Indie Filmmakers

WRITE!Do you want to MAKE YOUR OWN FILM? Do you love MOVIES, TELLING STORIES and PERFORMING?

Acting for the Camera was a FREE weekly workshop led by professional film director Dominic Desjardins. Participants learned how to:

  • develop acting techniques
  • brainstorm script ideas with writer Emily Pohl-Weary
  • all about the industry from producer Rayne Zukerman
  • make in their own short films!

Dates and Length

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Coordinators

DIRECTOR Dominic Desjardins trained as an actor at the prestigious National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Paris. In 1997, he made his directing debut as a contestant in LA COURSE DESTINATION MONDE, a Canadian television show that enabled him to direct and produce 18 short documentaries in 11 countries around the world. He recently won two seasons of the television show FAIS ÇA COURT, where he wrote and directed five short films in this televised competition between young filmmakers. After working for many years as a television director on different shows in Quebec and Ontario, he founded ZAZIE FILMS (located in Toronto, Ontario) with producer Rayne Zukerman to make independent films.

PRODUCER Rayne Zukerman is co-founder of the production company Zazie Films Inc. Rayne produced the film LE DIVAN DU MONDE, a road movie about two francophones hitchhiking across the country, which successfully opened in theatres in Montreal and Québec in the spring of 2011. A lawyer by training, Rayne has gained experience working for Canada’s top production companies: Entertainment One, Barna Alper Productions, and Indian Grove Productions.

WRITER Emily Pohl-Weary books include ghost love story A Girl Like Sugar; and the Hugo Award-winning memoirs of sci fi writer Judith Merril, Better to Have Loved (co-authored by Merril). She’s a part-time acquisitions editor for McGraw-Hill Ryerson’s iLit line of high school English texts. She’s working toward a PhD at the University of Toronto focusing on community-based writing groups and regularly leads writing workshops for schools, shelters, libraries and men in transition (through Na-Me-Res’s Sagatay residence). In 2008, she founded the Parkdale Street Writers for inner-city youth ages 16-29 in the neigbourhood where she grew up. Recently her screenplay, Life on the Edge, received financing from Astral Media through its Greenberg Fund.

For More Info and to Register

Email rayne@zaziefilms.ca
or call 647-382-5413
(spaces are limited)

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