MILLER’S GROVE PUBLIC ACCESS
Anyone who has struggled with their mental health at some point in their life or who has a chronic mental disorder is qualified to submit a proposal. This includes, but is not limited to: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, schizoaffective disorders, eating disorders, addiction, personality disorders, and depression. Though the project advocates for seeking help through medical professionals, Miller’s Grove Public Access also realizes not everyone has those resources or the financial stability to do so. That’s why the project will recognize self diagnosis and will not exclude these individuals from submitting.
Though artists are encouraged to be as involved in their own show as possible as well as stick to the “homemade” look of the project, we want you to feel confident in the work you submit. We don’t expect everyone to know how to do everything. Artists are more than welcome to recruit the help of others regardless of their mental health status. As long as it’s your story being told, you can utilize actors, writers, musicians, videographers, editors, and other video artists if you feel it’s essential to your show.
All show proposals must include a script. These do not have to be in screenplay or teleplay format. Stage play format or a variation there of is perfectly fine. Rough drafts will be accepted during the soft call period. However, outlines and treatments will not be considered. PDFs are preferred.
SHOW CONTENT GUIDELINES
To be considered, your show must explore your experiences with your own mental health using the loose format of a public access television show. Your show can fall under any genre or style and your content can be as conceptual or as satirical as you wish barring it does not become counter productive to the project’s mission.
Though you are encouraged to star in your own show, it is not required.
Episodes must range between 2:30 - 5:00 minutes in length. This would be around 3 - 5 pages.
Found footage and stock music are fine, but please make sure, whatever it is, you have the rights to use it.
While shooting, please keep in mind that all accepted shows will be converted to 4:3 aspect ratio. This is something we can do for you or you are more than welcome to do it yourself before turning in your finished episode.
Shows may be shot on digital tape formats, but final video submissions must be either mp4 or .mov files. If shooting on VHS, tape drop offs will be accepted, but a .wav audio file must also be provided.