In researching the factors that led to success in screen careers, the Mercury CX identified production opportunities as one of the most-cited features of professional development.

Drawing on the depth of experience through the highly successful PIP production funding, in 2021, Mercury CX will introduce the Quicksilver Production Fund. There have been a number of highly successful shorts delivered or aided through this program.

This initiative is open to emerging practitioners at different stages in their career pathway.  Selection is competitive and will be based on the strength of the script and the career-building opportunity for the creative team.  

In 2021, there will be a strong focus on support for production-ready projects. Whilst not limited to participants in the new Springboard Plus program, this 12-week program will provide potential Quicksilver applicants a range of ways to prepare a project for the formal development processes.

Applications will open mid-year.