An Actor Prepares


Rehearse and Shoot 4 scenes minimum over 6 weeks

Footage on hard drive for reel

Head shots half price

Assistance with your Acting Profile

Introduction to Actors Agents

Fridays - 6 30 to 9 30pm,


Mondays - 6 30 to 9 30pm


Complimentary footage: All students will have access to their scenes and can copy to hard drive or memory stick through out the course. Scenes are filmed using Canon 7D state of the art camera and Rhode stereo mike.

Class Structure:

– Sort scenes partners

– Voice warmup, lecture, performance

theory notes will be emailed

– Rehearse/shoot scenes


Delivery: Part-Time 6 week workshop

Fee: $450

Venue: Byron Bay Film & Television Studio 18 Brigantine Street Arts & Industrial Estate Byron Bay NSW 2481 Australia

Intended Audience: Aspiring and Intermediate Actors

Mark Piper

Spanning over three decades in the international Theatre, Film and Television industries, Mark Piper’s award-winning career has seen him on the initial teams Producing and Directing many international drama programs. Water Rats – Director Pilot Episodes (Australia), Mercy Peak (NZ), Beastmaster (USA), Ponderosa (USA), Neighbours, Home and Away, All Saints – Co Director Pilot, Blue Heelers, Always Greener, Halifax F.P (Australia), & Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten – Adviser & Pilot Director (Germany), are just some of the popular series that Mark has worked on.

Beginning his career as an Actor in New Zealand, Mark went on to running Director Roger Donaldson’s (“The World’s Fastest Indian”) company Aardvark films, & then worked on such films such as “The Blue Lagoon” with Brooke Shields, “Tim” & “Attack Force Z” with Mel Gibson, and “My Brilliant Career” with Sam Neil and Judy Davis. More recently he has been working with internationally acclaimed actors Eric Bana, Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon, Simon Baker, Callan Mulvey.

In 1995 Mark led a unique project with Care Vietnam, in conjunction with the Vietnamese Government entitled ‘Qio Qua Mien Toi’; a 32-part Drama series, of which Mark Piper was the Executive Producer. This was a TV series utilised on behalf of the Government to highlight the HIV & AIDS problem emerging in Vietnam; Mark was involved from the outset to set-up the concept and assisted in sourcing finance through French private investors as well as sourcing key personnel from Australia to mentor the Vietnamese crew. This has inspired Mark with his current project in development “Buscar – oneworldonelove” which Mark soon hopes to shoot in Byron Bay.

Mark has been a tutor at NIDA, Actors Centre, Bond University, and various other institutions as well as conducting his own workshops nationally and internationally.

He mentors both Actors and Directors.

Mark judged the 2012 Logies & the 2011 to 2018  International Emmy Awards

Mark has been a Board member for ASDACS & Screenworks & on the Selection Committee for Flickerfest International Film Festival

Class Details

  • Delivery:- 6 week Screen Acting workshop 16 hours
  • Intended Audience:- 15+
  • Fee:- $450
  • Start Date:- Every Friday, Saturday OR Monday
  • Venue:- Byron Bay Film and Television School (BBFATS)
  • Address:- 18 Brigantine Street Arts and Industrial Estate Byron Bay NSW 2481 Australia
  • Phone:- +61414888884
  • Email:-
  • Outcomes:- Prepare your Acting Profile, Rehearse and Shoot 4 scenes over 6 weeks, footage on hard drive, Headshots half price

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