Leo: Make Money Work for Everyone

Brief for:

Ideas deadline: April 22 2019, 9:00 GMT
Film deadline: June 6 2019, 0:00 GMT

Calling documentary filmmakers in the US, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Nigeria! We have an exciting new brief for 'Project Leo' who believes access to financial services should be a basic human right. We want you to make a documentary framing the challenges real people face accessing financial services to send, spend, and save money. The impact on their lives. They may not even realize there’s a problem, having accepted the high cost of sending money home, or the inconvenience of carting stacks of cash around. The story should be sourced from the country you live in. There will be 6 documentaries made by 6 filmmakers in the 6 countries above. If you are a filmmaker in one of the six countries above and have documentary filmmaking experience, please download the attached NDA and email it to We'll then release full details about the brief, and how to submit your pitch. The first round idea submission deadline is Monday, April 22nd at 9am PST. Good luck!


How it Works

an idea

Read the brief and send us your idea in a snappy write up or draft script. Tell us a story, and if your idea hits the mark we'll pay you to develop a treatment.

a treatment

Having been shortlisted, bring your idea to life through a formal treatment that builds on your initial thinking and wows us with your creative vision.

your film

Develop your final script and pre-production with support from our team and make a beautiful film that people want to talk about.

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