Interview: Sabrina Amerell – Creator’s Vision Pitch

         
            

Sabrina Amerell is a writer and Serial Eyes alumna whose projects ALLES PUSSYS for H&V Entertainment and INFLUENCE for La Belle Affaire Productions and Neopol Film are currently in development. Sabrina presented her work at SERIENCAMP’s Creators’ Vision Pitch and is a conference regular who represents the creativity, skill and expertise of SERIENCAMP’s industry audience perfectly.

1. How did the Creator’s Vision Pitch help you and your project?

Seriencamp’s Creator’s Vision Pitch was the catalyst that put this project on an amazing journey! After the pitch, my co-writer and I were approached by a range of high-class production companies. Our network expanded greatly while the feedback and positive response boosted our confidence to further develop this ambitious international story. Contacts we made during the festival lasted and resulted in collaborations on other TV projects. Shortly after the Creator’s Vision Pitch, we gathered development support from France and pitched the same project during MIP-TV in Cannes this year. Thanks to the experience we gained at Seriencamp, we were prepared and ready to go on stage again. In the end we finally found a production partner. It all started in Munich – Seriencamp gave us the first chance!

2. Why would you recommend your fellow screenwriters participate in this year’s Creator’s Vision Pitch?

Because the Creator’s Vision Pitch offers young as well as established screenwriters a unique chance to have their voices heard and visions directly presented to a top-notch industry audience. The event is perfectly organized, there is a naturally positive and creative energy among the participants, which makes the pitch a fun and relaxed experience. The festival team supports and encourages their selected creators in every way and this attitude in return attracts a welcoming, friendly and interested audience. The selection is also completely diverse, every genre is welcome! It’s a huge opportunity to lift a project off the ground and meet the right partners for it.

3. Is there any advice you would give to someone who is thinking about submitting a project?

Just do it! Send in what you are passionate about.
And even if it shouldn’t work out this year, even filling out the application form is a valuable process. It helps tremendously in that it gives you more clarity about your project.