This workshop will explore the tools and techniques available to a director to create projects from script to screen. The workshop will touch on elements like working with actors, visual storytelling, sound design, and the directors’ role in post-production. If you want to be a director, this workshop is for you.
Price: $40/50+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)
INSTRUCTOR:Cory Bowles is a multidisciplinary artist from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has appeared as an actor in a number of film, radio, and television shows, receiving a Gemini for the role of “Cory” in the TV series TRAILER PARK BOYS, which he currently serves as a director, receiving a nomination for the 2016 DGC award for Outstanding direction in a comedy series. As principal choreographer/director of the companies Verve Mwendo Dance, and Black Rabbit Entertainment, he has created over 70 works / choreographies for stage and film - his work reflecting his fascination to racial identity, social and cultural structures. He wrote and directed the award winning short films THE SCAVENGERS (Fantasia ’08), HEART OF RHYME (TIFF 2011), ANATOMY OF ASSISTANCE (TIFF 2013), RIGHTEOUS (VIFF 2014) BLACK COP (VIFF 2015) that combined, have screened in over 50 festivals worldwide. A sought after teacher and instructor, his workshops take him throughout Canada. As a musician he has scored film, appeared and recorded over a dozen releases, earning him a nomination in the inaugural Hip Hop/Urban category in the East Coast Music Awards. He has also composed for Dance companies, SINS, MOCEAN, and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks in Calgary. He serves on the boards of Arts Nova Scotia, Screen Nova Scotia, was faculty at the Bishop’s University Drama Program and is an alumnus of the 2012 Directors lab at the Canadian Film Centre. He served as Director of Choreography for the CBC KIDS show THE MOBILES and most recently is a director of the award winning CBC mini series STUDIO BLACK! (Seasons 1 & 2). Most recently in 2017 he returned to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks for an ambitious collaboration and adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, serves as a writer for the new CBC comedy, Little Dog and is currently developing a new paranormal comedy entitled "Ride". His first feature BLACK COP, had it’s premiere to sold out audiences at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and won Best Feature and Best Director at the 2017 FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival. After this embarrassingly lengthy Bio he tends to have a vacation just as long.