Want to do something extraordinary with your life? Have you ever watched the behind the scenes of one of your favourite movies and felt a longing within you to be a part of such a diverse and wild life?Then you should take the School of Digital Filmmaking (SDF).
Have you watched an actor portray a character and wished you could step into their shoes to fight off the enemy or recite some epic speech that will stir those who hear it?Then you should take the School of Acting for the Screen (SAS).
Both of these awesome courses are run here at YWAM Brisbane. Offering students a chance to create story, learn how to use a camera and light a scene. To explore character through scene workshops, learn some of the secrets of the trade and take part in several short films. These courses are unique because they run alongside each other, enabling filmmakers to cast the actors in their short films and giving the actors a chance to have leading and supporting roles.
Another unique opportunity during the courses are the weekly Industry Connect times, where the students have a chance to ask industry professionals questions via video conferencing. In the past, we’ve even had a few industry pros take the students on a virtual tour of the sets they’re working on. We believe in a hands on approach, and aim to get students of both schools the chance to work on their craft day one. For the filmmakers it’s the chance to set up a camera. For actors, the chance to improv scenes and characters.
The SDF and SAS are designed to be a launching pad for the budding filmmaker or the budding actor. So that when a student graduates, they have all the tools necessary to pursue a career in the industry.
Graduates have gone on to work with some of the industries top directors and actors. Including:
The Age of Adaline (2015)
Directed by Lee Toland Krueger
Starring Blake Livley Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford
The 100 (TV series) (2014 - )
Created by Jason Rothenberg
Starring Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Directed by Matt Reeves
Starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis
Percy Jackson: See of Monsters (2013)
Directed by Thor Freudentha
Starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson
Fringe (TV series) (2008 - 2013)
Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurzman, Roberto Orci
Starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
The Land of Eb (2012)
Directed by Andrew Williamson
Starring Jonathan Jackson
The Capones (TV Series) (2014 - )
Starring Bartolomeo Tumarello, Dominic Capone, Jeff Vercillo
The Bill Collector (2010)
Directed by Cristobal Krusen
Starring Danny Trejo, Gary Ray Moore, Brandon Hardesty
The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007)
Directed by David L. Cunningham
Starring Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane, Christopher Eccleston
Midori in Hawaii (2015)
Directed by John Hill
Starring Hannah ANgyal, David Bruce, Constanza Duffo
The Umbrella (2015)
Directed by Jason Solari
Starring Josh Potthoff, Shaun Trainer, Belinda Raisin
Directed by Guillermo F. Navarro
Starring Jeremy Davis, Kate Tomlinson, Taylor Ghazi