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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: "The Situation Room" is an award winning film from Crash of Rhinos Productions, The Conservatory's in house production studio. Faculty and Alumni wrote directed and starred in this film that won five awards, including "Best Film" and "Best Acting Ensemble," in the 2016 DC 48 Hour Film Project.











Clip Two: "Missing, Broken, Dead" is a dramatic short film created in the Film Noir style. Featuring the entire 2016 Advanced Acting  ensemble and Written and Directed by student Matthew Baldwin.









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Clip Three: “Checked Out.”  Is a short comedic film written and directed by Conservatory Student Natalie Boland.  A member of the 2016 Advanced Acting ensemble.











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. 
Click here.