Tag: Friends

Content relating to the 2007 production of Friends in which David played Friend 2.

  • Showreel 2007

    Showreel: Showreel 2007

  • Testimonial: Friends

    I have had the pleasure to not only see David perform but also to work with him on one of my own video/theatre projects. The set up was a workshop I would film and the aim to explore an ambiguous and somewhat violent relationship between two male friends. The location was the underpass at the Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham.

    The main part of the workshop was based around rather sketchy situations which I wanted David and his co-actor to improvise around (finding a pair of lady’s tights; riding on each others’ backs; playing around with two toy guns). For this to work I needed both commitment and a fair amount of fearlessness. David seemed as if made for this kind of thing. What followed was a focused improvisation and my job became not so much one of giving directions as keeping up with David and his co-actor.

    At the end of the session I had so much more than I had bargained for, indeed I had enough footage for a short film (Friends). This would not have happened had it not been for David’s enthusiasm, inventiveness and generosity with alternative approaches when my own did not work. David partook in this workshop on a voluntary basis but his engagement was professional throughout.

    It was a privilege to work with him and I hope I will be given the chance to do so again in the future.

    Michael Akraka—Writer / Director, Friends.

  • Friends 1

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 2

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 3

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 4

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 5

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 6

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 7

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 9

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 12

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 13

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

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  • Friends 15

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • Friends 16

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    Image from the 2007 short film Friends, directed by Michael Akraka in which David played Friend 2.
    © Copyright 2007 Michael Akraka.

  • CV credit: Friends

    Playing Friend 2 in Friends, directed by Michael Akraka, produced by MA films.

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