Directing Master class
27 September 2013
The Higgins, Bedford
17:00 – 18:00
You’ve possibly hear actors ask what their motivation is, well now you can see it first-hand. Award winning director, and one of Bedford Film Festival’s founders, Richard Jobson works on a scene with a group of actors and breaks down into minute detail how he would treat the film through the rehearsal stage onto the set of a movie. If you’re an aspiring actor or director then don’t miss this chance to see the bare knuckles of transferring a director’s vision onto screen.
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.