The Drama Sessions
The Drama Sessions Trailer
The Drama Sessions is an online drama foundation course that includes filmed acting lessons in the form of a mini drama series. Brad, (Gregory Scott), and Lyndsay, (Emer Mary Morris), are actors whose relationship has been strained ever since Brad betrayed Lyndsay’s trust. It was a relatively small matter but Lyndsay’s lack of confidence in herself and her abilities allied to a personal life with a boyfriend who is the epitome of chauvinism, has ensured that it has continued to rankle with her. Meanwhile, Brad has problems of his own, not least the fact that he has an agent who seems to be less than ‘hands on’ and that his last job was playing a peanut. Throughout the course of The Drama Sessions we see Brad and Lyndsay focusing on their hopes for the future, coping with fears of failure and navigating their complicated friends-enemies, on-off relationship. It is a storyline developed against a backdrop that includes a cast of strange, colourful and frequently eccentric characters. Will they find closure in the end? Will they find success? Will Lyndsay discover confidence and a new boyfriend? Will Brad make that all important step from peanut to stardom? The answers are revealed in The Drama Sessions.
(All Episodes and trailer edited by Joanna Lewandowska except for Low Down Alley Blues which was edited by Nayantara Kotian)
In which Brad and Lyndsay meet but don’t greet and Jon’s overview goes from a “How d’you do?” to a “To hell with you!”
In which Jon discusses the monologue and Lyndsay gets an audition at The National but doesn’t know what to wear.
In which Jon continues to discuss the monologue, Brad wonders if everyone hates him and Lyndsay provides him with an answer.
In which cold war grows hot between Lyndsay and Brad and Jon wishes he could sack the pair of them.
In which Jon finishes his discussion of the monologue and Lyndsay’s boyfriend tells her she isn’t star material.
In which Jon discusses cold reading and Melanie Wade explains why taking a bus is not a good idea.
In which Jon talks about the scene and Lyndsay, Brad and Melanie perform a scene which leads to a slap and a resignation.
A standalone film with director’s notes. Brad thinks about variations, says he’s sorry and wonders if he’s dying.
In which Jon treads a lonely road, Brad survives a beating, avoids Melanie and opens his door to a welcome visitor.
In which Brad has a meeting with his agent and Lyndsay visits Jon to talk about how to build her confidence.
In which Lyndsay’s audition at the National is revealed and Jon discusses with her the best way to approach auditions.
In which Frizz visits Brad, Lyndsay meets Arnold, Melanie pops round and The Drama Sessions is finally resumed.
The Drama Sessions consists of twelve short films. Release is scheduled for 2016.