They say “when the student is ready, the master appears.” Well, here they are!

SDS is proud to present Australia’s most acclaimed and highly regarded directors, bringing you their wisdom and industry knowledge in one-day masterclass events throughout the year.

These masterclasses are designed for experienced actors looking to push themselves by training with the best in the business. All of our masterclass tutors are currently working in film and television – both in Australia and internationally – and we couldn’t be more honoured to have them be part of the SDS family.

Upcoming Masterclasses


Learn from one of the Feature film legends of our time! What does he look for in an actor When casting a feature film? And much much more!

Recent Masters

Below are some of the recent masterclasses run at SDS.


Director | Pulse, Janet King, Underbelly

Tony Tilse

Director | Underbelly, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

Samantha lang

Director | Carlotta

Abe Forsythe

Writer, Director | Down Under


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