Filmbites Screen academy

Screen skills training specialist for young people

After school / weekend courses

We’ve been teaching screen skills since 2003.  Click below to find out more about our exciting classes in:
Screen Acting
Game Design


Visit us at our studio in Malaga or we’ll bring our workshops to you.

Options include:

Elements of Drama (WA curriculum aligned), Screen Acting, Screen Presenting, Filmmaking, Green Screen VFX, Makeup SFX, Voice/Accent and Audition Skills

Holiday workshops

Half, full and multi day workshops for Beginners to Advanced

Ages 7 to 18

In front of the camera, behind the camera and computer-based options

Next program runs January 2020

Quick Info

Registration and Enrollment

Enrolments for new classes are now open.

Enrolments for new students in 2020 in existing classes open on Wednesday 18 December.

Re-enrolments for current students must be received by the end of week 9 of each term.

Enrolments for new students open in week 10 of each term (excl. Screen Acting students for Intermediate, Advanced, Junior Professionals and Intensive – please see placement workshop information).

News & Events

On 15 January 2020, Tyroe Muhafidin was announced as being a series regular in the upcoming Lord of the Rings series. IF magazine article here.

View the trailer for H is for Happiness here, starring Filmbites actor Daisy Axon, in cinemas 6 February 2020

View the trailer for Go! here, starring Filmbites actor Cooper van Grootel, in cinemas 16 January 2020

Read industry article here about Cooper van Grootel, cast in NBC Universal pilot for New York Times best selling young adult novel One of Us is Lying

View the trailer for Judy and Punch here, featuring Filmbites actor Daisy Axon, in cinemas 21 November 2019


We offer after-school/weekend courses in Screen Acting, Film-making, Animation and Gaming.

We also offer Green Screen VFX, Makeup SFX and more for school/community group bookings and holiday workshops.

Please see the website for more details.

Career Opportunities

As we continue to grow, we welcome applications from talented acting and film-making instructors for our classes.

We are looking for positive and enthusiastic actors/film-makers/teachers who enjoy working with young people.

Hours are generally 4-7pm on weekdays or various hours on Saturday.



  • Must hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Demonstrated training and experience
  • Ability to communicate key concepts
  • Experience or strong interest in working with children in a teaching capacity
  • Driver’s license and own transport


  • Some experience working with film equipment
  • Teacher training

To apply, please email your CV addressing the above criteria, and a showreel if you have one, to or contact Peta on ph: 9209 2689 to discuss.

We look forward to hearing from you!



Staff Directory

Managing Director: Hallie McKeig

Head of Acting: Shanta Surendran

Head of Film & Production: Ben Andrews

Projects Manager: Peta Kalaitzis

Advanced placement workshops

for new students with previous training

Book a workshop for your school

about us

Established in 2003, our courses and workshops are conducted in a nurturing environment to enhance creativity and skills development.

Filmbites offers SCREEN ACTING, FILM-MAKING, ANIMATION and GAME DESIGN after-school courses as well as a range of other screen skills and extension workshops in the school holidays.

Our main studio is in Malaga, with other classes also held in Baldivis, Bull Creek, Busselton and Fremantle.

Come and experiene the “Filmbites Way” where skills development is enhanced by offering a safe and nurturing enrironment where students have the opportunity to thrive. Students also learn the ‘soft’ yet vital skills of the future – creativity, communication and teamwork.

Phone & Email


Malaga – Unit 6, 31 Oxleigh Drive (Studio/HQ)

Classes also in:




Busselton (starts 2020)

This year is my fifth year attending Filmbites.

Filmbites has not just been a place for me to develop my skills and knowledge as a filmmaker. It has also had a hugely significant impact on my life. I've made genuine life-long friends, established connections with professionals in the industry, had access to a range of volunteer and paid opportunities, and managed to get a film that I co-wrote and directed into the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

At Filmbites you get to complete all the parts of the process yourself, from writing a script, to pitching to a panel, to casting real actors and submitting your films to festivals.

You’re encouraged to learn from your mistakes and are guided to improve on your weaknesses the next time around. The instructors legitimately care about you as a person and your growth as a filmmaker, so naturally walking into Filmbites feels like coming home to your family.

I can genuinely say that I owe pretty everything currently awesome in my life to Filmbites and without it, I don’t know where I would be.


Film-making student

My son Cooper attended Filmbites for 6 years from the age of 12.

Cooper learnt so much from the wonderful teachers at Filmbites, not only about acting and how to make a short film but also about life. That the life of an actor has it ups and downs and that you need to stay positive, to embrace your achievements and to support your fellow actors.

As a Mum, I always felt comfortable leaving Cooper with the Filmbites teachers at his classes and always knew the management at Filmbites would look after Cooper 100% in his ambition to become a professional actor.

Hallie, from Filmbites Casting Agency, has been instrumental in securing casting jobs for Cooper. Cooper was a lead character in the feature film GO! and in 2019 was cast in a lead role in pilot for a major network, shooting in Vancouver.



Filmbites Screen Academy is a valuable resource.

Filmbites have tailored courses such as Screen Acting, GreenScreen and Make Up SFX for high ability PEAC learners.

The instructors are extremely skilled in their field and they have challenged students to take risks in a safe supportive environment.

The students have been engaged and motivated through learning in an authentic studio and have produced quality results.