Professional Development Opportunities for Actors

The Actors Door Studio provides its graduates with ongoing professional development opportunities in screen acting and filmmaking.

FILM ACTING & FILM PRODUCTION

The Actors Door Studio is unique in providing graduates and advance level students with the opportunity to apply their acting skills in professional film production through the Studio’s affiliated film production company, Angry Bee Films.

Angry Bee Films is an independent film production company established by studio director Fay Beck and managing director Graham Jones. The company has as its aim, the production of narrative fiction films, short and feature length, that are provocative, entertaining, socially aware and impactful.

To date, Angry Bee Films has made 3 short films with Actors Door Studio graduates as cast. Collectively, the films have earned 4 selections in international film festivals. The festival promotion campaigns of these films is still ongoing.

On set of The Breakup with Actors Door Studio cast and Crew

Currently, Angry Bee Films is working on a fourth short film, Layers. The film will be an ADS first: cast and crew on this production will be paid for their work. A crowdfunding campaign will be launched soon to garner support for the project, which is based on the taboo subject of assisted dying. At the same time, ABF, is developing a feature film project in which numerous graduates of the Studio will star.

Through on set acting opportunities and film production experience, graduates and students gain exposure and learn industry relevant skills. Over time, they build a portfolio of completed work, which along with their IMDB credits, will help them advance their careers in the industry.

See completed projects and projects involving ADS students:

POSTER

AWARDS

Collectors Protocol is selected in the Manchester Lift-Off 2019 - online festival

FILMMAKERS

FAY BECK – WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
GRAHAM JONES – PRODUCER
MARTINA AVOGADRI – PRODUCER

Running Time: 12:55 minutes

CAST

DAVID MULLENGER – DANIEL SPENCE
EDWIN NWACHUKWU – COLLECTOR

SHORT SYNOPSIS

A dystopian, post apocalyptic thriller, exploring the depravity of the Collectors, a terrorist organisation that have seized government control; and one man’s desperate attempts to survive their thirst for blood.

CAST & CREW

All cast and majority of crew on this production were Actors Door Studio Students.

PROJECT: HOOKED IN

POSTER

Hooked in movie poster | ActorsDoor Studio

AWARDS

HOOKED IN SEMI-FINALIST - Kino London presents The Peoples Film Festival - 2019

FILMMAKERS

FAY BECK – WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
GRAHAM JONES – PRODUCER
MARTINA AVOGADRI – PRODUCER

Running Time: 5:33 mins

CAST

DAVID MULLENGER – JAMES
JAKE BRYAN AMANING – BEN

SHORT SYNOPSIS

A detective is forced to take matters in his own hands when his past threatens to destroy his future.

CAST & CREW

This project was developed from the filmcase scene of actors David Mullenger and Jake Bryan-Amaning. All cast and majority of crew on this production were Actors Door Studio Students.

PROJECT: THE BREAKUP

POSTER

AWARDS

The Breakup is Semi finalist in the European Cinematography Awards

FILMMAKERS

FAY BECK – WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
GRAHAM JONES – PRODUCER
MARTINA AVOGADRI – PRODUCER
Runtime: 7.20minutes

SHORT SYNOPSIS

The emotional fallout following the breakup of a ten-year relationship in which very little had actually gone wrong.

CAST

MARTINA POLLA – SHE
LORENZO PASQUALINI – HE

CREW

The majority of crew on this production were Actors Door Studio students.

Upcoming Project:

PROJECT NAME: LAYERS

Layers poster image on Crowdfunding PageFILMMAKERS

Writer, Director: Fay Beck

Producer: Graham Jones, Martina Avogadri

Running Time: 15 mins

 

SHORT SYNOPSIS

A personal carer is placed in a morally and emotionally confronting situation when a patient he has a deep friendship with and who suffers from a terminal illness, ALS, a form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND), asks him to help her end her life.

In an ADS and Angry Bee Films film, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help us secure funds to pay cast and crew for their participation in the film.

Interested in joining this team of professional actors and filmmakers? Join our course!

TEACHING

Interested graduates are invited to train as acting teachers and tutors. Maintaining high standards in teaching is vital so we take time to train, monitor and develop our teaching staff. We encourage our staff to bring to bear their own natural talents to the classroom. Graduates with particular skills in certain areas are encouraged to design and implemented classes, workshops and classes, that can become part of our teaching curriculum. Due to their recent experiences as students, our trained graduates can be very helpful in addressing the concerns of students still in training.