NEWS: BFI Academy Bristol to deliver a pitching opportunity with Action Xtreme

The Action Xtreme team will be coming to Watershed as part of the Inside Film event on Saturday 18th March.

Words: Delroy Hibbert, @crossingthedanny

Action Xtreme headed by award-winning director, writer and producer Chee Keong Cheung are the UK’s first major action studio. In 2021 they developed their first project Every Last One Of Them and now they want to hear from new and emerging filmmakers in the South West!

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As part of their mission also includes plans to support and develop the next generation of British action filmmaking talent, they are offering aspiring young filmmakers in Bristol the chance to pitch action film ideas to them. 

This is an opportunity to meet with and share your ideas with some of the biggest names in action film production in the UK. Action Xtreme will also be mentoring some of the selected filmmakers to support you over the next stages of your action filmmaking career.

To apply send them an original proposal for your film and outline elements of it including: 

  • Character(s) – Who is your film about? 
  • Story – What happens? Can you tell us the beginning, middle and end? 
  • Theme – What is your film about and why is this interesting?  
  • Stylistic Approach – What will your film look like? 
  • Location/Setting – Where does it happen? 

You can present this in written form (max. 400 words) or as a video (max. 3 minutes). 

A bit about yourself and your work. This doesn’t need to be long! You can send a link to a showreel, links to past work, images, or anything else that will give a sense of the kind of work you’ve made and don’t worry too much about how much experience you have. 

If you are successful you will be contacted to let you know if you’ve been selected to pitch your idea to some of the team on the 18thMarch. To apply please send your proposal and information to with ‘Action Xtreme at Inside Film Pitch’ in the subject line.

Image: BFI Academy, @bfifilmacademy

Bex Rose, Watershed Talent Producer said “We’re really excited to be working with Action Xtreme to support new and emerging talent in action filmmaking. Action Xtreme recognise that the future of action film will come from new talent sharing their stories and bringing their skills.  This is an opportunity to talk to some of the best people working in the action genre today and to share YOUR ideas with them.”


Image: BFI Academy, @bfifilmacademy

Action Extreme will also be part of a panel discussion as part of the event Inside Film. Whether it’s your favourite genre or a bit of a guilty pleasure, we all love seeing a high-speed chase or slick fight scene. If you love action films but have thought that making your own might be out of reach, this panel will break down how you can start in the genre without needing a blockbuster budget, looking at topics including using easily-accessible kit, bringing diverse voices into the genre and more.

The panel will be hosted by Ti Singh and will include:

  • Chee Keong Cheung – Writer, director and producer who currently is Head of Distribution at Sovereign Film Distribution and CEO of Action Xtreme
  • Gabriela Staniszewska – Bristol-based filmmaker working primarily in horror, action and sci-fi, with a small local and female-led collective.
  • Soo Cole – Founder of Fighting Spirit Film Festival

Image: BFI Academy, @bfifilmacademy

There will also be a panel discussion “Business of Film” delivered by Inside Film that will highlight current training and entry-level opportunities to become professional crew members, with a focus on Bristol/South West opportunities and much more throughout this unmissable event.

The Inside Film event will be at the Watershed on March 18th

Action Xtreme Presents: Action Filmmaking with special guests followed by networking – Waterside 3, 18:00-19:45 

Tickets are available here: