Who S Behind the Wheel?

Who S Behind the Wheel?

Tamasha is inviting applications for

Who’s Behind the Wheel?

A digital video project

Deadline for entries: 6th April 2012

To coincide with the premiere of Ishy Din’s new razor sharp play Snookered, Tamasha is inviting short film submissions from around the world about the people who transport you on a daily basis. Taxi drivers, bus drivers, train drivers, rickshaw riders… you name it! If they’re somehow involved in getting people from A to B then we want to hear their stories and find out ‘Who’s really Behind the Wheel’!

“I used to be a taxi driver that wrote and now I'm a writer who drives a taxi!”

- Ishy Din, writer of Snookered

Tamasha is an award-winning theatre company. Successes like East is East, Strictly Dandia and The Trouble with Asian Men have won acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

The films will be showcased in an online gallery and discussion and interaction around the pieces will be encouraged and integrated with Tamasha’s online community. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your work seen by a wide international audience and be part of a highly anticipated show touring all over the UK.

Selected videos will be screened in front of an invited industry audience at Rich Mix in London at a special event later in the year.

One filmmaker will be offered a place on one of the London Film Academy’s Specialised Courses of their choice from this selection: Documentary: A filmmaker’s toolkit, Directing: A Filmmaker’s toolkit, Composing: Music in Film, Producing: The Business of Film and Writing: Screenplay in a Day (places subject to availability, see website for upcoming dates). Please note that Tamasha can not subsidise any travel or accommodation costs for this opportunity.

The brief is open to interpretation and we welcome all genres and styles; whether you shoot it on a mobile phone or hire in a film crew, the important thing is that you have a good story to tell about who’s really behind the wheel.

Submitting your film:

  • All submissions must include the completed Application Pack.
  • Please subtitle all foreign language films in English.
  • Applicants may enter more than one film but must complete a separate application for each film.
  • Please ensure you hold all copyright for the film before submitting.
  • Tamasha cannot be liable for any breach of confidentiality or licence agreement.

Download the application form and complete and send with a link to your film file (see below) to

Film formats: Please send a full resolution and a web resolution of your film in .mov format via yousendit or weshare to

Please do not send films as email attachments! Please use one of the following:

If you have any queries, please contact Emma Sampson at Tamasha on or 020 7633 2270.

Deadline: 6th April 2012.

The “Who’s Behind the Wheel”: Submission Form

Full name/ Submitted by:



Email:Tel/ mobile:

Website (if any):

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& its future productions?

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Short Synopsis (100 words maximum, attach separate sheet if necessary with title):


Producer: Director:

Running time:minssecs

Date Completed (month/year):


By entering your film for consideration for the Who’s Behind the Wheel - Film Project you authorise that your work is cleared for online film exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the competition constitutes permission to exhibit your work through the Tamasha website. Tamasha is also hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Tamasha and employees of said entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening DVD entered.

Signed by: Date:

Print Name:

Tamasha is an Equal Opportunities employer. Any information provided is entirely confidential and will not form part of the selection process. This questionnaire is not obligatory but by completing it you will help us monitor the effectiveness our equal opportunities policy. The request for this information and the uses to which it will be put are within the scope of the Data Protection Act 1998, which allows for the collation and reporting of sensitive data for monitoring purposes.

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