What do I agree to by signing up?

By signing up, you agree to take part in the Action On The Side one-month film project.

We make the short films with the aim of building our experience and our credits. Once the films have been made, they will be released online, and we may enter them into film festivals and set up IMDb credits.

By taking part in the project, you:

There are additional agreements dependent on your role on the project. These will need to be signed before the shoot. For example, actors grant permission for their image and likeness to be used; writers agree that their work is their own and give permission for the script to be made; etc.

Please note these agreements will need to be signed by ALL cast and crew involved in the project.

Cast and crew who are under 18 years of age will need to have their parent or guardian sign the agreement(s).

What happens once I sign up?

We have a private facebook group set up, which you will be invited to. You will also be added to a subgroup in the AOTS mailing list. As we near the start of the project, you’ll receive special emails, with directions and documents, all you need to prepare for the first weekend.

What happens during the month?

Weekend 1 is preproduction.

Weekend 2 is production.

Weekend 3 is post production.

Weekend 4 is the screening.

What does my fee cover?

There is no such thing as a “no-budget” film. Your fee covers the cost for making the movie: on-set catering, insurance, equipment hire and transport costs, and a minimal art department budget. A portion of the fee covers room hireage for the preproduction weekend and operational costs.

The fee does not cover the cost of submitting the film(s) into film festivals. That cost can be discussed amongst the group

How much does it cost?

It is £50 per person.

Are there any discounts?

If you are a student, then the cost is £40. You will have to provide proof of this by emailing hello@actionontheside.tv with a scanned copy of your student ID card.

If you are only able to take part in some of the project or live outside London, we have additional options. Please see below.

Can I pay on the day?

You can make payment on the day by using the above button. Please do not bring cash on the day. If you have any difficulties making payments through PayPal, please contact us at hello@actionontheside.tv

I’ve been invited to join the AOTS Shoot? Do I need to pay?

In a short answer, no. This fee is for the Actioners taking part in the event. If we’re short of a particular crew or cast member during the month, we will run a casting or post a crew call. If you have been booked through one of these, then you do not have to pay.

We do hope you’ll sign up to our mailing list and take part in our future projects.

I only want to take part in the first weekend’s networking and script development, and cannot take part in the shoot weekend. Is there a discount?

It is £25 to take part on the first Saturday only and £25 to take part on the first Sunday only. If you can only make one day and not the rest, then this may be your best option. Otherwise, it is £50 in total.

If you pitch a script and it is selected, you will need to be involved with the full project.

Remember, the fee is to cover the cost of making the movie, and helping with preproduction is part of that.

I live outside of London. Can I still take part?

Yes, if you have a script that you want to pitch, we can arrange for you to pitch by video. We’ll contact you with feedback during the weekend, and will phone you on Saturday if your script is selected. There is a £25 fee towards production costs.

Yes, you can be involved in post-production outside of London. Perhaps you’re an editor, sound designer, colourist, composer, VFX artist, poster designer. There is a discounted fee of £15 which goes towards production costs.

I have a question that isn’t covered here

Please email hello@actionontheside.tv or contact us through our Facebook page. We are happy to answer any question and are looking forward to hearing from you.