Meet Showreel Course Student McKenzie Battye-Smith

Nov 20, 2018 | News

Thinking of applying for the Showreel Course in 2019? Showreel student McKenzie Battye-Smith provides a snapshot of what to expect from this highly acclaimed course. Our Showreel Course students reflect on their time in our studios and the many experiences at Screenwise that they will carry with them throughout their careers in the Film and Television Industry.

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Q: What attracted you to study at Screenwise?

What attracted me to study at Screenwise was the element of learning performance for screen and how that differs from theatre in terms of the technical requirements.

Q: How has it been working with the tutors and staff at Screenwise?

The tutors have been really invaluable providing their experience; it’s fantastic and inspiring to see them working in their field. The tutors don’t shy away from the nitty gritty questions we have about the industry and they really encourage us to forge, delve and reflect on our practice.

Q: Highlight of studying at Screenwise so far?

A highlight for me was learning the Eric Morrison technique with Winston Cooper.

Q: If you can sum up the Showreel Course in one word what would it be?


Q: How has the Showreel Course benefitted you as an emerging actor?

If you’re wanting to pursue performance for screen then a Showreel is necessary for an agent and casting director. It’s a little taste of your work laid down on tape. Coming from a theatre background, it was nice to explore the similarities and differences when it comes to screen acting. It’s also designated time each week to explore, play and grow your practice.

Q: What kind of flexibility does the Showreel Course offer you?

Being able to study part time enables me to work the remainder of the week. Screenwise offers evening classes for those who need to work the 9 to 5. Having said that, Screenwise is a commitment so external work needs to be done in your own time to prepare for the following week.

The Showreel Course 2019 is a one-year, part-time program offering students a toolkit for professional screen acting training and a state-of-the-art showreel required to meet the demands of today’s film and television industry.

If you’d like to find out more about this acting course, or if you need just that bit of extra encouragement, contact us today at or +61 2 9281 4484.




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