Screen Masterclass ONLINE
A 3 session Screen Acting series for Professional Working Actors
This special online acting Masterclass with the highly celebrated Miranda Harcourt ONZM is a unique opportunity to work with one of the most celebrated film coaches in the business; having coached on major feature films and with top actors around the world, including Peter Jackson and Jane Campion, and recently with Garth Davies on the Best Picture, Oscar® Nominated hit Lion.
Working with brief scenes and monologues, Miranda will diagnose performance-issues and suggest solutions. She will also open up case-studies to illuminate your practice as an actor.
“Miranda’s skills as an actress and coach place her at the top of her field. The work she does is unique anywhere in the world.” – Sir Peter Jackson ONZ KNZM (Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings Trilogy)
For details on Miranda’s methodology please click here or check out the Course Outline.
“Leslie could never have come in full bloom without the freedom and life you showed me. You pulled Leslie out of me and I would never have won the award without your help. Thank you so much! I really hope we can do many more films together”.
Winner: Young Hollywood Superstar of Tomorrow Award 2013
Winner: Young Artists Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film, Bridge to Terabithia, 2008
Finalist: Teen Choice Awards for Soul Surfer (Best Actress) and The Carrie Diaries (Best Breakout Role)
Finalist: Grace Awards, Most Inspiring Performance in a Feature Film, Soul Surfer, 2011
Finalist Critics Choice Awards Best Actress, Bridge to Terabithia, 2008
“Intuitive, unique, amazing.”
“Miranda has a great ability to help prepare actors. She’s a great intellectual co-pilot and a very special person.”
“Miranda’s skills as a coach place her at the top of her field. The work she does is unique anywhere in the world.”
“It was a joy to work with Miranda. Her attention to detail and technique guided me in the right direction for me to play a role that was very much a side step from my previous endeavors. Her teaching was never overwhelming and her positive vibe and sense of humour made it easy for me to trust myself in the steps I was taking. Thanks to her I’ve gone from comic foil to leading man!”
“Miranda is amazing. Working with her is always a new experience. She really helps me make each character truly unique. She is an inspiration and truly loves the art of film. I love the work I’ve gotten to do with Miranda!”Antonia Prebble: Outrageous Fortune | Anzac Girls | Power Rangers
“I recently started coaching with Miranda and my only regret is that I did not discover her earlier. What I love about her approach is that it is 100% practical and applicable. Whereas in other acting classes I sometimes think, “well, this is interesting but how on earth am I going to apply what I’m learning here to when I’m actually working”, the reverse is true with Miranda. She gave me exercises that had a clear objective: to deepen my connection with the text, my character and the other actors I was working with. And they really worked. Furthermore, Miranda has great insight. She immediately identifies aspects of you/your performance that aren’t serving you, explains why this is so, and then offers tools to change these habits. She is direct and clear but never aggressive. She creates a supportive, focussed learning environment that means you get a lot done but also have fun in the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Miranda to anyone with an upcoming film or TV role – or even an audition. She will make you better.” Jane Champion: The Piano | Top Of The Lake | Bright Star
“For me it is wonderful to have a coach who is sensitive to my way of working and can help the actor rehearse without making her stale. That way I can do all the director-type stuff and know the child is as well-prepared, better probably, than if I was helping her myself. Miranda is great.”
In her work with actors Miranda aims to shift paradigms, empowering actors to realise their own talent. She introduces simple, fast, innovative ways of achieving connection and character through a series of tools and exercises. Miranda draws teaching inspiration from a variety of diverse sources including the worlds of photography, Deaf sign language, science and the visual arts. Her approach draws on years of writing and performing Verbatim theatre in prisons and theatres in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. In this class you will work on your actors’ spirit and your actors’ craft, exploring:
- White Space
- Internal Landscape
- Vista and Objects
Miranda aims to help you become a free-er, richer actor, attuned to your inner world. The structured tools will give you a framework for greater success onstage on set and in the audition room. The ideas that Miranda brings from different cultures and creative practices will expand the way you think about performance. You will leave the workshop a hungrier and more inspired actor.
When: 3 Thursday Evenings
Dates: 3rd, 10th and 17th September 2020
Cost: $250.00 incl GST (10% off for members)
Time: 5pm – 7pm Sydney Time, each session (7pm -9pm Wellington time)
Format: Online using Zoom
|1||Thursday 3rd September 2020||5pm – 7pm|
|2||Thursday 10th September 2020||5pm – 7pm|
|3||Thursday 17th September 2020||5pm – 7pm|
|*Please log on at 4.50pm latest for a 5pm start*|
How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.
About Miranda Harcourt ONZM
Miranda is an acting coach, an actor and a director.
Her speciality is screen naturalism. Her approach is based on years of writing and performing Verbatim theatre in prisons in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, as well as her work as an on-set acting coach with renowned actors and directors on films all over the world.
Miranda has coached Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA-award nominated and winning performances in films as diverse as Lion, Big Little Lies, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Beguiled, Boy Erased, Destroyer. She was the dedicated coach for Sunny Pawar (young Saroo) in Lion and was Director: Background Action on Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalene, starring Rooney Mara and Joachim Phoenix.
Her first feature film The Changeover, co-directed with Stuart McKenzie, was released to acclaim in NZ, the UK and the US.
For seven years Miranda was the Head of the Acting Department at Toi Whakaari — New Zealand Drama School.
Directors she has worked with include Jane Campion, Peter Jackson, Morten Tyldum and Garth Davis. Actors include Nicole Kidman, Juliette Binoche, Dev Patel, Josh Hutcherson, Saoirse Ronan and many others. Her daughter is the winner of the US NBR award for Breakout Talent 2018, Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace — Jojo Rabbit — Lost Girls — Last Night in Soho)
She works, usually via Skype, with clients all over the world.
Miranda has taught at TIFF in Toronto, at NFTS and NYU Tisch, The London Film School and Directors UK in Britain, at AFTRS and The Hub in Sydney, at Toi Whakaari, The Actors’ Program, Otago University and Victoria University in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
She been awarded the ONZM (for services to theatre and the community) and the Centennial Suffrage Medal. Other awards include NEXT Arts Woman of the Year, the 2018 Woman of the Year (Arts) and the 2018 Women in Film and TV Achievement in Film. She has also won many awards and nominations for acting and directing.
Her training was as an actor at Toi Whakaari — New Zealand Drama School and as a Dramatherapist at CSSD, the Central School of Speech and Drama.
In her work with actors and directors Miranda aims to shift paradigms, empowering creatives to realise their own talent. She introduces simple but innovative ways of thinking about and achieving connection and character. She has developed a series of tools and exercises for use in rehearsal and on-set that get actors to where they need to be, fast.
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