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Trollin from NCDA on Vimeo.

Notes from NCDA on Vimeo.

Sample Film Reels

The Conservatory’s actor-training curriculum includes a focus on both theater and film.  The two-year intensive program introduces students to the basics of film acting.   In our advanced program, students undergo more intensive film training which includes producing 2 or more original 15-minute films and several comedy shorts.  Check out our students and graduates in the film clips below!

Clip One: "Mouse Dad" is an award winning film from Crash of Rhinos Productions. Faculty and Alumni wrote directed and starred in this film that won seven awards, including "Best Film" and "Best Acting Ensemble," in the 2014 DC 48 Hour Film Project.

Clip Two: "Trollin" is a comedic short film created with the 2014 Advanced Acting Company (ART) about two young women who encounter a troll on the streets of Georgetown. Featuring 2014 Conservatory Graduates: Kaylynn Creighton, Shayla Garfield, Davon Harris, Brian Kraemer, and Jonathan Palmer.


Clip Three: “The Kincaid Conundrum.”  The following film short was written and directed by 2011 graduate Lily Kerrigan, under the guidance of our faculty, as part of our advanced acting program.

Clip Four:  “Notes"  is a hilarious short film created for ART 2012 and featuring 2012 graduates of the Conservatory: Julia Nakamoto, Steven Soto, Zach Brewster-Geisz, Damia Torhagen, Cristen Stephansky, Joshua Katz, and Jose Pineda.

Clip Five:  "Sample Student Film Reel."  Here's an example of an audition reel compiled from one student's performances during the Conservatory's advanced actor-training program.

You’ll find more film clips and shorts on the Conservatory’s Vimeo page. 
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