our mentors

Brad McMurray

Acting Coach & Company Director

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Brad McMurray is one of Australia's most respected actors, with more than twenty years experience in film, television & theatre.

 

With an impressive 75+ professional credits next to his name, Brad's most recent roles include 'Kai Murray' on Stan Original Series 'Eden', 'Cullen' on Internationally Acclaimed FX Series "Mr.Inbetween" and 'Wendell Overman' on Netflix Original Series 'Tidelands'. 

 

Brad is passionate about teaching the next generation of actors the knowledge he has learnt from his training with Eric Morris & his extensive time on set.

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Brittany Girven

Company Director

Brittany started her career in the film industry in 2018, working in the Production Department on Paramount Pictures 'Love and Monsters' which she describes as the movie that "had her fall in love with the process of film making".

 

She then worked on a handful of TVC’s and AACTA award-winning Documentary, ‘Brock: Over the top’, before finding herself in her dream job working within the Assistant Directors Department on Baz Luhrmanns Elvis biopic in 2020-2021. ABC's 'All my friends are racist' and '13 Lives' directed by Ron Howard are among the credits listed next to her name.

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Peter Kent

Dialect Coach

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Born in Australia, but raised in Canada before returning down under in the late 70's, PK's love for the arts, especially Film and Television, was firmly set at a young age.

His acting and accent ability led to him being cast in many American film and television roles, working alongside such directors Guillermo Del Toro, Alex Proyas, George Miller and Michael Pattinson - and actors Nicholas Cage, Gerard Butler, Rose Byrne, Heath Ledger, Angelina Jolie, Ben Mendleson, Jessica Alba, Bailee Madison and many more.

 

PK is now one of Australia's most respected dialect & drama coaches & is able to lead an actor towards true character & convincing accents.

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Ellie Popov

Acting Coach 

Ellie Popov is an award winning actress who has worked in theatre, stage and screen for over a decade. Known for her role in Thicker Than Water (2018),  Interface and Deathless.

 

With extensive experience acting, writing and producing internationally distributed productions, Ellie draws on her knowledge from in front and behind the camera to coach actors into more marketable performances.

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Dianne Eden

Voice Coach

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Dianne Eden was the Head of Voice and Acting at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for 23 years and has nurtured two generations of Queensland actors. She has been recognised for her extraordinary commitment, receiving the 2013 Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award from the Actors' and Entertainers' Benevolent Fund Queensland. It was the first time the award was given to anyone in academia. Dianne was also awarded the highly prestigious Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to performing arts education in 2018. 
 

Rob Horton

Acting Coach 

Rob Horton is a professional Actor, Director and Teacher who inherited the Stanislavski System from Mikhail Mokeev, an Associate Director of the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.

Upon emigrating to Australia in 2008, Rob completed his Meisner training with Kat Smith and Louise Lee Mei and worked professionally in Film & TV including children’s TV series ‘K9’, and PJ Hogan’s ‘Mental’.

Rob has an Honours Degree in Teaching and is currently working with the world renowned Meisner teacher Scott Williams of the UK.

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Hugh Parker

Acting Coach

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Hugh Parker is a RADA trained actor and will be bringing his twenty years professional experience to our students. With a credit list far too long to list, Hugh started his career in the UK before moving to Australia. Hugh has an extensive resume in theatre, film and voice overs.

For over ten years Hugh has guided actors in successful technique foundations, auditioning preparation and drama school applications. Hugh has helped to refine and enhance the work of those just starting out to established and award winning performers.

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