Do you dream about the red carpet and the big screen?
Screenwise Showreel graduate Stef Dawson did! Read on to find out how a humble girl from Canberra landed a major role in the international blockbuster sensation, The Hunger Games.
Stef Dawson wanted to be an actor since she was a little girl. A self-professed ‘keen student’, Stef studied acting at every turn and opted to study at Screenwise with the Showreel Course.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art showreel and the first-class skillset to back up her acting performances – Stef optimised her Film and TV career opportunities and successfully landed the role of ‘Annie Cresta’ in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2 films.
” I did one audition and that was enough. Apparently, they were blown away, they didn’t need to see any more “
– Stef Dawson, Sydney Morning Herald 28/08/2013
Since The Hunger Games shooting wrapped, Stef’s career has moved at a lightening pace with roles in Creedmoria, Rage of Innocence, The Paper Store, Shadow of the Monarch, Cleverman and now the lead role in Painted Woman.
Stef is on fire and continues to show no sign of slowing down as she cements her name as an acclaimed Australian actress in the international movie industry.
“I hope this just inspires everyone at Screenwise not to give up on their dreams!!! Tell them to hang in there!! I booked a lead in an indie and hunger games in one month!! Life changed forever.”
If you are serious about becoming an actor, it is imperative that you have a professional showreel. Most importantly, you need the skills and confidence to back up the performances on your showreel when opportunity calls.
Recognised as Australia’s most comprehensive showreel course for actors and the only program of its kind, the Screenwise Showreel Course is a one-year, part-time course 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.
The Showreel Course offers first class acting training by industry professionals and is a proven launch pad for Australian Actors with careers now flourishing in Australia and across the globe.
The key distinction between the Showreel Course and simply paying a business to record a showreel for you, is that Screenwise Showreel graduates are equipped with the skills that showcase their calibre and versatility as an actor during auditions and screen tests. Screenwise is now auditioning for the July intake.