Acting on Impulse Blog

On location


What you don’t see when you watch a film is the amazing army of industry professionals who create the magic for you, both during and post production. Many of them have worked with us before and feel like part of the Acting on Impulse family. They work for low charity rates, give up their weekend […Read more]

Whatever will we come up with next?


Every year our Artistic Director Lauren manages to come up with ideas for a completely different kind of project. This is put to the actors at our late summer BBQ and award ceremony. ‘How about a horror film?’ she asked innocently. The gang seemed quite keen. Season 11 opened at our new venue, Hope Studios, at the […Read more]

Times for gathering, happy and sad


Gathering 1, May 2017 It’s often a long wait between filming and premiere. After 3 intense days, the weeks after filming can feel like an anti-climax and we miss each other. So the first weekend after hearing the words ‘And it’s a wrap!’ our Workshop Director Rachel invited us all to her house for lunch. […Read more]

Press Call for Help – the Premiere


If you can’t wait to see the film, press here Or read on to the end of the page…. Finally we settle down in comfortable cinema seats at HOME to watch our film Press Call for Help along with James Statham’s Behind Scenes documentary. Months of acting workshops, 3 days of filming with a […Read more]

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Press Call for Help – all set to shoot!


This is a significant year for Acting on Impulse. It’s our tenth anniversary and our last series of Acting Workshops at Mustard Tree. They’re refurbishing and we thank them for their hospitality and wish them well after basing our workshops there for 7 happy years. We’ve been working hard at our fortnightly workshops since October, led by this year’s […Read more]

Life’s a Lottery Fundraiser 28th January


It’s time to banish the January blues! Acting on Impulse would like to invite you to our Life’s a Lottery Fundraiser, a cracking night out on Saturday 28th January, 7.30 at the Hub, Altrincham (Pownall Rd, WA14 2SZ). It’ll be a fun evening with games of chance, an auction, and a 2-course meal cooked by […Read more]

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A season of fairy tales


This season we’ve been looking at Fairy Tales. There’s so much there that is topical, if not a bit dark. Human trafficking seems to be a recurrent theme. For a term we played around with Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and some of the lesser known Grimms Fairy Tales. Under the […Read more]

Grant Funding from Peter Kershaw Trust


We are so grateful to The Peter Kershaw Trust who have given us funding for our main workshop and performance project for 2016/17. The late Peter Kershaw was the former chairman of the Joseph HOLT brewery. The trust established in 1974 gives grants for the benefit of the disadvantaged people of Manchester and North Cheshire.

The new season of workshops begin


  The actors arrived eagerly looking forward to a new season of workshops. There were a good number back from the last project and a number of newcomers – most of these had arrived after being involved in one of our series of mini-workshops that we have held at various agencies around Manchester. The plan […Read more]

Summer 2016 Barbecue and Award Presentation


A sunny Sunday in August saw the actors coming together for a barbecue. It was time to reminisce over the past year and all that was achieved through the 10 films making up ‘Life’s a Lottery’. Each actor received their certificate plus some individualised photo’s of their performances and of cause that very precious copy […Read more]