Hive Talk With Prem Gill: new blog and a big announcement!

Written by Telus on Sunday March 1, 2015

Hello STORYHIVE community! Welcome to the new look and the first entry in our new blog series.

In the last year we’ve held two competitions – one for Short Films and one for Web Series – and we now have a richness of community-produced content. We’re first and foremost a place for storytelling, so we redesigned the website to showcase YOUR stories, expanding it so that there are now permanent homes for each of our projects. You can check out the latest news on any of the competitions directly through the navigation on

The Hive news doesn’t end there. All of the STORYHIVE web series pilots will be delivered to TELUS today and will be live and ready for voting on March 16. Remember to watch, share and vote for your favourites: two will be chosen to become a web series and each will receive $50 thousand plus mentorship and training from TELUS to help make it happen. I have watched several of the pilots and competition will be tough. Good luck to all 30 teams!

As we begin to wrap up STORYHIVE Web Series we are excited to announce our very first MUSIC VIDEOS competition! Starting on April 6, STORYHIVE will be open for submissions. TELUS will award 20 $10 thousand grants across BC and Alberta to make a music video. Once the music videos are finished they will go back into competition and have the chance to win a larger funding package of $20 thousand for a second music video and $10 thousand for a documentary about the featured artist/band. The two teams will also receive mentorship, training and industry networking opportunities (more on this in the coming weeks ).

Musicians and directors need to pair up , so start creating your dream team now. Our Creative Directory has been updated to allow musicians/bands to create artist profiles. If you want to get a head start, you can create yours today.

Thank you for your ongoing support of STORYHIVE. We at TELUS are so proud to be supporting creators in BC and Alberta and are thrilled to see the phenomenal creativity showcased in the Hive.

Check back here regularly for updates and fresh content!

Prem Gill
Director, Original Production & Programming, TELUS Optik TV.

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