It’s easy to get stuck in the way you have prepared your auditioning scene - when you have worked on it - sometimes for days by yourself at home. It can be hard to shake those decisions quickly in the audition room when you are nervous. This is an opportunity to work on maximizing your skills and confidence to make different choices quickly and with confidence and get you out of your comfort zone. Daina (Paper Giants, INXS, Howzat, the Secret River. Stan's Romper Stomper) will work with you on a combination of prepared and cold scenes.
Bio of host:
Daina Reid started her career in the film and television industry as a comedy writer and actor appearing alongside Eric Bana, Shaun Micallef and Rachel Griffiths before making the move behind the camera. Over the last decade, she has cemented her position as one of Australia’s most sought-after directors of premium event television. She has been a frequent collaborator with award-winning producer John Edwards on projects including Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, and Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War (Southern Star/Nine). Both mini-series received AACTA award nominations for Best Direction. Following the success of The Birth of Cleo, Daina directed the follow up Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, where she worked once again with Rachel Griffiths. She directed Nowhere Boys for Matchbox Pictures/NBCU. Daina directed and co-produced the mini-series INXS: Never Tear Us Apart for the Seven Network and Shine Australia which premiered to over 2.8 million viewers and for which she received a Best Direction in Television AACTA nomination. She directed and co-produced the critically acclaimed two-part television mini-series The Secret River, adapted from the award-winning historical novel by Kate Grenville which premiered at Sydney Film Festival and screened on ABC1. The Secret River recently won the Silver Logie award for Most Outstanding Miniseries. Daina also directed the science fiction series Hunters for SyFy channel and Gale Anne Hurd, the producer of The Walking Dead. She recently completed the miniseries Sunshine for SBS which has received an AACTA award nomination for most Outstanding Miniseries. She is currently working on Romper Stomper for Stan.