To kick off the final newsletter for 2016, some wise words from the sadly missed Robin Williams and UK actor Gary Oldman…
As we look back on 2016, it’s encouraging to see the growth not only in the school itself, but the dramatic growth in our students potential and skills. The school’s 2016 video archive is full of creative scene work from all ages and levels of study.
It’s been another successful year as our students and alumni continue to make their mark on the industry – both nationally and internationally. Well done everyone and keep up the great work!
Term 4 completes on Thursday 8 December.
Term 1, 2017 commences from Tuesday 31 January.
It would be greatly appreciated if all students returning for Term 1 classes post a $50-00 fees deposit when rebooking. Fee deposits leave you less to pay on balance of fees when classes resume, and most importantly, deposits help to keep the school afloat financially over the long summer semester break. Thank you for your ongoing support and assistance. It’s much appreciated.
Kids Film Acting Workshop Review
The children’s workshop earlier this term produced the short film, The Gate.
Congratulations to the young cast of Leonardo Vaccarezza, Bella Caulfield, Kiarra Leonard, Jessica Schmidt, Alyssa Curry and Liana Schmidt for their committed performances. Well done!
Film Acting Techniques Master Class
The popular teen-adult Film Acting Techniques master class runs on Tuesday 17 January (Pre-production: 7 to 9:30 pm) and Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 January (Production 9:30 am to 6 pm)
Previous productions from this course have been screened to audience acclaim on TVS (Anthology of Interest) and on the award-winning Foxtel short film program Dark Carnival, giving the school and the participating students wide exposure.
Positions are strictly limited to 6 participants, so if you’re interested, then don’t dilly dally, as the course fills very quickly! A course flyer is attached to the email containing your newsletter link and hard copy course flyers will be handed out in class from Tuesday 29 November.
Video slick from a previous master class film, High Time
In mid-November, three of our teen students and five of our adult students performed in a Workplace Health and Safety video for NSW Public Transport. The production company, Laundry Lane Productions, have used students from the school for previous productions and, once again, they were thrilled with the talent I cast for the current video.
Congratulations on a job well done to Frances Cooney, Claudia Borsini, Jess Grosbard, Lakshay Dhiman, Mikaela Dive, Simon Busuttil, Meredith Cox and David McCredie.
It certainly is a small world, as the Laundry Lane contact for the casting this time around was former student Jessica Horgan.
Joshua Armitage is a young man on the move. After performing in the feature films The River Runs Red (2010) and Daniel and Damien (2010), Josh was one of the cast and crew who attended the Liftoff Festival in Newtown this November for the screening of the film Damaged (2015)
Well done Josh! Three feature film roles under your belt and you’re still in your late teens. Impressive!
Congratulations and best of luck to alumni Jemma Jane (Eggins) who has been nominated as a finalist in the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Touring) for Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway.
Jemma was one of only three leading actresses nominated from forty-two touring musicals. An amazing feat and an honour as this was Jemma’s first professional musical production. Best of luck Jem!!!
Studio Christmas Party
The Christmas party on Saturday 26 November was argueably one of our best parties since the late noughties. There was a good mixed crowd in attendance and a fun night was had by all.
Class Scene DVDs
If you would like an edited copy of your past term (or previous term’s) scenes on DVD then see me in class or email me and I will organize it for you.
Class scene DVDs are a beneficial means of improving your performance skills via further home study.
In 2017 our students will have the choice of having their edited scenes on DVD or USB. We’re having USB’s embossed with the school’s 5 star logo so that identification is easy for students when they bring their USB stick in for further scene downloads. The beauty of USB delivery is that you can have all of your work in sequence in the one place, as opposed to a collection of DVDs.
To wrap up the December newsletter, I’d like to wish our staff and students a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Have a fun, productive and creative 2017 – and I look forward to working with you all again next year.
Alan Nurthen (Director)