DO YOU HAVE AN AMAZING STORY TO TELL OR JOURNEY TO GO ON?

WILL YOU LET THE CAMERAS IN AND TAKE US ON AN EMOTIONAL JOURNEY TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH BEHIND A PERSONAL SUBJECT CLOSE TO YOUR HEART? ARE YOU GOING THROUGH A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD? DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL STORY YOU ARE DESPERATE TO TELL?

October Films has a world class reputation for discovering and nurturing new on-screen talent. We make honest, moving and important documentaries which reflect the world we live in. We love telling stories with big characters at their heart, who are going on journeys to find out more about themselves.

We wish to talk with people with a current story to explore. Please fill in the form and one of our producers will get back to you. We will speak to you over the phone and assess your story. If it is suitable, we may need to interview on camera before showing you to the broadcaster we feel you are best suited to. There will be a selection process, so don’t worry, there’s no commitment at this early stage. We can assure you that we take our duty of care to our talent and their stories very seriously. There will be many talks with the team here before any individual is asked to take part in filming for broadcast.

Before completing the form, ask yourself this:

What is my story and why would viewers be interested in hearing it? What am I going to be doing in the next year that we could follow? What would I like to find out by making a documentary? How would it change my life?

Look at past projects for inspiration:

Annie: Out of the Ashes  |  Kris: Dying To Live  |  Walking the Nile  | Dangerous Borders: A Journey Across India & Pakistan.

If this sounds right for you; please complete the application form.

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