with US accent coach PAIGE WALKER and SAC founder and LA actor CHUM EHELEPOLA

SAC is excited to announce our all day TEST YOUR US ACCENT class featuring US accent coach PAIGE WALKER and SAC founder and US actors CHUM EHELEPOLA. With Pilot season just around the corner you want to make sure your accent is flawless so you can book those pilots. This course is here to help you do just that! 



​A US native, Paige has 27 years of experience in the arts industry, beginning her journey at one of the United States most celebrated performing arts school, Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts. Going on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre, she then took the trip to New York where she spent eight years treading the boards. Upon making the move to Sydney in 2000, Paige began teaching American Dialect full time, privately and on set. She can be found working in some of Sydney’s most renowned theatres like Belvoir Street, on feature film and television sets & preparing actors to make their move to the LA and New York, as well as working with clients worldwide. It is her attention to detail that makes her work so invaluable for American projects.
Chum has been a working actor in LA for the past 3 years. He was selected for the ABC showcase, has done countless US auditions, worked in LA and is well versed in the Hollywood machine. CHUM is going from strength to strength. He has just arrived from Atlanta Georgia where shot Paul Giamatti’s LODGE 49 for AMC. He just premiered on Netflix’s LADY DYNAMITE featuring Andy Samberg and Maria Bamford in LA. The most exciting news is that Chum will be one of the leads in a studio Hollywood film. (We can’t mention the name or details as Chum is under studio control until they announce via Deadline, Variety and the Hollywood media). 
This all day TEST YOUR ACCENT class is aimed at putting your US accent to the test. It is a class for actors who already have a US accent or passed the basics and are looking to challenge it and see how well it stands up in an actual audition setting.

DATE: Sunday 28th January 2018

TIME: 12pm to 7pm

COST: $160 SAC Students $190 non SAC Students

How the class works:

With Paige Walker
Paige will work with you on your accent for your designated scene. You will work on getting your accent solid. Paige will highlight problem areas and find points where the accent may fall off. No acting notes will be offered. You will only get accent notes.
With Chum Ehelepola and Paige Walker
The second part of the class will be with Chum and Paige. Chum will audition the scene and then offer direction. It is during this direction that the accent falls off, as the actor puts their attention on the direction and not on their accent. While the actor performs the extra takes, under Chum’s guidance, Paige will monitor the accent and offer corrections.
Pilot season is around the corner and there are more Aussie’s audition than ever. US casting directors will know your tape is from Australia and will pay extra attention to your accent. It needs to be flawless. This is a great chance to really put it to the test in a very real situation.

Please email chum@sydneyactorscollective.com to reserve your place.

“The guys at SAC are full of knowledge and will help any actor achieve their goals”

-James Tobin (Channel 7 Sunrise presenter)

“Acting with Chum on The Straits was great. This man knows acting!”

-Firass-Dirani (Logi winning actor: House Husbands, The Straits, Underbelly)

“I have worked with Chum as an actor and director. As a director he knew how to bring out the best performance in me. He cares!”

-Andy-Whitfield (Actor: Sparticus Starz TV USA)

"They will take your acting magic to the next level."

-Nash Edgerton (Film Director)