FILM VENTURE is Ireland's leading course provider for short term Camera Acting Intensive courses. Our Showreel Services in both creating original footage for actors, and showreel editing are unparalleled in this country.
We are a partnership comprised of film director/writer Graham Cantwell [www.grahamcantwell.com] and actress/writer Amy-Joyce Hastings [www.amyjoycehastings.com].
As well as our own work in the Irish and British film industries, we are both passionate about discovering and developing new talent. Drawing on years of combined experience we have designed practical workshops for actors, directors and writers in the film and television industries.
We specialise in practical training, believing that time in front of the camera is the only way to properly develop your camera craft. Our group classes promise to inform and educate in a comfortable and inclusive atmosphere. We cater to the needs of artists at all levels, from beginners to the highly experienced. As well as our group courses we offer intensive one to one tuition sessions for film, which differ from those you will find elsewhere as you learn what is required by a working director on a set.
Film Venture also operates as a production company of original narrative fiction films. Credits include feature films The Callback Queen (2 x IFTA nominations 2016) Duets (in development) as well as short films Nocturne Passage, Exercise Caution and Lily (Winner Best Short Drama, Galway Film Fleadh 2016) Our slate of imminent features includes Thin Air and Footsteps of Angels.Please browse the tabs above to learn more about our services or check out our upcoming course listings below. Register for updates on the Contacts Page.
2016 Summer/Autumn Schedule
CAMERA ACTING INTENSIVE & HD SHOWREEL SCENE
(The Lab, Dublin. August 15th - 19th 2016)
A 5 day course dedicated to honing your camera acting skills. After four workshops of intense practical work, the fifth and final day will culminate in shooting a Hi Def Showreel scene - custom written for you and your scene partner - on the Canon 7D, which you will receive a professionally edited, soundmixed and graded copy of for your showreel.
(2016 Dates Coming Soon)
A headshot shoot will be held September 2016 - exact date to be confirmed. Email to register advance interest.
(Dublin)An advanced acting for camera course over 5 days open to previous participants of the Camera Acting Intensive, or highly experienced actors. Building on the techniques and disciplines covered in the Camera Acting Intensive, this week is designed to refine the actor's approach by involving them in every aspect of the process of filming a scene at a professional level, and includes a day recording ADR in a sound studio.
INDIVIDUAL ACTING COACHING SESSIONS
One-to-one coaching for actors from a working film director. Whether you have an audition to prepare for, want to examine your camera acting skills and get tailored feedback, or simply would like an introduction to the craft of acting in a safe pressure-free environment, we can help you. We can work around your schedule to arrange your session at a time that is convenient for you.
INDIVIDUAL DIRECTING COACHING SESSIONS
This one-to-one coaching is suitable for directors seeking to improve their technique and refine their skills, or interested beginners who wish to explore the craft of directing. As this is an individual tutorial we can tailor the session to your specific needs so please contact us to discuss what it is you would like to achieve as a result of coaching.
Film Venture - 086 374 7974 - firstname.lastname@example.org