Robert Marchand

Dr. Robert Marchand is the foremost expert in the Character-based Improvisation (CBI) Process and teaches this process all over the world. He has created workshops for actors, filmmakers and writers in many locations and many languages. He has also conducted advanced workshops for various acting and film academies as well as mentoring numerous filmmakers, running dedicated workshops tailored for their specific needs.

Bringing together screen directors and actors in a unique creative environment

Robert’s expertise in the CBI Process has been featured at Directors Guild and Screen Producer conferences; he has developed workshop programmes for filmmakers at AFTRS, Collarts & VCA (Australia); Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and KHM (Germany); for writers at NIDA (Australia); workshops for actors at WAAPA; Drama Centre, Flinders; 16 Street Actors Studio & UNISA (Australia); Comedien (Geneva), EAMT (Estonia) as well as over 100 workshops for actors through various organisations in a number of cities worldwide.

Robert is also the Director of Performance at the Paediatric Mental Health Training Unit (School of Medicine, University of Adelaide). He uses the CBI Process to improve diagnostic skills for medical students studying to become GPs and psychiatrists.

An experienced award-winning film director

His credits include many television mini-series and telemovies; Robert’s achievements include four Australian Film Institute Awards; Logie, ATOM and Penguin awards and nominations.

Robert’s work is underpinned by his academic investigation of the CBI Process through his PhD at Flinders University.