Advanced Screen Craft master class with tutor Bill Hughes: May and June 2017
Bill with the students from the June Course (L to R) Saroni Roy, Shailla Quadra, Claire Trussell, Mikaela Dive, Megan Roggiero, (Bill Hughes), Meredith Cox, Josh Armitage, Samantha Dickinson, Jess Grosbard and Shannon Donaghey.
Well done to Meredith Cox, who not only played a featured role in the Northern Beaches Council Clean Up Campaign video, but was also featured in an extensive print ad series in Pittwater Life and Peninsular Living magazines. Well done Meredith!
Congratulations to 2006 graduate Aileen Beale.
Aileen’s impressive list of credits stretch back ten years now, and she has recently played 50 worder roles on Love Child and Pulse, along with the role of Lieutenant Crestalnin in Shame Abbess’s new feature film, The Osiris Child. Aileen is currently playing the role of matriarch Margaret Young of the Young family – the family which produced two of Australia’s best loved and most successful rock bands, The Easybeats and AC/DC – in the new ABC TV program Friday on my Mind, which details the career of The Easybeats.
Well done Aileen and keep up the great work!
If you can’t score a role in a film, then score a position on the crew, as Robert Flanagan did on Mel Gibson’s award winning Hacksaw Ridge. Very proactive indeed Robert! Well done.
A hearty congratulations to Jemma Jane who performed the lead role of Olive Neal in Woody Allen’s highly acclaimed Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway. Jemma is one of only three actresses from 42 musical productions to be nominated as Best Actress in a Touring Musical by the Broadway World Seattle Awards. Best of luck Jemma!
Well done to Meredith Cox who has been booked for another role in a Laundry Lane Productions corporate video. This is the third time Laundry Lane have booked Meredith in the past year for various video projects. You’re doing us proud Meredith.
Meredith pictured at the inaugural 2015 SF3 Film Festival
Bobby Babin’s career is slipping into overdrive with roles in feature films, TV series and TVCs. Keep up the great work Bobby!
Bobby looking like a young Cliff Robertson in a screen grab from the series Behind Mansion Walls in which he plays the role of James Sullivan
Well done to students Joshua Armitage, Amanda Armitage, Megan Roggiero, Lakshay Dhiman, David Borsone, Jai Miller, Simon Busuttil, Jess Reid, Matt Oberg and Kael Leak for completing tutor Peter Phelps Book the Role master class with flying colours on Sunday 30 October. A fun and educational day was had by all!
Congratulations to alumni Frank Stead for his powerful performance as Gino Stocco in the Network 7 dramatized documentary series Catching the Stocco’s.
Congratulations to Corinne Dawes for performing her first 50 word role in The Secret Daughter – opposite Jessica Mauboy, no less! Well done Corinne. You’re off and running.
Robert Flanagan has been scoring small but significant roles on some of our most popular television series, including Rake and Love Child, while making some good contacts along the way. Well done Robert and keep up the good work.
Robert on the set of Love Child
Robert Flanagan with some familiar faces
Meanwhile playwright and director BJ McNeill recently stormed the UK theatre scene with his self-written and directed play Torn Apart (Dissolution) Now BJ has a new play, The Rules Of Inflation, which he and his cast are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
BJ McNeill (left) and the cast of The Rules Of Inflation
BJ McNeill being interviewed on British television
Meanwhile Sonya Plummer has shown that it pays to think outside of the box, proving there are more ways to make a living as an actor than television drama, TVCs, voice overs and film work. Sonya has been cleaning up on the Television Shopping Network (TVSN) performing in countless commercials and advertorials. Well done Sonya.
Sonya performing in one of the school’s short films, Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Advanced student Logan Webster features in the June 14, issue of Film Ink magazine in an interview detailing his first feature film, Remember Redfield. After playing the antagonist in Tom Danger’s first feature Lead Me Astray, Logan has now completed his first feature and is currently auditioning actors at the school’s studio for his second, as yet untitled, film. The Film Ink article praised the lads for the success of their indie films – due in part to their canny online marketing strategies – and noted that Logan and Tom specialize in the comedy-horror genre.
2016 has seen many of our teen and adult students playing ongoing roles in director Greg Perano’s second feature film Prufrock & Company – along with a variety of interesting and challenging work for our students and alumni in everything from TV drama to TVCs.
Alumni Jemma Eggins has found fame in the USA performing the lead role of Olive Neal in Woody Allen’s hit musical Bullets Over Broadway. After a sold out run in New York, the musical hit the road touring major cities around America before returning to New York for another extended run. Very well done Jemma!