RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen have commissioned five new original dramas for the new season of Storyland, the award-winning commissioning project that gives emerging Irish drama talent an opportunity to make original programmes, viewable to a global audience on RTÉ Player.
Close to two hundred aspiring and experienced drama production teams applied this year according to RTÉ.
For the sixth series of Storyland, RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen have commissioned five single dramas of up to twenty minutes duration, which will be shown early next year to national and international audiences on RTÉ Player. The five production companies who have been awarded the commissions are Against the Grain Films, Mycrofilms, Out Left Productions, Six Mile Hill Productions and Two Hungry Fish Productions.
Storyland continues to offer a springboard for emerging Irish talent and writer on the island of Ireland. The fifth series of Storyland, which ran on RTÉ Player earlier this year, has already won a number of international awards and generated additional opportunities, both within and outside RTÉ, for writers, directors and producers to apply and develop their talents.
According to David Crean, executive producer, RTÉ; “Now in its sixth season, Storyland has proven to be a hugely successful commissioning platform to bring fresh creative ideas to RTÉ, and to identify emerging creative talent for the TV and film industry on the island of Ireland. Across writing, acting and directing, Storyland showcases the great breadth of Ireland’s creative talent. From crime to comedy, sci-fi, and coming of age dramas, Storyland brings new and wholly original dramas to engross our audiences.