Capricorn Film Festival offering an intensive Acting Workshop followed by a community Short Film

August 22, 2019

Capricorn Film Festival in partnership with Gladstone’s Regional Arts Development Fund proudly present an Intensive Acting Workshop followed by a community short film.
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Capricorn Film Festival offering an intensive Acting Workshop followed by a community Short Film

Capricorn Film Festival in partnership with Gladstone’s Regional Arts Development Fund proudly present an Intensive Acting Workshop followed by a community short film.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to perform for stage and screen from one of the countries most accomplished acting teachers, Capricorn Film Festival will present the talented Phillip Holder for a one day intensive acting workshop, held on the 28th September in Gladstone.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Philip Holder has worked continuously as an actor, tutor, coach, and writer. In the Australian theatre, he has worked extensively with the Melbourne Theatre Company, the South Australian State Theatre Company, the Sydney Theatre Company, and the Ensemble Theatre. His television, film and radio career includes roles in over twenty feature films, numerous roles within television, and hundreds of hours of radio. Recently he has worked as a tutor for Screenwise in Sydney and The Warehouse Workshop on the Gold Coast.

Phillip, “I am really excited to bring my 40 years of experience and deliver a course for the regions up and coming actors.”

The day will consist of vocal exercises, introduction to scripts, working with the camera and script analysis and will run at no cost to its participants. A maximum of 30 people will be selected to participate, with Gladstone senior citizens offered up to 15 of the available spaces. Interested parties are required to register with selected participants confirmed prior to the workshop.

As part of the initiative a short film will be made with production commencing the following day and running for three days in Gladstone, with speaking and extra roles available to interested residents.

The short film is a fly on the wall look at a quirky regional Queensland town and its citizens set against the competitive world of the Senior Olympics.

Speaking roles for the short film include active seniors, middle age, young adults and children. There are also opportunities for non-speaking roles throughout the three days of filming.

For those interested in learning behind the camera, there will be three mentorships available for those interested in getting hands on experience in direction, cinematography and sound recording.

Luke Graham, Festival Founder, “We are excited to be offering both the intimate acting workshop and short film, which will give educational and hands on production skills to actors and crew. Most importantly, it’s going to be an enjoyable time for all involved.”

The acting workshop will be held at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum’s ‘Think Tank’, on Saturday the 28th September.  Attendance is free, though due to limited spaces, interested community members must register by the 16th September. Selected participants will be contacted by 20th September.

Those interested in being part of the short film as actors, extras or the mentorship can register via the festivals website. Filming will be from 29th – 1st of October.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership program to support local arts and culture.

For more information on booking your place for the workshop or being part of the short film follow the links below.

INTENSIVE ACTING WORKSHOP

If you have ever wanted to learn how to perform for stage and screen from one of the countries most accomplished acting teachers, Capricorn Film Festival will present the talented Phillip Holder for a one day intensive acting workshop, held on the 28th September in Gladstone.

BIOGRAPHY OF TUTOR
With a career spanning over 40 years, Philip Holder has worked continuously as an actor, tutor, coach, and writer. In the Australian theatre, he has worked extensively with the Melbourne Theatre Company, the South Australian State Theatre Company, the Sydney Theatre Company, and the Ensemble Theatre. His television, film and radio career includes roles in over twenty feature films, numerous roles within television, and hundreds of hours of radio. Recently he has worked as a tutor for Screenwise in Sydney and The Warehouse Workshop on the Gold Coast.

DAY BREAKDOWN
The day will consist of vocal exercises, introduction to scripts, working with the camera and script analysis and will run at no cost to its participants.​ Participants require no previous experience prior to the course, just an enthusiasm for acting.​

AGES AND GROUPS
A maximum of 30 people will be selected to participate, with Gladstone senior citizens offered up to 15 of the available spaces. Age restrictions apply to 11 years old.

REGISTRATION
Interested parties are required to register with selected participants confirmed prior to the workshop. Attendance is free, though due to limited spaces, interested community members must register by the 16th September. Selected participants will be contacted by 20th September.

REGISTER FOR ACTING WORKSHOP

FILMMAKER MENTORSHIP

As part of the initiative a short film will be made with production commencing the following day and running for three days in Gladstone, with hands on filmmaker mentorships offered to Central Queensland residents.

The short film is a fly on the wall look at a quirky regional Queensland town and its citizens set against the competitive world of the Senior Olympics.

For those interested in learning behind the camera, there will be three mentorships available for those interested in getting hands on experience in direction, cinematography and sound recording.  ​

DAY BREAKDOWNS
Interested parties will be working alongside the department heads, where they will learn how a short film is created, while also participating in its completion. No previous experience is necessary, just an enthusiasm for the craft.

AGES
Age restrictions apply to 11 years old.

REGISTRATION
Interested parties are required to fill out the mentorship form. Three people will chosen to be part of the departments of sound, direction and cinematography.

Those chosen must be available for the all of the filming dates and have transport or driver to filming locations around Gladstone.

REGISTER FOR MENTORSHIP

CASTING CALL

As part of the initiative a short film will be made with production commencing the following day and running for three days in Gladstone, with speaking and extra roles available to interested residents. The short film is a fly on the wall look at a quirky regional Queensland town and its citizens set against the competitive world of the Senior Olympics. Speaking roles for the short film include active seniors, middle age, young adults and children. There are also opportunities for non-speaking roles throughout the three days of filming.

EXPECTATIONS
No previous experience is necessary, just an enthusiasm for the craft and passion to perform in front of a camera. Those interested in speaking roles will need to remember dialogue comfortably.

REGISTRATION & INSTRUCTIONS
Interested parties have two options:

1) Non Speaking Extras to register below by clicking the ‘Extras Register’ link and filling out your information.

2) Speaking Leads to register below by clicking the ‘Speaking Register’ link and filling out your information and the role you wish to be audition for. A scene, character breakdown and dropbox link will be sent to you,

Thereafter you will be required to upload to the dropbox link supplied your video audition of the character. Those chosen must be available during the filming dates and have transport or driver to filming locations around Gladstone. Speaking and non extra roles will be required for limited times throughout shoot.

NON SPEAKING, EXTRA ROLES 
Non Speaking  – Active Senior Citizens 60+​ to be part of 400m speed walking race.
Non Speaking – Adults and families, teens for crowd scene

SPEAKING LEAD ROLES 
Sandy Mathers –  25+ Male. Smarty dressed determined Mayor of Ubbin Falls.
Betty Flanders – 60+ Active Senior Female. Softy spoken widower.
Ron Pearlman –  60+ Active Senior Male. Know as the ‘Fittest man over 60’.
Don Lacey – 60+ Active Male. Ubbin Falls version of Clive Palmer. The Antagonist.
Donna Burke – 30+ Determined Senior Olympic Committee Official.
Diane/David Flanders – 30+ Controlling Son/Daughter of Betty.

EXTRA REGISTER

SPEAKING ROLES REGISTER

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