Looking For Louis Winner!

We’re very excited to announce the finalists and winner of our Looking For Louis competition, in association with Mindhouse, Amazon Studios and Edinburgh TV Festival.

Our six finalists were:

Alim Jayda – Both Parents Deaf

Ginna Cheng – Becoming a Chess Boxer

Jessica Brady – A Male Stripper Experience

Remel London – My Grandad’s Secret Society

Sharon Walia – Queerjabis

Tiger Cohen-Towell – As God Intended

Their micro documentaries were completed in just a week, after their pitches were selected from over 600 entries.

The finalist films were showcased at a live session with Louis Theroux today at Edinburgh TV Festival, with the winner announced as well.

Our overall winner was Ginnia Cheng for her exploration of the strange and wonderful world of Chess Boxing!

Ginna wins a six-month, exclusive option with Mindhouse. She will work together with Mindhouse’s creative team to develop projects and pitch them to commissioners with the aim of winning commissions that will be executive produced by Mindhouse and authored or presented by Ginnia.

In addition, Amazon Studios will offer Ginnia a bespoke 12 month programme of mentoring and training to help them achieve their career goals.

All six films are available to view on the Edinburgh TV Festival app, along with the films of our other shortlisted filmmakers, Emb Hashmi, Iman Amrani, Rakeem Omar and Tasnim Nazeer.

Congratulations to all!

If you’re interested in meeting with any of the shortlisted or finalist filmmakers, please do get in touch on [email protected].