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Sheffield Film & Acting School

A premiere arts school for young people


About Sheffield Film & Acting School

Creating a passion for the arts

Sheffield Film & Acting School is a unique interactive filmmaking school for young people ages 8-18 years to nurture and develop the next generation of talent. Founded by award winning actress, writer and director Sally Cancello, the school was created as a way to combine her professional film and acting skills with her passion for teaching creative arts to young people. The school works alongside professional actors, screenwriters, cinematographers and filmmakers to deliver inspiring, hands-on workshops for a range of ages and abilities.


Upcoming Events


Comedy Writing Workshop and Mentorship on Getting Your Idea Made with Award-Winning Actress and Writer Sally Cancello

Sally is holding a 4 hour comedy writing workshop online. This will be followed by an hour’s one to one on your idea, two edits on the script and mentoring you on getting your project filmed through to completion!

Sally is an award winning actress, director, writer and producer based in Sheffield. Her passion has always been comedy and since 2010 she has written two award winning plays, 16 comedy short films, a comedy feature film, a teaser for Warner Brothers and recently a BFI comedy short film. She also has a BFI comedy feature treatment in the pipeline, another short film and a comedy tv show. 

During the workshop, Sally will be sharing all of the tools that she’s learnt, guiding you through exercises, helping to shape your ideas and also talking about how to launch your own projects going forwards. She will then spend an hour on your specific script and give notes on a further two edits. She will then mentor you for 3 more hours on the pre-production and development of your project!

When: 19th Jan, 6pm-10pm, plus a one-to-one session organised to suit you.

Cost: £350

About Us

Sally Cancello

Sally is an award-winning writer, actor, director and producer. She studied acting and theatre directing in London, and has continued to work successfully in theatre, TV and film. She won the 2014 Funny Women’s Comedy Shorts Award, filmed a teaser with Warner Bros in 2015, and is currently in pre-production with other film projects.

Mathy Selvakumaran

Mathy is a writer, director and creative producer. She has trained on the Regional Theatres Young Director Scheme programme with Eclipse Theatre Company, and was longlisted for the Bumble Female Film Force competition in 2018. She has also worked in film production, festival programming, and marketing & communications.

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