ONGOING 8 WEEK PROGRAM I COMMENCING MONDAY 29TH OF APRIL, 2019 I 4:45PM - 6:15PM
Acting for stage and acting for camera are two completely separate disciplines. This hands-on practical program at Film & Television Studio International offers young actors the freedom to openly engage with their creative selves, to create interesting and believable characters for the screen. Our primary focus is to encourage students to keep their performance levels truthful, from the rehearsal process through to the final take. Scenes workshopped are all sourced from current Australian film and television dramas, and all recorded work is played back each week for discussion.
Our 20 years of experience has forged unique and successful ways to maintain the young actors' sense of spontaneity, wonder, and freedom with their work. Two decades ago we started to train, nurture and mentor these young performers for many years as children, teenagers and then adults. Many of these actors have gone on to forge incredibly successful careers in front of (and behind) the camera, both here in Australia and overseas. We are very proud of all of them, and felt it was time to welcome a new generation of young actors to the studio.
Our students are encouraged to see their training as an ongoing commitment. Four x 8 week terms are conducted each year. It is not compulsory to attend all four terms, but consistency is key. Our young actors will work with a variety of trainers over each term, including actors, directors, producers, executive producers, technique specialists, casting directors and dialect coaches, all at the top end of their field.
In this 8 week block, our young actors will be working with former Neighbours star Matthew Werkmeister, best known for his series regular role as Zeke Kinski on the long-running show for many years. With nearly 1500 episodes of prime time drama under his belt, Matthew is an incredibly talented and versatile actor that has performed in many different television genres. Matthew divides his time between Melbourne and Los Angeles, and we are thrilled to confirm him for this block of screen training.