Film School Former Students

Several alumni from Footprint Theatre’s previous Holiday Drama/Film Schools in have gone on to further studies and careers in theatre and film:

Ellie from South Pambula studied Acting to Camera and Film Making at the 2012 Footprint Drama School
“I graduated in March of 2015 from the Australian Institute of Music Dramatic Arts (formerly Australian Academy of Dramatic Art) with a Bachelor’s degree in Performance. From this degree, I am now qualified to act, direct, stage manage, produce, design and write (primarily for theatre.) Since graduating, I have been involved in many productions in various roles. I stage managed a show called “This House is Mine” at the Darlinghurst Theatre for Milkcrate Theatre Company. I have also acted in a production at the Hayes Theatre called “Akio!”. I have dabbled in other costume design work for the Rock Surfers Theatre Company in Bondi, as well as dtage managing a Sydney Fringe show called “Crazy Brave.”  I live and breathe for the Far South Coast – the area we are from is astounding! However, I honestly do feel as if sport is favoured over the arts. Growing up in an area so secluded from the Performing Arts was hard, and it was harder knowing that probably 95% of the people applying for drama school had been exposed to theatre, film and performance tutoring their whole life. I definitely don’t think I would have been able to take as much confidence to auditions as what I did without the opportunity to experience a professional working environment before I left. Without the mentorship and encouragement that your masterclasses provided, I would have had ZERO experience to take with me to drama school.”

Chloe from Candelo studied Acting to Camera and Film Making at the 2010 & 2012 Footprint Drama Schools
“I studied a Bachelor of Arts at the University of New South Wales, completing concurrent majors in Psychology and Theatre & Performance Studies, finishing my degree in 2014. I chose a Bachelor of Arts as it offered me the flexibility to pursue a social science and continue to engage in my interest in acting and performance. As well as performing as part of my degree, I was able to take part in various performance opportunities occurring on campus at the university. I directed a production of the musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at my residential college, was a member of the on campus theatre society ‘NUTS’ (NSW University Theatre Society), and assisted with film projects that other students were making for both university assessments and general interest. Whether you are studying Theatre and Acting at university or a completely different degree, the university environment is an excellent place to experiment with various performance outlets and meet like minded people who also want to make theatre, art, or just enjoy performing. Footprint Theatre was a friendly and safe place for me to grow and learn in my performing. Being in productions or taking part in the workshops that Footprint Theatre organises was always an enjoyable and immensely rewarding experience. I particularly appreciated the opportunity to take part in film classes at Footprint Theatre’s Holiday Drama Schools in 2010 and 2012, as my previous experience had mostly been on stage and it was great to see how things worked and had to change when acting for camera. Overall Footprint Theatre provides a welcoming, encouraging and exciting environment to try new things and enjoy the process of performance making, and I am so glad that I was able to be a part of some of their wonderful projects.” 

Michael from Bega studied Acting to Camera and Film Making at our 2010 & 2012 Footprint Theatre Drama Schools.
Michael was invited to play ‘Teddy’ in Footprint Theatre’s 2012 production of Arsenic and Old Lace. He graduated from the Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art in 2016 with an Advanced Diploma in Performance. He appeared on stage at the Canberra Theatre Centre at the SHORT+SWEET Short Play Festival in 2015 in Footprint Theatre’s festival entries as ‘Ray’ in Call Out and ‘Shane’ in The Waiting Room, which also toured the South East Region as part of Shorts in Winter, and at the SHORT+SWEET festival in 2016 he appeared in ‘Brexit’ which made the Gala Final. He went on to appear in the Sydney Short+Sweet festival in the same role.

Michael has appeared in the feature films Life Class and Joe Cinque’s Consolation and numerous short films and commercials including The Mission Priest and The Cardboard Castle.

Tim Goff from Merimbula attended the Footprint Holiday Drama Schools in 2010 and 2012. Tim helped out on a number of local productions as a lighting/sound operator and studied HSC Drama in Year 12 in 2015. He was offered an internship and now has a job with a major broadcast media content producer and a company in Canberra that provides live sporting broadcast solutions to TV sports channels.

Anna from Lochiel studied Acting to Camera, Impro, Acting in Character and Framing the Story at our 2010, 2012 and 2016 Footprint Theatre Drama/Film Schools and has been a student at StageFlight Drama School since 2013. She has attended several NIDA Open Program Acting workshops in Canberra.
She appeared in Footprint Theatre’s Blossomland, Ironbark, Inheritance, Ferdinand The Bull, The Gift, The Dog Logs and the One Night Stand impro shows. She also acted for Theatre Onset’s reading of Shakespeare’s Star Wars and has been a sound/lighting operator and crew member on many other productions for Footprint Theatre and Theatre Onset. Anna appeared as Long John Silver in the StageFlight production of Treasure Island and as Hatter #1 in Wonderland. At the YoofTube Film Festival in 2015 she won the Oh’Allmuhrain Films Best Actor award for her role in the short film The Assistant’s Mistake and in 2016 the film in which she appeared – Crushed – won Best Film with a Director under 15 years. Anna is now studying Drama for her HSC.