01977681949 LEEDS SouthMilford CASTLEFORD   CastlefordAcademy

 FILM TV   ActingCourse


"NEW" Children's Professional Film & TV Acting Course

Next course Tuesday 25th of April places are very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

(Adult Film and TV Acting Course please click here)

Northern Film and Drama (NFD) Celebrating 22 years 1994 - 2016

We believe 100% in "Training while Creating" and it is the core philosophy upon which all our training is based - Creating Film and TV productions for all our students to be on set and camera right from day one! As part of that philosophy we are now holding  a Children's Film and TV Acting Course to give newcomers a solid base in Film and TV techniques from which to then progress. 


Any young person with or without experience who would like to be part of Film and TV Acting.


10-16 years.


Tuesdays: 18.00hrs - 19.00hrs


Children's Film and TV Acting Classes are held in Leeds "South Milford" LS25 5AR - Directions are HERE


Six weeks with the option to progress to one of our other more advanced classes on completion.

This is a scene from Wayward High (Sweet Sam episode) the latest TV pilot from NFD (currently being filmed during 2016). It is a key part of our very unique on set training that all our actors get to be part of the internationally award winning films and TV programmes we make.



We have thought long and hard about the class and feel that new children with no experience coming into NFD need the basic Film and TV techniques of screen training in place. They need to feel it's the right choice for them given it's so very different from just drama and stage acting. It requires a very special set of skills all of it's own, in order to succeed. NFD have 30 years plus experience in the Film and TV industry plus the latest technical resources to help students see the very different approaches and skills required from what they may have been used to previously.


Classes are held in our own purpose built film and TV studio where we can instantly play back students performances in comfort. That way students learn faster and better than anywhere else and we can maintain for students a personal friendly atmosphere that promotes remarkable progress from all our students. To maintain the small friendly classes, numbers are strictly limited.


Students don't need any experience and can be any age from 10 - 16, students just need the dedication and determination to want to give it their best! Because our class sizes are small we can happily take students who need a more personal individual approach, often working near miracles with students who for example find reading harder than most and similar concerns. Confidence building is our speciality and all students rapidly improve often within only a few weeks.

Scenes from Platform 2c that we use to train children on set in a real world set environment.



Gives the student a solid Film and TV grounding with a strong emphasis on acting to camera. All classes involve being filmed - seeing the results - learning from the performance.

1st week Introduction to NFD/Film and TV Acting - Looking at different styles of scripts and breakdown of characters.

2nd Using Improvisation to maximum affect in Film and TV.

3rd. How to do well in Film and TV auditions

4th Mock Film and TV Auditions with camera and playback

5th Analysing award winning films to learn, understand and practice the various techniques and skills involved.

6th Personal Film and TV acting piece to camera. (this can form the basis for students first showreel)

Final talk and chat with students and parents.


Total price per course is 85 for 6 weeks.

         This is broken down into a 25 booking fee payable in advance for a place on the course.

         Then 10 payable when students attend each session. Please note 5th and 6th week will take place on the 23rd of May because of the half term break making that lesson a two hour session for this course 18.00hrs - 20.00hrs. Charge of 20.00 will apply for that lesson.

Places are very limited due the small size of classes so please book early to avoid disappointment. In the event the course is over subscribed you will be offered a refund or a place on the next course.

This course can also be booked as a present please call us for details. Once we see your payment we will confirm your place by email, in the event we are over booked we will refund or offer a place on the next course.

To book your place by card please CLICK Buy Now to pay your 25 deposit - we will confirm your place by email - Maximum 9 places per course.

Price 25.00 booking fee. (non refundable - may be transferable to next course) 

Price 25.00 booking fee. (non refundable - may be transferable to next course) 


We are truly unique in that we provide "Real World" Film and TV acting classes, audition technique, casting director visits, acting to camera, green screen techniques, acting workshops for CHILDREN who want to experience and or be part of this exciting industry. Our aim is to get STUDENTS on camera and being an actor as soon as we possibly can! We have our own purpose built STUDIO with green screen, 3D and other up to date film and TV technical facilities which we believe is one of only a very few outside of London. We are also a film and TV production company based in Leeds Because of our facilities we are able to put students in a realistic acting environment straight away something very few others can even come close to.

Licensing for CHILDREN help is available HERE

To learn more about our Acting Classes please contact us +44 (0)1977 681949 or  Email  

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