Haunted House Workshops

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 01 October - 04 October 2019
Category Live Event

Bloodfest Kids Horror Film Festival and Riverside present

Join us for a spooktacularly spellbinding series of Haunted House workshops run by Bloodfest Kids Horror Film Festival these School Holidays.

Learn and develop your filmmaking skills over the four days in the horror and scary film genre.

Book in for one workshop, or for all four and create a terror-fying masterpiece on screen for Halloween this year!


Acting for Camera 
Explore acting for camera with a focus on the horror genre – think suspense, screaming and big emotional moments.

Horror Make Up Special Effects
Learn the art of latex and fake blood to create unimaginable horrors.

Showreel Scene Day 
Prepare a scene, rehearse it for a film camera and perform it with professional guidance. Take your new reel home and share it with friends and family, or add it to your portfolio.

Short Film in a Day
Learn the basics of writing, shooting, editing and sound. Discover how to fast track your film-making.

Suitable for ages 9 – 18

FYI These workshops may contain loud noises. All workshops are horror themed, but child friendly.

Bloodfest is a NSW Creative Kids provider with $100 discount on your purchase.


Natalie Richards

Natalie Richards created Midnight Theatre to conjure the experience of the 1920’s Parisian theatre; Le Theatre du Grand-Guignol (The French Theatre of Horror). Her shows are reminiscent of a typical evening at the Grand-Guignol, where the staple was the Horror play, which inevitably featured eye-gouging, throat slashing or some other equally grisly climax.

As a Homegrown Producer, Midnight Theatre credits include successful horrors – translated from French- The Final Kiss, I want to go home and The Torture Garden (Le Baiser dans la nuit, Rentrez chez Toi, et Le Jardin des Suplices). As well as The Little Mermaid – Not Suitable for Children, and the highly acclaimed sell-out season of a new work Tender Young Creatures. Which is a dark interactive performance work based on Little Red Riding Hood interwoven with the modern theme of girls walking alone at night.

Midnight Theatre also has an education branch with the Eastern suburbs. This is within the private school system.

Curly (Curtis) Fenandez

Team Fernandez Pty Ltd is lead by Curly (Curtis) Fernandez. Team Fernandez is an company that contracts for Australian Theatre for Young People, Sydney Opera House, (including the Reconciliation Action Plan  working group), The Department of Education, The Aboriginal Education and Engagement Team, The Humour Foundation; as a Clown Doctor, Poetry In Action, The Arts Unit, Bell Shakespeare, Newtown Performing Arts High school, and artistically leads the Leftovers Collective.

​The work is primarily with young people, concerned with freeing their creative thinking and empowering themselves to confidently penetrate the world, regardless of societal norms and views.  Team Fernandez Pty. Ltd at its heart encourages each young person’s liberation through confidence, with their own unique signature. The projects cross visual art, literacy, leadership and performance simultaneously.

Company programs are social, with outreach to young people in disadvantaged communities. It also manages Indigenous youth vocational programs, including a language art program in the Northern Territory.

Curly explains Bloodfest on ABC Radio here

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Dates and Times:

Acting for Screen
Tuesday 1 October 2019 at 9:30am

Horror Make Up Special Effects
Wednesday 2 October 2019 at 9:30am
Showreel Scene Day
Thursday 3 October 2019 at 9:30am

Short Film in a Day
Friday 4 October 2019 at 9:30am


Each workshop runs for 6 hours including breaks

Ticket Prices

Each Workshop $100.00

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