scheduled workshop

Directing Actors

Thu 25 October 2018   6:00pm - 9:00pm
Part II: Tue 30 October 2018   6:00pm - 9:00pm

The relationship between Director and Actor is unique, dynamic and multifaceted. What goes into a truly unforgettable performance? Does it come to life through emotion and improvisation or is it something that is crafted through rehearsal and precision? In this 3-week workshop we will delve deep into the inner workings and characteristics that contribute to creating transformative performances and stories. Based both on the fundamentals of Directing for the Screen paired with hands-on exercises, this workshop provides participants with a toolkit of directorial approaches, techniques, and experiences that will help deepen their ability to connect and grow trustworthy and powerful collaborations with actors.

  • maximum capacity: 12
  • 6 hours of instruction

Instructor: Antoine Bourges

 Antoine is a Toronto-based filmmaker originating from Paris, France. His shorts "Woman Waiting" (2010) and "William in White Shirt" (2015), along with his medium-length film "East Hastings Pharmacy" (2012), have screened at festivals across North America and Europe, including the Berlinale, SXSW, the Viennale and TIFF. He has recently completed his first feature "Fail to Appear", which premiered at VIFF in 2017.

Antoine's films are informed by an interest in the relationship between individuals and systems such as healthcare, social, or legal institutions. His films have led him to direct actors of varying levels of experience – from professionals to non-actors – and to continually adapt his approaches to create authentic performances.
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