A former Grade One teacher, Sara has worked as an actor both locally and internationally in theatre, film, and TV and voice since 1996. Her 20 screen credits include playing Will McInnis’ daughter in the multi-award winning 2001 mini-series My Brother Jack (Channel 10), as well as roles in Rosehaven (ABC), My Place Series 2 (ABC), The Kettering Incident (BBC/Foxtel), the Canadian/Australian feature film Arctic Blast, and Noirhouse (ABC iview), and multiple short films and TV commercials. She also recorded multiple characters for international animation series including; Pixel Pinkie (Channel 9), Buzz Bumble (Channel GO!) and Fanshaw and Crudnut – the telemovie.
Her 50 professional stage credits include touring to Shanghai with Terrapin’s Explosion Therapy (winner “Most Outstanding Production” – 2008 International Children’s Theatre Festival, Shanghai), It’s Partly about Love – It’s Partly about Massacre, Sick and The Berry Man for The Tasmanian Theatre Company, Dream Masons (Ten Days on the Island), the premiere season of the AWGIE winning Beyond the Neck and The Effect for Loud Mouth Theatre Company.
Sara was nominated for Best Actress at The inaugural 2015 Errols for her performance in the Tasmanian Theatre Company’s The Berry Man, and in 2015 won Most Outstanding Actress at the Rome WebAwards for Noirhouse (ABC iview). Committed to professional development, Sara has continued to train in improvisation, clowning, screen acting and more, under world renowned practitioners; Ivana Chubbuck (L.A.), Aleksi Vellis, Di Drew, Improbable Theatre (U.K), Phillipe Gaulier (France), Justus Neumann (Austria), Tom Greder and Clare Bartholomew, Laura Sheedy; Rowena Balos (L.A.). She has also completed workshops in audition technique with casting directors from The Great Gatsby, Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and Mission Impossible 2.
Connor has been working and training as an actor for the past 5 years in Tasmania and interstate, including studying at Cooper Screen Academy and Screen Actors Australia in Melbourne. Connor also trained with Brendan Cowell, Elizabeth Debicki and casting directors Peter Rasmussen (Neighbours, Packed to the Rafters, Sea Patrol), Alison Telford (Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries, Summer heights High, Seachange) and Alison Barrett (The Great Gatsby, Babe, Gallipoli, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome).
In 2016 Connor appeared as Lorenzo in Loud Mouth’s The Merchant of Venice. He can be seen currently in the ongoing locally produced web series, the Davis Brothers, and on TV in Rosehaven (ABCTV), The Kettering Incident (Foxtel/BBC), and The Outlaw: Michael Howe (ABCTV) as well as a number of television commercials locally and interstate.
Wow thanks Sara, we are so impressed with Kalvin's CSA listing for industry and all the other students listings, so visually clear and professional. Thank you for all your work, I can only imagine what's involved. I am hoping our 7 year old daughter Ebony will be ready to join Cooper's next year and possibly Rowan, our 10 year old, as I think he's at the age that he needs to give it another go Regards Angelika & Craig xox
After two weeks with Cooper Screen Academy I had an audition for an ABC TV series. For any actor, I can't recommend CSA highly enough. My mentors Sara and Maeve are professional, completely knowledgable about the industry and generally awesome people! I learn so much every week at the weekly classes. Encouraging, fun and totally worthwhile for both acting and life skills!
CSA is honestly the best thing to have happened to me. Acting has always been my passion and dream and I've always wanted to make a career out of it. CSA helped put my plans into action. Sara is so inspirational, her world of knowledge, experience and amazing teaching techniques motivated me, helped me believe in myself, pushed my acting to places I didnt know I could go and opened me up to a world of opportunity. Each class was so fullfilling. They are fun and motivating, and I never walked away from a class without learning something new. I feel so much more confident in front of a camera and with my acting technique. If acting is something you are serious about then CSA is the place to be!
I was so nervous and unsure of myself before attending CSA. I had no idea if I could even act, all I knew is that I wanted to. Maeve and Sara have helped me turn that passion into a skill set and after a whole term of their constant support and direction, I have gained so much, learnt more than I even knew I needed to and I have had the time of my life doing it.
CSA helped me realise the possibilities of achieving a career in the film industry, even within Tasmania. Sara's skills and knowledge gave me the extra nudge to get me to where I am, plus connections and opportunities for the future.