Year 7-12 (Wednesdays)
Starts: Wednesday 6 February, 2019
Wednesdays, 6.00pm – 7.30pm, 9 weeks.
Location: Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta NSW 2150. View MAP.
- Develop essential camera acting technique
- Develop character-building skills
- Learn how to break down a script for objectives
- Gain insight into the Australian television and film industry
Note: PAC recognises the varying levels of experience amongst its students and so our teachers, at all times, will adjust their classes to accomodate to all levels.
In this 10 week course, students will be introduced to on-screen acting techniques and develop skills needed to become a disciplined and compelling screen actor.
The first few weeks will start off with a range of ensemble building activities and improvisation to get students comfortable with themselves, their scripts and one another. Then, over the course of the term, students will learn Stanislavksi methods of how to find the given circumstances, beats and character objectives contained within a script.
Students will apply these skills weekly to short scripts taken from popular films and television shows and perform these to camera. They will have a chance to watch their scenes back at the end of each lesson and take away feedback from PAC Head Teacher and tutor, Nisrine Amine.
With television credits including Here Come The Habibs (Channel 9) and Janet King (ABC), as well as various other film and stage titles, Nisrine knows the industry and is in the perfect position to give aspiring screen actors the insight they need.
Note: We encourage those students who are considering a career in screen acting to apply for this course.
Nisrine Amine is an actor, writer and producer from Western Sydney. She recently featured in the Australian feature film Slam, Deadly Women, Here Come The Habibs, and Janet King as well as the short films Candlelight (2017), The Woman on the Top Floor (2012), Broken Time (2013), and The Parisian(2013), the web series I Luv u But (2014) and TAFEWSI’s, Rob’s Campaign (2016). Nisrine received an Oustanding Actor nomination at the 2017 Sydney Film School Award night for her lead role in the short film Maya. Her stage credits include Alex and Eve: The Complete Story (Factory Theatre, 2013) where she played the title role of Eve, The Colour Blind Project (Tap Gallery, 2011), Arabian Nights (New Theatre, 2012). Her short film Apricot received funding by Screen NSW as part of their SEED: Regional Funding initiative and premiered at Flickerfest 2018 and will air on ABC IView in early 2018. In 2012, Nisrine produced and co-directed The Young Creatives Festival of Shorts, a short-play festival for young people from Western Sydney as well as The Wizard of Oz (Our Lady of Mercy College, 2002), Check Please! (Catherine Mcauley, 2010), Evil Shall Not Triumph (Catherine McAuley, 2010) and The Wiz(Ave Maria College, 2015). She also wrote, produced and starred in a web series pilot Whatever After(2013).
Nisrine has worked with a range of national and international acting coaches including Anthony Skuse, Kevin Jackson, Anthony Brandon Wong, Natela Dzuliashvili, Serhat Caradee, Robert Marchand and Doris Younane, and studied at leading institutions including the Stella Adler School of Acting NYC, NIDA, Actors Centre and The Hub Studio.
Nisrine is the co-founder and Creative Director of Parramatta Actors Centre.
Enya is an actor and theatre maker originally from Melbourne. She is a graduate of the B.F.A in Acting at NIDA, and of the full-time musical theatre course SHOWFIT. Enya recently appeared in the premiere season of Love, Me by Joe Brown at The Old 505, and regularly appears in satirical skits on The Feed for SBS Viceland. She is currently in rehearsal for House of Sand’s production of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again as part of The Old 505 2018 Season. Later this year, Enya will travel to the U.K for further artistic development as the recipient of the 2017 BBM Youth Scholarship. Her NIDA credits include Maria in Twelfth Night (dir. Tom Wright), Mavis Knott in The Season at Sarsaparilla (dir. Kristine Landon Smith), Beline in The Hypochondriac (dir. Constantine Costi) and The Whore in Hello Again (dir. Tyran Parke).
In her hometown, Enya was a Melbourne Theatre Company Youth Ambassador. She collaborated with MTC to devise ways to engage young people in the arts and promoted the importance of theatre to the next generation.
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