Directing Actors Workshop

$199.00 $149.00

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During this workshop, we will cover key directing actor skills, work on exercises and scenes, and both demonstrate and experience how directing decisions are made. If you plan to direct your first or next film in 2018, this a workshop you shouldn’t miss.

Led by award-winning director, Ekwa Msangi, directors gain critical skills in directing talent. Broken down into exploration of working with actors and an examination of the scenes we all know and love, participants, Msangi prioritizes the active development of participants’ artistic, social, and critical point of view, while working in the context of fiction character-based narrative film.

Throughout the day, students will participate in the entire directing process. Work includes:

  • Research/directors breakdown
  • Basics of visual grammar
  • Hands on opportunities to direct actors

If you seek to enhance your skills directing actors, this is a workshop for you.

A focused and fun workshop. All skill levels welcome.

A focused and fun workshop. No experience required and open to all.

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time: 10AM – 5PM

Location: The BTFC Office, 1080 Fulton Street, Suite 9, Brooklyn, NY

Seating is limited!

Instructor: Ekwa Msangi (WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER)

Ekwa has written & directed several shorts, most recently award-winning comedy Soko Sonko (The Market King) and her newly released film Farewell Meu Amor starring Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngauja, and actress Nana Mensah of the famed series An African City. Her suspense-thriller, Taharuki (Suspense), prequel to her feature-in-development, Eastlands, is distributed by Shorts International, Inc. 

Ekwa has also written & directed several drama series for mainstream broadcasters in Kenya and MNET South Africa, including The Agency, MNET’s first ever original hour-long Kenyan drama series. Ekwa was selected for the 2012 Focus Features’ Africa First Program and the 2016 Berlin Talent Campus. In the past Ekwa has been adjunct faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a recurring mentor in Mira Nair’s East Africa based Maisha Screenwriting Labs. Currently Ekwa is the resident educational instructor with the African Film Festival, teaches Screenwriting 3 at The New School, and Short Film Screenwriting at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, Brooklyn College.

Ekwa’s first webseries All My Friends Are Married launched to rave reviewsand she is in development on her first feature documentary about Tanzania’s first president, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, and her podcast entitled African Cinema NOW!

You can follow her on FB, Twitter or Instagram @ekwapics or on IMDB at


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