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Hello My name is Alex Canwell, aka Engineer Al, an artist wishing to train. The evil bank tried to stop me, so I need your help to take the next step More ...

I produced the film you see above to showcase myself to you.

I devised, acted, and narrated the piece, as well as producing the music. I recorded it on my £60 ebay camera and a borrowed tripod.

The total cost for a three year acting course in London comes in at around £30,000, I only need to raise £8,000 to fulfill my dream of professional training. I work extremely hard and feel I have a lot to offer but know I need this time at ACT to hone myself.

My lovely Mum, much to my pain, insisted on extending her credit limit so I was able to start the course. This covered me for the first term which Mum said was time for me to come up with a plan.

And so I have. . .

My attitude is that people should do everything within their power to do something if they really want to do it.

I really want to do this, which is why I made this page and produced the video you have hopefully watched by now.

By donating, you are enabling me to focus on becoming a professional performer. I want to entertain you and that is exactly what this course will allow me to do.

I will stretch myself in every sense of the word to ensure I am providing you with the greatest artistic material I can, always. This is serious stuff to me, even when I am prancing around in latex yodelling in the best posh ladies voice I can muster, I am still 100% serious about the work.

100% serious about my art.

Here's what some of my tutors (working professionals) have to say about me after 6 weeks;

' of the most creative, inventive and attentive students in my class...fully committed...shows real promise and I fully support his quest to raise funds for him to carry on with his studies at ACT" (Micheal D'Cruze - Head of Musical Theatre - ACT)

'Alex is a talented young actor, who is very committed and focussed. He is a great group member and a joy to teach because of his passion and energy. I very much hope that he is able to see his training through to the end of the course.' (Jules Craig- Head of Voice- ACT)

'Alex is a fantastic student, he has a raw talent that deserves nurture. In the six weeks of his first term at ACT he has shown a ravenous hunger for learning. He is highly disciplined and fully committed to every class. I see a bright future for this young man.' (Ralf Higgins -Head of movement - ACT)


Also, my music is available for listening here;

Many thanks,

Alex Canwell

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