Testimonials (Coaching)

"Chris Mack is a kind, caring and wickedly smart acting coach. He knows how to ever so gently lead you towards a character, and make it seem fun and easy at the same time. It was a huge pleasure working with him for two years and I would strongly recommend his expertise for English and non English speaking actors equally."

- Nolwen Cosmao

"Chris Mack is one of the few teachers that showed me that one's creativity is limitless and can bring the most unexpected results. He was always the one who'd encourage me to think and figure things out while on stage, where I had no clue what should I do with my character's reaction. He would not direct, but rather force us to understand our self, impulses and emotions, and those of the character that we're playing, and thus coming up with a result - unexpected, yet so true and in accordance to the character we're working on. And for this, I am thankful, because it's priceless. "

- Kornelia Maciejewska

"Chris Mack is the first acting teacher who gave me the real tools to understand what I should activate to be as sincere as possible. Patient and pedagogue he 's the man who you want to work with! "

- Jules Dousset

"I had the immense pleasure of both learning from Chris Mack in a workshop setting and also working with him professionally. As a coach, Chris helped me understand the importance of a character's physicality and the need to adjust my energy in a scene. He creates an unpretentious, judgement-free environment whereby both novice and experienced actors alike can dare to fail and follow their impulses. As a colleague, he has a great sense of humor and exudes the kind of positive energy that make long days fly by. He listens to his fellow actors, is generous and is completely professional on set. I look forward to working with him again!"

- Alicia Martineau

"Christopher Mack is a wonderful resource for actors, whatever country or acting tradition they come from. His creative imagination, attention to detail and razor-sharp script analysis have helped me to succeed in several auditions, both for theatre and for film. "

- Armen Georgian

"In his classes he creates a space-time where every voice is heard, teaching everyone to comment constructively, to voice the emotions that emerge from their own work, and from the work of others. Unlike other classes I have taken, where the training is focused on the dogmatic assimilation of a technique concocted by someone who long hit the bucket, Chris' approach is meant to link your acting choices, method, emotions, and attitudes with the viewers. I always left his classes feeling transparent, open, and in touch with my present. "

- Dr. Adrian Stan

"Chris Mack, I would like to tell you how grateful I was to meet you. You helped me with both the Tokarev and USS Indianapolis movies. You gave me a lot of things to improve upon and to help me to build my character. Thank you for your precious advice on the set. You are a very great person and a very talented coach. Thank you so much for being there for me."

- Patrice Cols

"Chris Mack is a rock star acting coach. His passion for the art of acting pushes students to better themselves as artists and a strive to take the risks needed to further their craft. I can't recommend him enough. "

- Darcie Young

"He is pushing you in a gentle way to make you give the best of yourself and serve the scene and always congratulates you when you are doing good which is very encouraging. His simple energy and positivity makes you happy not only as an actor but as a person also. He is very concentrated during workshops and remembers every details and points you have to improve on.The improvisations under his directions were always fun and sometimes i still have memories of these great moments. I am a professional actor now and i could not have been who i am presently without his help. I recommend everyone to be coached by him because it is gonna improve your acting in many ways. Thank you Mr Mack to have been in my life and thanks God created a person like you!"

- Ynda Rouya Schulberg

"I have had the privilege of being coached by Chris Mack for two years in a row as an actor (at the Billingual Acting Workshop in Paris). I was always looking forward to attending his class, as it was really fun, light-hearted, and yet very intense and productive, and unpredictable. I remember we were all having a great time, whilst getting many things done and learning a lot about the craft and ourselves. He brings a lot to the class as a coach, both to the group and to each student individually, with his deep experience and knowledge about acting and camera work, and a really contagious positive energy. I would definitely recommend him as a coach to anyone, especially for actors who want to learn to work in front of the camera. He makes it seem easy and pleasant, whatever the scene might be, and will bring new creative ideas, exercises or feedback that is always new, different and relevant to each specific situation."

- Octave Karalievitch

"I had the occasion to work several times with Chris, between casting preparation and workshops. His coaching is always very efficient, kind and fun. He is a master in his job and make you feel to be in a safe place to try, explore and hopefully discover something new about yourself. I will be really looking for to do a longer workshop with him !"

- Amelina Limousin

"When you look back at your life, there are only a few glaring moments that you can point to and say: if I wouldn't have done this or that, back then, my life would be so different from what it is now, that it would simply be someone else's life. Meeting Chris, taking that acting class with him, is definitely one of those moments for me! Decent, modest, and spontaneous, Chris is dedicated to help you achieve that "in the moment" presence. All you have to do is listen. Really, really listen! He talks a lot, sure, but not about himself - unlike most acting teachers. Everything he says is meant to get you out of your mindset to explore the moment. He has an extraordinary instinct for finding the truth, and a palpable enthusiasm to share it with you. In his classes he creates a space-time where every voice is heard, teaching everyone to comment constructively, to voice the emotions that emerge from their own work, and from the work of others. Unlike other classes I have taken, where the training is focused on the dogmatic assimilation of a technique concocted by someone who long hit the bucket, Chris' approach is meant to link your acting choices, method, emotions, and attitudes with the viewers. I always left his classes feeling transparent, open, and in touch with my present. Whenever we meet, I'm reminded of why I fell in love with acting, of why I so easily walked the path between theoretical physics and acting."

- Dr. Adrian Stan

"My name is Ynda Rouya Schulberg and i have been a student of Bilingual Acting Workshop for three years and I had the pleasure to work with Mr Mack in the masterclass as well as in private coaching for my preparations of my scenes during those fabulous years of my life. I have to say that i was thrilled to work with a teacher and coach like Mr Mack! not only he is a good hearted, funny, genuine and handsome man but he is also a tremendously great teacher and my experience as his student was always very rewarding. He tought me how to be genuine with my emotions and my acting in drama and as well as in comedy and every actor knows how difficult it is to make people laugh without being "too much". He taught me how to prepare for my roles and understand in details the psychology of my characters. He is very good at making you understand the stakes of your character and i hit something many times by following his techniques even in very difficult scenes to play. He is pushing you in a gentle way to make you give the best of yourself and serve the scene and always congratulates you when you are doing good which is very encouraging. His simple energy and positivity makes you happy not only as an actor but as a person also. He is very concentrated during workshops and remembers every details and points you have to improve on.The improvisations under his directions were always fun and sometimes i still have memories of these great moments. I am a professional actor now and i could not have been who i am presently without his help. I recommend everyone to be coached by him because it is gonna improve your acting in many ways. Thank you Mr Mack to have been in my life and thanks God created a person like you!"

- Ynda Rouya Schulberg

"I've been thinking recently about how great this last year has been for me, how I've never been in a better position to realize my projects and about how important it was that I met you. You were the missing element in my development as a director and as a person too. You changed my life Chris. I owe you so much; Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

- Peter M.

"After the first class, not only did I enjoy it tremendously, (and by the way I want to say that you are amazing to observe, I mean it is such a pleasure to absorb and take in the vast knowledge and talent that you have - you're quite impressive.) But I realized that I had Forgotten how FUN the acting classes were...""

- Kyla K.

"Chris Mack is the best dramatic art teacher I ever had. He helped me freeing myself from all my fears. Even though I quit acting I still feel the benefit of what I learned with Chris, he really helped me boost my self confidence."

- Margot Delacroix

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