Lives, said the philosophy of Impact to discover, cultivate and empower the next generation of creative storytellers worldwide, has been extended to unearth talented production-focused practitioners.
“We’re excited about the potential for Impact to transform careers in areas where the screen industry, in Queensland but also globally, is experiencing particular skill shortages,” said Mr Grazer and Mr Howard, jointly.
“It’s also a deep part of our philosophy and approach to give back to the locations where we are filming and this program is a great way of providing emerging screen professionals of promise the opportunity to work on a major feature film in their own backyard.”
In addition to these attachment opportunities, Thirteen Lives is estimated to employ more than 275 cast and crew and inject around $45 million into the Queensland economy.
Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich praised Impact for their commitment to help develop the next wave of screen industry professionals, from a diverse range of disciplines, in the state.
“For every production Screen Queensland supports, attachments are an obligation as part of a proven strategy to grow and diversify the local industry.
“As demand for Queensland as a production location continues to escalate, these kinds of initiatives are vital to creating a viable industry to rival other major screen hubs globally,” Ms Munnich said.
The on-set experiences of the four successful candidates will also be documented as part of a bespoke digital campaign including regular video diaries and social media updates.
For more information and to apply visit impact-australia.com/crews . Applications close 14 February 2021.
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