July 6, 2015
From June 1-5 2015, the Banff Centre hosted the second edition of the Emergence Lab, a collaborative residence on creative storytelling. On Screen Manitoba was a partner for this event and has talked to some of participants to learn from their experience.
A simple yet effective formula: 2 projects, 2 versatile teams, a handful of experienced mentors and 5 days to create a prototype. A French and Canadian initiative, the lab also addressed coproductions between the two countries.
One of the selected projects was led by Elizabeth Rüll. Her team’s prototype (watch it hereis now her key pitching tool. Looking for buyers, Elizabeth admits that she doesn’t yet have a coproduction plan in mind as she doesn’t feel knowledgeable enough in the matter. “Five days, it’s very short to create something. We focused on the prototype but we probably would have needed a few more days to learn more about copros,” says the writer. “Also, there’s a great cultural divide between France and Canada. I’m an author, not a producer,” explains Rüll.