About Us

David Dalton

Actor, Audition Coach and Casting Director

David Dalton, ActorAudtion Coach, Script WriterDavid has 30 years of  Improv, acting, and coaching experience. He has worked in the Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles markets, landing roles in over 70 plays, 60 commercials and several TV episodes, such as Friends, Diagnosis Murder, The Journey of Allen Strange, and Easy Money. He has worked with Dennis Hopper and Nathan Lane as “Larry” in the feature film Swing Vote and just finished his recent supporting role as Howard in the feature film, The Inner Room (2011)

David’s also a graduate of  HMI Behavioral Science Center in southern California. He holds several certifications in Behavioral Therapy and is an expert in Suggestibility (unconscious learning). His combined expertise has brought him to develop the Somatic Memorization Technique TM. While coaching and developing S.M.T. with his acting students, he discovered they were not only able to memorize lines faster than the average actor, they were also improving their cold read and audition skills.

 

 

 

 

RECENT CASTING CREDITS: An American Terror
(Winner of several festival awards)

Chad Schnackel

Actor, Writer and Director

Chad Schnackel Actor, Writer and Director

Chad has worked in the entertainment industry for over 12 years as an actor, director, producer, and writer. He received his BFA in Film Production with an emphasis writing and directing from the University of Colorado at Denver and continues to work around the Denver area. He executive produced a feature film in 1998 and has since produced and directed more than 20 short films as well as several featurettes. He co-directed “The Interrogation”, which won best creative short at the New York Film and Video Festival. Chad continues to write, produce, and direct films. He has also cast local and national commercial spots and feature films. As an acting coach, Chad brings a unique filmmaking perspective into the actor’s craft.

In 2008, Dave and Chad opened their own studio, DS StudioWorks. Dave focused on the development of their Acting Workshop Program, with emphasis on audition coaching, while Chad headed up the Casting Department and Student Productions. Within a short time, their Acting program became very popular within the Colorado community due the hands-on “Storyteller’s Approach” with their students. Their program promises to simulate the real world of film/TV auditions, on-set protocols, professional standards, while training their students to become “quick-study” actors …and it delivers all that.

 

Dave and Chad also made a promise to their acting students to always provide them with original scripts and would spend hours before each class custom writing them. In 2010, they had accumulated over 150 scenes, and decided to launch a website that would promote their instructional DVD, “How to Memorize Lines FAST using S.M.T.” and include all the scripts they had written, in which anyone could use to practice their memorization.Since then, MockSides had become one of the most popular script resources for actors and are used in many Casting Director workshops, acting classes, demo shoots, and school functions.MockSides has also earned a small but mighty fan base in Canada, Australia, and the UK.MockSides was never expected to be anything more than a simple script resource for actors, but Dave and Chad have now stepped up to the demand and are now offering additional educational resources for actors of all levels with their new MockSidesPLus website and video productions. As they say in their promotional pieces, “There is no substitution being enrolled in an actual acting class with a qualified instructor…” but these guys have proven there’s value in having access to well-crafted scripts that actually challenge the aspiring actor.

 

 

 

 

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