• Producing,  Writing

    On this day: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Franz Stampfl’s birth

    Today, November 18th, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of Franz Stampfl’s birth.  To honour the occasion, here is the latest trailer from my documentary project “A Life Unexpected”, which tells the story of Franz Stampfl’s life and career, featuring some of the fascinating people I’ve had the honour of  interviewing for the film to date. In addition to Sir Roger…

  • Acting,  Producing,  Writing

    Howard Fine, A Life Unexpected and ABC TV

    Things have been busy as usual for Sally over the past few months. On the acting front, she has been filming a recurring Guest role for a new ABC/BBC TV comedy series to be released later this year, as well as working again with the wonderful Los Angeles-based, Howard Fine (pictured below – on the right – with Sally and HFAS full-time course alumni, Shane Savage)…

  • Musings

    Fun things done this year – White Night Melbourne 2013

    On a warm Summer night early in 2013, Melbourne came out to play en masse for twelve breathtaking hours, enjoying lights, performances, displays and pure magic all over town. The inaugural White Night Melbourne event, which took place from 7pm Saturday February 23rd to 7am Sunday February 24th, was attended by an estimated 300,000 people (I heard reports of half…

  • Acting,  Musings

    The Rehearsal Room – evolving the process

    Last week I wrote about my experiences working with the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Australia and this week I’d like to acknowledge the other influence on my life as an actor here in Melbourne – Richard Sarell at The Rehearsal Room. I met Richard back in 2005 when an actor friend suggested I look into the classes he was…

  • Acting,  Musings

    Working with the Masters – Howard Fine Acting Studio, Australia

    The last few months of 2012 was a busy time.  I had been cast in two films “V for Vienetta” and “Raymond Taylor’s Earnest Adventures in Love” in a supporting and lead role respectively, had the privilege once again to be a Juror for the AACTA Awards, was organizing the Investors’ Launch for my documentary “A Life Unexpected” with my…

  • Acting

    New Showreel!

    Collection of clips from Sally McLean’s recent screen acting work. The reel includes clips from “Killing Time”, “V for Vienetta”, “Evie Wants A Baby”, “Lowdown”, “The Bazura Project”, “Why Must The Show Go On?” and “Light Bringer” with actors such as David Wenham, John Brumpton, Adam Zwar and Paul Dawber. Music by Kevin MacLeod. Edited by Incognita Enterprises. For full…

  • Acting,  Producing

    “V for Vienetta”, “Raymond Taylor’s Earnest Adventures in Love”, AACTA Awards, Howard Fine and more!

    Been a while since the last update! Here’s what you missed … The latter half of 2012 got very busy for Sally with two film lead roles: “Lynette” in Micha Couell’s V for Vienetta, alongside John Brumpton, Bruce Kerr, Don Bridges & Susan Turner and playing the romantic interest of “Sylvie” in Jemma van Loenen’sRaymond Taylor’s Earnest Adventures in Love alongside Sarah…

  • Acting,  Producing

    Offspring and Evie Wants a Baby … I’m seeing a sort of theme here …

    As per our last update, Sally was appearing on ABC Television in the semi-regular role of “Lee’s Mum” in The Bazura Project, directing and producing her first major docudrama A Life Unexpected: The Franz Stampfl Story(yes, it’s been re-titled) and waiting for the greenlight for a couple of acting gigs. So, what’s happened since then? Sally has played “Astra” in Evie Wants A…

  • Acting,  Producing

    Hello Europe and “The Bazura Project”

    2011 turned out to be a great year, with some fabulous acting roles for Sally, but also providing her with the opportunity of donning her director’s cap again for the first time in five years. As per our last update, Sally was appearing on ABC2 in the semi-regular role of “Lee’s Mum” in “The Bazura Project” when the call came…

  • Acting

    “The Rogues Gallery” meets “The Bazura Project” or Web TV meets ABCTV

    2011 has been a busy one for Sally so far – starting with the Summer Season of “The Comedy of Errors” as Dowsabel with the Australian Shakespeare Company in the Royal Botanic Gardens until March, then straight into researching for the documentary “Franz Stampfl: The Man Behind the Miracle Mile“, followed by filming and performing live in “The Ken & Barbie Killers” for The Rogues…

  • Acting

    Back on AFI jury duty – and loving it!

    Well, 2010 finished off with a bang! Sally again accepted the invitation to be a Juror for the 2010 AFI Awards, juggling watching and assessing nearly every Australian feature film released over the past 12 months with her rehearsal and performance commitments with the Australian Shakespeare Company’s The Comedy Of Errors (now running as the ASC’s 2010/2011 Shakespeare Under the Stars season at the Royal Botanic…

  • Acting

    Sally returns to Australian Shakespeare Company to reprise role in “The Comedy Of Errors” in 2011

    It’s been a busy year, capped off with Sally’s return to the Australian Shakespeare Company, reprising her role as “Dowsabel” in Comedy of Errors at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (as pictured left) for the ASC’s “Shakespeare Under The Stars” season. Yes, she gets to don that fat suit for another run, playing the “mad mountain of flesh” for another season! The…

  • Acting

    Sally rejoins The Australian Shakespeare Company

    No, Sally hasn’t suddenly put on a LOT of weight, she is currently appearing as “Dowsabel” in the Australian Shakespeare Company’s Comedy of Errors at the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne (as pictured left). Described as “a mad mountain of flesh”, the amazing costume (built by Karla Erenbots) means she certainly fits the description! As Sally says in her other blog “It’s been a joy to…

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