Short movie workshop (act fast!) (2006)

16.-17.12.2006 klo 14-18
Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

A short film workshop organized by screenwriter, director and script consultant, Kelly Davis (brief bio below) in collaboration with HIAP artist-in-residence programme.

10 people (maximum) will participate for this two-day workshop, which aims to help writers develop a fictional short film script, from first concept to first draft. The course is open to anyone who has a passion for storytelling and films, whether you are a total beginner or have experience working in film already.

This is a script development course intended to provide feedback to you and hands on, practical help and guidance in writing. You will start from scratch. No need to come along with ideas. You will be helped to create and develop a new idea with assistance from Kelly Davis and feedback from the other 10 participants during this weekend course.

By the end of the course, you will be on the road to writing an original short film (under 10 minutes in length). Participants are encouraged to keep in touch after the course and offer each other constructive feedback.

If you would like to participate in the course please send an email to the below email address with the following information:
• your name
• age
• current occupation
• briefly note any experience in film or TV (none is also ok)
• the genre of the fictional short film you would like to create (e.g.
drama, comedy, romance, thriller, etc – note: no documentaries please.
• contact information (mobile tel and email)

Please send to: thescreendreamer(at)
Or call Kelly Davis for more information +358 509 290 216

There is no selection process. Participants will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. The cost for the workshop is 25 Euro. The course will be conducted in English. Workshop Location: Cable Factory, Entrance C, HIAP Project Room

Kelly Davis:
Born 1974, Texas. Kelly began with writing and directing advertisements in Tokyo for 7 years. He has worked as a script consultant for Fox Japan. And has written, directed and worked as a
script consultant on numerous short and feature films, stage plays and radio plays. He is currently working on two feature films and a sitcom for the BBC.