I’ve just completed an acting course in London, met some wonderful (and famous) people, and am immersing myself in the film industry.
After spending the last year and a half or so in France, working with Furiial and exploring the country, I finished out the year in Paris.
The Reel Scene
I had decided that I wanted to get back into the film industry. I’ve been writing (I completed the first draft of a novel in November) and I really want the opportunity to tell stories on the big screen. So I took a plunge and went to The Reel Scene Christmas Party in London. The Reel Scene are a highly regarded acting school in London. They run classes of various lengths, and even masterclasses with directors like Charles Belleville and actor Asa Butterfield.
I turned up to their Christmas event, a complete stranger, and they made me feel incredibly welcome. I geeked out about games with Asa, and met the school’s director, Alex Fidelski. After that night I decided to try out one of their afternoon drop-in classes.
With snow falling in London, the afternoon was spent under the guidance of actor David Schaal (who played Jay’s Dad in The Inbetweeners), doing comedy improv. I was the only n00b there, but I did OK, and David recommended that I try one of the longer courses.
Christmas in New Zealand
I flew home to New Zealand for Christmas. It was nice to be back and to catch up with friends and family. The weather was stunning.
The Reel Scene Event