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Are you passionate about film or filmmaking? Would you like to learn something new? Come join our unique workshop and learn the art of filmmaking.
The workshop will be led by award-winning director, screenwriter and producer, John Harrigan. John will share the knowledge he has gained over the past 12 years from working independently of studios, focusing on the real-world skills required to make a feature film and will share many helpful tips and tricks.
You will learn helpful skills and gain insight into the filmmaking process, learning how to utilise location and landscape to create compelling stories.
The day will run from 10am - 4pm and will include lunch and refreshments.
The workshop itself will include screenwriting lessons from an award-winning writer where you will learn how to direct and work with actors and a film crew. The course aims to cover the following topics:
Fidelity to ideas and the development process
No, low and indie film budgets
Story and screenplay development
Pre Production - from script to screen
Production - the unforeseeable as a gift
Post Production - the raw story as rushes and how to see the real story you’re telling
Releasing a film independently or gambling on the film festival system
The Future of Film, AI, Algorithms and the Technologies that are changing the face of filmmaking
The workshop will conclude at 4pm but those attending will be invited to stay at Broadway for a special screening of Inland Empire, a film that has been carefully selected by John. There will be a break at 4pm with the film starting at 5pm.
Everyone is welcome, no previous experience in filmmaking is necessary, just a passion for film. Ages 16+.
Inland Empire (15)
'Inland Empire', directed by David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, The Elephant Man, The Straight Story), tells the story of 'a woman in trouble'. It features an outstanding performance by Laura Dern as Nikki and Peter J. Lucas as Nikki's husband, with supporting cast, Justin Theroux (Nikki's co-star, Devon) and Jeremy Irons (Kingsley Stewart), as well as an original soundtrack by David Lynch himself.
This screening has been carefully selected by John Harrigan, those attending the filmmaking workshop will be able to watch the film as part of the day.
Tickets are also available to the general public and can be purchased HERE. Tickets are £5.
About John Harrigan
John Harrigan is an award-winning director, screenwriter and producer. In October 2021, he was awarded Best Director at the New York Festival of Cinema. ‘Lightships’ is his latest feature as writer and director, and has screened its world premiere at the Broadway Cinema & Theatre in Letchworth Garden City. Lightships has won multiple international awards on its film festival run and was released on digital in March 2022.
John lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with his wife, FP producer/performer/dancer Lucy Harrigan and a slew of children. He is a reader for the Bafta/Rocliffe New Writing competition and the founder at FoolishPeople.com. He teaches and lectures at the Royal College of Art as well as organisations such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
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