Improvising Cinema Part 1 [2016]

This is a short new work examining and researching the development of an improvised cinema practice. This film developed from discussion with actors on set deciding scenes, shot by shot, over 2 days. The actors were interviewed about the process of working in this new way, stemming from their own established practice in theatrical improvisation. All the decision making for each scene was also documented and included in the final film. The film removes a delineation between any emergent story in front of the camera and the processes of an improvised production behind the camera. At the core of this process is a practice of improvisation and the actors and crew developing narrative as an ensemble. Filmed in an old house in London this film begins to and question standard production processes of making cinema looking towards developing and revealing a process of an improvising cinema. This is a shorter version of a longer film.