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Vancouver Actors Podcast

Vancouver Actors Podcast

By Michael Coleman
Vancouver Actors Podcast by Story Institute is your one stop shop for discussions and updates regarding the film and television industry in Vancouver, BC. Each week we post a new podcast covering a variety of topics and featuring special guests that work in the industry. Hosts are experienced Vancouver actors Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle. Produced by Story Institute.
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Ep. 16: Is it possible to find Work/Life Balance?
This week our hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle discuss work/life balance in the film industry, when its okay to step away from social media, and some controversial film opinions.
April 01, 2021
Ep. 15: Finding your “WHY”
In today’s episode of Vancouver Actors Podcast, hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle discuss the importance of finding your “why” and why it is so integral to finding success in your career.
March 24, 2021
Ep 14: How to achieve the perfect headshots to book more auditions
This week, hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle speak with Vancouver Portrait Photographer Brandon Hart about how to achieve headshots that will help you book auditions. As an actor headshots are one of your most important marketing tools! With over 10 years of experience in photography, Brandon discusses how to have headshots that will get you noticed by casting directors.
March 10, 2021
Ep 13: So your child wants to be an actor, now what?
Hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle discuss how to get your kids into acting. How to sign your kid up for the right classes, find the right agent and what to expect on set. Acting can be a great opportunity for children to gain confidence and learn responsibility!
March 03, 2021
Ep 12: FAQ about the Vancouver film industry
In this week’s episode, hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle answer listeners questions about the film industry. Contracts, filming locations, agents and more are all mentioned in this episode.
February 24, 2021
Ep 11: Knowing how to market YOU and how to create content that will get seen
In today’s episode of Vancouver Actors Podcast, hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle interview special guest Diane Foy! Joining us all the way from Toronto via Zoom, Diane is a Marketing and PR Coach for actors. Not sure why your content isn’t getting seen online? Diane, Michael and Sidney discuss the kind of content you should be sharing to take your career to the next level.
February 17, 2021
Ep 10: Submitting to talent agents
What do you need to seem professional when submitting to talent agents? In episode 10, hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle tell you how submitting high quality work to talent agents will help you book roles. Cover letters, headshots, demo reels, voice over reels and more.
February 10, 2021
Ep 9: How to write your own movies
Surprise! We’re releasing a second episode of Vancouver Actors Podcast this week. Episodes will now be releasing on Wednesdays instead of Mondays so don’t forget to set your reminders! In episode 9, hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle break down the acts of a movie. This is a must watch if you want to start writing your own films. SPOILER ALERT: this will change how you watch movies.
February 03, 2021
Ep 8: The DO’s and DONT’s of headshot makeup
On this week’s episode of Vancouver Actors Podcast your host Michael Coleman speaks with special guest Faye Smith! They discuss your #1 marketing tool for acting: HEADSHOTS. Faye is a very well established makeup artist in Vancouver, BC. She answers all your questions about what to ask for while getting headshot makeup, the do’s and dont’s and whether men should also get makeup done for headshots. Have any questions about your makeup? Contact us and we will answer on next week’s episode!
February 01, 2021
Ep 7: How to find your own independent work
In this week’s episode of Vancouver Actors Podcast, hosts Michael Coleman and Sidney Quesnelle discuss how to find independent work. Tips for how to choose work that is going to benefit your career and where to find it. Tips for submitting to Indie Films by Darlene Tait:
January 25, 2021
Ep 6: How to do a self-tape and tips for memorizing your lines
On this week’s episode of Vancouver Actors Podcast Michael Coleman introduces his new co-host Sidney Quesnelle! They discuss ways to help you memorize lines and what a great self tape looks like. Preparation is key! Visit and use code VANCOUVERACTORS for 25% off your membership! It’s a great resource for self tapping, rehearsing lines and even audition for big name casting directors 🌟 Self tapping checklist: Video editing software we love:
January 18, 2021
Ep 5: How to start your own small business
Have you ever wanted to be your own boss and own a business? In today’s episode of Vancouver Actors Podcast, host Michael Coleman discusses why in order to become a successful actor you need to treat it like you’re running your own business. You’re an actorpreneur. It will take hard work but it’s a very affordable path to owning your own business.
January 11, 2021
Ep 4: Turn your nerves into excitement
Host Michael Coleman shares exercises for grounding yourself and shifting nervousness to excitement for an audition.
December 21, 2020
Ep 3: What you need to know about acting
Host Michael Coleman and special guest Maryk Horn answer listeners questions! Whether you’re a veteran actor or new to the industry these you will definitely want to know the answers to these questions.
December 14, 2020
Ep.2: Smart Audition Prep
Host Michael Coleman and special guest Andrea Hurtt discuss how to prepare for an audition quickly and effectively. This step by step guide will help you break down your character and understand the scene. Learn how to apply the GREAT OPERA to better understand your scene.
December 07, 2020
EP 1: 100% Audition Success Rate
Host Michael Coleman discusses how to increase your audition success rate to 100%. How do we define success in a subjective art? What are the 4 things we owe every audition?
November 30, 2020