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Showreel Scene Masterclass

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

At the end of the workshop, each actor will receive a professionally edited copy of their scene for their showreel!


How does it work?

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 your work on set.


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.


Then, you'll spend 1 full weekend exploring and workshopping your scene with your acting coach (Leigh). Here you will have a blast enhancing your acting skills, and developing new ones.

Weekend 2... You will be filming your scene with Bill Hughes, one of Australia’s most experienced and innovative filmmakers.


Bill has done it all, here are just some of his credits: Bill produced and directed the TV series “All Saints”, produced “Packed to the Rafters” and directed “Winners and Losers” all for the Seven Network. His experience and screen credits include long-form series, mini-series, the multi-award-winning feature film “The Interview” featuring Hugo Weaving and Tony Martin, and the telefeature “The Killing Field”, starring Rebecca Gibney and Peter O’Brien.


During the filming process, Leigh will be there to support you as your on-set acting coach.


Weekend 1 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!

While workshopping your scene, Leigh will guide you through:


  • Script exploration (not analysis!)

  • Cultivating a mindset that primes you to make discoveries and 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

Weekend 2 Filming with Bill Hughes!

You’re now being directed by 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.

You'll be shooting your scenes on a real studio film set, with a crew, props, wardrobe, the works! Learning all of the most important film craft techniques you'll need along the way!


You will also have Leigh there to support you as your on-set acting coach.


  • What it's like working on a fully built, lit, and dressed set with furniture and props.

  • Being filmed from multiple camera setups

  • Working in a soundstage environment

  • Being directed by one of the most experienced film/tv directors in Australia!


Weekend 1: July 22nd, 23rd 9:00 am -3:00 pm

Weekend 2: July 29th, 30th (Call times TBD)



Pluggas: Unit 4/17 Main Dr, Warana QLD 4575 - (Sunshine Coast)


How Much


(Afterpay is available with a 5% surcharge)



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: Professional writer, Tonia Stangherlin will be writing custom scripts for each acting duo.


Question: Will I get a copy of my scene?

Answer: Yes! Everyone will receive a professionally edited copy of their scene. Feel free to use this for your online acting profiles, add it to your showreel, or use it when submitting to agents. 

Question: How much time do I get actually filming my scene?

Answer: Each scene will have roughly 2.5 hours of filming time.

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

Answer: Yes! Afterpay is available upon request. (This option incurs a 5% surcharge).

Question: Am I required to be there for the entire time?

Answer: You are required to be present for the entirety of the first weekend. However, for the filming portion, actors will be allocated a time slot (and sent a call sheet) for the time they are required on set to shoot their scene. We highly encourage everyone to hang around to watch other scenes being filmed, as there is so much that can be learned from just being on set, but it is not required.


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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