Congratulations to Calen Mackenzie, a Greentree Acting School / Brave Studios student who has just joined the Neighbours cast.
Calen is a current student of Greentree Acting School (Brave Studios junior School) Calen has been a student training with Greentree for over 5 years. In that time he has won many roles in television programs and feature films including Rush, Time of our lives, The mystery of a Hansom cab, Laid, and Face to Face.
His new role playing Bailey in the Neighbours cast is an on going lead role. Neighbours casting director Thea McLeod auditioned and cast Calen in the new lead role due to hit the screen in 2013.
Calen continues to train at our Junior wing Greentree Acting School in between filming at Neighbours. He knows how important it is to continue your acting training to keep your acting skills fresh and alive.
Some of the best actors in the world still train regularly to constantly challenge their craft and skills.
Phillip Seymore Hoffman once said “Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It’s not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it.” .To start winning roles you have to put in the hard work and invest in yourself continuously. The roles will not just come to you, you have to work hard at the craft and train as an actor in between work and when there is no work at all. Calen has never given up or gotten lazy. He attends classes on a regular basis and continues to challenge himself. This is how Calen is winning roles and continues to be cast in Australian Film and TV.
Keep up the great work Calen. We will be supporting you all the way.