film, video & TV training | professional development
Pitching Workshop with Kim Farrant
|Discipline/s:||production |writing & directing|
Date/s & times:
|Contact us to register your interest.
(Courses will run when we reach minimum numbers)
|Fee:||$104 Open Channel Members / $126 (non-members) (Prices are Inclusive of GST)
(Membership: $55 / $44 concession - join Open Channel here)
|Prerequisites:||some filmmaking knowledge an advantage|
A project lives and dies in the pitch. In this intensive one day workshop, Filmmaker Kim Farrant (Naked on the Inside, Alias, Sammy Blue, Beloved) will take you throughhow to present your idea and yourself - to funders, investors, and producers in a succinct and engaging way.
This one-day workshop covers:
- dealing with nerves
- finding your style
- doing your research
- presenting key information
- finding opportunities to pitch
Who should do this course?
Writers, Producers or Directors wanting to develop pitching skills for a professional screen project.
Where can I go after this course?
Graduates should be far more competent and confident in pitching screen projects. Opportunities for pitch practice exist at the SPAA conference or Open Channel’s Short Sharp Pitch competition.
Are you interested in being Accredited for this course?
Read about Accreditation Options on Short Courses
How do I Enrol?
Simply print an Enrolment Form and return to us with payment to secure a place in the Short Course. See the Enrolment Form for details on how to pay.
Short Courses Application Form (pdf)
If you wish to enrol in this course as part of a full Certificate III in Media / Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, with up-front payment, click here.
Kim trained as an actor in Los Angeles at American New Theatre then at The Actors Centre in Sydney. She briefly worked as an actor in short films, commercials and video clips before finding her home behind the camera in the mid nineties. She went on to get an MA Honours degree in directing from AFTRS in 2000 and since then Kim has been writing and directing drama, TV, documentaries and commercials. Her 2006 feature documentary Naked on the Inside sold to major networks worldwide and her award winning short films: The Secret Side of Me (TV half hour), Alias, Sammy Blue, Beloved and Bombshell have screened at Cannes, New York, Cork, London and Toronto and more, and sold to TV networks locally and internationally. Kim has directed Australian TV drama such as Rush and has two feature dramas in development – Strangerland, written by Fiona Seres, produced by Naomi Wenck and Macdara Kelleher and Random produced by Dixie Linder (The War Zone). Kim also directs commercials both drama and real people for campaigns such as Kelloggs, MacDonalds, Cancer Institute of NSW and more.
Helen Gaynor has been a director in documentary and drama for more than 20 years. After graduating from Swinburne Film and Television school, she was trained by ABC TV where she worked for several years, directing and producing everything from The 7.30 Report to Countdown.
Her drama credits include The D-Generation, A Country Practice, Neighbours, Home and Away, Big Sky, High Fliers, Something in the Air, and MDA.
She has produced, written and directed several documentaries including Impunidad, which won the Chris Award at Columbus Film Festival and a Silver Star at Chicago Film Festival; The Election of the Century, nominated for UN Peace Prize; For the Defence; A Little Inconvenience; Nurses; Welcome 2 My Deaf World and Community Cop.
Her most recent documentary series, Last Chance Saloon, was been nominated for a 2010 Logie Award for Outstanding Factual Program.