Wide Angle Residency... the keys to the Wide Angle Screen Centre for up to three months to work on your screen venture.
Keep an eye on the newsletter for applications opening.
The Wide Angle Residency provides Tasmanian screen practitioners with the opportunity to concentrate on their screen project or screen business for a period of between one and three months. This “gift of time” will allow filmmakers to work without distraction to break new ground and progress their screen venture. The Wide Angle Residency provides a home base, resources and facilities for individuals or teams of screen practitioners.
What’s on offer:
- Free office space at Wide Angle Screen Centre (6 Washington Street, South Hobart - includes electricity, water and Wi-Fi).
- Free access to the studio/cinema, meeting room, common areas and WAT Film Kit (negotiated at application)
This initiative is open to all Tasmanian screen practitioners wishing to advance a project, enterprise or business that contributes to a vibrant, diverse and renewable screen culture. All residents MUST be current WAT members for the duration of their residency.
You are welcome to visit the Wide Angle Screen Centre to check out the space available and discuss the terms and conditions in more detail with Wide Angle Tasmania staff.
IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR WIDE ANGLE RESIDENCY…
What do we expect?
- A clear goal to be achieved by the end of the Residency. This may include completion of a script, editing a screen project, launch of a screen business or screen product etc. This outcome will be shared with the Wide Angle Tasmania community at the end of the Residency (the nature of how the outcome will be shared will be negotiated with the residents).
- All applicants must be current WAT members throughout the Residency period
- Short video testimonial (under 3mins) and 50-100 word written testimonial of the value of the residency within a week of completing the residency
- A copy of any film on DVD and stills (if a screen work is produced)
- Logo credit/bio acknowledgement (as negotiated)
- Contribution to a WAT programme during the Residency (eg. Taking stills at an event, filming an interview etc. – to be negotiated at the time of offer, based on the skill set of those involved)
- An agreement will be made with Residents that outlines the expectations of all parties
Wide Angle Residency has been awarded to:
April/May 2021: Jason James
March 2021: Jeff Kirkland
Sept - Nov 2020: Nick Storr
Oct-Dec 2019: Electric Yak
Sept 2019: Joel Wilson
Aug 2019: Oliver Potter
Feb 2019: Ninna Millikin & Takani Clark
Jan 2019: U25 Enterprise
October - December 2018: Mark Thomson
July - September 2018: Lisa Gormley and Aeshlie Wheeler
“The Wide Angle Tasmania Residency enabled me, as a projection designer, to work with director Luke Campbell from Second Echo Ensemble. Luke is an artist living with a disability where it can help to work practically to resolve show creation concepts. Luke has lots of big ideas and when it comes to a multi-projector design that uses a motion capture suit to control his live avatar then it needs a big space. We had been working in my studio for six months prior, and we were at a point where we needed to start trialling some of the ideas at scale. Wide Angle Tasmania was able to provide us with their cinema space for a month to resolve the entire first act of Luke's performance. The residency ended with a showing to invited guests and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The work has now been selected to appear at Performance Space in Sydney in September. This would not have been possible without the support of Wide Angle Tasmania.”
Jason James, June 2021
“As I sit and watch some of the ﬁrst rendered frames from my animated web series, I am incredibly thankful for the support that Wide Angle Tasmania gave me in getting to this point. I’d had many false starts working on the web series idea. Five screenplays started and abandoned thanks to the chaos of working from home in 2020. It became all too easy to just let time slip away and think “I’ll ﬁnish it tomorrow”.
Through their Washington Residency program, I was given access to an oﬃce, and the time and space I needed to develop a web series and write the screenplay for the pilot episode.
Not only did the oﬃce space allow me to focus on what needed to be done, but the expectation that I would actually turn up and do something in there, was a great motivator and kept me from putting writing oﬀ until another day. More importantly, turning up and doing - sitting at a desk and writing every day - and seeing the progress as more and more pages were written - became a welcome habit and rebuilt the work ethic that I’d somehow lost the year before.
So once again, a huge thank you to Wide Angle Tasmania and its wonderful staﬀ, without whose generous support, this project might never have gotten oﬀ the ground."
Jeff Kirkland, April 2021
Ninna Millikan and Takani Clark, February 2019
"A huge thanks to Wide Angle Tasmania for The Washington Residency opportunity. This proved immensely valuable to Electric Yak. In our time spent there we were able to focus on our development slate, submit funding applications and execute some crucial in-house development tasks. Whilst working in a community hub we were able to engage with the wider screen community here and even entered into discussions with new and emerging local creatives. Having access to this space enabled us to achieve our primary goal of finalising the financing of our new web-series and were able to commence production shortly after."
Paul Moran, Electric Yak, December 2019
"TAS CASTING are so incredibly thankful for the support of Wide Angle Tasmania and the Washington Residency for giving us a productive and positive office space to establish our business. As part of the Washington Residency we received invaluable guidance in regard to our industry and direct contact with film makers and industry professionals. The space was positive, quiet and productive with all the resources we needed to get our business functioning professionally. We were also lucky enough to be enrolled in the End Game initiative which greatly supported us in achieving our goals over the 3 months."
Lisa and Aeshlie, Tas Casting, September 2018
"I had access to an office, some equipment and was able to use the hall and mini cinema for the events I had planned. A benefit of this residency was that it allowed me the luxury of failure and to make mistakes. This in turn has led to reflection on how to modify the idea do it in a better and more practical way. In the meantime, by doing something rather than talking about it, I’ve engaged a number of key stakeholders... and also met some great collaborators who have experience in streaming and have provided some valuable advice on how to do it differently going forward."
Mark Thomson, December 2018