Day One Shorts (formerly Someday Stories) Selects Townsend’s ‘Wilbert Wire’

Day One Shorts (formerly Someday Stories) selected DEGANZ member Ricky Townsend‘s Wilbert Wire as one of the eight commissioned projects for 2024.

Ricky is the project’s writer/director and is joined by Ella Waswo (producer) and Joseph Chamsay (co-producer) to bring his sci-fi/family short film to life. It follows a robot art student, othered by his human teacher and classmates, who is tasked with creating a painting about love.

Day One Shorts will provide the scripted teams with $20k to produce their films. They will also receive wrap-around talent development support, including workshops, professional script consultancy, and mentorships for the directors and producers.

This support has already kicked off for the year as Day One welcomed the teams to come together for the programme’s annual two-day hui. During the two days, they worked with development consultants, spoke with former series alumni, and took part in workshops from industry professionals.

We look forward to seeing Wilbert Wire when it comes out later this year!

Last updated on 29 February 2024