Sveinn Larus Hjartarson made quite the change to his life when he applied to enter The Film School
I had been working at a car lube service station and a friend of mine had applied to study to become a doctor in Slovakia. That somehow was a bit of a kick in the ass to do something I had always dreamed of, entering the film business. I applied to Acting after some careful thought of whether I would go for Screen writing and Directing or Acting. In the end I chose Acting and do not regret it.
Among the courses at The Film School is “The profession”. The course is meant to prepare the students for acting after graduation. Some practical information regarding building a career, like making a resume, ongoing and re-education and what opportunities are available. Students will be trained to prepare for and participating in auditions and help and direction in making a show-reel.
Sveinn did the course quite successfully
The class went for an audition to Andrea Brabin at Eskimo and I did really well. I was then asked to come back in August, for 2 auditions and a last one in September. Then in October I had the part. I play Kiddi in the show “Valhalla murders” that are produced by True North. A very interesting character that will surely be a pleasure to portray.
And after that?
After shooting of “Valhalla murders” finishes I will probably come back to school for the Screen writing course, but I have been writing a lot lately. Then it is all about getting some publicity here at home. I have also been looking at schools abroad to continue this study and to enhance myself as an actor.