This workshop introduces participants to the elements needed to make an independent film. Participants will walk through the filmmaking process from beginning to end. In addition they will receive a better understanding of the various jobs on a film set and how they work in conjunction with each other. A special focus will be made on the tools and resources that are available for making films in Nova Scotia.
WORKSHOP ACCESSIBILITY: AFCOOP will be hiring American Sign Language Interpreters for the entire Fall Filmmaking Workshops series which will make the workshops accessible to the hearing impaired.
VENUE ACCESSIBILITY: AFCOOP is located on the main floor of 5663 Cornwallis St. There will be a ramp set up over the two concrete steps leading up to our main entrance. There is a gender neutral bathroom located inside our office space.
SAFER SPACES: AFCOOP is currently undergoing an extensive review of our processes and Code of Conduct, and in the interim will operate in accordance to the policy which is available on our website: www.afcoop.ca
Price: $45/55 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)
INSTRUCTORS: Nicole Steeves & Struan Sutherland
Nicole Steeves is an award winning Writer/Director/Actor. She has written and directed six short films and two feature films.
Her most recent feature, 'Aliens with Knives' (Co-Directed with Struan Sutherland) was created in partnership with Cinema 902 and Eastlink Television and is currently in its award winning festival run.
Nicole is one of the five winners of the 2017 national screenwriting competition From Our Dark Side. She was also the winner of the 2015 WIFT Pitch Competition for her project Getaway and is an alumni of the Women in the Director’s Chair mentoring program.
Struan Sutherland is a writer, director, animator, and standup comedian who has had work in the Atlantic Film Festival, on CBC television, and at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival. His short film 'The Hold Up' was nominated for Best Short Film at the Screen Nova Scotia Awards 2015, awarded top prize at the Shärt International Comedy Film Festival, and won Best Comedy at Comic-Con San Diego 2016.
Struan Sutherland and Nicole became one of the CineCoup Top 15 finalists in Canada with their concept for Namas-DIE. Their short film, 'Gnaw', was picked by Telefilms Not Short On Talent Program and screened at Clermont Ferrand short film market in France. Nicole and Struan’s short film, 'Dogged', has screened at Edinburgh International, Boston Underground, Sick n’ Wrong and recently won “Most Electrifying Film” at Hamilton International Film Festival.