Guess who’ll be joining Academy Award Nominees Liam Neeson and Leslie Manville on the set of the upcoming film Normal People?
…Our very own Matthew Sharpe!
The film depicts the tender love story of a married couple and their journey as Joan, Tom’s wife, battles cancer.
Through the National Youth Film Academy agency, Matthew has landed the role of a receptionist who has a conversation with Leslie Manville’s character, Joan.
Being on set with the incredible Liam Neeson and Leslie Manville, for your first film, is not too bad!
“The experience was surreal and hard to process. It’s made me hungry for more! Getting the call from the team, I felt speechless. They really care about who goes on the course”.
Matthew’s Journey with the National Youth Film Academy:
Matthew joined us on our August 2018 #SetReady course.
“I found the course via a Facebook ad, and just had a look on the website. I enquired, then thought nothing of it. Within about two hours, Ben called. He just asked me a few questions and then at the end offered me an audition, which was awesome! A
t the time my only worry was getting there. Obviously, being from Northern Ireland, I couldn’t just drive over (well I could, but it needed some preparation.)
So I flew over to do the audition, in the hope of, yes, getting a place, but also just meeting new people in the industry, conversing and having new experiences!
“I already feel part of the National Youth Film Academy family.”
When the National Youth Film Academy offered me the place, I was speechless, but it took a bit of convincing for me to accept. Ben and Rob will tell ya! I had a great conversation with Rob and I realised this is what I needed to do.
The National Youth Film Academy team getting me this role is beyond anything I could have imagined this journey to be. I am so humbled and thankful that you have given me this opportunity and I cannot wait to meet every single person.
I already feel part of the National Youth Film Academy family!”
Congratulations Matthew, from the National Youth Film Academy team. We can’t wait to see you on the big screen.
Could you be our next success story?
We’ve released new audition and interview dates for our 2019 #SetReady courses!
Auditions and interviews are taking place in January and February 2019 across the UK – Apply NOW!