A qualified high school English/Drama teacher, a graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and a working film and television actor, writer, director and producer, Myles is at the coal face of the film and television industry. He brings expertise and relevance to his acting workshops.
All classes are facilitated personally by Myles with
relevant content appropriate for all skill
and experience levels, encouraging creativity,
confidence and sense of play.
These TWO DAY acting workshops explore the key components of film and television acting; specificity, being present, objectives and tools in performance, self-management skills to control nerves and an actor’s authentic, naturalistic voice.
The course will also endeavour to give students industry advice to maximise employment opportunities through agent representation, auditioning strategies and industry connections.Book Now
Acting For Camerateenage & adults
Held over two days these workshops will inspire children to confidently and imaginatively explore their performance creativity whilst developing the skills necessary to act in front of the camera authentically.
The workshops explore the key components of film and television acting with a focus around drama and games to encourage creativity, confidence and sense of play.Book Now
Drama For Camera8-12 years old
Private lessons [in-person or online] can help elevate your acting to the next level. Technical processes, script analysis, scene/monologue choices and tangible industry advice may give you the advantage you need.
One on one private lessons with 25 year industry veteran Myles Pollard to help you prepare for:
- Television, film and theatre auditions
- Acting school auditions (NIDA, WAAPA, QUT etc)
- Self tests
- General acting skills
- Career coaching/advice
Private Lessonsall ages
Don’t just email agents and casting directors your headshot and CV. Grab their attention and showcase your talent clearly and confidently with a professionally shot show-reel scene.
Myles Pollard’s Showreel services include:
- A 60 minute FREE ‘online’ rehearsal with Myles Pollard to consolidate the scene/monologue.
- A professionally produced scene, directed by Myles Pollard that is professionally shot, lit and sound recorded.
- A final project file that has been professionally edited, sound mixed and colour graded with titles, delivered to you online.
Myles Pollard has been working as an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and communications facilitator for over two decades. He graduated as an actor from the National Institute of Dramatic Art with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Acting) in 1998 and from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor Of Arts in Education (English/Drama) in 1994.
Myles has appeared as an actor in many Australian television series including Australia’s most successful TV series McLeod’s Daughters, Home and Away, Packed to the Rafters, Underbelly, Double Trouble, East West 101, All Saints, Rescue Special Ops, Mystery Road and Itch 2. His feature film credits include Wolverine, Drift, The Turning, The War That Changed Us, Looking For Grace, Jasper Jones, the Gateway, Danger Close, How To Please a Woman, Before Dawn and Frank and Frank. His stage credits include, City Of Gold (STC), Sydney II – Lost and Found (Theatre 180), Extinction (Black Swan), The Winters Tale (Bell Shakespeare), A Mid Summer Night Dream (Black Swan), Boy Gets Girl (Black Swan), The Glass menagerie (Black Swan), End Of The Of The Rainbow (Ensemble), The True Story Of Butterfish (Brisbane Powerhouse) and Mistero Buffo (Belovoir).
Myles produced (and acted in) the 11.4 million dollar feature film Drift which won the Extreme Cinema Award at the Maui Film Festival, won Best of Fest and the Audience Choice Best Feature Film award at the Rincon International Film Festival in Puerto Rico. He also produced Wayne Blair’s feature film directing debut, ‘Jubulj’ (fair hair aboriginal woman) staring Jub Clerk (Sweet As).
Myles made his directorial debut with his short film Payne’s Find which gained official acceptance to festivals including CinefestOz Western Australia 2018, CITYFLIX International Film Festival Toronto and the Crossover Film Festival in Virginia USA, winning international awards including Best Director, Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design and Best Actor. Myles wrote, directed and produced a high concept short film titled Inheritance, casting Matt Nable, Chris Haywood and Travis Jeffery in the lead roles. With a complex animated component, Inheritance is currently in post production and will premiere at CinefestOz in 2024.
Myles directed a short film titled Christine which has won multiple awards online at the Oniros Film Awards, including Best Director, Best Drama, Best Under Five Minute Film, Best Actress and Best Cinematographer. The film also won the Best Indie Fim at the New York Film Awards.
Myles wrote and directed the short promotional film A Boy and His Boat, for True North Adventure Cruisers which impressed on the world stage coming second in the 2020 Traveller Made Brand Storytelling competition. He wrote, directed and produced a documentary series pilot about maritime explorer Phillip Parker King titled Off The Charts.
Myles was the Director of the Creative Arts Initiative (CAI) leading the film making process across five schools annually, over five years teaching university and high school students the rudiments of film making. He has directed thousands of kids and adults in his Acting For Camera workshops many of whom have gone on to carve out international careers for themselves including Courtney Eaton who starred in Mad Max Fury Road, Gods Of Egypt and Yellow Jackets.
Myles has been a CinefestOz Patron for the last 10 years supporting student film making across the South West and helping CinefestOz grow into a renowned international film festival.
Myles has twenty years experience as an actor, writer, director and producer at the coal face of film and television production. Myles’ comprehensive understanding of film and television production from both creative and logistical perspectives enables him to shoot complex scripts to challenging schedules without ever compromising honest acting performances and stories rich in humanity.
Frank and Frank
How to Please a Woman
Home and Away
The Rescue Special Ops
East West 101
Directing / Producing
Jack’s Way Home
Off The Charts
Performing confidently in high pressured environments to deliver clear and sincere messages involves highly tuned listening skills and an ability to be in control of your nerves. As a working actor in theatre , television and film, Myles has refined and pressure tested many communication techniques first hand.
Whether you are a politician, athlete, sales person or business leader, my company Play State Media will help transform your performance in television/radio interviews, speeches and client pitches.
Frequently Asked Questions
ACTING FOR CAMERA PART 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Exploring the key components of film and television acting, students will learn how to analyse text, manage nerves, create objectives, refine tools and becoming more naturalistic performers. They will also receive industry advice including agent representation and auditioning strategies. Each part (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) is held over 2 days and explore various acting techniques, scenes and monologues that gradually become more advanced. It is essential therefore that you start with part 1 and move through the series.
Teenagers – 13 – 17 years old
Adults – 18 years old and above.
Part 1 – 8th/9th April 2024.
10am to 3.30pm
Part 1 – 6th/7th April 2024.
10am to 3.30pm
Part 2 – 13th/14th April 2024.
10am – 3.30pm
Perth Modern School (Library)
90 Roberts Rd, Subiaco WA
DRAMA FOR CAMERA
A fun-filled exploration of character and story that will help build confidence through imaginative play. Held over two days at Perth Modern School Perth, these workshops will give children the freedom to explore their creativity and enhance their acting skills.
8 – 12 years old
4th/5th April 2024.
10am to 2pm
Perth Modern School (Library)
90 Roberts Rd, Subiaco WA
Acting for Camera
Part 1, 2, 3 or 4: $395 (+GST) each part. Enrol in multiple parts – SAVE 30%.
Drama for Camera
One Student: $300 (+GST)
Enrol 2 students – SAVE 30%
Repeat students – SAVE 50%
Online: $90 hour (+GST)
In Person: $120 hour (+GST)
No. Email Myles (email@example.com) and he will invoice you directly to confirm your booking.
Yes. Each part (1, 2, 3 and 4) is a 2 day progression through various acting techniques with scenes and monologues gradually getting more advanced. Some people complete part 1 and then continue on with the remaining parts at a later stage in the year, but it’s essential that you start with part 1 and move through the series systematically.
No experience needed
No. Workshops encourage exploration and experimentation. Performing with perfection in mind would undermine learning and growth. All footage is deleted after the workshop is complete.
Myles’ intensive and masterclass workshops are truly transformative, and he has such a unique gift for firing up the spark in every actor he works with. I feel so fortunate to have had him as a private coach as well - his talent in both acting and directing has helped me immensely in emotional discovery, and empowered me in ways beyond anything I originally thought possible.
Above all, he is an all-round genuine legend, and is extremely humble and enthusiastic in everything he does…and every life he comes into contact with.
Get in Touch
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