The students presented three plays, Quiet Table For Four directed by Stephen Wallace (Blood Oath), '4' directed by Aarne Neeme (Home and Away) and Love Song directed by Di Smith (Puberty Blues). They were joined by Rove Production Designer Michelle Dado who designed the overall showcase presentation.
All the directors were extremely happy with the graduates performances. "I was thrilled at the way the students rose to the occasion" Says Di Smith. One of the students final year films was also screened at the showcase. Contamination directed by Denise Roberts (Packed To The Rafters) is a 30 minute short which will be submitted to numerous film festivals around the world.
"Screenwise was exceptionally happy with the industry turnout, and we are already receiving calls from agents wanting to represent our upcoming stars" says Principal Director and CEO Denise Roberts, "and it's not surprising considering Screenwise was the first acting school established over twelve years ago specifically designed to offer comprehensive creative and technical screen training to actors. Not only are our graduates talented, they are completely comfortable on set and on screen, and highly skilled in all facets of production and post-production."
Applications for the 2013 intake for the Diploma opened on the 31st of August 2012 and close on November 15th 2012. Call back auditions will take place early December 2012. Late applications will be accepted subject to availability and a $20 administration fee.
Highly regarded actors that have walked through the Screenwise doors include Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers), Isabel Lucas (Transformers, Knight Of Cups), Todd Lasance (Spartacus, Cloud Street, Crownies, Underbelly), Ed Kavalee (Thank God You're Here), Christian Clark (Home & Away), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck, Dexter), Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues, Tomorrow When The War Began), Andy Whitfield (Spartacus) and Tabrett Bethell (Legend Of The Seeker).
For further information on entry requirements, how to apply and fee structure, please contact the Screenwise office.
Screenwise offers a wide range of short and long-term acting courses tailored to suit beginner to advanced actors. Screenwise is a Government Accredited Registered Training Organisation employing award-winning, Actors, Directors, Producers, Casting Consultants and Technicians who are articulate and inspirational teachers. Screenwise is run by founding CEO and Australian actress Denise Roberts.