Junior Professionals Screen Acting

This course is a two year course for talented actors too young for advanced training but who have the capacity to work professionally in the industry and be cast in professional projects.

This course aims to bring younger actors who have demonstrated acting readiness, professional focus and emotional maturity, the industry skills they need to work at the professional level.

The actors will receive specialised training with Filmbites Head Coach and senior acting coaches. The training approach supports and nurtures their natural abilities, working with their individual strengths and addressing defaults or habits and extending range and choices. Filmed outcomes will be professional productions with a working crew.

AGES: 9 to 12yrs

DURATION:  2 hrs per week. Terms 1, 2 & 3 run for 8 weeks. Term 4 sees a suspension of regular weekly hours to make way for rehearsal and production time.

FEE: $650 per term.

HOW TO ENROL: To join this class, students are asked to submit an application and successful applicants are invited to attend a group audition.

“Working with the young actors from Filmbites’ Junior Professional Program over the last two years I have seen an undeniable progression in their understanding of character psychology, script interpretation and improved listening skills. The amount of growth the students underwent over a relatively short period to me shows early signs of a professional approach to craft. It’s clear that Filmbites provides a very contemporary teaching process that’s both exciting and accessible to young people, but relevant to performers at any level. Seeing the training result in some truly awe-inspiring performances that I’ve had the great pleasure of workshopping, I highly recommend the Junior Professional Program to anyone looking for a great kick-start experience in learning the art of screen acting”.

 Cody Cameron-Brown – Director  


Introduces intermediate and advanced tools and techniques in improvisation and script through age-appropriate exercises and scene exploration. Actors practice skills and then apply them to scene work and character work in a professional setting. Heads of Casting and Acting choose scenes and characters for the actors to work on for their final production. Actors work on their filmed production in a professional setting with industry directors and crew.



Actors build on their previous year’s work and continue to receive high level acting coaching and work towards extending range, understanding and choices. Actors build on and apply their script analysis skills and character development. Guest writers are invited into the course to script original short films for the actors. Actors apply their skills by auditioning for these projects which are then filmed in a professional setting with industry directors and crew to produce a short film with IMDb credit.



Wed 4:30pm to 7pm (Junior Industry)