“… You will be a better actor and you will have found something new about yourself and this lovely art.” - Isabel Farias
Storytelling is an intrinsic part of the human heart. Over the centuries, storytelling has
been shaping societies, breaking boundaries and inspiring us to follow our dreams.
It is the desire of this Studio to create a community of extraordinary storytellers and
an environment that encourages artists to go beyond their limits and to combine their
talents to tell incredible stories.
This philosophy is deeply woven into the history of this Studio. In 1978, Roy London
started an acting class in his apartment in Los Angeles with a few friends. Roy
possessed the unique ability to see beyond our limited view of what we are capable
of as artists. He inspired many actors to explore their unlimited creative potential.
Keeping storytelling as the centre of his work, Roy became one of the most beloved and
influential acting coaches in Hollywood. The work he began continued through two of
his students, Cameron Thor and Alice Carter, when they founded Carter Thor Studio.
Carter Thor Studio continued the great work Roy started. Cameron and Alice’s love of
storytelling and their relentless pursuit of each artist’s unique potential has resulted in
the incredible journey to greatness of many extraordinary students over their 30 years
history. Through Cameron’s love, support and guidance, Jock MacDonald created
Acting for Film (formerly Carter Thor Studios East), making this process accessible to actors beyond the borders of the United States.
Since 2000, Jock MacDonald has worked hard to preserve the integrity of this incredible
process. Striving hard to make sure that each individual follows their heart on their
journey to become extraordinary storytellers. In 2006, Isabel Farias became one of
Jock’s students at the Montreal Studio, and three years later, after having collaborated
with Jock in many film productions and plays, she became one of the Studio’s coaches.
Out of this experience, came the process of co-coaching, which has been extremely
well received in all corners of the world.
In appreciation to all those who contributed to our success, Acting for Film is in the process of becoming an independent Studio. We are inviting you to help us choose our new name that will represent the global community that embraced us.