First Film Summer School with Jonas Grimås

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First Film Summer School with Jonas Grimås

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 to Sat, 1 Sep 2018

Duration: 2 weeks (1 day off during the course)
Times: Approx. 10am-6pm
Capacity: Max. 12 participants
Fee: £3,750  Fee is payable in two installments
Priority for this course will be given to applicants aged 18-22 years. More info

If you've always wanted to make a film, but haven’t known where to start, our First Film Summer School with Jonas Grimås will give you the tools to create your very own masterpiece.

Launched in 2015, this 2-week summer intensive will teach you everything from developing your ideas into a script to working with other filmmakers to shoot and edit your story.

You'll discover how professional filmmakers work with actors to create clear and consistent characterisation. You will be immersed in hands on production exercises, and finally, you will write and direct your own film - all in just thirteen days

Aimed at those with little or no practical filmmaking experience, this programme complements our Directing Summer School with Udayan Prasad for more experienced filmmakers.

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Above: Watch as Jonas Grimås sets out on foot, camera phone in hand, to capture the 2015 First Film Summer School participants in their natural habitat.
Credits: Johan Hugosson (Composer & Piano), Bjorn Kleiman (Violin).

Tutor profile: Jonas Grimås, Director

Named Cultural Personality of the Year 2011 by The StockholmsKultur Foundation, Jonas is a Swedish film director living in London since 1988, educated at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm 1984-87 and the Royal College of Art, London.

Jonas won the BAFTA Film Award for best short film with ARTISTEN (The Artist). He was also nominated for best short film with MAROONED.

He has made a name for himself making British crime dramas having directed episodes of HAMISH MACBETH with Robert Carlyle, SILENT WITNESS and SECOND SIGHT: KINGDOM OF THE BLIND starring Clive Owen, HOPE & GLORY with Lenny Henry and THE HELLO GIRLS for BBC. He was also a regular contributor to ITV’s HEARTBEAT having directed thirty episodes.

Still based in London, Jonas has taken on Swedish projects directing two WALLANDER films: THE TRICKSTERS and THE PHOTOGRAPHER, RADIO SHADOW, THE COMMISSION for SVT plus the high profile job of turning Camilla Läckberg best-selling novels ISPRINSESSAN (The Ice Princess) and PREDIKANTEN (The Preacher) into television.

Have recently completed MIKE THE MIDWIFE, a comedy pilot for Channel Four, a string of observational documentaries: 300 / FAKING IT / ELGAR'S TROMBONE / A SHOT OF GLASS / DELPHINE'S TOP / PAINTING EURYDICE / OUR SCHOOL DAYS / '100'. He has filmed the performance of MOZART PIANO CONCERT no 9, transferred the stage play LOCKED UP to the screen and since 2008 made more than sixty short films under the title MY UN-EVENTFUL LIFE.

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