End Game... three months support to work on your screen dream
In 2020 End Game will be offered to 14 Tasmanian filmmakers over two rounds;
- Round 5: March 2 - May 29
- Round 6: June 1 - August 28
Applications for Round 6 are now open. Download the guidelines and application form here.
Wide Angle Tasmania provides Tasmanian screen practitioners with the framework and support to work strategically on achieving their dream. End Game will help you to define your long-term screen aspiration and then identify a first step that can be achieved in 3 months.
Each round, filmmakers will be selected to participate in a 3 month programme of goal-setting, peer support, coaching and reflection designed to help you transform your great idea into action. End Game is delivered online to Tasmanian screen practitioners. The celebration event at the end of the three months will be held at Washington Street, Hobart.
Each participant will receive;
- One on one mentoring sessions to shape and evaluate the action plan to achieve your 3 month screen goal
- weekly feedback on your progress
- a network of colleagues undertaking End Game
- access to online goal setting software
- access to online bank of resource to support your goal
- access to production equipment and insurances for those enrolled in the 'short form production stream' of End Game.
- access to WAT SHARES to help achieve the steps identified in your action plan
- a launch event to celebrate your achievements
Apply: by 10am Monday May 25
Course dates: June 1 - August 28
Where: Tasmania - delivered online
Cost: $120 for WAT members
End Game is designed to:
- develop entrepreneurial thinking and creative business skills for screen practitioners.
- acquire skills and strategies that support a habit of goal setting and action planning to progress screen objectives.
- forge a community of colleagues that understand and support filmmaker’s individual goals
- acquire knowledge about, and practice in engaging broadly with the screen industry to support practitioner’s short term goals
If you are considering applying for End Game, you can attend the End Game info session and workshop at 1pm on Wednesday May 13 by zoom videoconference. Register to attend here.
Selection for End Game is competitive and will be assessed on the application and workbook submitted. The full course cost is $120 (includes GST payable). If you are keen to be involved but are unable to pay the full fee upfront, please get in touch with WAT's Executive Director Abi Binning to discuss your situation directly. WAT may be able to provide additional support for active contributors to the screen community. WAT’s course refund policy can be found here.
Applications for Round 6 Open
March 1, 2020
1pm Wed May 13
Applications for Round 6 due
10am Monday May 25
Mon May 25
End Game Round 6 runs
June 1 - August 28
Fri August 28
‘Supported by Screen Tasmania’s Industry Development program’
End Game Round 5 - March - May 2020
Vivien Mason - design and fabricate merchandise that relates to her animation
Matthew Newell - self-promotion as an actor.
Felicity Wilkinson - commence training or an internship in Continuity
Dylan Burgos - pre-production for a web-series
Belinda Bradley - shoot a scene from a short comedy script
Patrick Noble - complete a first draft of a script and edit a short film
Jack Bryce - approach an actor's agent
End Game Round 4 - June - August 2019
Tara Bufton - Write, direct, produce and act in a short film.
Jeff Kirkland - Shoot, direct and produce a short film.
Heidi Bedloe - Start self-promotion as an actor.
Darran Petty - Pre-production on a zombie feature film for a cause.
Rebecca Thomson - Organise healthy creative work/life regime.
Jane Hamilton-Foster - Write a six part web series.
Kaja Piatek - Create a three part web series.
"The value for me in participating in End Game was really having to think through and articulate my goal/s and to keep having to articulate what I was doing towards achieving the said goal. My goal actually shifted during the course of the program and I really appreciated having the input and encouragement from Abi and Emma in this rethinking and new direction... and this is something that I have continued to work on it since finishing the three month program. Thanks Abi, Emma and Wide Angle Team!" Rebecca Thomson
"The End Game initiative was fantastic! I gained so much knowledge from the Wide Angle team and met many great filmmakers along the way. Thank you all so much for your belief in me and support along the way." Darran Petty
"End Game was a fantastic opportunity for me in many ways. I have been teaching Media Production in schools for the last 23 years but now I have decided to work in the Screen Industry. I am developing my own business, acting, directing, editing and writing. End Game gave me the opportunity to meet people who are working in the industry and work with them. It also extended my knowledge about the processes used in the industry that are different from those used in a school environment." Tara Bufton
End Game Round 3 - February-April 2019
Ellis Swinbourne - Write, direct and produce the short film The Quiet Boy
Frank Formby - Research documentary project and the industry.
Matthew Cooke - Complete final draft of a feature script.
Jon Lenthall - Start self-promotion as an actor.
Lauren Watson - Direct, produce and act in the short film Instadate
Rosemary Cann - Write, direct and produce the short film Paddy
"End Game has been such a fantastic experience. I have learned, grown and been more hands-on as a filmmaker through this initiative than I have in a whole semester at university. The extensive support, goal-making, accountability and weekly check-ins and tasks have made a screen dream of mine possible. A film that I had not been able to complete in six years and I was able to bring all the pieces together through this program and the doors that it opened. I am forever grateful that I was given the amazing opportunity to be part of this wonderful initiative." Lauren Watson
"When I entered EndGame I did so without a clear idea as to which direction to go in relation to pursuing my acting career in Film and media arts. EndGame provided a structure through which I was able to set goals and pursue them with the confidence that I would be able to complete them. The three month deadline pushed me to undertake challenges and step outside of my comfort zone. I have been able to develop a brand that reflects my capabilities as an on-screen actor, produce a show-reel, create the foundation of a professional social media presence, create a personal website and work towards getting representation. During EndGame I was supported with advice, coaching and encouragement, even when progress seemed incredibly slow. In the end I achieved far more than I originally set out to and I'm incredibly glad I pursued this opportunity." Jon Lenthall
"EndGame is a brilliant initiative. Teaming up newcomers with the experienced film professionals at Wide Angle Tasmania creates an environment where much can be achieved in a short time. Learning so much so quickly was sometimes overwhelming yet exhilarating. EndGame doesn’t just teach knowledge it opens one’s eyes to the world of filmmaking. It helped me develop contacts in the industry that are vital to the realisation of my vision. Looking back at my application, I achieved more than I hoped for, including the confidence to persist." Frank Formby
End Game Round 2 - October-December 2018
Danny Youd - Write and direct a short film.
Mark Thomson - Live panel discussions and Q&A for YouTube streaming.
Oliver Potter - Write and direct the short film Wonderfluous
Joel Wilson - Complete final draft of a short film script.
Tom Roberts - Direct and produce a Squash Promotional Video
Cathy Allen - Create a series bible for a TV pitch.
Ben Morton - Write and direct the short film The Devil You Know
Patrick Foster - Organise festival strategy for short film.
Victoria Bremner - Complete final draft of a short film script.
"I originally enrolled to complete a writing project but I soon realised that using the three months to really push myself forward and see my words come to life was a possibility. With encouragement and constructive support, the barriers that had stood before me began dropping away. Amazing people in the local screen community were open to give their support, advice, time and positive vibes to the project. Wide Angle is an asset to the Tasmanian Screen Industry and without them and I would not have know where to start to move my creative career forward." Ben Morton
"I was able to successfully complete my intended goal of a TV series one pager and pilot episode. The support and guidance given to me from my mentor Emma Wilson has been invaluable... I highly recommend the End Game initiative to anyone who needs a push in the right direction to achieve their goal!" Cathy Allen Jan 2019
End Game Round 1 - July-September 2018
Lisa Gormley - Screen business capacity building.
Aeshlie Wheeler - Screen business capacity building.
Michael Vivarelli - Screen business scoping and website design.
Kim Jacobs - Complete final draft of feature script.
Daniel James - Career pathway planning.
Andrew Hinze - Produce portfolio show reel.
Emma Wilson - Complete first draft of TV series script.
"Over these past 3 months, as designed End Game helped TAS CASTING achieve our business and personal goals. Having just started a new business venture we found ourselves overwhelmed with ideas, goals and tasks. Sitting down with our mentors for the first time clarified our main goals and compacted what seemed unachievable into bite sized very manageable pieces. What we didn’t expect was once goals were clarified we also became very inspired. While chipping away at these goals we managed to achieve them and so much more. Being held accountable and having advice throughout the process was excellent or our productivity. We will continue to use these valuable skills and resources well into the future."
Lisa Gormley TAS CASTING
"Over the past three months I had the pleasure of being a part of the first round of End Game. End Game was a fantastic program ran by Wide Angle that required you to be responsible for your own goals. I would recommend End Game to everyone that needs help starting their careers or just needs that little extra push to achieve something. Emma was fantastic and always made you accountable for your tasks and I loved every moment of it. Sometimes you just need a push, End Game is that push." Andrew Hinze