Nicole Moerland, a versatile actor, director, and writer, embarked on her journey in the world of entertainment at the renowned Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles. Her training laid the foundation for a career that would span continents and genres, marking her as a dynamic force in the film industry.
Post-graduation, Nicole had the privilege of collaborating with some of the world’s most esteemed actors and directors, including the legendary Rutger Hauer and acclaimed filmmaker Peter Yates. Her career led her to live and work in diverse locations such as Holland, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Indonesia, and Western Australia. This globetrotting experience allowed her to absorb a rich tapestry of acting styles and directorial approaches, shaping her into a truly global artist.
Nicole’s talents extend beyond acting, as she has successfully ventured into film direction and writing. She is immersed in the development of a feature film and a short film script, with plans to bring these projects to life in both Australia and Europe. Her dedication to the craft also saw her serve as the 1st Assistant Director for Daniel Zirilli on the Lions Gate feature film “Intercept.”
Nicole has produced several festival films that showcase her commitment to bringing compelling stories to the screen. Not content with merely contributing to the industry, she founded the “Marbella Film School” in the south of Spain and “Perth Film School” in Western Australia, nurturing the next generation of filmmakers since 2013.
Nicole’s screen presence extends to television, where she was featured in the TV series “Wolf Creek” on ‘Stan,’ sharing the screen with luminaries like John Jarratt and Lucy Fry in her role as Helma. Her recent accomplishments also include her involvement in the feature film “4D” and a cameo appearance in “Intercept,” showcasing her versatility as an actor.
Ross Metcalf is a highly talented and experienced cinematographer who is extremely passionate about his art form.
His extensive industry experience includes television, narrative feature films, fashion and music videos.
Ross’s client list is long and includes Nova 93.7, SARC, The Heart Foundation, Adam & Selina and Youth Focus.
Ross not only produces fantastic content for Perth Film School students but also provides them with an insight into how he uses lighting and lensing to assist the story-telling process and capture the true emotion of a scene.
(ACTING TEACHER & FILM DIRECTOR)
Mahesh Jadu is in the latest Netflix Show ¨The Witcher¨, ¨Marco Polo¨ & “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Perth Film School is very proud to have him as our guest teacher in between his very busy schedule. Mahesh started off as a composer for an Australian show, “Byte Me”. He auditioned for a small role in an Indian film, “Sorry Bhai!” and was subsequently cast. He was later cast in one of Australia’s longest running soaps, “Neighbours” as Doug Harris. He played poker to cover rent and living expenses until he was called for an audition by the casting director, Lou Mitchell.
In 2011, he was cast in an Australian drama, “Taj” which was presented at the 16th Busan International Film Festival.
He then worked on “The Three Ages of Sasha”. He got his big break when he was cast in Roland Joffé’s period drama, “Singularity”, which was later renamed “The Lovers”. The film got delayed for 2 years. He then auditioned multiple times for “I, Frankenstein” in which he plays the Gargoyle Ophir. He was later cast in Netflix’s, “Marco Polo” as Ahmad & ¨The Witcher¨.
Nadia Duca is a freelance makeup artist and Educator who is passionate about empowering individuals through her love and passion for all things makeup. Nadia has been in the industry for over 9 years and has completed a Diploma in Specialist Makeup. Nadia has also been trained internationally in Los Angeles with the prestigious, Donna Mee and has recently returned from Hollywood where she spent time working on a James Franco short film.
(VOICE and Dialect TEACHER)
James sadly passed away. We have chosen to keep him on our website as he was dearly loved by many of our students over the decade he has been with us. James was a highly regarded teacher of voice. He was a committed and passionate teacher with a great ability to inspire his students and to support them from his wealth of professional experience. James was dedicated to persevere with students.
He has coached Hollywood Actress “Angourie Rice” from “The Nice Guys” & Mahesh Jadu from “Marco Polo” and ¨The Witcher¨ on Netflix in their American Accents and and many actors over his 50 year career. His energy and passion was incredible. We miss you dearly James!
(VOICE and DIALECT TEACHER)
Acacia is a motivated and passionate voice coach with an MFA in Voice Studies from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She strives to empower students to take ownership of their unique voice and assist them in developing the knowledge and ability to safely access a free and flexible voice. She has coached international actors including Katherine Langford and has worked as a dialect coach for theatre productions including Wise Children’s ‘Romantics Anonymous’ directed by Emma Rice, as well as in film and TV on ABC’s ‘ITCH’ and most recently ‘It Only Takes a Night’.
(ACTING TEACHER & FILM DIRECTOR)
Meet Grace Newton-Wordsworth, the dynamic recipient of the Propel Youth Arts WA Creative Contribution Award. With an impressive journey that spans the realms of filmmaking, music, and education, Grace stands out as a multifaceted force in the Western Australian creative scene.
Having kickstarted her artistic voyage as a film student at Perth Film School in 2013, Grace swiftly evolved into a highly creative film director. Today, she channels her passion into fostering the next generation of talents by facilitating engaging screen acting workshops at Perth Film School, catering to young enthusiasts and aspiring performers.
As a testament to her commitment to inclusivity and community, Grace’s workshops are not only educational but also infused with a sense of fun, positivity, and upliftment. Her approach transcends traditional teaching boundaries, embodying the spirit of a true mentor.
(ACTING TEACHER & FILM DIRECTOR)
Jaimee Peasley, a highly accomplished actor hailing from Perth, brings a wealth of on-set experience to her workshops, shaped by her diverse background in Sydney and Canada. Her journey in the entertainment industry commenced as an acting student at Perth Film School in 2013, under the expert guidance of coach Nicole Moerland. With meticulous dedication, Jaimee honed her craft and curated her inaugural showreel, laying the foundation for her burgeoning career.
Having secured her debut role at the tender age of three in a Salvation Army TVC, Jaimee’s unwavering dedication and undeniable talent quickly propelled her to prominence. She has notably portrayed characters such as “Olivia” in Stevie Cruz-Martin’s feature film Pulse and left a lasting impact as “Grace” in Pale Date. Her on-screen presence extended to a memorable role in Baz Luhrmann’s iconic production, The Great Gatsby.
Beyond her acting prowess, Jaimee has emerged as the creator and co-host of the ‘Hollywood Halt’ podcast, a platform dedicated to insightful discussions with prominent industry professionals.