Classes return from Tuesday 14 July… So to get us started and into the right frame of mind, some advice from actor Robert DeNiro…
Congratulations to Katerine Anne MacKinnon-Lee who plays the schoolgirl female co-lead of Sarah in the Peter Andrikidis directed feature film, Alex and Eve. A religious romantic comedy, Alex and Eve is slated for a theatrical release in October.
Katerine Ann had her hair dyed purple for the film – not a look she usually sports! – and it gave her the tough sassy look the producers wanted for the role. Well done Katerine Ann and I’m looking forward to seeing the film. Purple hair and all!
SF3 Film Festival
The SF3 Film festival, Australia’s first smart phone film festival, has attracted over 50 entries from around the world – America, Spain, Iran, England, India, China, Qatar, Columbia, France, and of course, Australia.
Entries are open for another 45 days – so get your film into the competition! The Screen Actors Workshop is a partner and a sponsor of SF3 and I’m looking forward to seeing the entries.
Films on DVD
A Most Wanted Man is the last of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s films to be released during his lifetime. Based on the spy novel of the same name by former spy master John LeCarre, the film is a fitting tribute to Hoffman’s power as an actor. Hoffman plays Gunther Backmann, a German intelligence agent who is investigating the appearance of a strange young man who has entered Germany illegally and inserted himself into Munich’s Muslim community. The film has much to say about the West’s attitude to the “war on terror,” and as the former spy turned novelist LeCarre says, “the terrorism threat to the West is grossly overstated.” A timely film.
Class Scenes DVDs
If you would like an edited copy of your past term’s scenes on DVD then see me in class or email me and I will organize it for you. Class scene DVDs are $50-00 per term’s scenes and are a highly beneficial means of improving your performance and technique via further home study.
To wrap up the current newsletter I’d like to welcome back our ongoing students for another term of screen acting classes; and the staff and I would like to extend a warm welcome to the new students commencing classes with us this term.
Alan Nurthen (Director)