Producer and Director Paul Currie’s projects include Academy Award winner Hacksaw Ridge, Rampart, 2.22, One Perfect Day and documentary Braveheart. He started teaching acting at 18 and was a founder of youth organisation Reach. Paul discusses the process involved in getting a movie made, from idea to screen. His personal commitment to the Australian industry and his philosophy of film making.
Renowned casting director, Lou Mitchell, from Maura Fay Casting, talks about the process of casting and gives lot of fantastic tips for actors.
David Ross Paterson
David has shared the screen with Brad Pitt, Anthony La Paglia and Tilda Swinton. He is currently performing some of the most iconic roles in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne.
Independent producer John Hipwell started his career on Alvin Purple and Mad Max. He explains the producer’s side of film making, including de-mystifying roles and how to seek funding.
Peter Blackburn is developing a reputation as an actors' director in Melbourne and Los Angeles. He demystifies the art of directing, explains dramaturgy and his approach to auditions.
Actor, writer, film maker. Nicholas talks about his acting and writing processes and giving himself the gift of putting on a play.
With his trademark comedic flair, Bryce Padovan tells us about his journey from actor to Director of the Production Company, We made That - including the award winning Bryce & Liam Go to Space
An actor with regular series roles, Charlie is passionate about the impact of regular meditation on his work. He is committed to the Mike Alfreds technique ‘Different Every Night’
Winner of 2 national television talent quests at 16, Maria talks about musical and straight theatre, television and keeping her passion alive!
Kelley Kerr Young
is a dynamo, generating much of her own work. She is an actor, singer and founding member of Girls Act Good (GAG) and Red Brassiere Theatre Company. She talks about how she made it all happen.
Anthony Brandon Wong
is one of those amazing people who excels in many fields. As an actor he has performed in The Matrix movie and Game, the TV series Family Law and so many others (too many to list here). He is also one of our most respected actor's teacher working across Australia. He is also a bit of a charmer!!!
is a creative dynamo! His initial successes have come as a stage musical performer having appeared in a number of Australian Stage Musicals. He is also gathering quite a following as a costume designer - with a great twist. Watch to see what it is.
is a television and theatre director with many years experience. He has worked for all commercial channels and the ABC. He has recently started his own Acting Studio - the Rehearsal Room where he shares his techniques and methods.
is a lead singer with the ARIA winning, Melbourne rock band, TaxiRide. He talks candidly about the start of this innovative band and his love for teaching music, and helping young musicians get started.
Linda NICHOLLS GIDLEY
Linda Nicholls Gidley trained and taught voice and accents at NIDA. In her 20+ year career with her company Voco Vox Linda has worked with actors, journalists and ESL businesswomen. She talks about how she works with clients on productions and privately, including using autocue, freeing the voice, accents and creating Australian convict era dialects for the Sydney Barracks project. It’s all more complex than you realise. Did you know laugh lines are delivered differently in accents?
Actor Kashmir Sinnamon is directing his first play. His actors say his process is changing them as people as well as characters.
Nic Barker is an award-winning independent film maker whose films have screened in more than 100 film festivals. He explains his improvisational filmmaking technique that facilitates doing what all the experts recommend: just get out there and make films!
Gabriel Bergmoser is a successful playwright, a published novelist and founder of Bitten By Productions. Gabriel talks about starting Bitten By, sell out seasons and his writing process
Jennifer Monk has written, produced, acted in a number of productions for theatre, web screening and more! She founded GAG (girls Act Good) which develops the skills and opportunities of women. GAG may just be the start of a Melbourne based production studio!!
Joseph Green is a stand-up comedian who developed his craft in off the wall venues like his living room and Melbourne’s public transport network. Joseph’s also an accomplished actor and model.
Child actor, psychologist to the industry and theatre maker, talks about actors dropping out of a role, self-care, ensembles and helping people find their joy.
is a great example pf giving ideas a go. She and her husband Anton Berezin founded and built a highly successful production company, Life Like Touring Company. Therese talks about how they started and what is involved in pulling together shows touring around Australia.
family were entertainers. But life took him in a different direction. He recommitted to performing at the age of 50 and hasn’t looked back.
is an accomplished stills photographer. Vicki's subjects have been as diverse as the Queen and a roast chicken. She recently filmed her first independent feature film. She talks about her career and transition to film.
is an actor, teacher, director and writer. She trained at the famous Steppenwolf Ensemble Theatre in Chicago and now teaches the Meisner technique. She recently wrote, produced an performed 'Turtle' at the Melbourne Fringe Festival to great acclaimed was nominated for Best Performance Award.
Musical theatre, dramatic actor, singer and singing teacher. Mel talks about long runs in Musicals and how she combines acting and teaching.
is a legend! She is also a warm and talented actor with a range of talents and experience. She talks with Lesley Coleman about the work she has done and elements of her pieces she values.