MENTOR THROUGH FILM
A Tapping Frog Initiative to Develop New Creative Talents
MENTOR THROUGH FILM
It's kind of fun to do the impossible
ABOUT OUR MISSION
We Mentor Through Film
For more than two decades, we have been involved in programs - both in the United Kingdom and abroad - that use the performing arts as a route to support young people into the creative industries. That process has come full circle, bringing the emerging talent we identify into contact with real world experience, while also providing support and ongoing mentorship into employment.
London holds a unique place within the world's creative industry and opening doors for new talent is our passion.
Undertaking this process is better when we work as a team, and through community partnerships and donations from our program supporters, we are able to provide high quality opportunities to the program mentees.
All monies received as donations to Mentor Through Film are applied directly to access equipment, film locations and logistical elements to make projects possible.
Mentees are selected based on talent and potential and commit their time and skills to the program.
We create opportunities for our community partners and project supporters to connect with our work regularly, and to see the impact of their donations.
In the summer of 2018, Mentor Through Film completed its first full length feature film: BEING GRACE. This film was made possible entirely through the support of our community partners, and has now entered the distribution process, with its first television debuts in regional international releases.
In the summer of 2019, A MATTER OF CAUSALITY, our second feature length project, completed principal photography. This project has provided opportunities for new and emerging actors to show off their skill in front of the camera, and brought new talent in play in behind the scenes roles as well. A MATTER OF CAUSALITY has achieved recognition with selection at festivals in Europe, America and Canada, and won Best Indie Feature at GFFA Los Angeles and Best Thriller Film at Vancouver Independent Film Festival. We are exceedingly proud of the awarding of our actors for their beautiful work in front of the camera, receiving awards for Best Ensemble Cast, Oniros Film Festival; alongside Best Actor (Bright Skrettingland) and Best Young Actress (Juliette Boor) at GFFA Los Angeles. This Feature commenced release on Amazon Prime Video, along with additional regional engagements in March 2021.
The Program completed its third feature, ICON OF BETRAYAL, in January 2021. This project was filmed in the summer of 2020; while following all guidelines for a COVID-safe filming environment and teaching our mentees to keep working and striving through challenge and adversity, and it features original music composed by Helga Ragnars. Icon of Betrayal Has so far won Best Indie Feature at Oniros Film Awards New York, and has Achieved Two Accolade Awards of Special Merit - for Feature Film and Lead Actress (Isabel Nesti). Additionally, Isabel also received the Best Actress Award at the South America Awards, and the project gained accolades for Best Production Design. Finally Icon of Betrayal received Best Indie Feature at GFFA, Los Angeles. Helga Ragnars and Brian James Twiddy won Best Original Song for their collaboration and we won Best Indie Filmmaker for Director Annarie Boor.
We greatly appreciate your support to help build a platform for the talent of tomorrow to thrive.
Opening new opportunities for emerging talent to make a lasting impact
We hope you take this opportunity to support our vision, and are greatly appreciative of any contribution you can make. We share our process and progress with our donors and partners - as you are part of the mentorship journey for these emerging talents, and we want our community to share in their successes and challenges.
Some of the lovely organisations who have supported our goals so far
From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports, and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career.
You can link to Raindance by clicking on the button, and use code TAPPINGFROG to get a 20% discount on membership and courses.
SALVATORE SCARPA PHOTOGRAPHY
Salvatore Scarpa has been a Mentor Through Film partner since our first short project in 2018.
Working with a mixture of Natural and artificial light he brings out the wonderful in the subjects he photographs.
Studio K, based in Richmond is home to a vibrant community of adults and young people, who enjoy a variety of dance styles, with class options available throughout the year.
RICHMOND & HILLCROFT ADULT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
A further education college for adults, with over 7000 learners. Located two minutes from Richmond station, RHACC are within easy reach of London to suit learners travelling across the city. As well as over 1900 courses, they host an exciting events calendar featuring concerts, drama, lectures, workshops, displays and fairs throughout the year.
LOOK MUM NO HANDS
Welcome to Lmnh Kitchen at the Loom. A new cafe - bar in Whitechapel; open every day to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eat in or take away.
We have wifi! There's smiles, Square Mile coffee, Canton Tea and lots of delicious cake. We have a large selection of London brewed bottled beers from the likes of Kernel, Beavertown, Redchurch & Howling Hops. Spirits, cocktails and wine is also available.
Wonderphil Entertainment represents films at the major Film/TV markets, including the American Film Market (Los Angeles), EFM (Berlin), FilmArt (Hong Kong), NATPE (Miami), MIPTV & MIPCOM (Cannes) and the Cannes Film Festival/Market.
Buyers from all over the world attend these markets, providing them the opportunity to sell films to individual territories. Between markets, they place films for domestic & international release.
As a company, GENRE TALES specialises in the art of storytelling regardless of medium or genre. Working with writers through feedback and analysis to develop the best version of the story they want to tell is a core tenet of what we do. We also work with distributors, publishers, developers, producers and filmmakers to analyze, develop and boost the potential of projects.
BLOODY STUFF FILM & TV EFFECTS
BloodyStuff Ltd are one of the UK's leading developers and suppliers of Props, Effects and SFX services to Film, TV & Theatre.
Over 25 years in the industry, their BreakableFX craftsmen, SFX Supervisors & Technicians, Pyro technicians, Prosthetics & Soft Prop makers are here to assist productions of large and small scale.
At Mentor Through Film we are keen to hear from individuals and organisations that would like to support us with skills, equipment, locations and logistics.
Please do contact us if this is an area where you are able to help support the talents we mentor.
Recognition for ICON OF BETRAYAL
FEATURE FILM -AWARD OF MERIT, Special Mention - Accolade Global Film Competition
LEADING ACRESS - Isabel Nesti -AWARD OF MERIT, Special Mention - Accolade Global Film Competition
BEST INDIE FILM - Oniros Film Awards New York
BEST ACTRESS - Isabel Nesti - South America Awards
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Simon Boor, Annarie Boor & Fransien Van Der Merwe -South America Awards
BEST INDIE FEATURE - Global Film Festival Awards
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - Helga Ragnars & Brian James Twiddy - Global Film Festival Awards
BEST INDIE FILMMAKER - Annarie Boor - Global Film Festival Awards
Recognition for A MATTER OF CAUSALITY
BEST INDIE FILM - Global Film Festival Awards Los Angeles
BEST THRILLER FILM - Vancouver Independent Film Festival
BEST PRODUCER - Global Film Festival Awards Los Angeles
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST - Oniros Film Awards New York
BEST ACTOR - Brigt Skrettingland - Global Festival Film Awards Los Angeles
BEST YOUNG ACTRESS - Juliette Boor - Global Festival Film Awards Los Angeles