Lights Camera Action

Lights Camera Action

Reaching for the stars

If you're a young Aboriginal person who lives in the local area and always dreamed of becoming a star, you have the chance to gain new skills and explore career opportunities in theatre, film and television through this innovative program, Lights Camera Action (LCA).

More than 150 Aboriginal people have signed up to LCA, with many already securing paid work in high-profile productions such as the films 'Little Fish', 'Candy', 'Jindabyne' and Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia'. Some television work has included Channel 7's 'All Saints', the ABC youth drama 'Out There II', Foxtel's 'Supernova' and Channel 9's 'The Alice'.

Looking for talent

The program operates as a unique talent agency where the City of Sydney covers the cost of your casting photographs.

And it doesn't end there. Acting workshops will give you a great insight into the industry's casting and audition process, as well as the chance to go on industry-related tours that will expose you to places like the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), ABC TV and Fox Studios.

Access to your photographs is provided only to LCA registered agents, producers, television networks and production companies.

Star patrons

The patrons of LCA include Aboriginal actors, producers and directors such as Karla Grant, Wayne Blair, Deborah Mailman, Aaron Pederson and Leah Purcell. As well as acting as good role models who can provide you with tips on their own success stories, they also take part in some of the training courses.

The program aims to address the under-representation of Aboriginal people in the film, television and print media sectors.


To find out how you can reach for the stars now, please contact:

David Beaumont
Youth Development Officer
02 9246 7873
0408 115 652

Last updated: Thursday, 5 February 2015