A Scott McQuaid Masterclass

In this one-off masterclass, director Scott McQuaid will introduce his approach to storytelling on stage and screen. This is done through developing ideas and storylines, direction, characters, and working with any budget. He deconstructs both theatre and film, breaking down the craft, and teaching all you need to know, to tell a good story.


Scott McQuaid

Scott McQuaid is a British writer-director for stage, screen, and podcast, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking. Scott has directed numerous plays and musicals in Malaysia, winning consecutive BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, including the Best Director award. He is also recognised in the Malaysia Book of Records for his work.


Scott is also a filmmaker and he established his own Indie movie production company, Plastic Monkey Films, in 2017. He wrote, directed and produced his debut feature film – the cult B-movie, ‘Space Ninjas’, which was released worldwide on Amazon Prime and Apple TV+, to critical acclaim.


  • Directing

    Learn how to evaluate ideas, work with actors, block scenes, and bring your vision to life on the stage or screen.

  • Scriptwriting

    Pick up the basic rules of storytelling through utilising dialogue, character development, plot points, timing, and find out exactly what captures your audience's attention.

  • Acting

    Gain an understanding on how to analyse scripts, build characters, and find truth in your performance.

  • Scene Study

    Learn to deconstruct a scene in story and character, and discover the fundamental components that go into building a great scene.

  • Camerawork

    Learn how camerawork can enhance the story and its power of suggestion, through different camera angles and use of movement.

Event Details


7th August 2021




1 hour 30 minutes





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