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Tricia Helfer Headshot by Brad Carter
Tricia Helfer Headshot by Brad Carter

Tricia Helfer
Battle Star Galactica, Van Helsing, Lucifer, Ascension

"I was very happy to hear that Brad decided to offer acting classes. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with him on Syfy’s ‘Ascension’ and have been a fan of his work ever since. Not only is he a talented actor who takes risks and always finds ways to be true to the character, he is also a wonderful photographer and musician which only help to enhance the overall creativity of the scene whether it be on set or in an audition space. Brad has helped me numerous times with getting the best on a self tape that I can, and I have no doubt that he will bring that same confidence, daring and fun to his acting classes."

Let me just start with sharing my experience of why this class is valuable. Recently, I had a callback for a project, and after doing the scene a couple times, they gave me a new scene and new character to cold read. I had no time at all to read over the scene, but I applied everything Brad taught me, and I booked the role of that new character. It's not just the cold read though. The tools you learn from Brad help you dig deeper with your character, find clues in the script, and make quick decisions while doing it. This class is a great environment   to be a part of, and Brad is a fun guy to be around. He cares, takes his time with each individual, and gives great, detailed feedback. 

Kameron Whitaker
Actor

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“I’ve been a fan of Brad’s work in front of the camera for years and did a career consultation with him to gain insights and discuss the industry with someone I respect and look up to. The advice he gave from his decades of experience as a working actor was legendary. He was up front and honest while still lifting me up and offering very encouraging insight into my career, auditions, reels, and headshots. I spent a couple days implementing his advice on my reels after our consultation and received two awesome network auditions shortly after I uploaded them to actors access! Whether you’re just getting started or have been working for years I would recommend taking the time to invest in yourself and your career by working with Brad. I’m so glad I did this, and I can’t thank him enough for his guidance.” 

 

Actor Ryan de Quintal

Big Sky, Dave, & Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Headshot by Brad Carter
Headshot by Brad Carter Photography

Photos by Brad Carter

Navit Salzberg
Mother of a happy child actress

We have absolutely loved working with Brad. When he took our daughter's headshots, we were struck by his patience, knowledge of the industry, and breadth of experience. My daughter seamlessly connected with him so it was a natural choice for us to turn to him for acting coaching. He crafts each coaching session to that person's needs and has been able to bring out such incredible energy and depth in my daughter. I would recommend him to anyone looking for acting coaching!

*UPDATE- She has just booked her first SAG role with Brad's coaching!!!

Headshot by Brad Carter Photography
Headshot by Brad Carter Photography

Photos by Brad Carter

It is incredibly rare and wonderful to come across someone in Brad's position who is ego-free in a field where egos rule. Brad seems to be a person just like you and me when you first meet him. He doesn't exploit his credentials to entice people to enroll in his class, which is crucial since it demonstrates his commitment to assisting others in becoming the best actors they possibly can be. Brad is incredibly talented in his field! He is reliable and enjoyable to deal with. If only I could bring him to ALL of my auditions hahaha. But seriously his direction and advice has helped me develop as an actor, and I would encourage you to give him a shot. 

Jerell Evans
ACTOR

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Isaiah Stratton
Will Trent, Ozark, Queen of the South

“Brad was a joy to coach with — his insight added depth and nuance to my performance. I’d work with him again in a heartbeat.”

Headshot by Brad Carter Photography

Photo by Brad Carter

"I did an industry consult with Brad and it was some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten. Because he is a working actor, he's able to give insight into many aspects of the industry that I was not aware of. He is encouraging while also very realistic about the business at the same time. Plus, he’s super down to earth and easy to talk to! I would highly recommend him to any actor that is newer to the acting scene and wants an insider perspective! After my consult there was no one else I wanted to shoot my first real headshots, and I LOVE them. Thank you Brad for getting me started in the right direction"!

Charissa Palmer
Actress

Headshot by Brad Carter Photography
Headshot by Brad Carter Photography

Photos by Brad Carter

"After studying Strasberg method for a year, I decided I also needed a coach to teach me on-camera acting and how to audition. I was learning acting, but I had NO idea how to do it in front of a camera. My daughter Nora needed her first headshots and that's when we met Brad. After that session, we did an actual career consult with Brad, and shortly after that began acting and auditioning classes with him.

 

Within 3 months we both signed with a very respected agent. It was amazing!!! As we began actually getting REAL auditions for REAL roles, I began to realize how much I didn’t know!!

Acting and this business has its own language; of which I knew absolutely nothing. I'm so glad that I had Brad to prepare me with that first consult. He continues to teach us weekly and also coaches us on our auditions. 

I am consistently faced with words and situations I totally don't get, so I always have questions, to which he answers patiently, kindly, and completely. He also has his own list of things he knows I will need to know at some point. 

 

Brad teaches out of love for the art of acting. He has been in this industry 2 decades and an industry consult with him (in my opinion) is critical for any new actor, or any actor transferring from theater to tv/film.

 

Brad is also an email away if you need more help or are in a confusing situation and need more clarification. No question is too silly or too complex. DO IT! Oh and we LOVE our headshots, and as of the time of this long endorsement, I have booked four commercials with Brad's help and one was actually WITH Nora, her first. We couldn't be more happy."

Katie Grant
Actress

Headshot by Brad Carter Photography

Photos by Brad Carter

“As a rookie actor who got a lead in an independent film…I needed guidance on a few scenes which I knew could pose some hurdles for me. It was a big deal for me to book this paid gig and I didn't want to disappoint. Brad offered to help me and to say he helped is an understatement. Not only does he have an obvious passion and mastery of the craft but he is able to combine that with his numerous on set experiences and communicate it in a way that just connects. Not only did I leave the session prepared but he discovered elements of my character that I had missed. He is down to earth with absolutely no ego (despite his awesome credits) creating an environment to really work, explore and communicate the scene. He is the real deal!”

Matthew Ellsworth,
Actor

Photos by Brad Carter

I was feeling a little stuck in my acting career. I started training with Brad. He has helped me tremendously break thru and go into the next level. His coaching is just what I was looking for. He intuitively knew what type of role and scenes that I needed to be working on. He has been very kind and patient while I work to figure it all out. Brad is very personable and helpful,  whether it be with script analysis,  on camera work, or questions  pertaining to the industry.  He is reliable and honest. I can't wait to see how far my work goes while working with Brad.

Tammy Mattox
Actor and screenplay writer
Panhandle, The Forest Hills, Postman

Photos by Brad Carter

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