Triple Threat Independent Film Project – Summer 2023 - Adult Program
Triple Threat Academy’s Independent Film Project (3T IFP) brings Hollywood to Westport, giving a small group of participants the opportunity to experience making an independent short film. During this two-week program, students have the opportunity to learn all aspects of filmmaking, both acting in front of the camera and—optional for adults—apprenticing behind the camera with a professional crew. Each cast member will receive professional footage for their acting reel. Triple Threat's 2022 short film, "Lux Freer," is currently winning awards on the film fest circuit (including Best USA Film in NY's Cinematography Awards) and made its world premiere at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, where many Academy-Award-winning films have been discovered.
Triple Threat cast members with director Cynthia Gibb
at the world premiere of "Lux Freer" in L.A.
During the first week, students will do extensive character development and rehearsals with director Cynthia Gibb; participate in table reads; and benefit from an illustrious line-up of guest speakers running workshops each day. Last year's guests included L.A. screenwriter Michael Jamin (King of the Hill, Just Shoot Me, Beavis & Butthead), producer Andrew Wilk (multi Emmy-winning executive producer—PBS's Live From Lincoln Center and Stars on Stage series, Nat Geo—and former COO of Sony Music), professional makeup artist Kathleen Fillion, and our very own Golden-Globe nominated actress Cynthia Gibb (Fame, Gypsy, Youngblood).
Poster for our 2022 award-winning film, "Lux Freer."
During the second week, we will shoot the short film along with our professional crew and celebrate an intense and exciting week with a cast party Friday night. The final film will be screened at a local theater and on the film fest circuit!
Triple Threat Co-Directors Cynthia Gibb and Jill Mann at the Cast & Crew Screening of "Lux Freer" at Sacred Heart Community Theatre in Fairfield.
On set shooting "Lux Freer" with renowned actress Jean Louisa Kelly.
Week 1, July 31 to August 4, as needed between 10 am and 4 pm (adult actors will not rehearse every day and we will try to work around conflicts as feasible)
(Details of the schedule may shift depending on pre-production needs and guest speaker availability)
Acting Technique (Cynthia Gibb)
Review wardrobe, props, schedule
MON to FRI, Shoot, as needed between 9 am* and 6 pm*
(Most locations will be in Westport)
*Some actors may be called to Hair & Makeup earlier than 9 am. Some actors may shoot beyond 6 pm. Please keep your schedule as flexible as possible. Option to take on a crew/production role.