Learn how a short film is put together from pre-production to premiere, all about film financing and funding including how to make a short film on a low budget (or no budget!), get the low down on equipment (what do you really need, and not need?), and submitting to film festivals. This informal and relaxed workshop will start with a panel Q&A followed by a mix of practical exercises, and the chance to speak to panellists one on one.
James Graham is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and playwright whose screen work includes 'Brexit: The Uncivil War' (starring Benedict Cumberbatch), 'Coalition' and the award-winning feature film X + Y. Over the course of this 90 minute workshop James will introduce the basics of storytelling, structure, and creating strong characters. Whether you have an idea for a short film but don't know how to turn it into a screenplay, already have some experience writing short films but want to learn more about structure, or don't know where to begin and need inspiration, this workshop will give you the practical skills and knowledge to feel confident in your writing. The workshop will conclude with a Q&A.
Kate Fleetwood is an Olivier- and Tony-nominated actress well-known for both her stage and screen work. Theatre credits include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (which transferred to the West End and Broadway before being adapted into an award-winning film), King Lear (National Theatre), Pericles (Royal Shakespeare Company), London Road (National Theatre), and Medea (Almeida). Onscreen she is best known for her roles in the TV series Harlots and Victoria. In this workshop you will learn how to start tackling a script, how to bring a character from script to screen, and how to develop characters through improvisation. The workshop will conclude with a Q&A.