From more than 300 applications, the 3 final projects from the first Future of Film Incubator were launched at a Showcase Reception on the evening of January 31st, 2023 at the Epic Games London Innovation Lab.
Future of Film is proud to present the artists Ben Mole, Zinha and Frederic van Strydonck and their diverse projects that cross film, TV, animation and the metaverse:
- “SAVE POINT” by Ben Mole, a science fiction adventure feature about a gamer using her unique skills to rescue her errant father on a distant planet.
- “MOON MAMA” by Zinha, an immersive experience and digital storytelling movement featuring the Afro-deity Moon Mama, who journeys to earth to save us through the power of dance.
- “RIGHT CLICK STORY” by Frederic van Strydonck, a new animation studio dedicated to telling stories for – and with – the passionate and growing Web3 community.
The projects are the output from Future of Film’s unique 8-month ‘format neutral’ incubation programme designed to find, nurture and hone original stories and bring them to market. Read more about the projects here.
At the event, the artists had the opportunity to share their vision with select buyers, financiers and executives from across the screen industries. As well as discovering the projects and artists, guests also had the opportunity to experience the latest virtual production technology on the Epic Games Innovation Stage.
“We are proud of the diverse and innovative projects that have come through this inaugural Incubator – and it has been wonderful to launch them here at Epic Games’ state-of-the-art facilities. A massive thank you to them and all of our Founding Partners – it is through their support that we have been able to bring these incredible projects to market.” Alex Stolz, Future of Film Founder and Creative Director.
“It is so exciting to see how the Future of Film incubator projects are brimming with innovation, rooted in strong storytelling, yet with daring ideas and use of technology. Can’t wait to see how they come to life.” Thomas Höegh, Founder and CEO, Garden Studios.
“We’re thrilled to host the launch of these innovative projects by these talented filmmakers. Congratulations to Ben, Zinha and Frederic, and to the Future of Film team for a successful first incubator.” Ben Lumsden, Business Development, Epic Games .
“Our goal is to help get creative content to the screen faster,” said Diana Colella, SVP, Media & Entertainment, Autodesk. “It’s great to see the vision of these artists and their compelling projects come to life.”
About Future of Film and Future of Film Incubator:
Future of Film was founded by film distribution executive Alex Stolz in 2017, initially as a podcast celebrating innovation in filmmaking. It has since grown into a global community of creators and industry leaders with activities including the annual Future of Film Summit.
Future of Film Incubator is the unique development programme for filmmakers and creators in the screen industries, designed to develop projects across all screen formats, and launch them to market. The inaugural Incubator received over 300 applications and the 8-month programme featured expert mentorship and sessions on worldbuilding, virtual production, and real-time tools, Web3, audiences, and community building. Participant projects also benefited from audience research on their projects in partnership with highly respected consumer research companies US-based Screen Engine/ASI and the Danish Publikum.
Future of Film Incubator is supported by Founding Partners Epic Games and Unreal Engine, Autodesk, Nvidia, Dell Technologies, and Garden Studios.