Adults in Film - Take 1

Four of Jacqui's most successful students: Cameron Bright, The Twilight Saga, Sarah Grey, The Wrong Girl and Colin Ford, Under The Dome, Justin Chatwin, American Gothic.

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This dynamic ongoing introduction course is aimed at the adult student who is curious about what it takes to get started as an actor.

Incorporating stage performance, but aimed at skills for film and television, this course targets the actor who is serious about learning all aspects of the craft, and wants a fast track to representation by agencies.

Learn skills to impress agents and casting directors, with a career development component loaded with the necessary tools to land these all-important bookings.

With a philosophy of developing a solid foundation, Spotlight Academy has launched the careers of working actors from all over Vancouver Island. You only have to read the Spotlight Academy Testimonial Page to see that our students find meaningful work in this highly competitive field.

You will graduate from this course with information overload ready to take on advanced studies with a solid understanding of what this demanding industry holds. It's all or nothing!

The fundamentals of acting will be covered, which can be used on stage or screen. We include:

  • Introduction to voice and movement in specifically targeted sessions
  • Solid improvisation skills needed for commercials
  • Audition techniques
  • Scene study and character development
  • Camera angles and continuity work

Mentoring and guidance is given in developing each actor's tool kit. We advise on headshots, resumes, working with agents and managers and union membership.

It's all part of the unique Spotlight Package.

Details & Dates

Dates: Ongoing Registration 
Monday's Sept 16 - Dec 2, 2019

For ages: 16+
session 1: Mondays; 6 to 8:15 pm.
session 2 : Mondays: 8.30-10.45 pm 

Auditors Welcome

Note that some Mondays are blacked out, due to holidays and other coaching commitments..
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Instructors: Jacqui Kaese plus guests.

Location: Nanaimo South

This is an excellent opportunity to work with the industry's best, Jacqui has been a full union member for over 20 years. She's been the on set coach working with A-listers. See IMDB for Jacqui's own credits and student credits.

Adrian is highly respected BAFTA nominated Actor with over 100 acting credits. Spotlight is delighted to have Adrian on faculty.


Six straight classes: $225 plus tax.
Eight Flexi Passes to be used within 10 scheduled classes: $285 plus tax.
Four Flexi Passes to be used within 12 scheduled classes: $400 plus tax.
Single session: $60 plus tax.


Generally there is a wait list for ongoing professional classes. Priority is given to returning students and new students who join the wait list with a deposit or payment in full.


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