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Character & Self

with Ewen Bremner

4 Days, 2×2 hours over video call (Hopin). Two weekends in November.

Dates Confirmed Sat/Sun 13th/14th Nov, Sat Sun  20/21st Nov

12 people max class. Weekend class. In person New year 22.

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How does the character reveal itself?

Following on from our recent successful Fni @Home series with Declan Lowney, The Cork International Film Festival, Lenny Abrahamson, Frank Berry and our recent series of classes Fni Connect, Were now focusing on Actors working in Film and Television with the first of our new series of upskilling workshops. 

We’re delighted to offer these classes on an application basis with Screen Skills Ireland and a number of regional Arts Offices and Co Councils around the Country. In an all inclusive and diverse countrywide event. 

Ewen Bremner has worked with many of the most celebrated names in world cinema. He has created and performed countless unique characters for directors such as Danny Boyle, Bong Joon-Ho, Mike Leigh, Ridley Scott, Frank Oz, Woody Allen, Kelly Reichardt, David Mackenzie, Patty Jenkins, Mike Newell, Gus Van Sant and Harmony Korine Most recently, Ewen has played Alan McGee of Creation records in the feature film Creation Stories. Alan McGee signed Oasis and is synonymous with 90s rock culture.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ewen has spent more than three decades working extensively in film, theatre and television. Originally the initial performer of the Trainspotting narrative on stage and unforgettable as Spud in Trainspotting and Sequel in 2017. T2 Trainspotting.

Ewen is also an experienced educator and has taught alongside Clark Midddleton at Torn Page’s Apt929 in NYC and is currently completing producer and director duties on Clark Middleton’s BLUEFISH film, shooting remotely throughout the pandemic with 36 actors from 16 different countries.

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The series will be  an introduction to working with Ewen with the possibility of working on a group film project down the line. Actors with strong writing and devising ability are encouraged to apply for a place which will be free, but sponsored by Screenskills Ireland, Ourselves and regional arts initiatives.

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