Personal Coaching & Mentoring
One on One
* Build Skills & Confidence
* Prepare for Group Classes or Lessons
* Prepare for Auditions for Film or TV
* Step by Step Assessment of Scene & Character
* On Camera & Self Assessment Sessions
* Movement, Voice & Technical Training
* Proper Conduct on Set and in Auditions
* Transfer Skills & Knowledge to Everyday Llife
* Create a Plan & Discipline for Daily Lliving
in the "Real" World
Acting is a "state
of mind." An actor learns to assume and practice maintaining
a mental attitude where they pretend and make believe. They assume
and possess another person’s life situations:
Problems and Conflicts
• Successes and Failures
• Hopes and Dreams
• Happiness and Tragedies
The actor learns to create a "state
of mind" where they allow their thoughts, physical body and
emotional impulses to act out imaginary and scripted realities,
in such a manner that an audience will suspended its disbelief
and empathize with them in each situation. The deeper the “state
of mind” the better the performance.
Achieving the “state of mind”
is the first step in mastering the craft of acting. Once you have
harnessed that power then you must learn to integrate it into
a space and circumstance in a controlled manner. (To be “present”
in the moment but “grounded” in your character.)
Just as an athlete must work out
each day, the actor needs to exercise their minds and bodies in
order to develop control over their actions. The process is fun
and when you achieve in gaining the acting knowledge you keep
it forever. Just like riding a bike, once you learn it you will
never lose it.
If you don’t learn the correct
basics of acting principals you’ll be like ship without
a rudder wondering in the vast ocean of directors and acting teachers.
When you get your first job, everybody will tell you how to act
from the lighting guy to the producer’s assistant.
of Mind” = Make Believe
to project your talent
Children are naturals at playing make believe. They do it subconsciously
every day, and without any formal training. If you tell a child
they are a bus driver or construction worker they immediately
become that person. They don’t question the situation with
unnecessary details like where is the bus going or what am I building…
they just dive right in and start driving or hammering without
being told what to do and with little doubt and great concentration
and belief. When you can harness that innocence and play as a
child you will learn attain a deeper “state of mind”
Create space in
our heads and other people’s minds that puts us in the zone.
Recognize when you are doing the right thing, in the right place,
and at the right time.
Learn how to avoid being caught doing the wrong things in the
wrong place and at the wrong time.
Understand and believe in yourself.
Have confidence that you have what it takes.
Become the character - Even if you don’t have a law degree
or haven’t had a child, you can use your own experiences
to believably portray a parent or argue a case in court.
Projecting your talent is an art
that requires practice and training. With simple steps you can
transform into a new reality and become a person different from
yourself, but based upon your own inner strengths and experiences.
Learn to command your audience and project your talent. Your talent
enters the room or stage before you do… when you step in;
people already feel who you are. Your energy and talent lead the
I can do for you
I'm an award winning director and
producer with over 20 years experience in film, television and
stage productions. I have taught at leading schools in Hollywood,
Vancouver and Dubai. When in UAE I was responsible for founding
Women in Film and worked to assist in developing and nurturing
the entertainment industry in the Middle East.
I can guide you in a process to obtain these basic mental skills.
I can help you achieve an "acting state of mind." When
you know how and what to focus your mind on, fear just becomes
part of the job. If you really want an acting career or if you
just want to experiment to see if you can do it and love it, I
can equip you with the essential tools.
times that fit with your busy schedule.
- stage combat
- audition technique
- cold reading
- on camera review sessions
- scene study
- character analysis
skills that help in all areas of your daily life:
• Assess others and read
• Convince others and win approval
• Deal with stress and uncomfortable situations
• Move with grace and confidence
• Control your voice and speak clearly
your details to arrange a
available via Skype or Google Talk*