The indies behind ITV’s Jimmy Akingbola: Handle with Care and BBC3’s Filthy Business are among the 10 companies that Channel 4 has picked for the latest round of its Emerging Indie Fund.
Nottingham-based TriForce Productions and Leamington Spa’s Common Story join indies from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and across the UK on the year-long scheme, which offers financial, legal and business development support and regular access to a C4 commissioner.
A further seven have received a discretionary award, giving them access to to 4Producers’ networking events, development workshops and funds towards the development of programme ideas, as well as regular access to C4 head of indie relations Rebecca Thompson.
Last year’s participants in the regionally-focused initiative included Belfast’s Below the Radar TV and Birmingham’s Springboard.
This year’s indie participants:
- HopSkip Studios (Belfast) – digital education/children's
- Hill 5.14 (Bedfordshire) – drama
- Kailash Films (Cardiff) – factual
- Cloud Break Pictures (Edinburgh) – digital
- Motif Pictures (Gateshead) – comedy
- Common Story (Leamington Spa) – daytime and features
- Clockwork Films (Leeds) – specialist factual
- Arkid (Manchester) – entertainment
- Triforce (Nottingham) – factual entertainment
- Hey Sonny Films (Sheffield) – news and current affairs
- Enderley Pictures (Stroud)
- Enon Films (Sheffield)
- Feral Inc (Edinburgh)
- Osprey TV (Shotton - Wales)
- Particle Productions (Maidenhead)
- Slate Works (Somerset & Devon)
- Specky Productions (Glasgow)