GYGOLON2023 Intensive Workshop with Mark Estdale and Chris Mead

02jul10:00 am5:00 pmGYGOLON2023 Intensive Workshop with Mark Estdale and Chris Mead

Character Work For Video Games Intensive Workshop with Mark Estdale & Chris Mead

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Character Work For Video Games Intensive Workshop with Mark Estdale & Chris Mead


It’s been years in the making to create this one of a kind 2 day workshop with the legendary Mark Estdale. This will be an in-depth 2 days where 16 actors will be immersed in learning what he looks for in actors performances and much more. Joining Mark on this 2 day epic adventure is Chris Mead, improv coach extraordinar.

A journey to the sharp end of casting. The dos don’ts, the hell yes and hell no. Certain actors get the gig almost every time because they’ve got casting boxed up right. This is a no holds barred casting masterclass, a hands on and physical coaching and production studio based session at OMUK that should change your life.


Mark Estdale, is one of the world’s leading game performance directors. He’s been at the forefront of the industry for 29 years. He’s known for his work in championing a practice that denies actors access to the script prior to performing. ‘To know a script in advance is to become a god. Being a god is the reductive normal of stage and screen acting where the focus is to make it look as if it’s real. In working on solutions for recording massively complex game scripts I discovered that actors working with the script ‘sight unseen’ produced levels of flow and life in performance that outshone the results of other methods of working. For the past 18 years ‘sight unseen’ has been my main focus.’  He continues to push production boundaries embracing the world of improv, psychology and neuroscience as well as ideas from the bodywork of Laban, Alexander and Feldenkrais. He’s the founder of OMUK in London and has led professional development for game performance for the world renowned RADA, Drama Centre and LAMDA drama schools. He’s currently involved with 30 productions including the recently released Atomic Heart and Warhammer 40,000 Darktide. 

Chris Mead is a professional improviser, writer, and creator who lives in the beautiful Surrey Hills with his wife, Laura & Cavapoo dog-pal, Radio. His focus is on emotionally-connected, relationship-driven improv. He teaches and performs improv all over the world. Chris studied theatre at Royal Holloway college and continues to explore improv with every school, theatre and practitioner he can find.



Both days will be held at OM Studios where 16 voice actors will be immersed into character creation and given direct feedback from Mark Estdale.


Mark Estdale is one of the top video game casting directors in the industry and he’s the founder of OM in London. His latest video games include; The Medium, Desperados III, The Witcher, Horizon Zero Dawn, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, Dawn of Titans, Deponia Doomsday, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide plus many more.



Location: OM Studios, London 22 Pakenham Street, Unit 2, London WC1X 0LB

When: 2nd & 3rd July 2023

Time: 10am – 5pm

More details will be available soon


An INTENSIVE Workshop ticket is £707 as a member you can use your 30% off for a special price of £495


All INTENSIVE workshop tickets include a free ticket for GET YOUR GAME ON LONDON 2023 on July 1st. If you have any questions send an email to



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