This study explored the method of working with actors which is applied by the portuguese director João Canijo. The method is found on the idea of developing the characters and script based on actor’s own interpretation of the text. Firstly, the method and its goals, concepts, format and necessities were investigated. Secondly, some examples of films that Canijo worked were described. After, the technical report detailed the experience of applying the method on the production of the short film “Acceptance”. By the end, a critical analysis was developed and then, future goals were suggested.