(non)fiction with (non)actors

Jun 12 — 13, 2024
  • Miko Revereza



5:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


By Donation (Suggested donation $5 - $15)



To accompany the screening of Miko Reveresa’s Nowhere Near (2023), he will host a workshop across two evenings for interested participants.

On the workshop Revereza says:

“For this workshop, I’m interested in exploring ideas around staging social interactions for film. Not necessarily scripted fiction nor documentary but discovering an elusive ground in-between. What kind of narratives can arise through an evening without the guide of a script? We can approach these exercises like a cinematic game of improvisation and intuition. This workshop is for anyone interested in being in front of the camera as actors / (non)actors. There is no experience required. There are no lines or script. We will explore dialogue and screen performance by way of incorporating our agency as individuals. The participants play themselves, think for themselves and speak from their own thoughts, opinions, experiences and memories. The workshop is an experiment to try new methods of narrative filmmaking set in reality.”

Space is limited to eight participants. The workshops will culminate in a dinner for participants, followed by a presentation of the collaborative material generated over the two evenings.

Workshop registration will also include entry to the screening of Nowhere Near on Jun 13, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. at Western Front.

About the Artist

Miko Revereza (b. 1988. Manila) has made a series of personal documentaries informed by his experiences with migration and exile; DROGA! (2014), Disintegration 93-96 (2017), No Data Plan (2018), Distancing (2019), El Lado Quieto (2021) and Nowhere Near (2023). These works have been screened at festivals and institutions such as Locarno, TIFF, NYFF, and MoMA. No Data Plan is recognized with such honors as the Sheffield Doc Fest Art Award, as well as being listed in BFI Sight & Sound Magazine’s 50 Best Films of 2019, Hyperallergic’s Top 12 Documentary and Experimental Films of 2019. Nowhere Near was among Film Comment Best Undistributed Films of 2023 and CNN Philippines Best Filipino Films of 2023. Revereza was included in Filmmaker Magazine’s New Faces of Independent Cinema, a Flaherty Seminar featured filmmaker, and holds an MFA from Bard College.


The Grand Luxe Hall is located on the second floor, which is accessed by a flight of 26 stairs. The second floor is not currently accessible to wheelchair users. Further details about accessibility at Western Front can be found here.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.