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Andrew_HiggsAndrew Higgs is a Writer/Director who trained at The London International Film School, graduating with distinction having won the Fuji Scholarship Award for his short film, ‘Macheath’, starring John Hurt. Subsequent directing credits include ‘Brookside’, ‘Jupiter Moon’, ‘The Bill’ and the German police series ‘Die Wache’. For a full list of Andrew’s credits press the IMDb icon below:


Andrew set up Macheath Productions to test his ideas on how specific combinations of character and dramatic structure in feature films produce emotional impact on the audience. He has a number of projects in development.


Andrew is a Member of Directors UK, a Voting Member of BAFTA, and has served on the Council of the Directors’ Guild of Great Britain. He has also been a Guest Director with Final Year Actors at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama since 2000, working with Hayley Atwell, Michelle Dockery, Susannah Fielding, Freddie Fox, Mariah Gale, Lily James, Gwilym Lee, Nikesh Patel and Jodie Whittaker.


In tandem with project development, Andrew has run one hundred 5-day ‘Alchemy of Screen Acting’ workshops over the last 15 years, giving one thousand+ actors the opportunity to learn how to do themselves full justice in screen auditions and (once they get the job) what will then be required of them on a professional TV/film set. Once actors know what they are doing on camera, then screen audition technique becomes much, much clearer.


Participants have gone on to get numerous distinguished screen credits. To see examples of scenes shot during the 5-day workshop, press:





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“This is one of the best training courses I have done in my life. Andrew’s passion for this world of work can not fail to rub off on you. He is an excellent teacher who gives you room to grow as an actor, and learn from your own mistakes. He never tells you what to do, just gently points you in the right direction. Even though I have been an actor for a long time with some TV and film experience, I know I learnt a lot and I came away from this course with a warm glow of confidence. If you wish to succeed in a overcrowded market, do this course.” Tracey Briggs (Casualty, Heartbeat, Almost Adult, Blue Murder)
-Tracey Briggs