The Davey Foundation is once again offering aspiring writers and filmmakers the chance to produce their own films by delivering three short film grants this year. The Davey Foundation was founded last year in honor of David Ross Fetzer, the Salt Lake City-based actor known for his work in indie projects such as "Must Come Down" and "Point B." Fetzer was committed to helping up-and-coming independent filmmakers and the foundation aims to continue his legacy.
Two of the grants are $5,000 each to produce a short film. The third allows the user to use a $10,000 Cinema Camera Package. The Davey Foundation stayed true to their promise of offering more from the grant in 2015, as last year they offered one $3,500 grant. The deadline is March 15, 2015.
Recipients of the grants will also be assigned mentors to help in the filmmaking process. The mentors include last year’s grant recipient Ben Kegan ("The First Men") and award-winning filmmakers Kenny Riches ("The Strongest Man") and Dustin Guy Defa ("Person to Person," "Bad Fever").
Joining Riches and Defa this year as a finalist judge is David Zellner, writer and director of "Kumiko the Treasure Hunter."
For more information about the Davey Foundation and grants offered, click here.