improvise a movie!
narrative long-form / improvised movie
Improvise exciting and captivating long-form narrative multi-scene adventures with protagonists, heroes, heroines, villains, chase scenes, action scenes, love scenes, cliff hanging moments of suspense, improvised special effects and most of all lots of fun!
8 week course plus performance at the end.
We’ll be looking at linear narrative structure, cause & effect, what happens next, character archetypes, character objectives, relationships, heroes and villains, hero’s journey, fun edits, exploring different genres and more.
You’ll progress each week with your team of fellow improvisers, before performing in shows at our Improv Comedy Club in the format of improvised multi-scene movie.
This course will be challenging!
Only suitable for people with previous improv and long-form experience. If you haven’t got previous experience it’s best to start with our earlier level improv classes first.
dates, time, location
Dates: Every Tuesday for 8 weeks from Tuesday 26th March 2019 plus performance on Saturday 18th May 2019.
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm.
Venue: Theatre Delicatessen Studios, 1st Floor, 2 Finsbury Avenue (off Whitecross Place), London, EC2M 2PP.
Tube: Liverpool Street, Moorgate or Bank.
Price: £200. Either payable all at once or with an initial payment of £100 followed by the remaining £100 once the course starts.
Teacher: Jonah Fazel.
teacher Jonah Fazel
Jonah is an experienced comedian, theatre-maker and Television presenter who trained at Royal Central school of Speech and Drama and the Webber Douglas Academy.
Jonah is co-founder of the hit genre show Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure, currently on their 2019 UK tour, after a sell-out run with Underbelly. He is also co producer of How To Date A Magical Creature, recently performing a sell-out run at The Vaults Festival.
He can currently be seen on the award-winning CBeebies show Treasure Champs and is a series regular on BAFTA winning online comedy series History Bombs.
He trained in improv and comedy with Logan Murray, Keith Johnstone, and Philippe Gaulier. He is a regular on the circuit, and can be seen across London and the UK, most regularly as the compere of Thursday Night Lights, a weekly improv comedy variety night at The Nursery Theatre.
With a background in education, he currently teaches Improvisation at The Actors Centre, Hoopla Impro and The Nursery Theatre and in addition lecturers on improv and devised theatre at University of Creative Arts.
He is a veteran of the London Fringe and Edinburgh Festivals having produced and performed in over a dozen hit shows.
Each workshop consists of warm ups, exercises on narrative and long-form skills, and putting it together in a show of an improvised long-form movie.
We’ll be covering the following topics:
- Core improv skills.
- Story Structure.
- Being Obvious and Circle of Expectation.
- What Happens Next.
- Cause and Effect.
- The power of ‘because’ in stories.
- Building a reality on stage.
- Playing with protagonists.
- Fairytale Structures.
- The Hero’s Journey.
- Character Archetypes.
- Platforms, Who, What Where.
- Physical improv.
- Making it matter.
- Making edits fun.
Most of all having great fun improvising exciting and captivating movies in a carefree manner.
What comes after this course?
We have a variety of other advanced improv courses that would be suitable.
Who is this suitable for?
People with previous long-form improv experience who want to learn and experiment with improvised narrative.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
You should have done our Level 4: Long Form Improv Course or a similar amount somewhere else. This course is not suitable for people new to improv.
What if I can’t make every week?
As we’re forming a team over the course to do performances at the end it’s best not to miss more than one session over the course. If you think you’ll miss more than one sessions over the course please wait until another time to do the course. You won’t be able to do the show if you miss more than one session.
What if I’m running late?
We’ll be starting each session at 7pm, but if you’re held up at work or whatnot please come along anyway, we’d rather you turned up late than miss a session. You’ll get more out of the workshop if you’re there at 7pm though, as that’s when we discuss the theme for the evening and also do all of our warm ups.
What’s the class size?
The group size is going to be limited to 16 people - small enough that you get lots and lots of practice and stage time, but big enough that there’s still a lively atmosphere in the workshop. It’ll be fun as we get to know each other and build a team together.
Where is the show?
The show takes place at our improv comedy club, at The Miller, 96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS.
Do I have to perform in the show at the end?
No. The show is optional, and you’ll still get loads out of the course without doing the show.
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes. You can book and pay the £100 first instalment (non-refundable) and pay the remaining £100 once the course starts.