Story Matters Most: Directing and Acting Workshop

Director Josef Steiff working with Actress Grace McPhillips on a highly dramatic scene from The Other One.  The story behind that scene and the scene from the screenplay (similar but different) are one of the many creative collaborations the two worked on to create the powerful story from the film.

Director Josef Steiff working with Actress Grace McPhillips on a highly dramatic scene from The Other One.  The story behind that scene and the scene from the screenplay (similar but different) are one of the many creative collaborations the two worked on to create the powerful story from the film.

Next Date TBA Summer 2014
Please register below and we'll inform you as soon as the date and location is scheduled.

Limited to 12-18 Actors and 6 Directors Plus 10 Audit Observers

The Other One screenplay was written by Josef Steiff with the creative contributions from the 3 lead actors from the film Nancy Sellers, Grace McPhillips, and Jesse Bob Harper; from concept, work-shopping, and final screenplay ready to shoot in 3 months. This workshop will focus on the Creative Collaboration Techniques used to build story and strengthen character development. Exploring the Meisner based methods used in The Other One, and focusing on kernels of concept, 12-18 Actors and 6 Directors will then be divided into 6 groups to film a scene cold, workshop it, and re-film the development to then share with the group for review. Character preparation and materials will be sent to all participants of the workshop on April 10th for adequate preparation.

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Workshop Participants *
Actors and Directors will actively participate in the scene workshop and the price is $185 for the day, catered lunch included.
Tell us about your indie filmmaking experience and goals. Feel free to add a link to your website or reel here too.
Audit Observers
While 6 Directors and 12-18 Actors will actively participate in the workshopping of scenes, we are allowing 10 additional filmmakers to audit the class and observe the process. This does have a lower fee at $100 and included a catered lunch. Please select your filmmaking focus.
Current Student
Students receive a discount after registration. Valid ID must be presented.
Member of Chicago Filmmakers? *
Members receive a $20 discount.