With self tests you only have one shot to impress so this is a chance to learn how to approach the camera and get the best out of your one opportunity. Writer and actor Julian Curtis will help you explore and hone your acting techniques for the camera. Successful applicants will be sent a scene to prepare for the class.
This workshop is for experienced actors only.
Bio of host:
Julian Curtis graduated from NIDA in 2009 with a BA in Fine Arts (Acting) and a post-graduate in writing from UTS . He has worked for Australia’s leading theatre companies, with appearances including La Boite’s Dead Devils of Cockle Creek and The Glass Menagerie, Queensland Theatre Company’s 25 Down, Sydney Theatre Company’s Embers, Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s La Dispute, Shakespeare’s R&J for Riverside Theatres, Withering Heights for Shake & Stir and True West for Brisbane Powerhouse, for which he won the Matilda Award for Best Supporting Male Actor 2016. He will next be seen in Magpie for Playlab at Brisbane Powerhouse.
He has appeared on television in both Australia and the United States with highlights including the recurring role of Finn on Dance Academy and the lead role in Bryan Singer’s series Spooked. Additional credits include: East West 101, Rescue Special Ops, The Britishes, Legend of the Seeker, Adam Ruins Everything, Twister Warning and Acting Out. He has appeared in the films 'Poster Boy', 'Wish Man', ’48 Shades’, ‘The Middle’ and ‘Captured’; and past Screen QLD/NSW shorts ‘For a Good Cause’, ‘Italian Fair’, ‘The Killing Room’ and ‘A Burning Thing’. He has also featured in content for various New Media companies including College Humor, Geek & Sundry and Rise TV; and video games ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Final Fantasy'. Julian won the Marten Bequest Award for Acting in 2012.
As a writer, Julian has been produced twice by Screen Queensland: ‘Power the Kid’ (w/ QPIX) and ‘And the Winner Is’ – where he was flown with the creative team to Los Angeles for the Screamfest 2018 premiere. ‘Tallest Poppies’, a web series he co-wrote and acted in, was awarded a finalist at arguably the world’s most prestigious comedy festival Just for Laughs Montreal in 2013. The play ‘Legacy’ started life when on salary at University of Queensland before being accepted into the National Workshop via Playwriting Australia and performed at Laboite HWY in 2019.