Video producer seeks progressive Christian
A well known beer company is producing a video about the human diversity in the UK.
We get some strange requests here at the PCN office but this is one of the most unusual. It seems that the fault lines to emerge from the Brexit vote of 2016 has prompted a well known beer company to commission a film about what makes people in 21st century Britain tick, reflecting, they hope, the rich diversity within these isles.
Ridley Scott Associates, a production company, is making this film for circulation on social media. Their commission is to put together a pot-purri of people which reflects the diversity of life in the UK. The finished product is likely to be less than five minutes, so most of what you say will end up on the cutting room floor. They came to us because they want to recruit someone for the film who has a progressive outlook about Christianity. So if you consider yourself to be a progressive Christian and you fancy testing your ability to reflect that in a few short words, you may relish this challenge.
They sent us this link to an example of their work
And this is the text of the letter they sent us
Ridley Scott Associates are looking for individuals to take part in an exciting and bold documentary project that explores what makes people in 21st century Britain tick…Events of 2016 highlighted that increasingly there is no single way of looking at the world. In this ground-breaking social experiment, we will feature members of the public that have a wide and diverse range of opinions. We would like contributions from people with strong, articulate ideas on science, politics, religion and social issues - who would like to escape their “echo-chamber”.The reason I contacted your organisation was because we would like to feature a practising Christian. Not only do we want to hear your views on life and society, we also want to learn about your personal biography and why you have decided to devote your life to the teachings of Christ.This project is being sponsored by a well known alcoholic beverage company. Financial compensation will be paid for your time.We are casting people over the age of 25, nationwide. To be successful you must be available for one day during the week of 13th February 2017 and an additional day in the first week of March 2017. You will be filmed on your own, in addition to taking part in tasks, activities and workshops with other contributors.To apply or find out more please email the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.orgYOUR NAME, NATIONALITY, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL, SKYPE NAME, ADDRESS, AGE, AND A SELECTION OF RECENT PHOTOS – NO SUNGLASSES! PLEASE ALSO PROVIDE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOURSELF AND WHY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PART OF A DOCUMENTARY THAT AIRS YOUR POLITICAL / SOCIAL / SCIENTIFIC POINTS OF VIEW.DUE TO THE HIGH AMOUNT OF INTEREST ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTEDRidley Scott Associates is a film and commercial Production Company in London. It is one of the leading production companies in the world and has established a reputation for excellence and innovation that is revered throughout the industry. For further information about the company, please visit: www.rsafilms.com