The Master Class film Refugee premieres on the TVS program Anthology of Interest in March 2015. This will be followed by repeat screenings on TVS and on the award winning short film program Dark Carnival (Foxtel Channel 183) throughout next year.
Congratulations to the cast, Mona Bagherpour, Jozsef Kleiner, Ashwai Muo and Paul Millett for their strong performances. Garfield Barnard, Head of Programming at TVS, said about the film “excellent story and performances.” Mona Bagherpour as Amira Al-Rawi in the short film, Refugee
Acting schools and film schools organize excursions for their students to observe working film and television sets. Sorry. Not at our school. We jump in as an integral part of the production. In late October, students Tony Dreise, Laura Tate, Paul Millett, Logan Webster, Kerry Housea, Victor Poliansky, and Vera Polianskaia, along with myself, played roles in director Greg Perano’s second feature film, Prufrock and Co.
Shot on location at Glen Davis, in the Garden of Stone National Park, Prufrock and Co is an anti-war film, loosely inspired by director Richard Lester‘s films, particularly Lester’s 1971 film How I Won The War, starring John Lennon.
Sports manager, former coach and rugby player Lance Alaalatoa, is currently appearing in a high rotation national and international Samsung TVC. Lance is featured 100% in the TVC playing a rabid fan of the All Blacks.
Lance and his two fellow performers were recently featured on the cover of MX magazine. The TVC has a comic bent and is the first in an ongoing series. The Samsung commercial is currently screening nationwide. Well done Lance. But what are your Wallaby mates going to say about you playing an All Black’s supporter? Could get ugly mate!
Not one to rest on his laurels, Lance has just wrapped a gig on a Toyota Hi-Lux TVC. Keep up the good work mate!
Congratulations and very well done to advanced teen graduate and private tuition student Pangrum Tiangbangloung for winning Best Monolgue, Best TV Commercial, and Actor of the Year at the 2014 IPOP! Awards in Los Angeles. And well done to advanced teen student Samantha Picello who, competing in the age group under Pangrum’s, won Best Monologue at the IPOP! 2014 awards.
It was good to see Frank Stead playing a jailer in the first episode of the new ABC-TV series Old School starring Bryan Brown and Sam Neill. Well done yet again Frank!
Congratulations to advanced adult student Logan Webster for his performance as the antagonist Alpha in the upcoming indie horror film, Lead Me Astray. Logan said he really enjoyed playing the role – as physically demanding as it was – and said he learned a great deal during production.
Once they met, the director said Logan was his first and only choice for the role. Lead Me Astray also features former advanced student Tim Page. Well done Logan and Tim and I can’t wait to see the film!
Advanced teen student Pangrum Tiangbangloung sent me a very excited message recently while on her way to a red carpet screening of a feature film in which she has a small dialogue role over a couple of scenes. More details as they come to hand. Well done Pangrum and I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the film premiere! The masterclass film The Pedder File screened on the award-winning Foxtel program Dark Carnival in Episode 167 on Monday 21 April at 11:30pm. However before that screening, there was a special premiere screening on Dark Carnival on 7 April. Thanks again to cast members Paul Millett, Jessica Robbins, Tayla Brown and Lydia Dyhin for their excellent performances.