Acting on Impulse Blog

Pret a Manger supports Acting on Impulse with sandwiches plus . . .

16.05.2014

A huge thank you to Pret a Manger who provided wonderful sandwiches and snacks for our 24 hard working actors and also the crew over 4 days of filming our latest epic, ‘Street Life – the Mockumentary’. We are so grateful for their generous support. We filmed late into the evenings so this delicious food kept us […Read more]

Street Life – The Mockumentary

15.05.2014

Last Friday the Acting on Impulse company of actors took to the streets of Manchester to film their latest production, ‘Street Life – The Mockumentary’. Many of the characters from, ‘Street Life – The Music Video’, are back! The four day shoot took them around the city centre (including this protest scene in Albert Square), […Read more]

Mini-series workshops come to Just Life in Manchester

05.04.2014

Acting on Impulse have just completed one of their mini-workshop series at Just Life in Manchester. The 3 workshops ended with a half day of filming of the story devised by the actors made up of clients, volunteers, students and a staff member from Just Life. In the final session the actors were briefed by […Read more]

Acting on Impulse holds its first open AGM

13.03.2014

We held our first open AGM at the Hub Community Centre on Tuesday 11th March. It was great to see 19 people come to hear how the last year had gone, what is happening this year and some of our hopes for the future. We had a video showing the whole process for the main 2013 […Read more]

LYRICS FOR MUSIC VIDEO ‘STREET LIFE’

29.07.2013

If you haven’t seen our music video ‘Street Life,’ go to YouTube and search for ‘AOI Street Life.’ You’ll find 3 films: the extended version with a cameo prelude by actor John Henshaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOlZx3dgA8w the short version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVNjBIUWaqs Liz Vick’s brilliant behind-scenes documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu1oxL-cULA We couldn’t be prouder of the achievement of our actors. It’s […Read more]

THE HITCH WENT WITH JUST ONE SMALL HITCH

09.04.2013

March has been a hectic month for Acting on Impulse. We recorded the lyrics for this year’s project, our music video working title Street Life. We were invited to the Insight Film Festival for a guest screening of our comedy short film The Invitation, complete with a Q&A session with director Garry Paton and a […Read more]

LIFE ON THE STREETS – THE MUSIC VIDEO PART TWO

12.03.2013

Saturday 9th March saw 33 people taking their turn in front of the microphones at Blueprint Studios in Salford to record the lyrics for our music video. At the core were the actors from our company who have been working on the lyrics since October last year. It’s been quite a process. During our Sunday […Read more]

LIFE ON THE STREETS – THE MUSIC VIDEO, PART ONE

03.02.2013

So far Acting on Impulse has produced three short films and two stage plays. What to do for this year’s project? Something original, not a film, not a play, something from the streets… Ideas suddenly came together. Jamie Serafi, the composer for the soundtrack in Under the Tracks contacted Lauren, our creative director, to see […Read more]

POST-SHOW PARTY

13.10.2012

It seems a long time ago since May, when our wonderful company of actors pulled off two fantastic performances of mystery play ‘Deep Within.’ It’s often the case at the end of a show that everyone rushes off, and there’s no time for congratulations or reflection or celebration. Every company of actors needs a post-show […Read more]

BREAK A LEG!

22.05.2012

The first performance of DEEP WITHIN went really well and we’re incredibly proud of our actors! On Friday 18th May The Hub Community Centre in Altrincham was transformed into a theatre, with flats and wings and rows of seats. The audience were welcomed in the foyer by soup and sandwiches as served by the street […Read more]