As an editor and director who wanted to understand acting in order to better inform my work and creativity, I’ve come to appreciate not only the art form but also the people and philosophy behind The Reel Scene. I want to talk about the experience of learning to act from some of the most generous, talented and passionate teachers in the industry.
At the Reel Scene, our mission is to aid and coach actors, helping them get into the acting industry with all the tools they need in order to thrive and survive. To do this, we put our actors through an intense week of training, with coaches such as Mina Anwar and Scott Haran, to prepare … Read more
I feel compelled to start with how sincere I found Alex to be as a mentor (and friend). Whether in the acting world or otherwise, I’ve been under the tutelage of many, but very, very, very, few have shown half the genuine care Alex has. This blog won’t be my most eloquent piece as I’ll … Read more
The Reel Scene was something that sounded so amazing and too good to be true, I was so drawn to it, that I had to find out more. After meeting Alex Fidelski and the rest of The Reel Scene Family I went home and did some research on it all. I was so eager to … Read more
While striving to get ahead in the acting world, I found myself hitting a many dead ends: joining agencies that closed down, short-film directors disappearing without a trace, scam acting lessons… you get the idea. This barrage of negative experiences was turning me into a rather cynical and apprehensive person with regards professional acting, and … Read more
#OscarsSoWhite has been trending all over the media for the past week, after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated all white actors for the second year in a row. There has been speculation that this is due to the demographic of the voters, which is composed of 94% caucasian, 77% male, and … Read more
When I heard the name Shaheen Baig as the casting director; I knew straight away it was going to be a good project. I got the script for a one page scene with the lead character who could not pronounce my name right. I remember the next recall stage seeming very important considering how many … Read more