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You have probably heard about the 2017 Oscars controversies by now. The most notable one was La La Land announced as Best Picture instead of the actual winner, Moonlight. The La La Land producers ‘happily’ handed over the Oscar statuettes to the real winners. Nonetheless,...

★★★★ SYNOPSIS [bs_lead]Hidden Figures, is a heart-warming biographical tale that follows the lives of three female African-American mathematicians during the 1960s. Katherine Goble Johnson (Taraji P Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) played key roles at NASA during this time. Being African American and...

[bs_lead]Have you ever wondered what makes one actor succeed more than another? Training and talent has a lot to do with it of course. However, there are other factors that make some actors stand out from others. Below are some top tips on how you...

★★★ Synopsis [bs_lead]The story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Seb (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician. The pair struggle to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams. The film explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.[/bs_lead]   The Story Mia bounces from audition...

★★★ Synopsis: [bs_lead]A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet, and transporting thousands of people, has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers (Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence) are awakened 90 years too early.[/bs_lead] The Characters The main protagonist in Passengers is Jim Preston (Pratt), who...

[bs_lead]Not every young girl who dreams of being a singer makes it much beyond the hairbrush-in-hand make-believe of their childhood. However, world class performer, Helpmann award nominee, and Green Room award nominee Ana Marina did.[/bs_lead]   Childhood Dreams Ana Marina’s resume is a long and diverse one. Most...

★★★★ Synopsis: [bs_lead]A gifted neurosurgeon, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), mangles his hands in a car crash. In a desperate effort to heal them, he embarks on a journey that draws him into the world of the mystic arts with the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton).[/bs_lead] The Good Guy The story of...

[bs_lead]TPAC graduate and New York Times best-selling author Liana Werner-Gray, is gaining recognition all over the world. After humble beginnings in outback Australia, she now lives in New York City. There she promotes her book and lifestyle choice - the Earth Diet.[/bs_lead]   Her Story Liana’s first acting role...

[bs_lead]If you want to work in film, but you’re not sure what job you want, knowing who’s who might help.[/bs_lead] Below are a number of jobs on a film set that you can start your training for at The Performing Arts Conservatory (TPAC). However, making movies is a...

Film Students collaborate talents Film students at The Performing Arts Conservatory (TPAC) collaborated on a music video, as a film requirement for the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media program at TPAC. More importantly though, it was an opportunity for students to see where their strengths and weaknesses...

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