Tell me more

What do you do?

We film scenes. We make films. We do theatre.

We devise and work on scenes in small groups and film them. Using the principles of acting teacher Sanford Meisner, we explore the infinite possibilities of moments.

There is no finished scene; we simply film where the actors and director are in a particular scene at that time. No one scene is ever the same. The scenes may be scripted or improvised, from a play, from an idea, to flex acting muscles or just for the sheer joy of “living truthfully in imaginary circumstances” (*).

Taking inspiration from our filmed improvised scenes and scripts, we make films….but you read most of this on the home page. I’m boring you. Read on.

(*) Sanford Meisner – that’s how he rolled. Check him out on wiki here.

Is it just for film-makers and film actors?

No. Stage writers, stage directors, and stage actors too.

How long has this been going on?

Square Film has been filming improvised and scripted scenes since May 2012, shifting its focus to Meisner principles in June 2013.

Who are you?

Film-makers, writers, actors, sound engineers, directors, camera operators – in fact, anyone interested in working in film-making or theatre using the principles of Sanford Meisner.

Yes, but what are your names?

Square Film was set up and is facilitated by Adnan (film-maker, director), Mark (actor), Laura (writer, actor, director), and Nick (actor).

Is it a business enterprise?

No, it’s a collective.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to join us in creating film and theatre using Meisner techniques and principles, please come along and watch one of our scene-filming workshops.

If you have never had any experience of working in a Meisner-based way, then you’ll get the most out of the workshops, your own work and your colleagues by attending some Repetition Classes or experiencing a course with some of our friends:

Brighton Meisner: www.brightonmeisner.co.uk
The Brighton Meisner Project: The Brighton Meisner Project (on Facebook)
The Actors’ Temple, London: www.actorstemple.com

How much does it cost?

There is a membership fee to pay for premises hire – amount tbd.

Where is it?

We are now at 68 Middle Street, Brighton BN1 1AL

When is it?

Workshops are usually every fortnight on Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm but this can vary.

Are you making this up as you go along?

Yes. Absolutely. That’s the point. :-)