Private: Film, Theatre and Acting: Summer Program at the Ulysses Theatre on the Brijuni Islands in Croatia
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July 15 – 29
3 studio credits
Course number IPD-3147-A

FACULTY: Lenka Udovički, Rade Šerbedžija

Join in one of Europe’s premier theater festivals at the Ulysses Theatre, located on the idyllic island of Mali Brijuni off the coast of Istria, Croatia. Participants will have the opportunity work on the upcoming productions for an established theater festival and learn from the masters of acting, directing, theater and film production.

Classes are held Monday through Saturday and include lectures, participation in rehearsals, and acting and directing exercises for theater and festival production. Performances at the Ulysses Theatre, screenings at the Pula and Motovun film festivals, and festival receptions are all part of the program, as well as field trips to historic and nature sites around the Brijuni islands and Istria.

Tuition includes single-room accommodations at a hotel on Veliki Brijunit; three meals daily at the Ulysses Theatre restaurant; bicycles for transportation around Veliki Brijuni; boat and bus transfers during the program; excursions and guided tours of Pula, Rovinj and Motovun; admission to the Brijuni National Park and all film festival activities.

Lenka Udovicki
EDUCATION: Faculty of Dramatic Arts
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE INCLUDE: Co-founder, artistic director, Moving Theatre Company, Ulysses Theatre, Professor at University of Rijeka
THEATER PROJECT INCLUDE: Waterfall, Fire Raisers, Necessary Targets, Differences in Demolition, Shoreline, King Lear, Medea, Marot/Sade, The Deceased, The Tempest, Inseparable Ties: Female Workers in Culture for Female Workers in Textile Industry

Rade Serbedzija
Actor; director; co-founder, Ulysses Theatre, Professor Emeritus at University of Rijeka
EDUCATION: Academy of Dramatic Arts
FILM PROJECT INCLUDE:  The Saint, Broken English, Eyes Wide Shut, Fugitive Pieces, Mighty Joe Young, Open Sea, Mission Impossible II, Space Cowboys, Snatch, Battle in Seattle, The Eye, In the Land of Blood and Honey, Middle Men, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One
TELEVISION PROJECTS INCLUDE: A Lone Man, 24, In the Registry, Beggars and Sons, The Bombing Process, CSI: Miami, Nikola Tesla
AWARDS AND HONORS INCLUDE: Vladimir Nazor Award; Best Actor, Venice Film Festival; Best Actor, Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival; Best Actor, Rome Film Fest; Best Actor, Pula Film Festival of Yugoslavian Films; Best Foreign Performer, New Zealand Film and TV Awards; Angel Film Award, Monaco International Film Festival

Igor Sunara
Director of Photography
EDUCATION: BA, honors, University of Westminster
FILM INCLUDE: The Mercy of the Sea, The Keeper, On the Run, Peroxide Passion, Cetverored, Forbidden Love, Somewhere in the City, Cop Land (2nd unit), Misplaced, Tripwire, Erotic Tales (segment: Vroom Vroom Vroom), Love or Money. Short films include: The Landscaper’s Daughter, The Houseguest, Point of View, Crossroads. Documentary films include: Searching For Orson, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Heart of a Legend: Chico O’Farrill, Eliot Porter’s World, American Dream (additional photography)
TELEVISION CREDITS INCLUDE: Til Death Do Us Part (pilot), Il Giardino Armonico (parts I and II), Jerusalem Syndrome, Of Penguins and Peacocks. Commercials include: Kodak, AT&T, Bell South, Reebok, Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Suave 93.1 FM, Be Smart About HIV
MUSIC VIDEOS INCLUDE: Rod Stewart, Lil’ Kim, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Liza Minnelli, Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Ruben Blades, John Cale & Lou Reed, Barry Manilow
AWARDS AND HONORS INCLUDE: Best Campaign, Telly Award; Best Cinematography Award, Staten Island Film Festival

Mihaela Mihut
EDUCATION: BA, MFA, New School University
ACTING CREDITS INCLUDE: Manipulation, The Bear, Perkins’ 14, Ben Again, The Visitor, Art People, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, The Bald Soprano, Hunting Cockroaches
HONOR: Lifetime member, The Actor’s Studio

Branko Lustig
AWARDS AND HONORS INCLUDE: Two-Time Oscar winner for producing Schindler’s List and Gladiator

ADDITIONAL GUEST INSTRUCTORS:  Rajko Grlic, film director and Motovun festival founder; Ljubomir Misevic, architecture professor; Goran Stefanovski, writer; Ozren Grabaric, actor; Stasa Zurovac, choreographer; Mirko Ilic, graphic designer; Reeves Lehmann, Chair of SVA BFA Film and Video