To open the current newsletter some words of wisdom from two of the greats – Katharine Hepburn and Robert DeNiro
Classes return from Tuesday 18 July and I look forward to working with our established students again along with extending a warm welcome to the new students commencing classes with us this term.
August Film Acting Techniques Master Class
The popular teen and adult film acting master class will be held again in August. The last time the course ran was in January this year and produced the challenging short film Cold Dinner for One.
Screen shot from Cold Dinner for One featuring Melissa McCredie and Zena Mehanna
Course flyers were attached to the previous July-August newsletter link email and hard copies will be handed out in class to teen and adult students from 19 July.
October Children’s Workshop
The October Children’s Film Acting workshop will be held over three full days on Wednesday 4, Thursday 5, and Friday 6 October.
The course was recently named amongst the 2016 Most Popular Top 25 Activities for Children on the Active Activities web site.
Even though we’ve only just commenced advertising the course it is well over half full already with only two positions still available, so if it looks appealing then get in quick and Contact Us for a course flyer.
Prufrock & Co
As I’ve mentioned in class to the many students playing roles in director Greg Perano’s second feature film Prufrock & Co, Greg moved to Melbourne for nine months earlier this year to pursue his professional music career, both producing bands and playing in them to build up his finances.
Greg will be relocating back to Sydney later in the year to complete the film which will have its premiere at the Avalon Cinema.
After an extended run at the 42nd Street Theatre in New York, followed by a national tour of major American cities, Woody Allen’s musical Bullets Over Broadway has, by overwhelming popular demand, returned to the 42nd Street Theatre for another season.
This is exciting news for Jemma Jane who is reprising her lead role as Olive Neal in the critically-acclaimed show. Well done Jemma!
Our featured student this newsletter is Tony Dreise.
Lawyer, photographer and actor Tony Dreise has not only completed the three year part-time screen acting certificate course at the school but is well on his way to attaining a 5 year part-time certificate.
Tony, not that fussed about dialogue roles, preferring regular extra work to supplement his income, has nonetheless performed a few 50 word roles in his time. Tony’s most recent speaking part was in a new music video – although it was hard to hear what he was actually saying due to the S&M ball in his mouth as part of his Gimp-like costume! Yes, I’m referring to The Gimp in Tarantino’s classic Pulp Fiction. Scary!
Tony has also played a variety of “normal” roles in productions such as Rake, Underbelly Razor and Australian Families of Crime, although he has a penchant for more weird and wonderful characters, those being his specialty.
Keep playing the bizarre roles Tony as you never cease to amaze me with your fearless approach to the work and your great sense of costume, both in class and on-set.
SF3 International Film Festival
There are only 4 weeks to go until entries close for this years SF3 Film Festival. So if you are entering then get your film polished and ready to submit. Their are a wealth of prizes up for grabs again this year so don’t dilly dally.
The judging panel for this year’s SF3 event.
Class Scene DVD’s/USB’s
If you would like an edited copy of your past term’s scenes on DVD or USB then see me in class or email me and I will put it all together for you. Class scene DVD’s/USB’s are $50 per term’s scenes and are a highly beneficial means of improving your craft via further home study.