Can you believe the level of success a 'part-time' acting school manages to achieve?
2016 has been an amazing year in the life of a revolutionary part-time acting school. A year when we have had many of our students get many professional opportunities and roles. Lets start with the Films. We had the premier of Grimsby earlier this year which saw me and my FOUR pupils that were appearing in the film on the red carpet at Leicester Square, surrounded by the worlds media! Zak Sutcliffe's Peter and Wendy, where he played the lead, is still going strong in cinemas and TV channel's worldwide and has been nominated for an Emmy. Finally in terms of Films, we have just had a first role for Ashton Steele in what will be an amazing movie featuring some massive actors. It's all hush hush for now, but will all be revealed in 2017. We are also still awaiting a release date for Danica Johnsons film, where she was in the lead cast opposite Gabriel Byrne. In terms of commercials, we had a Lucy Acklam with a first professional role, Jonjon Lockwood appeared in two consecutive commercials for Virgin Media and Twinings Tea, as well as his Sainsbury's commercial being repeated for another year. Zak Sutcliffe also spent the second half of the year filming Channel 4's 'No Offence' where he will be appearing as a teen murderer 'Kim Garvey', the series starts January 4th. As well as this, his short film Sweet Maddie Stone, is at festivals picking awards left, right and centre. This is just a selection of the highlights of 2016, which saw many pupils have their first professional audition, get recalled, impress major casting directors and generally attend class every week and improve their acting substantially. 2016 has been an amazing year, however 2017 I have a feeling in my bones will be a colossal year for us, within the industry and within regional acting training. We really do have a special culture around our organisation, which gets amazing success in many different ways and I want to thank everyone who is involved with our organisation on any level. Happy New Year and I cannot wait to see you all in January. We are taking new pupils in January, so if you know anyone who wishes to attend tell them to get in touch! xYSAx
Ever since David has been at The Yorkshire School of Acting, he has worked extremely hard. He has grabbed every opportunity with both hands, culminating in him being able to join Spotlight a few weeks ago. He has now just taken hold of a professional audition in London. A short film to be screened at London Fashion Week. We wish David the best of luck from all at YSA! xYSAx
Ashton was recalled on Monday and after sitting around and waiting a little while, the call came and it was confirmed that Ashton has been offered the role! Well done Ashton. After working extremely hard in class and attending regularly, this is your hard work paying off. We are all extremely proud. Special mention to his class teacher Joel McVeagh for bringing him on so well. Well Done from everyone at YSA! xYSAx
Darren has arrived at YSA with a bang. Coming to class every week, learning quickly and generally has been extremely committed. He has just gained his first professional audition and has travelled to London to meet the casting director. We wish him the best of luck from all at YSA xYSAx
Kieren has improved so much this year, just quite simply by attending regularly, getting his profile sorted, joining spotlight and by generally having an amazing attitude. We all wish him the absolute best of luck. xYSAx
Charles Rice has had an amazing year. This has mainly been down to his attitude and commitment. He has attended nearly every class, improving every week and this has culminated in him receiving some very strong auditions. We all wish him the absolute best of luck. xYSAx
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