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Acting for Film Department

Guillaume Barriere Guillaume Barriere

A highly saught-after teacher, Guillaume has trained at various schools in Paris, including The School of Acting François Florent. Putting a particular focus on the art of clowning, mask and commedia dell’arte, Guillaume began training in and applying Jacques Lecoq’s method of theatre training to create his own work. Outside of his theatre experience, Guillaume has various screen credits to his name including: Highlander, Sous le Soleil, Chef! and Adventures CaraÏbes.

Angus Benfield Angus Benfield
Film Craft, Performance Analysis

Angus Benfield is an actor, writer, producer and director who completed acting training at the Sydney Actors Centre before landing the lead in Dean Murphy’s feature Lex and Rory.

Angus spent the next few years on Australian TV in popular shows such as E-Street as well as being seen in countless TV commercials and theatre productions. Angus has co-produced the feature film Meet me in Miami, directed and acted in the feature Wait up Harriet, and produced, wrote and acted in the feature film THE HOLY ROLLER. Angus has his own production company, FIN, and is heavily involved in feature film distribution, distributing over a dozen feature films.

Stephen Hunter Stephen Hunter
Acting for Film

Stephen’s breakthrough screen role was as the Dwarf Bombur in three of Peter Jackson’s films: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies." Before this Stephen worked extensively in New Zealand television before relocating to Australia, where he landed the role of Sharpie in Network Ten’s Logie Award-winning drama, "Love My Way," followed by a leading guest role on Seven Network’s "All Saints". Stephen’s comedic repertoire includes stints on Nickelodean’s "The GO Show," ABC’s "Review with Miles Barlow" and a lead role on the ABC animated series "CJ the DJ," as the lovable Si.

Stephen's feature roles include "Field Punishment No.1," "UNindian," and "Blue World Order," starring along side Billy Zane, Jack Thompson and Bruce Spence.

Stephen’s recent roles include"Killing Ground," "Janet King," Seven Network’s "Home & Away," "MESSIAH," ABC Centre’s "Rosehaven," and WBTV/HBO series "The Leftovers."

Hunter McMahon Hunter McMahon

Hunter McMahon holds a Bachelor of Performance in Acting from theatre Nepean 2006. Hunter studied the Meisner Technique at Peter Sardi’s school of acting, The Actor’s Space, The Actor’s playhouse before joining the Actor’s Pulse and furthering his studies there for four years. Hunter has worked on All Saints, and feature films such as Kokoda, Baz Lurhmann’s Australia and Cedar Boys. On the stage Hunter has been seen in Mamdouh Habib 661, Journey’s End and Glengarry Glen Ross. Soon he will be seen in the feature indie “Flotsam Jetsam”.

Jacki Mison Jacki Mison
Scene Study, Text Analysis

An Acting graduate from the University of Southern QLD, Jacki has worked as a professional actor, presenter and VO artist for many years. Companies she's worked with include Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite, Strut'n Fret, 23rd Productions, Fractal Theatre, Opera Australia, La Fura del Bas, Brisbane Arts Theatre, The Fairy Tale Players, Pentimento, Bakehouse Productions and F&C Theatre Makers. Her screen credits include Prank Patrol, Sea Patrol, The Strip, Punishment, Flipper and the feature film The Last Man on Earth.

Kyle Rowling Kyle Rowling
Stage Combat

Kyle Rowling is a professional Actor, Director, Weapons Master and Fight Director. He has twenty-five years experience in various Martial Arts including Chinese and Japanese styles and has been working as a Fight Director for over a decade. In that time he has trained, choreographed and performed Stage Combat for STC, Opera Australia, Ensemble Theatre, Belvoir St, Marion St, Bell Shakespeare, the David Atkins Group, Sydney Shakespeare Globe and many more.

Kyle’s stage combat and performance skills have also secured him work in many theatre and film productions including “Star Wars EP II and III” as Christopher Lee’s fight double, Eric Bana’s personal weapons trainer for “Troy”.

Grant Thompson Grant Thompson
Shakespare & Business of Acting

Grant Thompson has been a Senior Agent for Morrissey Management, Encompass, and Pacific Artists Management. Having cast for projects such as Underbelly and Rescue: Special Ops, Grant recently completed the documentary Chocolate Frog, where he trained former prisoners in performing Shakespeare.

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