Filmmaking Course – Exploring the collaboration between actor & director

When? This course consists of 4 workshops happening on Thursdays, starting July 18th until August 8th. The classes are 3 hours long,  from 7pm to 10pm.

Where? This course will take place at Elevador, C/Llull, 267 – Barcelona

Level: Intermediate

Who is this course for? This course has no pre-requisites, but it’s ideal for actors, directors and anyone who wants to understand how to stay creative and boost the relationship between the actor and the director of a film.


The relationship between director and actor can be one of the most special ones on any set. Yet in reality this collaboration many times doesn’t go further than a basic game where directors try to steer the actors in the direction they want, and the actor tries to comply like a monkey jumping through a hoop. Meanwhile many directors don’t understand the craft of the actor, and many actors feel lost on the film set.

In four lessons the consolidated film director Jonathan Herzberg will provide tools to both director and actor to improve their collaboration, by focusing on what they can offer each other to improve the quality of the film, in casting, rehearsal and on set.

The course will be fully imparted in English.

Workshops structure:

  • Introductory masterclass – The collaboration between actor and director.
  • Casting workshop – How to use the casting process as a tool for finding the movie.
  • Rehearsal workshop – How to use rehearsal to discover truth in script and character.
  • In set workshop – How to keep and foster the relationship between actor and director amidst chaos.

About the teacher

 Jonathan Herzberg is a writer, director, teacher and script doctor. Before he studied directing at the Dutch Film and Television Academy (graduating in 2011), he studied philosophy and took courses in diverse fields as economics, political science, film studies and literature. In his first year in filmschool he co-wrote and directed the feature length roadmovie ‘The Road to Cadiz’. The film premiered at the Dutch Film Festival, was selected for CPH:PIX in Kopenhagen, and was released in more than ten Dutch cinemas.
After graduating from film school in 2011, Jonathan has made a number of short films, and has worked as a creative, copywriter and director in advertising. At the moment he is developing several longer projects while teaching storytelling for fiction & documentary and directing actors, at the Amsterdam Film School and working as a script doctor.


This course has a total price of 320€ . Sign up now and get an early bird price of 250€

You can pay with your credit card or Paypal account. After the payment we will contact to your paypal email address.

*We will refund your payment in case the course doesn’t take place. Please contact us if you have some question or problem.

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