Great people, a real desire to create a safe place for actors where you can stretch your "acting muscle" and explore different approach with amazing voice coaches and casting directors! Thank you so much for organizing this! Keep up the good work! Much love from Los Angeles!
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Karl E-Landler
What a beautiful, inspiring, life-changing week at Paris Film Academy. 💜 Such a breath of fresh air to act in English again!! I am deeply thankful to our devoted mentor John Henry Richardson, to Gergana Dragoeva Quievy and to the whole PFA crew, to Debbie McWilliams for her humanity and her spot-on comments on our casting videos, and of course to my fellow actors who were so talented and lovely. And now, towards new adventures... 😘 The whole PFA crew was awesome and they did all they could to help and to make the best out of the workshop. They were very open to feedback and improvements too, and the atmosphere was encouraging, motivating and challenging! Working with John Henry Richardson and Debbie McWilliams was just fantastic! I got so many great tools for my acting. I highly recommend participating in their workshops and I am looking forward to future workshops and projects with them! Thank you from all my heart, à bientôt!
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SALLA LINTONEN
I didn't expect that kind of adventure... I will never forget our first meeting before the workshop! Very pleasant and full of peps. I know that one day, I will be extremely grateful to you and for all your work. Even now I am so very grateful for your tremendous support in this adventure. The craft is often very ruthless and the actors you are taking care of are sometimes very sensitive. The positive feedback of my performance gave me confidence and gave me a lot of positive vibes... I just feel how proud you are of your actors. I can feel your love for them and their love for you guys, for what you have done for all of them! Of course, a lot of work and plenty of huge moments were expected. However, to build that type of relationship was more than I hoped for! You created a safe space where we were able to act entirely. t was like a "choral" with 16 different characters... Hope to see you soon. Take care, please!
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Alexandre Mary
Wonderful whole week with American-acting-training at The Paris Film Academy with great partners and important meetings; Peggy Hall super vocal coach & such a cool spirit; Nathalie Cheron no bullshit speaking language so generous; Debbie McWilliams the sweetest and most positive casting director I ever met 😘 Organised by a group of women who deserve also a big thank you for their work, good vibes, flexibility, and great care for everyone.
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Karine Dogliani
A massive thank you goes out to the Paris Film Academy who gave me one of the best welcoming parties ever! Special thank you goes out to Gergana Dragoeva Quievy for organizing the surprise for my visit to Paris! And also for almost missing my connecting flight back to LA!
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Nikita Bogoluybov
I am so pleasantly surprised and I highly recommend the Paris Film Academy. The organizers are passionate and very involved. They listen to you. Highest level of casting directors and voice coaches who work hard on a high level. Positive vibes and great energy, It is a safe place to evolve, experiment and grow. You guys are just extraordinary. What you have built is very special. And yes, there are going to be misunderstandings, and people who are disappointed by one aspect or the other, it’s almost inevitable when so many artists are involved and they spend their hard earned money on a workshop in a difficult craft, or when a very busy and overworked professional make time to attend a workshop despite their busy life and schedule. And I have no doubt that you will continue to improve every time. But as it is, it is already super special. All the little attention, from the biscuits and homemade mum cakes with tea and coffee to the flowers for the coaches, to the way you listen to everyone’s concerns, fears, complains or needs, the fact somebody always answers any email super promptly, or the people you have chosen to help you (who are both wonderful)... all of that makes this a very unique and special experience. You should be very very proud of yourself. As you saw the other night, I am a little like Nathalie: I won’t bullshit or beat around the bush if I am not happy or think things are not right. So believe me when I say that you are doing some really good here. And, I already told you in person earlier on, but in my case, (probably also through the luck of the right partner, and the right scene,) the impact is way beyond anything I could have hoped for. I am more grateful than you could know for how I have been feeling since yesterday. I think my next auditions are going to be very different than most of the ones I went for in the last few years. Thank you 🙏🏼 ❤️ Sara
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Sara Verhagen
Paris Film Academy is an amazing place to meet, collaborate and work with talented and passionate artists. I haven't had a better opportunity to learn from experienced actors or coach than here at the PFA. What's great about this association is that they not only give you tools to improve as an actor (with workshops for instance) but they also support you and encourage to write your own material. I've met great work partners but even greater friends here at Paris Film Academy. Thank you for everything.
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Emmanuel Berthelot
Paris Film Academy ... After an intensive 10-day workshop, I am delighted by what I've learned and the friends I've made. It's a great place with good energy where you can really work. I highly recommend it.
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Jeanne Guibal
Thank you for inviting me! I love Paris and it is nice to be here and meet young French actors. Don’t forget that the casting directors are hoping that you will be exactly the person who will solve their problem: Finding the right actor for the part! So don’t be afraid - Go for it!
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Evan Handler
What a wonderful experience during this week at the Paris Film Academy! Thank you John Henry Richardson for sharing your talent with us and your experience as a coach, actor and film director. Had the chance to meet great and passionate actors and actresses, thank you Gergana Dragoeva Quievy for the organization, you've done an amazing job for this workshop. Hope to meet you all again soon!
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Aurelia Khazan
Thank you very much guys for giving me this great opportunity! I had a great time! Thank you for this gift and the great shooting with Christine Ledroit Perrin. It was funny and sparkling! You guys rock! Thanks again Gergana Dragoeva Quievy and your team for this amazing coaching week with Peggy Hall, Debbie Mac Williams, and Nathalie Cheron! It's because of people like you and your project, The Paris Film Academy, that this journey can exist and make us believe.
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Julien Hangery
The Paris Film Academy is an ambitious startup! The organization is doing a great job in supporting professional actors in creating their own pieces of art. It's also very open to the international community and it's providing tremendous support by helping us collaborate with fellow actors in the business. So, personally, I'm very excited, being a newcomer to Paris, to continue networking and collaborating in the upcoming projects in the Paris Film Academy. Just for two weeks, I felt progress within myself which is crazy. We filmed ourselves every day and we saw the contrast from day one to the present moment. The Paris Film Academy is a safe environment that's very sacred and that's something quite rare to find in this industry.
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Lana Boy Ferron
You guys are the best - We are all really happy! I just had a conversation with my agent in LA and he told me about the workshops there. Apparently, we are so very lucky to have the Paris Film Academy in France! Thank you so much for the pictures with Christine Ledroit Perrin! You are amazing! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Sand Van Roy
The time I spent at the Paris Film Academy was very intense, a heightened reality. We first got the technique in point and then learned how to let go of it and go with the flow. It's scary but so liberating to learn the rules, and also learn how to break them. The classes in the Paris Film Academy helped me to be myself and dive deeper into my character. That was the experience I've always wanted. It was incredible.
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Peter Lamarque
Last month I did a great workshop with fantastic coaches at the PARIS FILM ACADEMY: Peggy Hall Plessas, Debbie MacWilliams and Nathalie Cheron. Thanks to the gorgeous team of the PFA, to my crazy and talented fellows and to my partner in crime Guillaume Sentou. Love on you all !!!
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Solenn Allison Le Couviour
Just finished an amazing week at the PARIS FILM ACADEMY. A great workshop in acting and casting with a wonderful team and coaches you wouldn't believe. Peggy Hall Plessas, Debbie Macwilliams, and Nathalie Cheron. I highly recommend this workshop for the ones among you who wants to improve your acting in English and training for auditions. Thank you all.
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Guillaume Sentou
My experience at the Paris Film Academy has been extremely positive. I am an American who was studying abroad in Paris for a few years, and I had some training with film before, but I wanted to explore it more. I also wanted to do some acting outside of school. One day I saw an advertisement for a Meisner Masterclass at the PFA. I immediately called Deliana who asked me to stop by to take a tour of the studio and talk. I felt so welcomed by her and decided to do the two-week masterclass. It was one of the best things I've ever done. I didn't speak very good French, but the other people who were taking the class wanted to work on their English, so we helped each other and I felt so welcomed and supported by everyone at PFA. If I had stayed in Paris longer I would have loved to be more involved with such an amazing community. To this day I am still in contact with my friends from this class and I feel like if I ever go back I will have a community to return to. Their classes and teachers are fantastic, I am inspired by the talent that has emerged from the PFA, and I kept some great company while I was there. I highly recommend for anyone, no matter what language you speak, this is an international community!! If you've never taken an acting class if you're a study-abroad student, anything. Make your way over to the PFA and you will have an amazing experience.
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Chloe Simon
Excellent! The team is devoted to the actors. Thank you for your flexibility with my schedule! And thank you for the pictures with Christine Le Droit Perrin!
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Manuel Sinor
End of the Audition Workshop Technique at the Paris Film Academy! I met so many great people and souls and I Iearnt so much with my lovely and great coaches John Henry Richardson and Debbie McWilliams 🙂 Thank you very much Gergana Dragoeva Quievy See you soon guys! ❤ ❤
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Anne Cordin
I want to thank everyone for an amazing week we had at the Paris Film Academy. I am humbled by the amazing work that was done and the courage that was put forth. You’re all ass kickers!!! I would love for us to stay in touch and I offer my services if you ever need a scene recorded or you need a scene partner for a self-tape (English of course but also french ;))! So great meeting you all! See you soon!
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Olivier Yann Raynal
Amazing week training on-camera and audition technique with John Henry Richardson, Debbie McWilliams and my wonderful group at Paris Film Academy! Thanks guys for your passion, for learning us so much, for stepping up and the growing together! Sending you all my love and thnx for understanding my caught and being so good colleagues ! 😀 Start before you’re ready! In a world full of tens be an eleven! 😗
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Ana Daud
Well well well . . . After letting it rest for a couple of days I can merely say WHAT A WEEK! What an incredible week I've lived with great director John Henry Richardson, Casting Director Debbie Mc Williams and all the beautiful and warm-hearted human actresses and actors I got the chance to meet at the Paris Film Academy, Thanks to all of you for this intense workshop on audition technique, a truly momentous journey that produced on me a wealth of emotions, questions, answers, It's not only about learning how to act but more a life lesson. This is a deeply positive experience for me I'll remember forever. Thanks for all the tools and keys, I feel I grew by your side and that makes me feel good. Take care, keep working and see you soon Thank you Gergana Dragoeva Quievy for the organization! Thank you for the amazing headshots! I'm so grateful! Thanks to you and to the Universe ;-) Love you all!
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Isabelle Coste
I am delighted to meet young, motivated and talented actors here at The Paris Film Academy! I and my wife Tracy were excited to come to Paris and teach screenwriting through the Meisner Technique which is the best acting technique in my personal opinion. It is the first time we are teaching in Paris and it was great! We had such an amazing group of people and I love the city! We are looking forward to coming back. Thank you for having us.
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Mark Pellegrino
Thank you so much for this amazing week! What a wonderful time we've shared together. I'm really touched by your kindness, your sensibility, your personality, and your story. I'd like to say: Alone we advance fast, and together we advance further! So let's help and support each other to go further. I can't help you with your recording in English, but in Chinese if you need 😂😂 Let's keep in touch. Kisses!!
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Huifung Liu
Thank you Paris Film Academy for this amazing workshop! I met great people, talented actors and new friends! Your team is great! Thank you Gergana and PFA for the nice gift, and special thanks to Christine Ledroit-Perrin for this amazing headshots Always a pleasure to work together!
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Marion Huguenin
I have to thank John Henry for the amazing moments he gave us, and the new tools for on-camera acting that I will never forget. Acting for film was a new experience for me, having been a stage actor, and I loved every moment of it. His understanding of how to audition for the camera has given me so much vital direction that I now find that I am booking more jobs as a result of his incredible teaching.
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MANUEL RULFO
Thanks for this astonishing Workshop! I progressed in English! And I learned so much about audition technique! I met so many amazing people & I felt so many good vibes with the whole team! Love you guys !!! 💛
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Clémence Fougea
While I was in LA, taking classes at the Studio 4, I saw an ad on Facebook about the Paris Film Academy. Since I was traveling to Paris soon, I thought that was the best way to keep the artistic energy and the flow of everything I learned in Hollywood going. I came here and I got exactly what I wanted. It was an amazing experience! It just feels like a family here. The teachers are there for YOU, to help you become the best version of yourself. I met people that now are some of my closest friends. This is a fantastic place to explore yourself and become the actor you want to be.
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Mark Dujarric
Thank you so much for this wonderful workshop, for your presence and for your work! I am already in Roumania already on castings! I received my photos they are great! Thank you so much! You too keep going! Keep doing this great work! Hope to hear from you soon! Big hug to you all! Madalina
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Madalina Constantin
Thank PFA for the wonderful time! John, I was so honored to enjoy the presence of this great actor and film director. Thank you guys for being so flexible with my schedule for the festival! The pictures with Christine are great!
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Fanny Blanchard
A very serious and professional workshop, organized by a great team! The three coaches were amazing and of a very high level! It is a place where passion meets the work of an actor and it is good that it exists here in Paris!
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Florentina Ienachescu
I want to thank the Paris Film Academy for hosting me in Paris for the wonderful class that I teach internationally, all over the world, called the Golden Box! I teach actors here and in Los Angeles the true process of how to create a character from beginning to the end, how to analyze the script, and how to really understand what it takes to give a performance that could win an Academy Award. [Watch the full testimonial here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd0qfLRgpd0)
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Michelle Danner
Before I got the chance to study at the Paris Film Academy I had no idea I was able to do improvisation! Now, knowing how to concentrate on my partner, there are such interesting stories, created only by our connection. I learned to forget about thinking and controlling and just act. It's very freeing. Meisner says in one of his books that words are just small boats on a river of emotions. Here, in the Paris Film Academy, we're learning how to find the right river of emotion to place our boats on. The teachers at the Paris Film Academy are amazing and they immediately create an intimacy in the classes. I remember the first day I just spit all my life out because I felt really comfortable and it was okay to feel vulnerable. I feel like I found my family here. I love you guys and I already miss you!
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Wilfred Capet
The time I spent at the Paris Film Academy helped me become more confident. I learned how to be truthful and think less about the expectations of the audience.
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Elena Kizilova Cosson
I really enjoyed this class and loved John Henry’s enthusiasm for teaching students. In my opinion, he is the teacher with the most knowledge of on-camera acting technique to share, and the best at getting his point across, and making us work up to our full potential. A great class and a wonderful teacher. I respect him so much.
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AMBER REILLY
The Paris Film Academy offers a wide range of acting opportunities with leading international coaches. I was very satisfied with the different workshops that I attended. I felt the workshop durations, differing expertise of the coaches, and the variety of exercises in each workshop offered us the ability to stretch ourselves in our craft. Very friendly and dynamic staff!
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Jennifer Eversfield
I was impressed by the caliber of actors and talent that the Paris Film Academy is attracting is one of the main things that always makes me come back for more. Everybody was incredibly professional and was able to create an excellent culture of focused work. So I had the ability to be safely vulnerable as an actor. Going through each exercise we were really learning the rules of film acting. The first class I took at the Paris Film Academy was a two week Meisner technique intensive. It was so awesome that I came back from New York for round two of the Masterclasses.
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Cara Cruickshank
I learned more about on-camera technique in the first month of studying with John Henry Richardson than I did in the entire first year in New York. His teaching and directing me on camera was a fabulous experience. I owe my success to him. If you have a chance to learn him in Paris sign up for the training! He is amazing!
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DYANA LIU
I wanted to say how much John Henry Richardson's class has impacted me as an actress. I've been doing my best work after only four weeks in this class and I've spent thousands of dollars over the years with LA's best teachers: Howard Fine; Margie Haber; Leslie Kahn to name a few. I've been steadily booking small roles, but John's approach to audition technique is the link I’ve been missing in my work. I feel more ready than ever for that next giant step in my career. Everyone in the class made massive improvements which were absolutely inspiring to watch. It is such a pleasure to have a teacher who is not only a working actor but has such commitment to his students. As far as I’m concerned, every word that comes out of John’s mouth is a golden gift.
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ANASTACIA MCPHERSON
I loved the atmosphere of thrust and creativity at the Paris Film Academy. This is my second time here and I'm definitely coming back for more. Most of the people from the first workshop came back like I did which was wonderful because we work so well together. This is a truly artistic, collaborative group. My next project is going to New York for several months and I'm actually going there with people I met at the Academy. Amazing! We also did a short movie together that is going on major festivals this year. For the people that are still wondering if they want to be a part of the Paris Film Academy - take a free class! See how we work here, see our movies and videos, take a look at the website. From my experience, this is the place to be. So...come to the Paris Film Academy!
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Cyril Perrin
Hola, Thank you all for those kind words. My body, my mind, and my spirit were happy grateful to share this week with you. I myself took some time to think about each and every one of you, you have thought me a lot and have nourished my heart. It would be my pleasure to help you out with recordings or to be your scene partner. I do believe that solidarity is the key for each of to accomplish our goals and dreams. Thank you, Laura, for making me think differently about the word "useful", Deliana, I promise to fake it until I make it, because faking is just a humble way of believing strongly in what we will become, and I choose to be happy and to be grateful Jihan, thank you for reminding me that there is always an open door and that it's important to trust myself, others and life Oliva, I am also looking forward to bringing the pieces of my life together and to feel whole Fanfan, hearing your story and seeing you act opened my mind to a part of the world that I thought to be so different from myself(Asia) and thanks to you I realize we've got a lot in common. Aurélie, I do believe that when we realize what we really want and that we commit to it, life shows us a pretty clear and simple path Solenn, in acting we can find the liberty to express ourselves and my God that is on a zing healing technique Nicolas, I'm happy you took the time to think and discover that you are an artist, a real sensitive guy, I hope to rediscover that every day of my life Guillermo, having met you helps me to keep on dreaming, to work in my life and to put a lot of life and love into my work David, judgment can kill us, but braveness can save us, thank you for seeing us and for letting us see you, thank you for giving me the courage Alexandre, I agree that seeing each other play was a master class on its own, I learned a lot from all of you Julien, we will fight it out with joy and surf the wave that will take us to many surprising victories in our life's Manuel, by sharing the love you have for playing you are already giving us so much Olivier, there is a deepness, an ocean of wonders that opens up to us when you play Kimberly, I think being lucky is part of paying attention to life and it's infinite signs, we are lucky to do what we love Valeria, you are an endless well of emotions and energy, you've got all you need inside you Christine, the lake and the mountains I saw in your eyes have given me a calmness that will last forever Samia, gracias por los abrazos, for your energy and soutien! Looking forward to living and working with you guys again ;)
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Mariana Montoya
Some teachers have a special gift for bringing the best out in their students. John Henry is one of those rare people. He taught me some very valuable insights about on-camera acting, and best of all, the techniques of organic acting. French Actors are lucky to have him as a teacher!
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MONICA MOK
A very rare and wonderful thing happened last night in John Henry Richardson’s class. Ask anyone that was present and they will tell you that they were privileged to have been there. In one class, I got more practical, tangible on-camera acting and auditioning knowledge and personal constructive comments than in any full years course that I have taken. In fact, John is so filled with hands-on, earthy tips and techniques that I am herewith asking you to sign me up immediately for his next class. Calling John Henry Richardson’s On-Camera Audition Technique is like calling a class with Albert Einstein “Basic Physics”. It should be renamed “On-Camera Acting In Depth”. He holds nothing back and the result is pure electricity.
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CRAIG PATTON
It's been an amazing week with incredible people 🌸 🤗 Looking for a great workshop? Go for it !! 🙌
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Aurélie Scaviner
It has been almost a week, and here I am, taking a moment to thank all and each one of you. Thank you for this amazing week and the beautiful energy that is still carrying me. Thank you for all these heartwarming words and kindness. I'm grateful for having had the chance to meet each one of you at Paris Film Academy. Hope to see you soon too either to support each other. Take care, big hugs and kisses,
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Oliva Combette
The last week has been very special. I got the amazing last minute opportunity to help out the Paris Film Academy team (sensational Gergana and Christine) on their latest workshop. That means I was able to watch the stunning Peggy Hall work her magic during 4 days on super talented actresses and actors, and witness them mock auditioning in front of phenomenal Nathalie Chéron and Debbie McWilliams. So glad I got to meet all these generous human beings ❤ Huge thanks to the PFA team!
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Samia Mai
I felt very welcomed at the Paris Film Academy. Everybody's just so warm and thrusting. They were giving, and honest and selfless and were so supportive of each other. It was a really talented group of people that just wanted to learn. I loved working with them and I can't wait to work with them in the future.
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Anthony Montes
I am an extremely proud, active member of the Paris Film Academy. As an actress, producer and a student, I am thrilled to have found my artistic family! The technique I've learned here had helped me be more personal with each line and access my deepest emotions.
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Samantha Liart
This was my second time at the Paris Film Academy and I loved the experience so much! We became a family! I discovered a lot of sensations and emotions I didn't know I possessed. I just learned so much about myself in the classes. The Paris Film Academy creates an amazing group energy and even though we are so different, we create and grow together.
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Murièle Hanna Haddad
Crazy days we’ve spent together! Thank you all for your presence, energy and for sharing your talent. I’ve spent close to half my life seeking energy to nourish the World, this has nearly cost me my life and everything dear to me. I’ve known this for a while now, but with all YOU, I’ve re-discovered a personal infinite energy source and that IS beautiful. I want to bathe and drink forever in it. Thanks for the invite and for sharing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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David Caine
This experience has been amazing! I appreciated every second of it. It was thrilling, I feel so much more alive and free! Thanks to the Paris Film Academy, now when I get a script I will be able to break it down, emotionally prepare for it, relax and concentrate. All that together becomes confidence.
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