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IMAF Workshop – Creative Directing with Actors – Charlottetown Session

May 10, 2012 10:00 am
May 11, 2012 3:00 pm
IMAF 2012
Holland College, Lecture Theatre
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140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE, Canada, C1A 4Z1

This workshop will open up young and emerging media artists to ways to discovering and nurturing new possibilities in their story-telling and dimensionality of characters, as directors through their actors. Lead by Industry Director Michael Kennedy (Little Mosque on the Prairie).

Mr. Kennedy, using a wealth of case studies and personal professional experience, will demonstrate how to direct actors and non-actors. Participants, as directors or actors, will learn how their contributions can explore new creative potentials, get  actors to ‘show themselves’ and get the scene ‘to work’. In the afternoon sessions, Mr. Kennedy will work hands-on with director and actor participants on their own scripted scenes. This will be a truly great opportunity for all of our writers and directors and actors.

  • This workshop takes place May 10th and 11th from 10am-12pm and from 1pm-3pm at Holland College, Lecture Theatre, Charlottetown. It is open to the general public.
  • To register call Jim Bruce at 902-892-3131 or director@imac.coop

Michael Kennedy is an award winning, genre-jumping director with a reputation for creating stylish films that achieve both critical and commercial success. He has directed 14 feature-length films and over 125 television episodes including every episode of the first season of CBC’s ground-breaking sitcom, Little Mosque On The Prairie. He has received 2 Directors Guild of Canada Awards and a nomination for a Directors Guild of America Award.  Other honors include: Best Director Gemini nominations; 3 wins from 7 nominations for Best Director at the Canadian Comedy Awards; Best Director, Canadian Music Video Awards, for Terriers, one of 25 short films he directed for Kids In The HallJoe’s Wedding, his award-winning romantic- comedy feature, was selected for many international film festivals. Michael also  directed Jets inMunich, Texas and Los Angeles; Broken Lullaby in Budapest; One Man Outin Mexico; Caribe in Belize; and Calculated Risk in Germany.

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