15 Mar Directing non-professional actors | In person
Directing non-professional actors | In person
Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023
Wednesday March 15, 2023
6 pm - 9 pm
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec
Instructor | Pascal Plante (Les Faux Tatouages, Nadia Butterfly)
Members $60 | Non-members $90
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As Audiard in his film Dheepan many filmmakers choose to work with non-professional actors, thereby reviving an old tradition of the 7th art. Some directors even make it their registered trademark. Quest for realism, love at first sight or budget constraints, there are many reasons why choosing to work with neophytes. This workshop will teach you to get the best out of this experience, both for your film and team.
Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.
For more information, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A 2011 graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Pascal Plante has written and directed numerous short films, including “Blonde aux yeux bleus” (Best Canadian Short Film, VIFF 2015), “Nonna” (Slamdance 2017) and “BLAST BEAT” (Slamdance 2019). The man who describes himself as a cinephile turned fiction filmmaker with documentary tendencies has also signed “The Fake Tattoos”, his first fiction feature film, winner of the Grand Prix Focus Québec/Canada at the FNC 2017 and selected at the Berlinale 2018. Labelled Cannes 2020, “Nadia, Butterfly” is his second feature film.
Health measures related to COVID-19:
- Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
- Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
- Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
- Participants may use the washrooms