Daina Reid (Director) Masterclass

Masterclass 2 Days

Director Daina Reid is coming to Brave Studios and we are thrilled to offer an exclusive opportunity for professional Actors to work with her. Daina Reid is one of Australia’s most successful local and International Directors, and will bring with her a wealth of information to this exciting Masterclass. This is a rare opportunity to work alongside Daina in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

Over the past 20 years, her career has spanned the globe earning her Emmy and Directors Guild of America nominations. Her CV contains credits asa diverse as ‘The Handmaids Tale‘, ‘Space Force‘, ‘Sunshine‘, ‘The Secret River‘ and ‘Paper Giants‘.

Daina’s career began in the 90’s as an actor and comedy writer in many projects including Full Frontal and The Micallef Program. Since making the transition to behind the camera, Daina has firmly ensconced herself as one of Australia’s pre-eminent Directors.

This Masterclass has a maximum of 14 participants ensuring every Actor has enough time to work on the floor with Daina.

Together with Daina, Brave Studios has created a 2 day workshop for participants to experience her directorial techniques to ensure a truthful and connected performance. Daina’s experience in the industry from both a local and international perspective, together with her background in Acting and Writing, truly make Daina an Actor’s Director.

DAY 1 – Will be focused on script analysis and scene work on an allocated scene
DAY 2 – Will be focused on a 2nd scene rehearsed, performed and filmed on the day in the studio.

All participants will receive a course breakdown once confirmed in the workshop.

A strong command of the English Language:

Students will be dealing with difficult concepts that require an advanced level of English language comprehension. Therefore, it is imperative that all students have a strong command of English. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our staff at Brave Studios should you need clarification.


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Applications & Pre-requisites

Course Pre-Requisites

Please note, this is a professional level course. Enrolment to this course is by Application Only.

You must have professional experience in the industry and/or professional level training to apply. Your Showreel and CV  on application will be assessed by both the School and Course Directors.

Strong command of the English Language

Students will be dealing with difficult concepts that require an advanced level of English language comprehension. Therefore, it is imperative that all students have a strong command of English as there will be constant reading and learning of text. Please feel free to discuss this with one of our staff at Brave Studios should you need clarification.

Dates & Times

2 day Intensive

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2022

Please note: All successful applicants are needed to attend both days.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday the 20th June




Brave Studios
34/91 Moreland St
Footscray, 3011




Acting Courses AW Level and above

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