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Act For Film: Two Week Directors Guide


Two Week Course | Pinewood Studios | Professional Showreel


This immersive two week course will offer an opportunity for actors to work face-to-face with UK Casting Director Ben Cogan in addition to award-winning directors Tim Kent and Taz Ayoub. In the week prior to filming a bespoke high-end showreel on RED, you will discover and practise the varying methods of Directors and learn their approach to working with actors for Comedy, Drama & Action.


During week one, Tim Kent will provide you with a practical experience, covering shot sizes, eye lines, and personal continuity. You will work with UK-Leading Casting Director Ben Cogan, who will expose you to secrets of the industry to boost your career in addition to exploring your casting types. Additionally Sarah Hannah will deconstruct your CV exposing weaknesses in your profile encouraging any amendments that will maximise your chances of being seen. Throughout the week you will film and review scenes, supported by Director’s comments, giving you optimal on-screen time.


Week two will begin, following delivery of your scripts, with a full rehearsal day. You will work alongside Taz Ayoub and Tim Kent to breakdown your scripts and develop your characters in preperation for a week of filming. The final four days of the course are dedicated to filming your professional showreel with our award-winning crew both in studio and on location. 


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Improved knowledge and confidence in front of camera

Intensive rehearsal techniques and processes

Develop natural immersive acting skills

Experience with a professional crew and world-renowned Director

Further understanding of Film & Screen production



Actors Studio

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Road

Iver Heath





Tim Kent, Taz Ayoub, Ben Cogan & Sarah Hannah



Intensive course

Shoot bespoke, professional footage for your acting showreel

Small class size – 12-14 maximum

Led by Award-Winning Industry Professionals

Held at the World Famous Pinewood Studios –

Ideal for those with some acting experience, but with little or no training for the screen

International Students who can speak and read fluent English welcome

Monday – Friday





Additional information

Additional information

Course Dates

Monday 9th September – Friday 20th September 2019, Monday 17th August 2020- Friday 28th August 2020

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