Learning to act
BUDDING youth actors aged 5 to 19 learnt the realities of film acting from Amie Gilholme and Neighbours’ star Kym Valentine at the weekend.
The Sounds Within Scenes acting workshops were funded through the Regional Arts Development Fund.
Attendees learnt about hitting their mark, using empathy and body language, and how to use personal experience to create scenes in a believable way.
Amie Gilholme, who ran Creative Acting Studios in Gayndah until 2013, said the kids were “amazing”.
“All the kids, I’ve never seen them so engaged – they did not take their eyes off Kym and me the whole time,” Ms Gilholme said.
“We had a few kids with autism as well (who were) the first ones up who wanted to participate.”
The youth learnt how to read a film script and to bring it to life in a natural way. And all the children had the opportunity to work one-on-one with Kym Valentine.
“They were pretty excited to get their hands on a real Neighbours script – to play characters they knew and liked watching on the show,” Ms Valentine said.
With more workshops under discussion, Ms Valentine and Ms Gilholme made an appearance at the Golden Orange Hotel on Friday night for residents to meet them.
“I enjoyed getting to chat with people on a normal level – talking to people about being a mum and having kids,” Ms Valentine said.