Regular workshops


(One Saturday a month from 11.00 to 16.00)

Next dates in 2020:

14.03, 18.04, 30.05, 20.06, 29.08, 19.09, 17.10, 14.11 and 12.12. 

A workshop to try out equipment, learn how to operate it, experiment, film, have fun, learn. PurpleFilms is a place where you can really be stress free, playful and try out new ideas and positions within a filmcrew. Maybe you want to try out your secret dream for the first time? There are only practical limits in PurpleFilms! We film freely for a couple of hours – on a given theme, mood, idea or sentence. During the workshop you can try different approaches and figure out how to resolve them or just experiment with new angles to the task  – wild ideas that are not possible to do while working on a regular project. PurpleFilms can also be utilised to make test scenes for ongoing PurpleDragons projects.  PurpleFilms is all about being playful, learning and developing by doing tasks without any pressure at all! Where will you find THAT?

FREE for all Premium Dragons and youth under the age of 26.

This workshop is funded by Viken UNG.

Responsible Dragons: Cecilie Holtan and Erling Falch

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(Every second Thursday)

Spring 2020: 19.03, 02.04, 16.04, 30.04, 07.05 and 04.06.

Fall 2020: 20.08, 03.09, 17.09, 01.10, 15.10, 29.10, 12.11, 26.11 and 10.12.

Here you can work on your script, pitch your idea to other scriptwriters, collaborate, test your story and learn different dramaturgical techniques. The workshop helps you to write and stay creative together with other writers.

For Premium Members only.

Responsible Dragon: Nadina Helen Bakos and Terje B Lien.


(Weekends from 10.00 to 16.00)

Next dates in 2020:

18.04 – 19.04 – canceled due to the corona pandemic.

10.10 – 11.10

PurpleDirect is a workshop that starts with all participants being given a particular scene. Throughout the workshop, the actors and directors work together to create the scene they have been given in a way that works for everyone involved. During two 6 hours sessions, we form the teams and let them work on the scene together. Actors can discuss openly what they need to do in order to fulfill the vision of the director. The aim is to start a fluid dialogue between actors and directors to make them understand each others needs. This is an opportunity to test cooperation with people you don’t know and have not worked with before.

FREE for all Premium Dragons.

Responsible Dragon: Cristo Borrachero

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(Every other Wednesday 17.30-19.30)

We wish through targeted narrative stimulation, experimentation and testing, to create different and bolder movies, TV series and theatre arrangements/plays. The groups will be between 5 to 10 participants working on a collective idea/project. Participants can also work with their own ideas and read and help each other with their drafts. The aim is for the participants to develop film/TV-show/theatre ideas, from synopsis to final script. Together with members of the film collective, participants can be offered the opportunity to produce their projects. There can be several parallell PurpleScript during development of different projects. Where else will you find a collective that may develop YOUR ideas?

FREE for all Premium Dragons!

Responsible Dragon: Nadina Helen Bakos

Occasional workshops

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(Twice a year)

Next dates in 2020: 04.06 and 15.10.

In the film industry everyone has to pitch ideas for someone who might want to buy or produce/coproduce your idea(s). PurplePitch is a workshop where we meet and present some projects in the most professional way that we can. The participant gets 5 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions and feedback about both their project and the way they presented it. An arena where it is possible to see if a project is good enough, and an opportunity to get better at presentation skills. You probably won’t get this kind of help anywhere else!

FREE for Premium Dragons! 

Responsible Dragon: Cristo Borrachero


(Once a year – from Friday 17.00 to Sunday 18.00)

Next workshop (2020): 11.09 – 13.09 + film screening 17.09

Purple48 is a compressed film production that lasts for 48 hours. The theme will be given at the beginning of the workshop/competition. Each participant is assigned to a group of other filmmakers and together they will make a short film from the idea to the final clip. The maximum film length is 6 minutes including scroll text and may have a maximum of 2 characters. The films produced will be screened at Cafeteateret in Oslo, where one of them will win a prize:  the opportunity for that group to develop the story, a modest budget for expenses to produce the film and professional help from the film collective PurpleDragons. If you don’t have your own equipment, we have some you can borrow. The hottest filming workshop in the country!

“Svartepetter” won the competition in 2018.

“Gusjegrønn” won the competition in 2019.

Who will win the competition in 2020?

FREE for all Premium Dragons!

Responsible Dragons: Cristo/Helen


(Every other Tuesday 17.00-19.00)

2020 update: We’re searching for new workshop facilitators.

The goal is to create a safe arena where participants will learn about improvisation techniques and practise to be better at it. Participation in these workshops will improve the understanding of what it’s like to be an actor. It will also enhance the participants’ understanding of the subject and thus the ability to write script. PurpleImpro is even an arena for inspiration to write realistic dialogues, where you can develop your ideas and create joint projects. PurpleImpro is a workshop for testing ideas and skills!

FREE for all Premium Dragons!

Responsible Dragon: Cristo Borrachero

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(Once a year during the summer for four nights)

Next camp (2020): 24.07 – 28.07

We move all available equipment, all available Dragons, all members and whoever else wants to participate (limited to 15 people) – to a cabin in Telemark by the conduit. We film, we discuss, we joke, we practice, we dramatize, we write, we have seminar(s), we switch jobs, we film outdoors, indoors, upstairs and possibly downstairs, we have common meals. In short: The best filming weekend you could ever have!

This is a paid event – we try to keep the price at NOK 1.500,- for the whole package: Equipment, food, instructions, and bedding. Price is applicable to all – members or not.

Responsible Dragon: Nadina Helen Bakos

On-demand workshops



At PurpleText we write, we discuss, we give feedback. Our practice is that ideas and thoughts should flow freely on the paper, without any form of personal or peer censoring. We do various short and simple writing exercises designed to open up the individual and collective creativity. We then share and evaluate each others work without “judging” the text, the theme or the sequence of action. Feedback in PurpleText is restricted in the sense that negativity is not allowed. The goal is to be uncritically creative, positive, have fun and work together to open our individual creative channels. Maybe this workshop could be the start of a project, or a forum to test parts of a project-in-the-making. Where it starts is our “business”. Where it ends is up to the participants.

FREE for all Premium Dragons!

Responsible Dragon: Nadina Helen Bakos



An offer that allows you to train privately or in very small groups (less than 5) for an hour or two with a mentor or mentors (your choice) who will help you prepare a character for a specific audition, address your acting or working confidence issues, experiment with roles, texts or anything that you would not be comfortable doing “on stage” – i.e. in a setting with many people present. If it is preparation for an audition or a role, it is strongly advised that you send the description of the character and the text that you want to use for the promotion, in advance. PurpleMentor is a flexible workshop, addressing individual or small group issues. Needs to be individually scheduled, and therefore needs to be booked well ahead of the wanted time slot. This is a practical, work-related offer – not a psychology “class”.

FREE for all Dragons!

Responsible Dragon: Cristo Borrachero


(Whenever needed/wanted)

There is a need for courses of a more technical nature, and we therefore intend to hold courses in photo, editing, sound production, floor functions and lighting or other filmrelated skills. We believe that this may be beneficial, regardless of what role you have in a film team, in order that you as a participant in a team get an expanded insight into how the other professional functions work. This is a glimpse into basic skills in the different positions, not an education for film makers.

FREE for all Dragons!

Responsible Dragon: Variable, according to subject