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Triple Threat Independent Film Project – Summer 2023 - Youth Apprentice Program

Triple Threat Independent Film Project – Summer 2023 - Youth Apprentice Program

$ 775.00


The Youth Apprentice Program enables interested actors to participate in all the same offerings as the Youth Program. The only difference is that these actors will play background roles and may fill in in a regular role should an actor get sick. The apprentice program is an excellent way to gain experience and prepare to take on larger roles in future films. 

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 learn all aspects of filmmaking, both acting in front of the camera and apprenticing in various roles 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. 

HRIFF red carpet - Lux Freer
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; learn about screenwriting and creating shot lists; learn how to read a call sheet; help conceive looks and gather costumes, props, hair and makeup items; 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) + input from short film cast members Jamie Mann (Netflix's Country Comfort), Cameron Mann (Mare of Easttown, For Life, New Amsterdam, Daredevil), and Natalia Mann (A California Christmas, City Lights, The Passage) on what it's like to be a professional child/teen actor.

Lux Freer short film poster
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!

Lux Freer screening at SHU Community Theatre
Triple Threat Co-Directors Cynthia Gibb and Jill Mann at the Cast & Crew Screening of "Lux Freer" at Sacred Heart Community Theatre in Fairfield.

Shooting Lux Freer
On set shooting "Lux Freer" with renowned actress Jean Louisa Kelly.

Week 1, July 31 to August 4, 12:15 pm  to 4 pm

Base Camp: 7 Hillandale Road, Westport CT
(Details of the schedule may shift depending on pre-production needs and guest speaker availability)

Character Development
Acting Technique (Cynthia Gibb)
Table Read

2nd Table Read
Guest Speaker

Wardrobe Fittings
Guest Speaker

Wardrobe Fittings
Hair & Makeup Seminar with Kathleen Fillion

Review wardrobe, props, schedule
Learn how to read a Call Sheet
Assistant Director Seminar - set etiquette and expectations

Week 2, Aug 7 to 11

MON to FRI, 10 am* to 4 pm*, Shoot
(Most locations will be in Westport)
*Some actors may be needed earlier and/or later one shoot day. Please keep your schedule as flexible as possible.

FRI Evening: Cast Party!

The trailer for last summer's film, 3T IFP 2022, "LUX FREER"

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