Authentic Performance

Thursday 3rd July 2014, 5:00pm - 6:00pm BST

HUBS The Stage

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Knut Næsheim, the creator, writer and director of PRIX JEUNESSE 2014 Award winning ‘The Summer With Dad’, discusses Norway’s tradition of achieving authentic performances in pre-school programming.  He is joined by BAFTA Award winning Maddy Darrall, one of a growing number of producers making live action drama for preschoolers in the UK. Maddy explains the techniques used to achieve authenticity in Darrall Macqueen’s CBeebies adaptation ‘Topsy & Tim.’

The session also explores the issues around casting young children to voice pre-school animation. Emmy nominated producer Colin Williams from Sixteen South describes the benefits and challenges of directing the young performer who plays Lily in his latest creation for Nick Jr ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’. Whilst Acamar Films’ Mikael Shields, the creator, producer and acclaimed voice director of brand-new CBeebies series ‘Bing’, shares how he achieved truthful performances from under 8s in the cast.

The session is hosted by Ian Smith, director of The Television Workshop, an award winning drama-training scheme for 7-21 year olds with a 30 year track record in authentic performance.