Casting & Self Tapes

Tues 16 Jan 10am – 3pm | Filmbites Malaga | Ages 13+


In this one-day course, you’ll learn all about the casting process of feature films and TV. From putting together your self-taped auditions, to navigating the audition process, this course is for the serious actor who wants the best chance of landing professional roles.

Green Screen

About Your Instructor

Shanta Surendran is Filmbites’ Head Acting Coach. She has trained actors since 2005 and has worked with both youth and adults at a range of levels from beginner to elite. Shanta is the creator, writer and head trainer of the acting curriculum. She also trains adults as part of the core training team at Nicholson’s Academy of Screen Acting. Shanta was also one of the key training team for the Diploma of Screen Acting at FTI which trained 2015 Heath Ledger Scholarship Winner, Cody Fern. In addition to acting training Shanta has worked with Jane Norris Casting as an acting coach.

Shanta‘s students have achieved many levels of success in their acting from confidence to self discovery to honing skills to success in industry. Industry outcomes have included entry into high caliber acting schools in Perth, the eastern states and internationally. Her students have also had success in winning roles on TV series and feature films, as well as getting high level audition call-backs and short lists, both nationally and internationally. 

“My daughter has loved every single class or workshop she has done at Filmbites. All of the staff are so welcoming and friendly and the training is tailored in a way that the kids think they are just having fun without realising the skills they are learning along the way. I would highly recommend the team at Filmbites”

-Trish Garnett, parent

“This is a rich resource for students to develop skills while learning screen acting, mask making or green screening and more. The instructors make an exciting and safe environment to unleash creativity!”

-Donna Wilson, PEAC Coordinator

“We love Filmbites. My son has delved into a world of creativity and imagination and has thrived with the fabulous teachers. I highly recommend them.”

-Bree Anderson, parent

“Filmbites is a terrific place that continues to be a constant source of help as I figure my way into the filmmaking industry. I grew up learning screen acting with them and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made. With their support and consistent aid in giving me valuable experience, I was able to dive into the world of filmmaking at an early age. Without them I’d still be years away from being able to live out my passion.”

-Trenton B, student