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.
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:
PROJECT: COLLECTORS PROTOCOL
Running Time: 12:55 minutes
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
Running Time: 5:33 mins
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
The emotional fallout following the breakup of a ten-year relationship in which very little had actually gone wrong.
LORENZO PASQUALINI – HE
The majority of crew on this production were Actors Door Studio students.
PROJECT NAME: LAYERS
Writer, Director: Fay Beck
Producer: Graham Jones, Martina Avogadri
Running Time: 15 mins
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!
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.