This is the first new project to come out of Jana Bennett's £10m
Think Big initiative. The aim is to encourage ambitious thinking
and multi-faceted programme events that reach under served audiences.
Home Movie is a pan-BBC collaboration across arts, drama , BBC Talent
The beeb will search the UK for a cast and crew of 100. None of
them will have worked in film or TV before. The aim is to offer
people the chance to re-train in a totally different field of expertise.
Meanwhile BBCi will host an online questionnaire to shortlist crew
applicants, with interviews and auditions for cast and crew taking
place in seven locations around the UK. All the 100 people chosen
will benefit from a comprehensive training scheme, whilst a substantial
outreach programme of master-classes and workshops will offer thousands
of people advice and information aboutembarking on their own retraining
Once selected, the amateur cast and crew will make their own movie,
led by a professional producer and director, under the guidance
of a team of industry expert mentors. BBC Three will follow the
trials and tribulations of the casting and interview process while
BBC Two will go behind-the-scenes in a ten part documentary series
following every step of the process with these first-time film-makers.
The world premiere of the film will take place on the BBC and will
include live link-ups around the country to special cinema screenings.