Applicants will need to have experience translating underlying abstract concepts into a script and film format, they do not require expertise in Judaic study or be Jewish. The time frame for the project is anticipated to require substantial effort for the next two to three months, with ongoing, but limited involvement over the next 6 – 9 months.
|Location||New York City, New York|
|Genre||Historical / Biopic / True-stories • Documentary / Docuseries|
Seeking scriptwriters to create short form (5-10 minute) documentaries for a new museum. The overall project will impart new perspectives to enduring Jewish values. The films will be a mix of live action and archival footage, with stories told through historical events, poetic interpretation, individual voices and interviews.
Scriptwriters will work from accepted treatments or concept outlines as the foundation for the script's development. These outlines will guide, without limiting, creative expression.
Scriptwriters must have experience in approaching unfamiliar or perhaps divisive subjects with a fresh eye and unique perspective. You will be expected to develop authentic characters, voices, and scenes.
This narrative approach will examine particular moments in Jewish history, from many different angles, to tell the story of their universal effect. They will include short biographies of a lived concept – like belief and faith – as seen through a Jewish lens.
The tone will be accessible and emotionally compelling, even though the content is abstract and sometimes beyond easy words. An underlying aim of these scripts is to make the invisible palpable - at times, without words.