Join highly experienced casting director Annie Murtagh-Monks (Rabbit Proof Fence, The Circuit, Last Train to Freo, Drift, The Heights) and spend a full-day working on your audition and screentesting skills. Annie will share insights into effective preparation and how to avoid “self-sabotage” when attending casting sessions. Twenty financial Equity members will work intensively with Annie. Each attendee will be sent in advance scenes to choose from to memorise and prepare. During the day these will be filmed in a screentest environment. Then participants will review the footage and Annie will give feedback and discuss the performances. Once attendees have been finalised, scenes will be sent to learn for the day.
Bio of host:
Annie Murtagh-Monks is a casting director and acting coach who has worked in the film & television industry in WA for more than 25 years. Annie has cast 39 film & television projects shot in WA. These include: Ship to Shore, The Circuit, Last Train to Freo, Drift and she is casting director and acting coach on the popular Matchbox Pictures TV serial for the ABC, The Heights 1 & 2. Annie assisted the early careers of several internationally successful WA actors and helped cast them in their first screen roles. These include Heath Ledger, Melissa George, Emma Booth, Ewen Leslie and Jai Courtney. She has helped to train actors at WAAPA and PAC Workshops since 1992. In 2014 Annie co-founded the WA Chapter of Women in Film & TV International. She is also national treasurer of the Casting Guild of Australia.