Subjects taught by Freddie Machin:
Writing for Film
He has a BA (Hons) in Acting from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has taught both acting and playwriting for The Globe, The Almeida, the Royal Opera House, and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Freddie has written two large original cast commissions for the third year cohort at Italia Conti. His feature film ‘Chicken’ was released in UK cinemas in May 2016. Mark Kermode included it in his best films of that year for the Guardian and it received its network premiere on FilmFour.
Freddie’s other plays include: Nailhouse (Old Red Lion), Winston on the Run (Edinburgh Fringe & UK Tour), The Revenge of Martha G. (Chichester Festival Theatre), Don’t Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (Vault Festival), Chicken (Southwark Playhouse).
As a freelance Creative Writing Tutor, Freddie teaches a variety of mixed age and ability groups at institutes across London. He also works as a Creative Practitioner for young people with ‘Tender’, an Arts charity seeking to end domestic violence, by providing preventative drama workshops.
Freddie describes his classes as ‘highly practical and enabling’. He, provides a supportive space for first time and experienced writers.
“It is extremely rewarding when I witness a student unlock their ability and overcome their apprehension. All writers need the support of a group, a mentor, or a teacher. And I find being able to offer that support and guidance is very fulfilling.”