Ottawa's Premier Acting School

for Theatre / Film / TV since 2013

ALLISON GRAHAM - Film Acting Instructor
Allison Graham is a respected member of ACTRA and WGC. She is a graduate The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles, California). She holds an Associate Degree in Theatre Arts from Pasadena City College. In addition to an extensive list of Feature Film & TV credits, Allison has also appeared in 'Da Vinci's Inquest', 'The Line', 'Being Erica', 'The Ron James Show', 'Stargate: Atlantis', 'Rumours', 'The Best Laid Plans', 'Doc', 'Trailer Park Boys', 'Deadfall', among many others.

ROBERT BOCKSTAEL - Film & TV Program Director 
​Two-time Gemini Award nominee Robert Bockstael has been an actor, director, writer and producer for more than 30 years – with over 100 film and television credits to his name, including North of 60, The Newsroom, Nero Wolfe Mysteries, and Wind at My Back. An experienced stage actor, Robert was instrumental in the formation and growth of GCTC in the early years of the company and has performed in many premieres of Canadian plays. 

SEAN WEEKES - Camera Operator & Film Editor

Sean grew up in Kemptville, Ontario, and has been in love with Film as long as he can remember. He is an Independent Filmmaker who spent most of his formative years watching and shooting films of his own with family and friends. Sean is a graduate of the Film Studies
program at Carleton University and is an experienced First and Second Assistant Camera Operator.

FILM & TELEVISION

DEREK PRICE - Film & TV Program Producer
​​Derek Price is a filmmaker from Ottawa who has worked on several feature film and television productions. At the 2014 Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival he won the Best Directing Award for his short film, "All That Remains." His films have screened both nationally and internationally at festivals in the UK, France, USA and Canada. A perpetual student of film, Derek is a freelance director, director of photography, editor, DMT/DIT, assistant director, photographer and musician.

Auditioning for Film & TV Programs with Allison Graham & Robert Bockstael

Looking for pro tips and a chance to practice acting on-camera? Film & TV veterans Allison Graham & Robert Bockstael will take you through the nuts and bolts of preparing for your next audition! You'll learn how successful actors prepare, practice slating, participate in a mock audition, and find out what casting agents are looking for. Gain a better understanding of the skills required to put your very best foot forward and land your dream role!

Please Note: This course is not offered for the Winter 2 Session (March - April 2018).


Allison Graham & Robert Bockstael are available for private coaching sessions to support your audition preparation. Please contact info@actingcompany.ca for more information.



Being on Camera with Robert Bockstael & Sean Weekes

Have you ever wanted to act on film & TV? This introductory course teaches students the foundations of acting for film and television. Practical experience will be gained by practicing audition technique, learning what to expect on a set, and participating in numerous on camera exercises, as well as receiving an introduction to the business of acting. Receiving coaching from professional film / television actor Robert Bockstael and camera operator / film editor Sean Weekes.
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Location: AC Downtown

Saturdays, February 17 - March 10

​4 week course

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$295.00 + HST




On Camera Scene Study with Robert Bockstael & Camera Operator

This class is for actors who want to build on the skills they have learned from their Being on Camera experience. In this hands-on course, students will work on advanced scene work and learn nuanced approaches to acting for the camera. Whether students aim to jump directly into the Ottawa film scene, apply to film schools or find an agent, they will receive expert guidance from veteran film actor Robert Bockstael to help them achieve their goals.

Please Note: This course is not offered for the Winter 2 Session (March - April 2018)

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The Short Film Project with Robert Bockstael & Derek Price

This phenomenally successful immersive course is back again by popular demand! In this ground-breaking project, students get the opportunity to experience the process of making a short film on location over the course of a weekend. Through this intensive process, participants will gain experience in characterization and script interpretation, as well as exposure to the technical aspects of working with lighting, operating sound and much more. Students will receive a digital copy of their film. Pre-requisites: Film acting experience.


Please Note: This course is not offered for the Winter 2 Session (March - April 2018)