Big Thinkers Caribbean is a new program to unearth the next big, animated hit authored by Caribbean creators launched by award-winning Indie Big Deal Films (Little Badman, Dreaming Whilst Black) in association with Hoek, Line & Thinker and Animae Caribe Animation Festival.
Big Thinkers is inviting Caribbean creators, that are either based in or have roots in the Caribbean to apply. The team are keen for creators that have a story they are passionate about, or an idea or character design that they feel can be the next iconic animation IP that the world is looking for, to send in their submissions.
Big Thinkers will accept submissions from now until midnight on 23rd August. Finalists will be invited to come and pitch their projects in person to a jury at the annual Anime Caribe Animation Festival in Trinidad & Tobago from October 25th to 28th 2023. The Jury will consist of a broad representation of industry perspectives and backgrounds who will be attending in person and virtually. The jury includes Elliott Palmer (CBBC, Nickelodeon, King Bert), Thomas Stogdon (Big Deal Films, Little Badman, Dreaming Whilst Black), Tom Van Waveren (CAKE Entertainment, Mush Mush and the Mushables, Supa Team K), Gian Franco (Pavillion Picture), Leslie Ann Caton (FilmTT).
The winning project will go into funded development with the Big Thinkers team, who will work with the winner to create a market ready pitch.
“When Big Thinkers started, it was to amplify voices we felt were missing from our screen. Well, we’re delighted to announce Big Thinkers footprint is going worldwide and where better to start than the wonderful Caribbean where there is a huge array of talent ready for the next step”. said Dhanny Joshi, Co-Founder and MD of Big Deal Films
To apply, please submit the below materials along with your application to: [email protected]