A Brief History of the Screen Actors Workshop
The Screen Actors Workshop was established in 1988 (and was formerly known as the Film and Television Acting Academy.)
The acting school was founded by actor/director Alan Nurthen, with the sole purpose of training well-educated, dynamic and creative actors for the Australian film and television industry. For more than 25 years, Alan’s concise easy-to-grasp approach to theory, in conjunction with solid practical sessions and his nurturing teaching style, have earned him the reputation as one of Sydney’s leading screen acting tutors.
His students have successfully established long-term careers both in front of and behind the cameras. Many are established film and television actors, while others are working in theatre, radio and as television presenters, camera operators, sound recordists, writers, producers, directors and filmmakers.
Alan’s students have won some of Sydney’s most prestigious film and video festivals, including Tropfest, the Short Black Film Festival and the 24/7 Youth Film Festival.
Graduate Film and TV Credits
Graduates of the Screen Actors Workshop have performed in a wide range of feature films and television drama including:-
Felony; The Jungle; The Matrix; X-Men Origins: Wolverine; The Phantom; Star Wars: Episode 2 “Attack of the Clones”; Muriel’s Wedding; The Thin Red Line; Water Rats; Murder Call; The Bangkok Hilton; All Saints; White Collar Blue; Brides of Christ; Blue Heelers; Home and Away; Love is a Four Letter Word; Blue Water High; Underbelly 2 & 3; Underbelly Razor; Packed to the Rafters; Australia; The Great Gatsby; Footy Legends; A Day in the Life; False Witness; True Confessions; Australian Enemy; Fat Pizza; Houso’s; Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo; Rake; Parer’s War; Old School; Alex and Eve; Friday on My Mind and many others.
Our students have appeared in TV commercials for Toyota, Virgin Mobile, Kellogg’s, Spray and Wipe, Hahn Beer, Lenovo Laptops, Baron Beer, Verizon Laptops, Wine Selectors, U-Bank, iiNet, HBF, NAB, Sharpie Pens, Combank, The Salvation Army, Choosi Insurance, Bonds Flexits, ANZ, along with many others.
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