About SarahI coach actors for acting, voice work, dialect and accents for the Film and TV Industry.
I’ve worked in the Film and Television industry since 1989; behind the scenes as a casting director, AD and Cast Coordinator to in front of the camera as an actor.
I have had the honour of working as an actor on Top of the Lake Season 1 with Elisabeth Moss (Handmaids Tale), David Wenham (Lord of the Rings), Holly Hunter (Oscar winner), Pete Mullan (Harry Potter, Ozark) and directed by Jane Campion (What an amazing woman!).
I have been an accent/dialect tutor for:
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School – American Accent training;
South Seas Film School – British RP and American Accent Training;
The Actors Program – British Accent Training
Learn any accent using my unique ‘Valentine Method’, which allows you to feel comfortable so that you can relax into the role and sound authentic. Coaching and training can be done via Skype if you are not local to me in Auckland, New Zealand.
Accent Coaching For Actors
If you need to master a global accent for a TV or Film role then contact me today to discuss how I can help coach your accent to sound authentic for that Film or TV role.
Producers and Directors – On Set Accent Coaching
Are you a Producer and need a dialect coach on-set? I can work with an individual or group of actors to learn an accent for a TV or Film role. Daily rates available.
Sessions are available for coaching in a one-on-one session.
For theatre or large scale movie productions I can work together with your actors in groups.
You will gain confidence in your accent so that you can perform it to the best of your ability.
I will help you learn all the skills you need to improve your accent from finding the accent within, to placement and delivery.
Speaking with a different accent or dialect can be quite daunting but my methods allow the you to feel comfortable so that you can relax into the role and sound like a local.