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Peter Andrikidis Masterclass

Commences: 12 May 2018

Concludes: 12 May 2018

Tutor: Peter Andrikidis

Where: Screenwise Studios, 84/86 Mary St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

When: Saturday

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cost: $330

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Multi Award-Winning Australian film and television director Peter Andrikidis returns to Screenwise for a unique Masterclass for professional screen actors. Voted by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of Australia’s Top 50 Influential People*, Peter’s impressive directorial work presents a unique development opportunity for actors attending this boutique Masterclass.

This is also your chance to work intimately with one of Australia’s driving forces behind numerous award-winning and critically-acclaimed productions including Chopper, Bite ClubJanet King, Alex & Eve, Fat Tony & Co, Janet King, Underbelly, Bikie Wars, Serangoon Road and East West 101.

Peter’s One-Day Masterclass will explore current and emerging approaches to screen acting, and offers professional actors a rare opportunity to develop their craft in alignment with first-class Film and Television productions today. Peter has developed a strong industry reputation for deriving Award-Winning performances from actors and brings his unique and exciting visual flair to each production he undertakes.

The Masterclass will be held on Saturday 12th May 2018, for one day only. Places are extremely limited, so apply now.

Please note: This is the final Masterclass that Peter will deliver prior to commencing work on his latest upcoming project which is about to go into pre-production. 


This class is for professional actors only who have graduated with a two or three year vocational acting course or have worked in the industry as a professional actor for over two years. Applicants must submit a CV, headshot and Showreel to info@screenwise.com.au prior to paying online.

Please note, this is an extremely boutique class and places are limited. For more information please phone (02) 9281 4484 or email info@screenwise.com.au.


Peter Andrikidis graduated from AFTRS (Film Direction) in 1981 as one of the institution’s youngest students. He was immediately recruited to Crawford Productions where he went on to direct numerous productions include the series Flying Doctors (RFDS).

Peter believes his real ‘coming of age’ was on the ABC drama G.P., in which he also became Producer. “I developed a deep understanding of story and script, shaping screenplays with the talented writers on G.P. Operating at the ABC was a wonderful creative process which was encouraged by Drama Heads Penny Chapman and Sue Masters.”

The ground breaking drama series Wildside, is known as one of Peter’s greatest directing achievements, winning a total of eight AFI Awards including Best Direction.

Peter moved on to direct the ABC series Grass Roots written by Geoffrey Atherden. The series went on to win seven AFI’s over two seasons including Best Direction. It also won a New York Festival Award.

In 2001 Peter directed the telemovie My Husband, My Killer with Colin Friels and David Field, which also won numerous awards and his third AFI for Best Direction.

Peter’s success continued in 2002 and 2003, by winning a silver Hugo Award and a Gold/Silver plaque for Best Drama at the Chicago International Television Awards for his work on Heroes’ Mountain (drama telemovie about the Thredbo Rescue) and Jessica (mini-series with Sam Neill). Sam Neil also won a Silver Logie, whilst Jessica was Awarded the Logie for Best Mini-Series.

Throughout 2004 and 2005 Peter directed five telemovies including Black Jack for the Ten Network, which featured Colin Friels solving cold-crime cases, which won numerous awards including direction.

2006 saw Peter direct the $15 million dollar co-production The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant for the Granada – ITV, screening to eight million viewers in the UK. The production won an AFI, a Logie, and a New York Festival Award for Best TV Mini-series and a Silver Plaque for Best Direction at the Chicago Awards.

In April 2006 Peter was voted one of the Top Ten Directors in Encore Magazine’s article ‘Celebration of the Industry’s Finest’. The list included Baz Luhrmann, Gillian Armstrong, Phillip Noyce and Rolf De Heer.

Peter was also awarded with a Centenary Medal for ‘Outstanding services to Australian Society and Film Production’ in 2003.

Peter Andrikidis success continues to thrive within the Australian Film and TV Industry, working on numerous critically acclaimed programs including Chopper, Love Child, Hyde and Seek, Janet King, Pulse, Bite Club and most recently Underbelly Files: Chopper.

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