Bad News

Narrative short film. 13 Minutes

Story outline: GILLIAN, ANTONIO and ROBERT take part in a management training day. The learning objective for the day is to practice delivering bad news with actor-facilitator NICOLA. The task for the day is to come up with a scenario whereby they have to fire a co-worker and explore the worst possible reactions they might receive to eliminating another person’s livelihood.

BAD NEWS is a semi-scripted fiction film based on structured improvisation. The narrative is generated from documentation of a longform performance. BAD NEWS redeployed techniques used in drama-based training to explore simulations of complex and difficult workplace interactions.

Written and directed by Cecilia Stenbom. Produced by Ben Young.

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