If you’re finding yourself at a loose end at this strange time, why not take part in new fan-made project Homemade Who and be in with the chance to win a fantastic prize?

Over the past couple of weeks, Doctor Who fans have demonstrated the unique power of fandom to bring people all over the world together. Most notably, whilst we’re all stuck at home, fans, actors, and other creatives behind our favourite show have come together to watch our favourite episodes of Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Class. Doctor Who Magazine’s Emily Cook, as well as Radio Times and BBC America have organised fandom-wide watch-alongs via Twitter of stories such as ‘The Day of the Doctor’, Captain Jack Harkness’, and ‘Vincent and the Doctor’, to name a few.

However, these watch-alongs aren’t the only way for Doctor Who fans to connect with each other during this strange time. Homemade Who is a fan-made project which encourages viewers of all ages to get creative!

They’re looking for fans to re-create their favourite moment from the revived series (i.e. from 2005’s Series 1 onwards) using materials from around their houses. Participants are encouraged to use their imagination, and use whatever materials, camera, and family members/housemates/pets they can get their hands on! If you’re after some inspiration, take a look at this compilation from back in 2013, Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary year:

Entrants should follow these rules:

  1. Your clip should be between 5-30 seconds long.
  2. Film your clip in landscape (sideways/wide) – not portrait (upright/tall) or square – this is an important one!
  3. Don’t add any music or text/titles to your clip.
  4. Don’t include any actual footage from the TV series.
  5. Entrants under the age of 18 must ask permission from a parent or legal guardian before submitting an entry.

Homemade Who‘s favourite entry will win a copy of Big Finish‘s The Legacy of Time, which sees a multitude of classic Doctors and companions reprise their original roles!

Cover to Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time by Tom Webster (c) Big Finish Productions
Cover to Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time by Tom Webster (c) Big Finish Productions

To enter, send your video creation to video@homemadewho.com, either as an attachment or via a YouTube link, along with the name of the episode you’ve re-created a scene from, and which country you’re from.

Entries must be submitted by midnight BST on Thursday 30th April 2020, and participants are welcome to submit multiple entries. Entries are also open to fans from anywhere in the world.

More details of how to submit an entry to Homemade Who and more examples of fan-made videos can be found on their website and on their Instagram account.


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