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. 

Click Here For More information on The School of Digital Filmmaking or School of Acting for the Screen. 

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


Relapse (2008)

Directed by Guillermo F. Navarro

Starring Jeremy Davis, Kate Tomlinson, Taylor Ghazi