Kristy Best

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Kristy has had a diverse career so far, working both in front and behind the camera. Her roles span from TV presenter, and Actor, to producer, director and writer. Having started in the industry as a child, Kristy has trained as a dancer, singer and actor, later focusing her studies on screenwriting and producing. She has been instructing in the performing arts from a young age, now streamlining her focus on teaching TV presenting and acting for camera.

As a TV presenter Kristy is best known as the Host of Sunday Best on ABC2, anchoring three seasons of the show, totaling 85 episodes for the network from 2011-2013.

As an actor, Kristy most recently starred as Sara in Enzo Tedeschi’s digital series, Airlock, which is to be released in February 2015. She has appeared in Legally Brown (SBS), Home and Away, Neighbours and Fat Pizza, as well as a range of commercials, shorts and indie features. Kristy has also appeared on stage in a variety of productions, most notably as Aisha in Lachlan Philpott’s award winning play, Truck Stop.

As a filmmaker, Kristy first stepped behind the camera in 2010 after receiving a first time filmmakers grant to produce/direct her self-penned dark comedy, Something Fishy. Something Fishy screened internationally and received a Best Comedy award from the WOW Film Festival, Best Editing in a Short Film from the Australian Screen Editors Awards and saw Kristy nominated for a Reel Women Film Award at Cornwall Film festival.

 

  • Camera 101

    course cost: $520

    Term 3: Wednesdays at 7pm to 10pm,
    27 July until 14 September 2016.
    Term 4: Wednesdays at 7pm to 10pm,
    5 October until 23 November 2016

    tutor: Kristy Best

    CAMERA 101 looks at the essential difference between the skills required for a compelling screen performance compared to and separate from a stage performance. The participants will develop confidence in front of a camera by exploring the film actors process and the very specific requirements and skills required for a dynamic screen performance.

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