Film and Drama (NFD) Professional
Film & TV Actor Training
Leeds, Castleford, Selby, York, Doncaster and the Yorkshire area,
We believe 100% in "training while creating" and it is the core
philosophy upon which all our training is based.
productions on set and camera right from day one for all our
students to be part of!
Film & TV Acting course starts JANUARY
11th 2017 book now.
Rolling 12 week course cycle every Wednesday @ 18.30hrs"
be started after the initial start date. Full details
At NFD we pride
ourselves on an integrity not found at some organisations, we
certainly don't use commercial logos to tempt you to join our
classes then encourage you to work as an extra for which you
need no training.
If you want to
become a real actor it takes time, dedication, hard work and
experience. We believe 100% in "training while creating" and it
is the core philosophy upon which all our training is based -
Creating productions on set and camera right from day one for
all our students to be part of! With over two decades of professional
experience in Film and TV, training, production and agency work
we are well proven at what we do.
Over 78% of our students have the required professional credits
to be members of Spotlight where the most sought after acting
opportunities are cast. At NFD we won't try and entice you with
anything other than our outstanding credentials. See some of the
people we have trained
Below are video clips of our film and TV
work which is the key part of our very unique on set
training and means that all our actors get to be part of
the internationally award winning films and TV
programmes we make. This provides second to none
acting experience, top class showreel material,
Spotlight professional acting credits (feature
films), Imdb professional acting credits, and
frequently goes on to provide other worth while
parts in a wide range of film and TV projects.
Actors who have appeared in our various film and TV
projects have gone on for example to take main parts
in "Coronation Street", "Emmerdale Farm" "Skins" "My
Parents are Aliens" "The Chase" "Vera" (TV) and "Far
from the Madding Crowd" "Hanna" "Tamara Drewe" "Mrs
Radcliffe's Revolution" "The Lobster" (Feature
Films) to name just a few of so many.
Please scroll down to see various
examples. This is
exactly what we are all about!
be successful in Film and TV Acting you need the real on
set location experience with a professional experienced crew
and professional industry filming equipment which is
almost impossible to get unless you actually get a
part. So very much a catch 22 situation for aspiring
actors. We solve that very difficult problem by
consistently delivering that real on set location
Film and TV experience as the core part of our training. We do
this by regularly producing award winning films
with a professional
crew and equipment for students to develop those
much needed key skills.
on location 2015
equipment is professional broadcast standard cameras recording
to disk recorders at very high bit rates exactly the same as any
commercial film so no small domestic and inferior cameras
its the real thing. Because we are also a
film and TV production
company based in Leeds which makes us unique among acting
schools for Film and TV, it means our actors always benefit from having
the best equipment and technical help on hand all the
time. We also
shoot in 2D & 3D to add an extra dimension to the
films we produce which gives the
added bonus that it gets our footage seen by far more people
around the world than 2D alone.
on location 2015
Our aim is
to get students on camera and being a Film and TV actor
from day one! We have our own purpose built STUDIO
with full GREEN screen facilities all sides top and
bottom painted flat walls so we can do very advanced seamless integration. 3D and other up to date film and
TV technical facilities are available which means
all out students receive training in those areas as is new
Virtual Reality. Because of our
professional facilities and extensive long term
and TV production
experience, we are
able to put actors in a real acting environment straight away,
something very few others can do.
screen process used on Sisterhood of the Red Garter. Note the smooth green background as its painted on
a wall so seamless transition unlike material that
has creases and folds which often carry through to
the finished footage spoiling what might otherwise
have been really good
held in our own purpose built film and TV studio
and for some Childrens classes in bespoke drama
classrooms where we can train students in comfort,
not large open spaces or community
centres etc. That way you learn faster and better than
anywhere else and we can maintain for you a
personal friendly atmosphere that promotes
remarkable progress from all our actors. To maintain
the small friendly classes numbers are strictly
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We are unique in genuinely having our own Production
company that has successfully had work
from as early
as 1995 shown amongst
others on itv, Meridian, CH4, BBC not to
mention many overseas TV stations around the world. Our customers
include the likes of Citizens Advice and Yorkshire
forward as well as many councils and local
authorities across the UK.
We also have
many other blue chip corporate customers quite a few of whom
allow us to uniquely pay money back to our actors
for appearing in their various projects.
This means we
always have instant access to both equipment and
technical professionals to make our actors look their very
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Those who already have agents
and those who don't are most welcome. For students
with potential we can help with the latter.
many web casting organisations all claiming to
make you a "STAR" and all less for spotlight
deal in low quality work requiring little to no talent. Extra work,
short/student films, adverts etc are all low
grade work and are more likely to harm your cv
than help it if you really want to get worth
while parts. For
children its not as important and some extra
work can be beneficial.
We work hard with our
students as a spotlight registered agent to
fulfil the stringent criteria required to be
accepted by them. This is in our opinion the
only worth while online casting organisation
given all the substantial/main parts from Game
of Thrones to the main Hollywood Films etc all
appear here and generally no where else. If you aren't good enough to be on
spotlight you can't apply simple as that so we
work hard to get you there.
we really love what we do so you can always be
assured of the very best possible experience no
matter your level of ability.
To learn more about our Acting
Classes please contact us
+44 (0)1977 681949 or