This masterclass is designed for actors (17+) who are pursuing a career in film/tv, or preparing to do so.


Each day is an intense deep dive into each significant step of the process an actor takes, from the work you do immediately after receiving the material, to the audition/screen test, to your work on set.


Day 1 & 2 with Leigh Parker

A deep dive into the craft of acting.


How to approach, absorb, and explore the material in a way that connects you fully to the imaginary circumstances, the relationships within, AND allows you to live authentically moment to moment!


How does it work?


You will meet your director and writer weeks prior to the masterclass, who upon getting to know you, will pair you up with a scene partner and write an original scene specifically for you both! These are the scenes you’ll be working on for the duration of the Masterclass.


While workshopping your scene, Leigh will guide you through:


  • Script exploration (not analysis!)

  • Cultivating a mindset that primes you to make infinite discoveries and forever expand upon who you already are!

  • How to unlock your ultimate superpower - VULNERABILITY

  • How to achieve the preparation sweet spot - Full and Free!

  • And heaps more

Day 3 & 4 with Bill Hughes!

You’ll now be learning the art of on-camera acting and screen-craft with one of Australia’s most experienced and innovative Film Makers! Bill's directing credits include Home and Away, Winners and Losers, All Saints, McLeod's Daughters, and countless other Australian hit TV series.


By the end of the weekend, you will know exactly how a professional film set works, how to act for the screen, how to behave on set, how to prepare for the role, and how to love working with the camera.

You will focus on the important elements that are crucial to doing your best work on-screen.


These two days will be action-packed and non-stop! Here are just SOME of the things you’ll be covering: 


Day 3 

  • The audition and screen test process - Making an impact, finding your own interpretation of the scene, and making you the only choice for the job.

  • Your relationship with the casting Director / Director

  • Why you were chosen / or not for the role? How the process works in the industry. Producer & director discussions behind the scenes.

  • Walking and talking, hitting your mark, continuity, living on camera! 

  • Techniques for listening, reacting and the very important craft of understanding camera technique.

  • What happens on set when you first arrive? What is the protocol of a TV or movie set?

  • What’s a table read? Let's do one!

  • Shooting your scene in a wide shot, mid shot, and close up!

  • And sooooooo much more!


Day 4

You will now shoot your scenes as if you are on a real film set!


  • Line run and block the scene in total.

  • Reblock for lighting and camera.

  • Shoot the scene in a wide shot, mid shots and close-ups.


Weather permitting, scenes shot on this day will be exterior!

You’ll be learning exterior shooting techniques, such as:


  • Where are the "essentials" in relation to the set?

  • Organic marks, what are they?

  • Second and third action calls. (These rarely happen inside)

  • Back timing a scene to determine the start position.

  • Pausing the shoot for extraneous noises .. who calls it?

  • Cheating eyelines for backgrounds.

  • Voice projection for the outdoors.

  • And again, sooooo much more!

Bill will also discuss more of the crucial aspects of the ‘business side of things that every actor needs to know, including:

  • Showreels

  • Branding

  • The best ways to create your own content to ensure that you will never be without acting work regardless of the climate of the film industry.

  • And more!


2 Weekends

September 2022

Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th

9:00 am - 3:00 pm (6-hour days with lunch break)



Day 1 & 2 - Pluggas Film Production Studio: Unit 4/17 Main Dr, Warana QLD 4575 - (Sunshine Coast)


Day 3 & 4 - Locations TBD


How Much




Question: Where can I find out more about Bill Hughes?

Answer: You can learn more about Bill by visiting his WEBSITE or viewing his list of credits on IMDB.

Question: Who provides the scripts?

Answer: Bill and Tonia will be providing custom scenes for everyone.


Question: Is this a demo-reel/showreel workshop?

Answer: No. This is an acting intensive, the focus being on refining and understanding your process. We will be using the on-camera experiences to further deepen our practice, as well as discover specific tools used to navigate the audition/job. THAT SAID! All footage that is captured will be yours to keep and use how you wish. If you’d like to add some of that work to your demo reel, awesome!

Question: Is there a payment plan or split payment option?

Answer: Absolutely! Contact us and we’ll set it up :)


Question: I won't be able to make it this time, will there be another one in the future?!

Answer: Definitely!  We'll do this at least twice per year, so don’t sweat if you miss this one ;)

To sign up, or for any questions, reach out here:


Phone: 0473 545 134

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