Director’s Cut – LockDown OpenUp

At midnight on 23rd March 2020 the UK went into lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak that has been locking down many parts of the world.  On 24th March Directors’ Cut launched LockDown OpenUp an initiative to motivate and inspire storytellers to open up and share, using their lockdown experience as inspiration. We may be isolated, but we are not alone, we are collectively sharing a unique experience.  Stories have the power to make people laugh, cry, feel represented, more connected, and much more.

That is why, during the days of the lockdown, they are opening up for storytellers to open up to them, and share with them anything inspired by their lockdown experience.

They are looking for:

  • Scripts – 1-2 minutes in length
  • Videos – 1-2 minutes in length

They are opening their (virtual) doors to receive submissions for LockDown OpenUp during every day of the lockdown, and are open to take submissions from storytellers across the world.

They will be reviewing submissions as they come in daily.  Some of these submissions will be used in one of their upcoming showcases at Southwark Playhouse when the theatre industry’s doors are open once again. During the days of the lockdown some of the script submissions will also be chosen and cast to be released on their online channel, along with some of the video submissions they receive.

Please send your submissions to

Video submissions can be in the form of any artistic expression, (song, music, animation, monologues, dance, painting etc) the only condition is that the person submitting them must be the person who created them.

They look forward to your submissions and encourage you to open up during lock down!

Find out more on the Director’s Cut website

Deadline: rolling during lockdown

Source: BBC Writersroom

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