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Registration for The Action Star Competition


There are multiple prizes up for grabs including actor training (Anima Studios - Sydney) and stunt training (Stunt Academy - Gold Coast) with a number of Movie Studio Contracts (Total number of contracts is at the discretion of the Studio). There is only One Ultimate Winner who will be flown to Hollywood for advanced stunt training, auditions as well as a Movie Studio Contract.

All Finalists will have all training, coaching, accommodations and including any international travel & accommodations paid by the production. (You should expect to cover some or potentially all of your own food requirements whilst on location as you would at home)

This competition is NOT just for martial artists. We are looking for anyone who is fit, healthy and agile enough to demonstrate their ability to deliver on the requirements of a real-life Action Star.

As such the show is looking for people from the following backgrounds (but not limited to):

  • Martial Arts
  • Fitness/Gym athletes
  • Dance performers
  • Performing Arts performers

The competition is designed to identify the right people (males or females over the age of 15 years) and then groom them throughout the finals series (Reality TV series) into future action stars. As one of the finalists you will be coached by some of the very best in the world for Acting, Stunts and action Choreography on your way to becoming an action performer.

Those who reach the finals via State wide auditions competition (the Finalists) will progress through to receive an intensive action star development program. Your progress throughout this program will form the basis of the Reality TV series. As a part of being a Finalists in Action Star 2017 you MUST commit to the following development program:

  • 1 week Acting Training conducted in Sydney (ANIMA Studios)
  • 1 week Stunt Training conducted on the Gold Coast (Stunt Academy)
  • 2 weeks Advanced Stunt Training in Los Angeles, Cal, USA (Stunt Academy & Affiliates)
  • Coaching in each area (Acting, Stunts, personal development as a star)
  • All Acting challenges, Stunt challenges, Personal challenges conducted throughout the series filming in each location including the show’s hotel accommodations
  • All interviews, media appearances, photo & video recordings, live finals performances and any additional appearances as requested by the producers during the show’s filming period (within reason) in the interest of the TV series production requirements
  • Some promotional appearances (within reason) post series release requested as part of any PR promotional campaign to promote the series you are appearing in as an Action Star

Register into the competition is easy however you need to plan a few things to give yourself the best chance of achieving your goal. You can register by completing this ENTRY FORM.

Melbourne Auditions 2nd December 2017 - MELBOURNE PAGE
Sydney Auditions - Semi Finals 9th & 10th December 2017
Bankstown Grand Final 10th March 2018

SYDNEY VENUE: The 2017 Action Star Competition is run in association with the Australia Martial Arts Championships (AMAC).


The FINALS for the 2017 Action Star Competition will be a major spectacular (Sydney - Bankstown Sports Club) on 10th March 2018 This will be a ticketed event with live audience.

The TOP Finalists will be featured in the Reality TV Series and will do 2 Live Group Performances as well as their individual performance as part of the Finals event which will be broadcast around the globe. This is the chance you have been looking for to raise your profile, shine on screen and start your tv / movie career.

Registrations are limited and performers will be ‘filtered down’ during the open auditions to the Finalists over several performance opportunities. Between the open auditions (December 9-10, 2017) you will be offered additional opportunities for fine tuning your performance with our Action Choreographers (Mr Trung Ly & Mr Richard Norton).

We suggest you register early to secure your spot but it will also get you in the right mindset to prepare yourself / your team for the auditions. (NOTE: See the Action Star Facebook page for tips on preparing yourself for action stunt and techniques)


  • Everyone can enter (Adults / Children 15+ & Male / Female)
  • Registration Fee:
  • There is a onetime registration fee of $150
  • Supporting Industry agencies who wish to register their clients direct – NO FEE (By adding your Industry Code at Checkout for fee waiver)
  • If you are the main character in your performance, then you are the person who registers. (No additional fees for your team members. A team can only have a maximum of 5)
  • Your support performers (who act as your fall guys) can also register for their own individual performance via a separate registration.
  1. Fill out ALL registration forms and make payment ($150 per individual/team) 
  2. Ask all support team members to fill out the filming release forms also as part of your registration
  3. Get your team together and get your coach (Instructor, Teacher, Agent) to guide you
  4. You will have 3mins to dazzle the judges and to get into the Semi-finals (Sydney – December)
  5. The TOP 200 performers from across Australia will progress to the Semi-finals on December 9 & 10 in Sydney
  6. Get your friends / family to vote for you as soon as your profile appears on the website (After the Semi-finals in December) 


Judges at the State-wide auditions will be representatives of the Action Star & affiliates including ANIMA Film Studios, Action Star Entertainment, Stunt Academy, other Industry Affiliates and Celebrity Judges.

At the FINALS in 10th March 2018 you will be introduced to our line-up of International Celebrity Judges (TBA…Shhh it’s a secret)

Trung Ly, one of the Judges says they will be looking for five film criteria in conjunction with existing action skills:

Personality: Show presence and naturalness, the ability to stay in character during choreography

Reactions: Show facial expression in continuity to the choreography and using facial expressions to react to change in situations (getting hit: is it hard hit? or soft hit? are you angry? or surprised. You must apply appropriate reactions and body movement)

Choreography: Requires story to convey a message, add conflict and resolution, so some acting is required to tell the story, non -verbal preferred

Action: An ability to show and understand the action genre, the types of action used and display appropriate acting (e.g action comedy needs to be funny, die -hard action need to look hard hitting, disaster action apocalypse fighting zombies, zombies need to fight like zombies. (Also, ninjas do not do MMA). Action needs to be credible for any genre selected.

Character building: An ability to create a character by non-verbal means and build the character during the choreography (if the stakes are higher audience will love your character more).




2016 Winners and Judges

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Richard Norton Action Star 1

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