Are you a young creative aged 16 – 26 on the Isle of Wight? Interested in working with film?

You could be a director, writer, actor, producer or designer, so long as you’re interested in developing your skills and creating/leading a digital film artistic response.

You must commit to:

  • attending weekly training/mentoring sessions (October 21 – Mar 2022)
  • creating/producing a 5-10 minute short film
  • producing and promoting the final result
  • and making sure you are available for the final artistic exchange

The work you create at the end of the commission/training will be launched live and streamed online.  There will be an opportunity for further development after the project is completed.

For example:

  • Are you a writer? Write a short piece and bring in actors to perform it.
  • Are you an actor? Showcase your talent by performing a monologue or short duologue, or devise your own work.
  • Are you a director? Direct a short original piece or an extract of an existing piece with professional actors.
  • Are you a designer? Design for a show you would like to make.
  • Are you a producer? Learn and grow by taking an assistant producer role.

Click here for an example of previous participants’ work.

There will be weekly sessions with time and location to be confirmed.  The first session will be in-person in a Covid-safe, socially-distanced format, and following sessions will alternate between online and in-person meetings.  The full programme runs from October 2021 to March 2022.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you want to find out more!

If you have any queries, or if you need any help please do not hesitate to email

How to apply:

Click here to complete your application form.

You can also record a video or audio of your answers and email them to us on the above email address  

Deadline: 5th October 2021 

StoneCrabs Theatre is an artist-led company keen to support the next generation of theatre makers. We want to empower young creatives who share our inclusive and socially engaged theatre practice within diverse communities. 

Islands That Shape Us is one of our pilot projects developed during the pandemic, where we look at digital and film responses to live theatre.