How we can help

We experience the world through stories. Whoever tells the stories of a culture defines the terms, the agenda, and the common issues we face.

George Gerbner, media scholar

Through speaking with Lesley Anne about producing theatre and building our company, what seems like an impossible mountain to climb was made achievable. 
Cameron Mowat (actor, director)

Open Road creates and manages projects, productions, events, trips and publications. We’ve created, lead and delivered a wide range of work including cross sector projects between the arts and heritage. Our roots are in Scotland, our work can reach across the world.

We produce our own projects and productions and offer a range of skills, services and support to enable you produce yours. We have high level experience of company management across both the public and private sectors and approach all projects with a creative as well as a practical mindset.

Creatively speaking we bring our own creative skills to any work we undertake and have working relationships with directors, designers, photographers, filmmakers, musicians, composers and dancers to name a few.

Without Lesley Anne, 10 Ft Tall would not be moving in the direction of where it is currently – pre production for it’s first professional show. We are very grateful for her continued support and advice.
10 Ft Tall theatre company

Practically speaking we offer these skills:

  • Business and strategic planning
  • Producing support
  • Project management
  • Production management including licence applications, risk assessments, technical riders etc.
  • Fundraising and development
  • Research and consultancy
  • Film and digital such as live streaming events, filming etc.
  • Financial including budget management, book keeping, management accounts and tax
  • Payroll and PAYE
  • HR and employment

Barriers and boundaries between sectors in the creative industries are increasingly breaking down as theatre productions produce screen based outcomes or merge with computer gaming technology to create new audience experiences. No longer can work be pigeon holed into a single disciple or sector.

Open Road directors have lead in the way in Scotland in creating screen based versions of theatre productions that use film language and talent to offer a ‘film’ rather than ‘recorded theatre’ experience to screen based audiences. We’ve worked on projects that combine theatre and computer gaming and have experience working with music, photography and other arts forms within a theatre and non theatre context.

We can bring a working knowledge of contracts, technology and IP issues, along with specific experience to your production and project if required.

Lesley Anne’s support with both small and large scale experimental projects of mine has been invaluable. It has enabled me to develop a script for a Scratch Night performance, produce a live music and drama performance through an Artist Exchange programme, and complete a successful Creative Scotland application for funding – all within the space of six months.
Neil Cargill (writer, director)

We love to talk, so get in touch to chat about your work, project, production or idea.

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