Thu, Feb 08|
Is your showreel showing you or a compilation of jobs you've done? Showreels are your introduction to agents, casting directors & directors. You need them to show everything you can do. With bespoke scripts, professional camera team, scene partners & varied locations we can help your showreel shine!
Time & Location
Feb 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – Feb 12, 2024, 11:00 AM
Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
About the event
What is it?
Showreels are your introduction to agents, casting directors and directors, you need them to share what you can do. A common problem a lot of actors face is that the footage on their showreels doesn't fully reflect their range or casting bracket. We've tackled that problem for you by creating a tailored showreel retreat. This retreat is designed to allow you to show your true range.
We've teamed up with filming professionals to give you exactly what you need to show all that you are. Your scenes are bespoke and written for you by our professional writer, Sam Brady. With our filming parter - Multi-Tool Media, you get a professionally lit, multi-camera experience. Your other retreat attendees act as scene partners meaning you get a full diverse cast of experienced actors and support. Plus, we can film utilising multiple locations: pubs, homes, countryside locations and more to give you high quality scenes to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your reel. You also have a director and coach to give you objective and honest feedback and support in the development and blocking of your scenes.
Together we capture scenes that you just can't get alone.
How it works
A simple breakdown of the 5 days in North Wales...
Pre arrival: We'll meet 1-2 times on Zoom to explore casting brackets, get ahead of the process so we can get costumes together etc and decide on locations in advance.
Arrival evening: Set up the space and start connected
Day 1 & 2: We'll explore the format, co-create your scenes ready for filming by playing, exploring and developing your circumstances and characters both in and out of the studio so they're rich and deep in your body.
Day 3: Day to move slower, rest, walk, do location reccys and any further prep we need.
Day 4 & 5: Sound / camera checks with further scene development + on location filming.
Accommodation, 2 days of fully equip multi-camera shooting, Steph for 5 days (coaching/training & directing), writer Sam Brady for bespoke circumstances and scenes and the final edit of 2 completed scenes! - all with the retreat experience.
How many scenes? 2 guaranteed scenes (though you may end up with more to choose from).
What makes this so special?
We are process driven. Even though we're creating something specific, over our 5 days together you will continue to be challenged as a human and an actor as we have a biiiig stretch of those acting muscles. We’ll connect to our deep sense of self, we’ll continue to practise grounding and stability and what it is to be present because without it you won’t be a present and safe actor. And it wouldn’t be one of our retreats if we didn’t get outside to deepen that learning so we’ll also head out into the wild for some fun too.
· You'll be staying in our custom built studio and retreat nestled in the rolling Welsh countryside.
· Sleeping up to twelve people, our accommodation is the perfect place to relax and bond with your group.
· We have a patio garden and balcony for moments of calm and boundless countryside to explore.
· Want to find out more about the accommodation? Click here!
· Getting here is easier than you think. You can drive or we can help with car sharing / collection from Chester/Ruabon if someone's not passing your route. And the T10 bus stops right outside our door!
1) Pay up front via the website.
2) Personal payment plans – If you need a little help, we can spread payments out to make them suit your pocket. Want to set one up? No problem!
Email email@example.com and we can give you a bespoke package.
Who coaches you
Cofounder, Company Manager & Coach
Steph is a practitioner with over 15 years’ professional experience in the performing arts. Since 2005, she has worked in theatres across the country as a performer, Venue Technician, Stage Manager, Assistant Director and Director. Most recently, she taught Acting to Undergraduates and Masters’ students at ALRA Drama School and ICTheatre & has been a guest practitioner and lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire. Steph is an INLPTA certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and an mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques) Master Coach - where neuroscience backs up ancient wisdoms. She integrates all her training into her teaching practice to fuel her passion for creating healthy and happy actors. Steph trained in the Meisner Technique under Scott Williams (The Impulse Company) and Keith Farquhar (Moment to Moment) and has been teaching her version for several years. Prior to Both Feet, Steph was the Managing Director of West Yorkshire Theatre Network (2009-2016), which offered performance and networking opportunities, rehearsal space and training courses from internationally renowned artists for thousands of actors across the world. She also is the founder and creator of Bodlondeb Retreat in North Wales, where our Both Feet Retreats take place.
CEO Multi-Tool Media
(https://www.multi-tool.media), a small North Wales based production company, and supplier of equipment and specialist camera operators, to a wide range of productions across the uk and around the world.
Pete Firth is a specialist camera operator, director of photography / Lighting cameraman and drone pilot, predominantly working in broadcast television and film, specialising in high end documentaries but working across an extensive range of genres. Trusted by the most highly respected broadcasters and streaming services to capture stunning visuals and tell their stories.
We will utilise a range of equipment as appropriate for the scene were filming, to include Broadcast approved, ultra high definition, Sony Cine series cameras. A range of Lighting & sound recording equipment, and a wide range of drones, gimbal stabilisers, camera sliders, grip and rigging are available as required.
Sam Brady is a writer, performer and producer. He began his career as a stand-up comedian, touring his one man shows throughout the UK and Ireland and performing at many festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe.
His first play, Things I Say When I Don’t Say I Love You, was commissioned by The Lowry.
Over the past few years, Sam has been working with Steph Morgan to develop an exciting collaborative approach to making theatre based on Meisner technique. Recent productions include the ground-breaking Upline, an interactive, live-streamed play funded by the Arts Council and directed by Steph.
Sam's work typically explores the comedy and the tragedy of human relationships - our need to love each other and the obstacles that life puts in our way.
Want to find out even more about Sam? Check out Sam's website: www.sambrady.co.uk
Full Price Ticket
Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to see you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon!£1,159.00
- Sale ends: Dec 15, 11:50 PM
Early Bird Ticket
Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to see you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to email@example.com. See you soon!£1,079.00
- Sale ends: Jan 15, 2024, 11:50 PM
Deposit Only - Full Price
Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to see you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon!£579.50
- Sale ends: Feb 05, 2024, 11:00 AM
Deposit only - Early Bird£539.50