Acting Classes & Modelling Clinics in Nanaimo

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Adults in Film

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Film classes in Nanaimo Uniquely Me Modelling Clinics at Spotlight Academy  

Youth Film Camp

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Modelling Clinics


News Flash: Workshops Galore for Spring & Summer!

A Continuity Experience

James Head

Exploring deeper choices within the text of a prepared scene. Actors will experience the guidance of one of Canada's top directors. James Head, renowned and admired as an Actors' director, will work with advanced students to understand how to work challenging scenes on set which are filled with continuity.

The Workshop

Day 1: Actors will film prepared scenes and receive direction.
Day 2: James will review and critique Actors work.

Actors will scene study ahead of workshop with a selected partner.

Dates & Cost

June 6: 11 am to 6 pm
June 7: 9 am to 12 noon
Cost: $225 plus tax
This workshop is for adults 18 plus.

Please register under Specialized Workshop: Adults or select Buy Now below.

Lunch will be provided on Day 1 for an extra $10 plus tax.

Accent and Dialect Coach to the Stars

Specialized workshop with Tony Alcantar.


May 9: 11-6 pm
Location TBD
Cost: $150 plus tax

Please register under Specialized Workshop: Adults or select Buy Now below.

Action Movies With Green Screen

Act like there's nothing there (because really there isn't!)

Almost every action film or TV series has elements of Green Screen in it to facilitate impossible backgrounds, superhero moves and dangerous environments. Think Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, Iron man and almost every recent action film.

But at what cost? Acting without visceral (real world) input is difficult for even the best of the Hollywood elite. Making it "real" in these situations is what separates the crafted, dedicated actor from those who are dabbling.

Join Gemini Award winning show creator, (Stuntdawgs) Hollywood Stuntmans Hall of Fame stuntman and 30 year film veteran Peter Harris Kent in a weekend class of imagination building and emotion testing.

Our storyline: high-speed races between two golf carts across treacherous ground. Acting and reacting are paramount as there is NOTHING dangerous about this class. But what is in your mindset as you recreate this scenario? Scenes will be ad-libbed from prearranged dialogue and action and the rest is up to you.

Are you able to delve deeply into your imagination?
Are you able to act truly, though there's nothing there?
Come and find out!

This weekend is specifically timed to celebrate school's out for kids and teens.
June 13: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
June 14: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $210 plus tax.

Please register under Specialized Workshop: Adults or select Buy Now below.

Summer Film Camps

Back by popular demand, the 2015 summer film camps will feature two exciting new scripts with a Red Carpet gala presentation. Camp leaders: top acting coach Kacqui Kaese and film director Zachary Tannar. Click here for more.

New Location for Children's Classes!

At Lois Lane in downtown Nanaimo.

Private Coaching & Consultation

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Jacqui is now offering private one-on-one coaching and career consultation via Skype. Keeping up with the demands of audition preparation with short notice and for those students who prefer the attention of one-on-one from the convenience of their own homes.

All appointments must be made and agreed via e mail: and be paid for in advance via e mail transfer one day before session.

Flexi Passes

Adults: 8 Flexi passes are to be used within 10 scheduled classes.
Kids: 6 Flexi passes are to be used within 8 scheduled classes.

Register online for any Spotlight workshop.

Please note that there is a non-refundable $25 deposit for specialized workshops at Spotlight Academy.

Spotlight Academy Contact Information

E-mail: click the icon below or here. (
Jacqui Kaese's Google + page.
Tel: (250) 714-2555
Mailing Address: Spotlight Academy, 1975, Haslam Road, Nanaimo BC V9X 1T1.

Studio: 1975, Haslam Road, Nanaimo BC V9X 1T1 (Entrance to Cottonwood Golf Course)