Monday, May 31, 2010

World Wide Short Film Festival Symposium


Hosted by the CFC Actors Conservatory
Presented by Canwest and supported by the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us for an inspiring Master Class with award-winning director Atom Egoyan (CHLOE, ADORATION, THE SWEET HEREAFTER) and actor Devon Bostick (DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, ADORATION, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD) on the director/actor relationship. Using their film ADORATION and drawing on their other films, Atom & Devon will discuss their approaches to storytelling in an intimate conversation.

Known for directing and writing films with nuanced characters often in ethical dilemmas, Atom will give insights into how he works with actors and his considerations within this essential relationship. Devon will discuss his approach to dramatic character, how he prepared for his role, as well as how he works with other actors and directors. Focusing on achieving great performance, Atom and Devon will look at the collaborative nature of the director/actor relationship from the casting and audition process, rehearsals and how they prepare for the camera.

Using clips, they will look at specific scenes in ADORATION and talk about how they approached the scenes, how they evolved from script to screen and how communication and preparation can deliver a complex and thoughtful performance that conveys the overarching story.