Award winning director, and one of Bedford Film Festival’s founders, Richard Jobson, will give a unique directing master class in how to make words leap off the script page onto the big screen.
With the help of local actors he will present how he goes about his work by developing a short script, specially written for this event.
The ambition of the two hour session is to film and edit the script, with additional help from students at Bedford College, and show it at Bedford Film Festival before our closing night screening.
Richard first made his name as the singer with Scottish punk band The Skids, scoring a series of hit singles and albums during the 70s and 80s. He left the band to concentrate on writing, publishing a series of books which included A Man For All Seasons and 16 Years of Alcohol.
After a ten year stint with Sky as their principle film critic he moved into film production and then later directed an adaptation of his own book 16 years of Alcohol which picked up best director award at the BIFA’S. He wrote and directed The Purifiers as well as A Woman in Winter before completing his Edinburgh thriller New Town Killers.
His films Wayland’s Song and The Somnambulists were both filmed in Bedford.