"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet.” How to deliver a one of a kind audition with Les Chantery
A director once told an actor "Tell me something about this role that I don't already know". Casting directors often see hundreds of actors for a role and each actor is given the same script to audition with. More than ever it is the actor who surprises us and delivers a unique audition that stands out and captivates. Although each actor is unique, they can sometimes struggle to bring that uniqueness to auditions. This seminar will equip the actor with the tools and strategies to be able to walk into any audition and deliver a one of a kind performance. This is targeted to actors who do or will be auditioning for film and TV.
Bio of host:
Les Chantery is a NIDA Acting graduate. Prior to NIDA he starred in the U.S Sci-Fi feature film Pitch Black alongside Vin Diesel. At NIDA he performed in As You Like It, Saved, Accrington Pals and Stags and Hens. His television credits include Heartbreak High, All Saints and East West 101 Series 2. In 2007, Les was awarded the Mike Walsh Fellowship where he studied Film Making in Los Angeles and New York. He appeared in the feature film Righteous Kill with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Les directed Who You Kidden which was selected for Tropfest Best of the Rest in 2006 in addition to writing and directing Stand which was a finalist in Brian Brown’s Reeldeal Festival. Les was the lead in the 2009 award winning feature film Cedar Boys. He also appeared in the feature film Sleeping Beauty, which opened the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012 he played famed Razor Gang mobster Guido Caletti in the award winning short film 50/50. His other recent credits include the critically acclaimed TV series Redfern Now and the highly controversial Channel 9 movie Schapelle, in 2014. Les has taught Acting since graduating NIDA in 2003. He works with the NIDA Full Time 3rd year students in Screen Acting Performance, as well as Screen Testing and Auditioning. He has worked for the NIDA Open Program for over ten years. He is currently a Core Tutor with the Screen Actors Studio. Les has also taught at ACA, AFTRS, McDonald College and The Hub Studio. Les is a highly sought after acting coach, with clients recently booking work in many projects including Thor 2, Lion, The Wrong Girl, Alien: Covenant, Pulse, Home and Away, Gods of Egypt, Underbelly, Rake, Wolf creek 2, Gallipoli, A Place to Call Home, Neighbours and Love Child among many, many more.