Screenwise Alumni Ashleigh Cummings Scores Major US Movie

Feb 15, 2018 | Screenwise Presents

Screenwise alumni Ashley Cummings (Hounds of Love, Puberty Blues) just scored her first major US film Goldfinch, starring alongside Australian Film and TV legend Nicole Kidman and acclaimed American actors Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault in our Stars) and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld, Source Code). Together, they bring to life the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Donna Tartt about a New York boy being taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family following the death of his mother in a bombing. This is Academy award-nominated director John Crowley’s highly anticipated project after his critically acclaimed drama Brooklyn and his work on the celebrated HBO series True Detective, for which he directed two episodes.

Cummings made her acting debut in the Australian soap opera Razzle Dazzle starring Screenwise CEO, Denise Roberts after completing the Screenteens course at Screenwise. Ashleigh moved on to star in numerous major Australian productions, including Puberty Blues, Tomorrow When the War began, Mrs Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, the hit soap opera Home and Away and more recently in the thriller Hounds of Love.

Designed specifically for young adults between 12 and 16 years old, Screenteens aims to teach professional screen acting techniques that are essential to make it in the Film & TV industry.

Students will learn how to break down a scene, build a character, master audition and screen tests through to script reading, improvisation, presenting and devising scenes – the perfect training ground for young aspiring actors.

Screenteen tutors are committed and dedicated to developing dynamic and confident young performers and have extensive professional teaching and industry experience.

Screenteens acting classes run in conjunction with school terms each Saturday morning, with one class per week over an 8-week period – making it the perfect course for you. No audition is required. Places are strictly limited.

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