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Film School Extra: Classic Villains & Heroes

Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970


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Ages 10 - 15 yrs




10am - 4pm

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Film School Extra: Classic Villains & Heroes

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Film School Extra: Classic Villains & Heroes

Following on from the regular annual success of Summer Film School, which has been inspiring and enabling wannabe auteurs to realise their ambitions since 2014, FOUR OF SWORDS and EXETER PHOENIX has introduced an exciting series of two-day workshops throughout the year entitled Film School Extra!

In 2017, students made perfected their acting skills on a Sherlock Holmes parody, and experimented with spooky lo-fi special effects to captivate and confuse on a trio of short films inspired by A Christmas Carol.

This Easter, students will have the chance to remake scenes from their favourite movies! In doing so, students will investigate what makes a charismatic hero, what makes a sinister villain, and what the hell is an anti-hero when [s]he’s at home?! We will also play with some simple (and extremely safe) screen combat techniques!


FOUR OF SWORDS’ Sarah was involved as a freelancer on the very first SUMMER FILM SCHOOL back in 2014, where she enacted the prestigious role of villainous Professor Squeak. She brought team-mate Phil on board the next year, and they have been involved in running SUMMER FILM SCHOOL, now with its accompaniment FILM SCHOOL EXTRA, ever since.

FOUR OF SWORDS are joined by local film-maker Jon Seal. Jon has been teaching and directing drama and film for 40 years. His drama works have ranged from a one-man show toured around Ireland on a bike to a production of the entire Canterbury Tales with a cast of 80, an orchestra and a four-course meal. Short films include Back to Earth (Shortlisted for a Jerwood First Film Prize), Deserter and Hamster (made in partnership with Exeter Phoenix) and Kubla Khan (commissioned by Somerset Art Works). He has written and directed some 120 short films for Cambridge University Press GCSE English Literature series.

Venue: Exeter Phoenix

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