School Holiday Programs

Teenage June/July Holiday On-Set Screen Acting Experience

with Film & Television Director - Colin Budds

Mon 28th June to Thurs 1st July 2021 (13-18 years)


This 4-Day Workshop is an outstanding opportunity for young actors to work closely with one of the most experienced screen directors in Australia.
Colin Budds is a Film and Television Director with over 35 years’ experience both internationally and within Australia. In addition to working with established stars and leading actors, Colin has been a key figure in the discovery of new talent and has been central to helping young actors to establish successful careers of their own.
He has worked across a huge range of genres from police dramas, Chinese sci-fi action fantasies, US horror films, Australian soap operas, and teenage dramas including productions such as: Home and Away, The Elephant Princess, The Saddle Club, H2O, Water Rats, The Black Lagoon, Mission Impossible, and Ocean Girl to name but a few.
Colin is presently working with the 3rd Year acting cohort at the prestigious and elite Victorian College of the Arts, where he created the screen component for the 3 year drama course.
The 4-Day workshop will cover:

  • Understanding the scriptwriter

  • Making precise, clear choices

  • Owning the language

  • Words versus actions, space, and place

  • Working in 360 degrees

  • Basic introduction to your new best friend on set: the camera

  • A little says a lot

  • Group scenes and how to make a contribution

  • Understanding and exploring chemistry

  • How to communicate with the director on set in order to give your best performance

  • Understanding the rhythm, tone, and beats of a scene


Please note that this workshop is strictly limited to 14 students only.


AGE: 13-18
FEE: $550 (incl. GST)
DATES: Monday 28th June – Thursday 1st July 2021
TIME: 9.00am to 3.30pm daily

LOCATION: 3/9 Millennium Circuit, Helensvale QLD 4212

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