Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and directing, this fun and exciting workshop will take you through each stage of the production process. Developing your own filmmaking style. How to work with your script in pre-production, prepping and scheduling, casting and working with actors. Constructing and shooting a scene. Directing actors. The key elements of production design. Landscape and locations. How to work with your rushes and choose and edit footage.   

John Harrigan is an award-winning director (Best Director – Brighton Rocks Film Festival 2018) screenwriter (Best Storytelling – FIHFF Venice, Italy 2019), and producer.

He is the director and writer of three feature films. Strange Factories, his first feature toured the oldest and most unique independent cinemas in the UK and was featured in Wired UK, AICN and Filmmaker Magazine.

The award-winning Armageddon Gospels is due for release in 2020 and has been screened by the British Film Council.

He was commissioned to write and direct Lightships, his third feature, as an adaptation of the book Remembrance by Maryann Rada. Principal photography took place in the UK in January and the film is currently in post-production. His work for theatre has toured the UK, Europe and the US. He has been commissioned by theatres and organisations such the Arcola Theatre, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Birmingham Rep, Secret Cinema and Wilderness Festival.

Refreshments provided, tea, coffee and biscuits.

16th of October
7pm – 10pm


Filmmaking Workshop

Hitchin Lavender
Cadwell farm
Arlesey Rd
Ickleford, Hitchin