Hi, I'm Jennifer
Watch some productions I've coached
Sit back, grab yourself a drink of choice and enjoy some fantastic entertainment! Here are links to some film and television productions I've worked as a coach on that you can watch online.
J E N N I F E R W H I T E
From November 2020 to January 2021, I worked as the Voice & Dialect Coach (post-production) for Warner Bros' upcoming martial arts fantasy epic "Mortal Kombat".
My first project in this genre, the team were absolutely wonderful to work with and I'm thrilled with the results we achieved.
The movie's being released in April 2021 and I think the fans of the video game franchise are in for a thrill!
Thrilled to hear this week that "Stateless" which I coached on has won 13 AACTA Awards (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts)!
If you haven't seen it, it's on Netflix and ABC iView, and is the 6-part TV drama series co-created/produced by Cate Blanchett on the Australian immigration detention centre system. Gripping and heartbreaking story and performances! I'm honoured to have worked on it.
A thrill to currently be working as the post-production Voice & Dialect Coach for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures on their feature film "Mortal Kombat" directed by Simon McQuoid.
Based on the video game series, its genre is 'martial arts fantasy action'. And whilst obviously I can't share any production details, I'll simply say get ready for an amazing cast of warriors and martial artists in 2021! I'm sure fans will get a thrill from the movie.
It's been an utter joy coaching for Belvoir St Theatre again, especially during this year of Covid restrictions.
I've coached their past productions of "The Drover's Wife", "Mortido", "The Wolves" and "Back At The Dojo", and have now been dialect coaching work on their upcoming production of "My Brilliant Career" with their cast members needing British and Irish accents.
Exciting to see this Australian story and successful film now making its stage debut with the formidable director Kate Champion at the helm.
It's an exciting time for all of us who proudly worked on "Stateless", the six part television drama series co-produced/created by Cate Blanchett on the Australian immigration detention system.
All six episodes have been released on Netflix so a global audience can now see the series. It's also still available to watch here in Australia on ABC iView.
I'm spending a joyous few months teaching at Australia's renowned National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney.
I teach on two of their full time degrees - with the 3rd Year Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) students and the Masters of Fine Arts (Voice) students, as well as on two part time diploma courses - the Diploma of Stage & Screen Performance and the Diploma of Music Theatre.
In October 2018, I'd just wrapped ADR work on the animated film "Wonder Park" for Paramount Pictures, and I was asked by Goalpost Pictures if I would be the Dialect Coach on their film that was about to shoot in Sydney. As soon as I heard the synopsis, it was a heartfelt YES!
The film was "I Am Woman", directed by Unjoo Moon, and it's the story of Australian singer Helen Reddy.
In 1966, Helen landed in New York with her three-year-old daughter, a suitcase and $230 in her pocket. Within weeks she was broke.
"Jennifer White is the consummate professional in all areas of her work. She approaches her coaching with extreme detail and finesse and has an abundant knowledge of all things dialect coaching. I have known Jennifer for many, many years and absolutely trust her to take on any dialect and relay the information with precision and ease. I have been lucky enough to have both been taught by Jennifer in dialects at drama school at the start of my career and worked with her professionally in the industry, and I highly recommend working with her."
"When I was cast in Clint Eastwood's film "J. Edgar" as a German who'd spent eight years in the Bronx, I knew I'd need a pretty amazing dialect coach to help me pull it off! Jennifer came highly recommended and she did not disappoint. Not only does she make you feel completely at ease, but her attention to detail; her research; her ear for accents; her ability for not only hearing but speaking accents - are all second to none. Could not have done it without her."
"The first thing I do when I land a gig or a screen test is pick up the phone and dial the masterful Jennifer White. Jennifer has a gift, and that gift is genuine love and passion for artists and their lifelong journey discovering their craft. Be it a dialect session or discovering a character's voice, Jennifer brings an infectious joy and humility that cuts right through any self doubt, giving us the tools to be the best we can be ... and believe it!!!! I have grown as a man and as an actor since meeting this incredible woman and am honoured to call her a friend."
"I worked with Jennifer on creating an English accent for my character on 'A Place To Call Home'. I absolutely loved Jennifer's approach, which not only helped me to perfect the dialect, but was key in creating, developing and fully inhabiting the voice of my character. Because of her acting background, and her finely attuned intuition, Jennifer has an ability to organically guide you into the sounds, melody and feel of the dialect, so that it creeps up on you, until you suddenly find that you have it - no effort, no strain, almost by osmosis! I would highly recommend Jennifer and look forward to working with her again."
"I found her to be a very thorough and proficient teacher with a positive and friendly manner. She not only gives clear and constructive information and feedback, but also integrates the dialect with work on the character itself, which I found to be enormously helpful. Feedback from the production team was very positive. They thought the accent was flawless and perfectly suited to the character. As a dialect coach I can't recommend her highly enough, and have already done so to anyone who asks."
"Before working with Jennifer I had little confidence in taking on an accent. Within a few short sessions however, she had demystified the entire process whilst providing positive and supportive guidance every step of the way. This was fundamental. Each tiny step was encouraged. My confidence grew rapidly as we progressed. Jennifer not only assisted me with the accent, but with my character's speech patterns in general which lead to important cultural and thematic discoveries. By the time cameras rolled, I felt so confident in my preparation I barely realised I was employing an accent at all. I was simply "being" - and that is the mark of being prepared by a great coach. Thanks Jennifer!"
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