It’s been over two months since the COVID-19 pandemic halted life as we know it in the United States. It’s been art that has brought us together and fueled our healing. Whether it’s families dancing on TikTok, late night talk show hosts taping their shows from their living rooms, or video tributes to the heroic first responders, storytelling has been the medicine our souls need. Wayfarer Studios and Wayfarer Entertainment endeavor to take storytelling to greater heights through the Six Feet Apart Experiment.

The Six Feet Apart Experiment is a groundbreaking experimental filmmaking competition, seeking submissions from all filmmakers—as individuals or in teams—for scripted and experiential narrative films. While the projects can be genre agnostic, they must capture the spirit of Wayfarer to create radically sincere content that celebrates and elevates the human spirit. The Six Feet Apart Experiment challenges filmmakers and storytellers by pushing them to step outside the box, look past social isolation, and use these current circumstances to fuel their creativity.

Five Filmmakers, Five Films, Five Mentors, Five $50,000 Prizes!

Winners will have the opportunity to receive $50,000 towards production—

$25,000 in production financing from Wayfarer Studios to complete their director’s cut of the film and $25,000 in in-kind post production services.

Additionally, winners will be paired with a seasoned filmmaker who will provide mentorship throughout the project’s development, production, and post production.

See the Winners

Wayfarer Entertainment is an award-winning production company dedicated to creating branded, television and film content that celebrates and elevates the human spirit.

Wayfarer Entertainment believes in the power of content to spread empathy, entertain, build bridges, and empower people to positively impact the world around them.

At Wayfarer Entertainment, our work is our service to humanity, and we endeavor to inspire people from all walks of life to change the world around them.

Notable Wayfarer Entertainment projects include the Television Academy Honors, Webby, Telly, and Clio award-winning documentary series My Last Days (CW), Five Feet Apart (CBS Films), the Adweek Arc and Telly award-winning series, Man Enough, and commercial work for Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, Wells Fargo, amongst others.

Wayfarer Studios, forged by a partnership between Justin Baldoni and Steve Sarowitz (4S Bay/Paylocity), is a purpose-driven creative and financial engine focused on radically sincere film and television content that is platform and genre agnostic. Wayfarer Studios was founded with the mission to develop and finance projects that can serve as true agents for social change, and which can eradicate the negative “isms” from our world. The studio aims “to disrupt for good” by empowering and protecting creators with fresh voices, championing content that speaks to the human spirit, challenging the status quo and embracing our diverse global community. The first project was the film CLOUDS, a co-finance venture with Warner Bros. that Baldoni both directed and produced. Wayfarer Studios currently has multiple feature film and television projects in active development.


Important Dates

July 6

Extended Submission Deadline

August 3

Announcement of Winners


Development, pre-production and production


Post production