Ian Bustard trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has worked as a professional actor and musician for twenty years performing on a huge variety of productions on stage and screen. He studied film at West Herts college and won the Special Commendation award for his short film Amlet which went on to be shown at many film festivals. Ian has taught acting for camera and film making at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, City Lit college London as well as running camera workshops with various acting schools throughout the U.K. He has recently completed two films, Marty goes to Hollywood and A Love Divided, both of which won Scottish BAFTA awards. He is presently working with the Comedy Unit on a project for the BBC.
Session: Eat your Heart Out Agatha Christie (Multidisciplinary)
“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.” ― Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express
Do you love murder mysteries? Are you a fan of film?
Would you like to be part of a creative team that make something new in the course of a week?
Are you interested in film making, script writing, performing or directing?
Then hold on to your hats because we have your dream course right here…this is a brand new and exciting course for 2019 and in our opinion one of the most exciting, challenging and innovative courses Summer school has ever offered!
This unique course will appeal to adventurous types of all ages and skill levels who are excited by the idea of spending their week creating a murder mystery film in the style of Agatha Christie.
Guided by our experienced tutor, you will explore narrative, character, devising, writing, performing and directing and the technical elements of film making according to your chosen specialism.
Together, the group will pool resources and skills to create a murder mystery film in the iconic style of Christie. Whether you are an aspiring actor, director, writer or film maker, there will be plenty to gain from the experience.
During the week you will:
- learn to create a cohesive plot and narrative to make a new film examining style, structure and atmosphere.
- work with the group to devise, craft and create characters, narrative and scenes and/or film and edit the results of this work
- hear about and from writers and film makers to gain an insight into how this genre of film is created
- produce extracts of the film for sharing with the school at the end of the week.
This is a course for students who are interested in either the performance or technical aspects of film making – we are not looking for students who have all these interests but people with one or two specialist areas that want to work as part of an interdependent production team. We welcome students with any level of experience.