Action speaks louder than words. True. But why is this important to the actor? Quite simply because what you do is far more revealing than what you say. So don’t get all hung up on the words. Be aware of what your body and your face are doing as our thoughts and feelings are reflected truthfully in our actions.
Good advice from Tom Hardy, a master of physicalisation.
Classes return from Tuesday 16 July through to Saturday 20 July and I’m looking forward to working with our established students again along with the new students commencing classes with us this term. The Saturday Mixed Ages class (which runs in blocks of 8 week terms) returns on 3 August.
We have some interesting, dynamic and creative scene work lined up for the term and I can’t wait to get stuck into it.
SF3 International Film Festival
Entries for this year’s SF3 festival close late August so you’ve got plenty of time to complete your films and submit them to the festival.
There are stacks of cool prizes up for grabs so get going – you could be a winner!
These are the people you need to impress, the judges and industry professionals working in Australia and Hollywood.
I’ve been involved with SF3 since its inception and I’m thrilled to be judging the films again this year.
Films and TV Series
The Highway Men (USA: 2019)
This historically accurate film follows two former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer and Maney Gault as they join forces to try and capture notorious outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker – 1930’s superstars to the poor and downtrodden victims of The Great Depression – as Bonnie and Clyde roam far and wide robbing the despicable and universally loathed banks. Kevin Costner (Hamer) and Woody Harrelson (Gault) turn in excellent performances in a highly watchable film.
Billions (USA: Series 2018 – 2019)
This entertaining and powerful series, set in New York, deals with wealth, influence and corruption and is a real eye-opener when it comes to the finance industry’s incessant greed, ambition and ruthlessness.
Stars the outstanding Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis and the delectable Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy)
Class Scene DVDs/USBs
If you would like and edited copy of your past or previous term’s on-camera scenes then let me know and I’ll organize it for you.
DVDs are $55.00 per term’s scenes and USBs are $50.00.
The same prices apply for a compilation of your favourite 5 or 6 scenes from current and previous term’s work.
To wrap up the newsletter, I’d like to say a big Thank You for the birthday wishes from family, friends and students for my milestone 70th birthday. Your thoughts and wishes were greatly appreciated.
Me: “70s a breeze kiddo. No sweat.”
Bowden: “Well from my perspective of less than 2 years grandpa, I find the numbers rather daunting!”