*Please note: This Equity Foundation Workshop will also be held from 1pm - 4pm on June 16. Please only apply for one workshop in EITHER the morning or afternoon. Duplicate applications will be be accepted*
An opportunity to work with Mike and Matt Dwyer in one of their Prep For Pilot clinics tailored especially for Equity members. It will be a chance to work in a quick, pilot season-focused way. They will give very specific direction and it will be less of an acting class and more of an audition experience with 1 rehearsal and 2 takes. An opportunity to work on your planning, inspiration and flexibility. All scenes will be 1 pagers and all styles - from intimate to epic, sit-com to drama. The focus will be on US accent, on-screen character presence and natural charisma. Up to 10 attendees will take part in the morning timeslot with another 10 attendees taking part in the afternoon timeslot.
Bio of hosts:
Mike Dwyer has worked as a professional actor for 18 years. He trained, performed and toured with The Questors Theatre in Ealing, London (87 – 90). In New Zealand, along with many acting roles – both on-screen and stage, he directed & devised theatre - How to Score Drugs (Solo Fringe Wgtn 1997) Sad Ape (Axe-with Group – Site-specific 1999). He produced an adaptation of The Cherry Orchard (Herald Theatre 1998) directed Jackie Van Beek’s The Mayfly (Silo Theatre 2001) and directed a piece for the Short & Sweet Festival (2011). He has worked in the New Zealand casting industry since 2000.
Matt Dwyer has been a professional actor for 17 years. He trained at Auckland’s Unitec Drama School (97 – 99) and gained a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts. He has toured in theatre and performed many roles on-screen – most notably as Shortland Streets’ evil Dr. Brett Franklin (2014/15).His producing credit’s include the short film Intake (2009) and a comedy TV pilot The Acid Test. He has worked in the New Zealand casting industry since 2002.
Matt & Mike have owned Barefoot Casting since 2005. Their film and television casting credits include: Feature Film – Mahana, The Dark Horse, The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, The Devil’s Rock, The Devil Dared Me To, A Song of Good, This Giant Papier Mache’ Boulder is Actually Really Heavy – All NZ. Television – Filthy Rich – Seasons 1 & 2 - NZ, Camp – NZ search - US, Cancerman – The Milan Brych Affair – NZ. Short Film – Aphrodites Farm (Crystal Bear, Berlin), Dotty (Audience Award - Naples / Best Comp – Nantucket / 1st Place – Rhode Island) Kitten Witch, The Dragon’s Scale, Over The Moon, Tree, Sista, Akilah’s Miracle, 21 Points, Amadi, Eating Sausage, Clean Linen, Ebony Society, Dead Letters – All NZ. Podcast Short Film – Some Of My Best Friends Are American (Huffington Post Weekly Award) - NZ. TV Commercial territories they have cast for include: Worldwide, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Western & Eastern Europe, Russia, China, South East Asia, India, Japan, Middle East, Sth & Central America.