Raw Truth in Performance with KIM FARRANT
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RAW TRUTH IN PERFORMANCE -
When: 830am to 9pm Wednesday 8th January and 830am to 1130pm Thursday 9th January 2020.
Where: Zebra Studios, Botany
Criteria: OPEN TO ALL ACTORS and DIRECTORS with some industry experience or professional training. Participants MUST send in a video monologue / scene / showreel- even if it's on your iPhone- she needs to see you work.
To Apply / Contact: email@example.com
Director: Kim Farrant
Kim's psychological thriller feature film has just opened internationally: Angel of Mine, starring Noomi Rapace (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Yvonne Strahovski (Handmaides Tale) and Luke Evans (Girl on the Train). The film is written by Luke Davies (Academy Award Nominee for Lion, Catch 22) and David Regal and produced by Su Armstrong (Good Will Hunting) and the Etting Brothers.
Kim Farrant’s mystery drama Strangerland (starred Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes) premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury prize. In Australia, the film opened at the Sydney Film Festival.
Kim is also developing a number of other features including:
The Executor with Isabelle Huppert starring, produced by Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street);
Random written by Dylan Gary (Tell Me You Love Me) produced by Kim Zubick (The Zookeeper’s Wife) with Noomi Rapace starring; and,
Hush Money for Michael Winterbottom’s Revolution Films.
In addition, Kim has a returning one hour television series titled Primal, written by Andy Parker (Imposters), co-created by Kim and Andy and developed at Anonymous Content with David Kanter (The Reverent) producing.
Kim’s other directing work includes the action procedural Rush (Endemol/Ten), short films Between Me and Bombshell, and the television documentaries The Secret Side of Me(SBS) and Out of the Saddle. Her first feature documentary, the critically acclaimed Naked on the Inside, is based on the premise “who are we beyond clothes and skin?” The film was a finalist at Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for the Film Critics Circle of Australia award for Best Documentary and has sold globally.
Kim’s coaching clients include Isabelle Lucas (Transformers), Eka Darville (Jessica Jones), Jackson Heywood (Home and Away) amongst the hundreds of other Australian and US actors Kim has coached over the years.
Raw truth in Performance is what makes a performance stab you in the heart, blindside you or expand your mind beyond its limitations. Raw truth needs to be every actors greatest pursuit.
Detailed Script Analysis
How to give greater meaning and visceral relationships to Objects, People, Places, Issues, Events and Time Frames
How to find the Subtext in a scene and Differentiate with Inner Monologue
Unique Effective Tools on how to move through historical emotional blocks
Techniques to further find the depth and breadth in your characters.
Actors are given three weeks to prepare after the scene allocation and are expected to rehearse with their scene partners in advance of the master class.
$850. $250 non refundable deposit needed to secure your place. First come first served basis.
$240 for auditors. (Must attend both days) or at least the first day for $160.
To Apply / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
Note: Max 12 participants. Max 16 auditors.
Total of $850 due 3 weeks prior to commencement date (15 December 2020). No refunds 3 weeks before commencement date.
Due to the nature of the film business, if Kim gets one of her feature films or TV shows greenlit, we would have to refund you your full money.
It is difficult to adequately describe in words all the wondrousness that was working with Kim in her Raw Truth workshop. Kim is an extraordinary human being, artist and teacher. She creates an incredibly transformative, uplifting and safe artistic space to work in and gives you the creative license to go beyond what your perceived limits are as well as many practical tools that you can use forever beyond the two day workshop. I had the experience of unlocking a part of myself and my personal power that I had NO IDEA was there. The entire two days were hugely transformative for me personally as well as a massive breakthrough in my acting. I was also moved to tears many times watching my colleagues absolutely fly in the work as they unlocked parts of themselves and their artistry. It was quite simply one of the most profound and sacred two days I have ever experienced and I cannot recommend this course or any work with Kim Farrant highly enough. Fellow actors, find a way to work with this incredible woman. I know I will again whenever possible.
I didn’t know what I was walking into for Kim Farrant’s 2 day Raw Truth In Performance workshop... safe to say, much more than I could have ever expected! It was transformative, eye-opening, insightful, informative and led by an incredibly generous and passionate teacher. I accessed parts of myself that were long forgotten and suppressed, which Kim teased out in a very safe, supportive yet thoroughly investigative way in service of the scene. The array of exercises and tools has provided me with wider, deeper options for approaching script analysis. I felt reinvigorated by the workshop and in a place of curiosity, capability and commitment to myself and the work. Worth every second!
The RAW TRUTH Workshop is an essential experience for any actor – both technically and emotionally. Kim Farrant is a gracious director who encourages you to share all of your greatness and truth in an extremely nonjudgmental and safe space. She is an exceptionally generous facilitator - never asking you to do anything without participating in it first herself. Her approach to craft encompasses many techniques, creating a solid foundation for actors to apply towards any scene analysis. Her ability to demolish any blocks you may have, then open you up to a state of free expression is incredible! As long as you are willing, Kim will meet you all the way. She helps you find your voice and birthright as an artist. Her list of RAW TRUTH Tools, accompanied with a Self Care List, make it easier to continue the experience beyond the workshop. These are precious tools that help maintain the overall wellbeing and readiness of your instrument. Kim's workshops are invaluable and life changing. Since partaking in both RAW TRUTH and SEXUALITY ON SCREEN, I have been booking back-to-back jobs and am booking ahead of schedule. Not only has it improved my career but my personal life also. I now turn up to every moment with willingness, honesty, courage, compassion and an open heart. If you're eager for a shift in both you work and awareness as an artist then I urge you to put aside the time and follow on from RAW TRUTH with the SEXUALITY ON SCREEN workshop. The gifts you receive will not be regretted!
The Raw Truth Workshop with Kim was exactly what I needed in order to dive deeper into authenticity and range in my emotional work. The intensive two day process and is expertly designed as it unfolds, to allow you to feel safe and trusting with Kim and your fellow actors. I have discovered much more affecting ways to unlock and connect with characters and scripts and how to go deeper, safely, with my acting partners. I am such a fan of her generous and courageous way of working. She is right with you every step of the way.
Kim’s classes are by far the most challenging, hands on, and enjoyable classes I have ever done. I have now done 4 courses with Kim (1 with Michael Holt) and have grown so much as a person and a performer every time. The environment that Kim creates is unlike anything I have ever been apart of. Somehow Kim gives you tools to access all parts of your emotional and spiritual “stuff” and implement that into scene work, while still maintaining the most incredible, loving, supportive environment. The personal growth I have had as an artist is a testament to Kim’s passion and dedication for mentoring and guiding actors to find the best parts of themselves and bring this forward into their work. To put it simply, Kim sets you free of any restrictions, or boundaries you have on yourself as a person and performer, then arms you with tools and exercises to strengthen you and aid you in owning your magnificence! I thoroughly recommend “Raw Truth” and “Sexuality on Screen” to anyone wishing to be challenged in the best possible ways. I adore your work Kim and thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for everything. I can’t wait for our next encounter!
It's taken a while to write this because I can't seem to find the words to articulate well enough what effect the Raw Truth Masterclass has had.
When signing on to join the class, I wasn't sure what to expect but after listening to a fellow actor share his passion for what he had learnt in a previous class and how safe he felt, I jumped right in. It was all or nothing.
I'm so glad that I did. Taking part in the Raw Truth Masterclass with Kim is one of the most confronting, challenging, scary, revealing yet totally exhilarating and freeing things I think I have ever done. The work felt like a complete stripping of self. A peeling back of layers to your true self, without any blocks, thereby creating freedom to honour character and story from a clean and open place.
What I am still surprised by, is how much the work has stayed with me. Kim's techniques and approaches to acting embody the whole self, physically and emotionally and the practices that you learn stay with you. I feel so much more confident now with my work and with the tools that Kim has taught me. I can't wait to test the work and to push the boundaries even further with her Sexuality on Screen Masterclass next.\\
Kim has an amazing ability to identify personal blocks. In acting, like in life, holding back for fear of being too much or being inappropriate, just robs everyone of the experience.This is the gold – where empowering vulnerability comes to play, and your story is welcome in the performance arena in service of character. That simultaneous mix of feeling exposed and liberated – it is right on the pulse of life. Working with Kim is like taking a gentle walk together in areas where life has impacted or perhaps caused some level of trauma, and having compassion for yourself and for the part you are playing.
With acting, there tends to be a focus on how much an actor can give in a performance - often at the mental and emotional cost to the actor, and this is intensified with scenes involving sexual elements. Kim’s classes bring the invaluable balance – filling your own cup to be able to give more, especially when emotional moments need to be sustained and repeated again and again on set.
Kim offers practices for the long-term career and bigger picture, a safe space to explore, and gives a truckload of tools for an artist to help themselves and others on set, especially applicable in crunchy situations we can encounter!
Kim’s work is ahead of the industry in many ways and I would argue a necessary element to any acting study.
Once awakened to this kind of work and understanding of self, along with continuing to use the practical tools and exercises offered - you just don’t see the world the same anymore.