Tutor: John Callen
John Callen has over 45 years’ experience as an actor, director, writer and producer in the film, television and theatre industries. As a tutor he's spent 25 years teaching acting skills and television production at tertiary level. His most significant film credit to date is as one of the core-cast roles in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy where he played the dwarf Oin. John has acted in or directed more than 100 stage plays as well as several dozen television dramas. John’s expertise in working with actors and training television directors will be an integral part of the course.
Throughout the course guest tutors working in New Zealand’s television and screen industry will be invited to work with students on various aspects of the production.