Launched in September 2015, 'Project' sees a group of MAP actors team up with a director and a writer for 8 days. Days 1 to 3 involve improvisation exercises, hot-seating, character development and story-lining. Alongside these exercises we touch upon the principles of Stanislavski, Meisner, Boal and more, eventually arriving at the basis for a script. From here, these
bare-bones of a story are hastily and expertley structured into our final script by Mancunian writer Chris Hoyle, whilst the rest of the team turn their hand to production.
The following 5 days see the short film come to life, with all the actors working under ‘set’ conditions with early calls, night shoots and last minute script edits.
All the while, the team are learning the jobs of a film crew and gaining invaluable experience not only in front of, but also behind and ultimately, as part of the bigger team that makes filming possible. An invaluable experience for an actor at any stage of their career with a full screening for family, friends and industry professionals.
Watch last year's project, 'Maybe, Definitely' here!
PROJECT 2 IS NOW FILMED AND IN THE EDIT!
We would normally offer a first come-first-served application process, however, due to the anticipated number of applications, we may have to have a rethink - it may be an audition/audition workshop process. What we urge you to do at this stage is APPLY! We are looking for passionate, dedicated
and professional actors looking to gain experience in front of a camera
and gain some showreel material. On the journey, you will be required
to operate as part of a team, behind camera, in production and as an
ensemble. You will be treated as a professional actor and so expected
to behave like one. It is a project designed to develop and train actors...
not carry actors...
Check the dates below and read necessry information; remember, we
require full commitment for the full period of time to ensure a smooth
Monday 4th - Monday 11th April 2016 (inclusive)
HOW TO APPLY:
Complete the box opposite and we'll add you to the list - you will be
added in order of application so get in quick; if it comes down to 'first-
come-first-served' you don't want to miss out! You will recieve a
response within 3 days to let you know your interest in 'Project 2' has
£150pp for the full 8 day course. A deposit of £60 will be required upon
acceptance to PROJECT 2.
PROJECT 1 was a fantastic insight into every aspect involved in creating a feature length film. We all thrived off the pressure of completing our story in 8 days, had loads of fun and came away with some great showreel footage.
MAP Actor - Project 1
The skills I learned during PROJECT 1 were invaluable, The intensive nature of the 8 days allowed us to experience the reality of being under set conditions - a fantastic experience for any actor at any stage of their career. I loved being involved in the whole process from creating and workshopping characters and developing plot lines to stepping into both on and off-screen roles. An absolutely incredible experience that I continue to benefit from.
MAP Actor - Project 1
UNTIL NEXT TIME!