Screen Actors

About Us

At Screen Actors we help people who are passionate about acting to explore their craft, develop their technique and get a foothold in the industry.

To that end we offer:

  • Weekly acting classes in a TV Studio environment including technique,
    script analysis and on camera craft.
  • Specialist Workshops designed to hone specific skills such as auditioning, Accent Classes, Improvisation Workshops etc
  • Agency Representation – our actors are submitted for roles in Film and TV, Commercials and Educational and Corporate TV
  • Overseas Programs – every January we take groups of actors to Los Angeles to train at the world renowned Stella Adler Academy of Acting and gain an insight into the workings of Hollywood.

We also hold acting retreats in the artistic capital of Bali – Ubud – where actors develop their creative insight and skills as they unwind and relax in a beautiful environment.


Principals

John McGlynn - Director of Training

John developed the training program at Screen Actors 25 years ago and since then has been constantly working on developing and refining it. Trained as an actor and with a background in TV Directing and Producing both in Australia and the US John has the perfect mix of skills and experience to train new and developing actors. John has coached many of the actors you see on your screens today, Craig Stott (East of Eden, Holding the Man) Jordy Lucas (Neighbours, Orange is the New Black) and many others.

In his spare time (haha) John produces feature films and Drama series.

His project “The Chickabees” (funded by Film Victoria) is currently in final script form and soon to go into pre-producion.

Sue Ross - Director

Sue has a broad background in the Film and TV Industries. Originally trained in Production at the NSW Institute of Technology and the Australian Film , TV and Radio School Sue went on to form a production Company and work as an director/ editor in Australia and the US. In 1992 Sue began the Screen Actors Agency which launched the careers of countless actors, who’s paths would often start with extras work Commercials and small roles and for some would progress to lead roles.

Sue also leads the Hollywood Intensive. Having lived for many years in the US and with a long relationship with Stella Adler School of Acting, Sue has taken over 100 actors to Hollywood to develop their technique and get an understanding of the global industry.

Lastly Sue is in charge of the Acting Retreats in Bali where actors take a break from the pressures of daily life and open up to new creative possibilities and energy. The Balinese called it “taksu”.

Aaron Walton - Director/Teacher Mt Waverley Studio

Aaron is extremely passionate about nurturing the growth of actors of all ages in a supportive environment. After studying a Masters of Financial Management at The University of Melbourne, Aaron was accepted into the prestigious VCA Acting course, where he was the recipient of the Beleura John Tallis Award for Excellence in Acting. His theatre credits include The Merchant of Venice, playing the eponymous lead Antonio (Dir. Richard Murphet); Big Sky Town at the Arts Centre, Melbourne (Dir. Naomi Edwards); Dead & Deader at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival; and the Green Room Award Nominated, Therese Raquin, where he received rave reviews like, “some of the most beautiful, intense acting I have seen” (Melbourne. Arts. Fashion). His vast screen experience includes Channel 7’s Winners & Losers and many films that have enjoyed festival success here and abroad, including Heart Station, A Minus, and Watch The Sunset, which was named Australia’s 5th best feature film of 2017 by Cinema Australia. Most recently he has been cast as the leading man in a post-apocalyptic feature film currently in pre-production, the director of which won Best Director at the 2016 Canada International Film Festival.

In Aaron’s classes you will grow immensely as an actor and as a person, as you find the strength to remove the mask and work from a profoundly truthful place. He has a wealth of joyous experience working with kids and loves their openness and playfulness. Aaron also holds a Graduate Degree in Psychology, giving him unique insight into acting, through which he has developed his own methods for articulating the acting process and bringing out your best work.