Hello there :)
First of all, thank you so much for looking at this page. Currently I'm in reciept of an offer to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama for the MA in Acting for Screen 1 year course, starting itn October 2017. However the fees are £11,856 and living costs including maintenance costs are around £15,000. So far I have had the amazing fortune of receiving the Judi Dench Scholarship worth £4,500 and with my own savings and family help, I am about £10,000 short, so here I am begging for your help.
For those that don't know me, I've been Acting now for 6/7 years and have enjoyed a fabulous journey of professional and non-professional Acting work. Including other mediums such as Radio and Audio work, a full C.V. and examples of my work can be found on my website http://www.sianhill.com, (showreel is attached to this page). In that time I have been very lucky to meet and work with some wonderful and wise people who have given me opportunities and guided me along the way, including those not involved in the industry at all. The amount of support I have received over the years is overwhelming and really quite astonishing... Thankyou to all of you, you know who you are.
The reason I wish to study on this course specifically is because of it's specialism in Screen Acting. Although Theatre Acting will remain a love of mine, screen Acting technique is something I have had little training within. Although I have been in the lucky position of Acting in TV and Film, there's not much time for rehearsal and certainly not enough time to explore camera technique. Personally I would love to work more in this medium; one of the reasons I became an Actor was because I was brought up on British TV Drama which still remains my favourite thing to watch (Line of Duty anyone..? #Amazing) and hope to see myself taking on this kind of work over the coming years. To help make this a reality, I felt this course really suited my ambitions and quest to explore this area of my craft.
By raising these funds, not only will it mean i'll be able to fully focus on this full time course but also take every last opportunity it can offer.
If you can donate even a pound I will be very gratefull, I promise I won't spend it all on Coffee...!