Meet The GSS Team

Graham Shiels

Film & TV 

A WORKING ACTOR WITH EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE SPANNING OVER 20 YEARS. A TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTING TEACHER AND AUDITION COACH IN LOS ANGELES, SHIELS IS A GRADUATE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA. CURRENTLY TOP-OF-SHOW GUEST STAR RECURRING ON "ARE YOU SLEEPING" FOR APPLE STREAMING. SERIES REGULAR ON SYFY’S OLYMPUS, RECURRING TOP-OF-SHOW GUEST STAR ON HBO’S TRUE BLOOD, THE CW'S ARROW, AND DISNEY XD’S COMEDY LAB RATS (CREATED BY THAT 70'S SHOW WRITERS). OVER 30 NETWORK GUEST STARS INCLUDING MOST RECENTLY SCORPION, CODE BLACK, THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, AND LONGMIRE. HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER FILMS GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, AND YES MAN STARRING JIM CARREY. REGIONAL THEATRES THE MARK TAPER FORUM (DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD-WINNER BRIAN BEDFORD), SOUTH COAST REPERTORY WORLD PREMIERE BY HOWARD KORDER (CREATOR OF BOARDWALK EMPIRE), CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, AND THE YALE REPERTORY THEATRE...SHIELS HAS SHARED THE SCREEN AND STAGE WITH OSCAR AWARD WINNERS HOLLY HUNTER, MARCIA GAY HARDEN, AND ANNA PAQUIN, AND NUMERABLE TONY AND EMMY AWARD WINNERS. 

A CURRENT SERIES REGULAR--RITA HAYWORTH--ON HALLMARK'S "SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED," CRYSTAL LOWE IS NO STRANGER TO THE FILM & TELEVISION COMMUNITY. SHE HAS BEEN A PROFESSIONAL ACTRESS FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS NOT ONLY AS A CAPTIVATING RISING STAR BUT ALSO AS ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S MOST IN-DEMAND SCREAM QUEENS AND SOUGHT AFTER SCI-FI HEROINES. WITH A STRONG HISTORY OF CREDITS, HER MOST RECENT INCLUDE: SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED (HALLMARK ORIGINAL SERIES), WONDER (OPPOSITE JULIA ROBERTS), AND SYFY'S PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD. HER EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AS AN ACTRESS HAVE GIVEN HER OPPORTUNITIES BEHIND THE CAMERA: HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT, THE SHORT FILM BECOMING SOPHIE, WAS ACCEPTED INTO CANNES SHORT FILM LIBRARY AND WON THE AWARD OF MERIT FROM INDIEFEST. HER LATEST PRODUCTION, THE CURTAIN, WAS ACCEPTED INTO 25 FESTIVALS WORLDWIDE WITH NUMEROUS WINS INCLUDING THE MATRIX AWARD AT THE VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FESTIVAL, AS WELL AS A NOMINATION FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR AT THE PORTLAND FILM FEST.

Crystal Lowe

Film & TV 

About
Graham Shiels Studios

WHY CHOOSE GSS?

Graham Shiels Studios was created by as a haven for actors to hone their craft with precision direction from experienced and CURRENTLY working actors in the Television and Film industry. Train with the working!

"TRAIN WITH THE WORKING"

Extensive on-camera professional experience meets Yale School of Drama classical training to get you BOOKING from the callback to a lifelong career! GSS provides a rich atmosphere to expand your imagination. Our Acting Classes create the experience of performing in front of friends in a warm, intimate venue. This feeling of confidence will translate in your audition rooms. Our focus is to help you release your unique gifts as a performer. Students receive training from currently working actors with extensive experience in the field. All our instructors have Series Regular credits. This knowledge and relatability of the instructors to students is invaluable. As the late Earle R. Gister, legendary acting teacher of the Yale School of Drama, said "in the end all an acting teacher can give you is an aesthetic" so it pays to study with teachers who are CURRENTLY WORKING in the profession and knows its aesthetic.

Desean K Terry

A WORKING ACTOR AND DIRECTOR. HE IS CURRENTLY SHOOTING A NEW SERIES, AS A SERIES REGULAR, TITLED "THE MORNING SHOW" OPPOSITE JENNIFER ANISTON, REESE WITHERSPOON, AND STEVE CARELL FOR THE NEW APPLE NETWORK LAUNCHING IN THE FALL 2019. HE IS A GRADUATE OF THE JULLIARD SCHOOL. HE COMPLETED HIS UNDERGRADUATE WORK AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY WHERE HE RECIEVED A BACHELORS IN THEATRE AND ENGLISH. FOR HIS TEACHING HE RECEIVED THE 2017 LLOYD RICHARD'S FELLOWHIP FROM THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF ACTING TEACHERS. HE HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS FOR HIS THEATRE WORK INCLUDING 2018 LOS ANGELES STAGE RAW BEST ACTOR FOR HIS WORK IN LES BLANCS AT ROGUE MACHINE THEATRE. HE IS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS BLOC, A LOS ANGELES BASED THEATRE AND MEDIA COMPANY. HIS OTHER RESUME POINTS INCLUDE SUZAN LORI PARKS' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS WHERE HE REPLACED EMMY WINNER STERLING K. BROWN. CENTER THEATRE GROUP: THE ROYALE (NAACP NOMINATION) AND TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL WITH CECILY TYSON. TELEVISION: SOUTHLAND, SHAMELESS, ER, MONK, HARRY'S LAW, THE NIGHT SHIFT, SLEEPER CELL, HOUSE, GREY'S ANATOMY, SCORPION, NCIS LOS ANGELES. FILM; POST GRAD, GOD'S ARMY, SOMEBODY'S MOTHER, STATES OF GRACE, BOLDEN, REGIONAL THEATRE: THE ANTIGONE PROJECT (OFF BROADWAY), SLIPPERY WHEN WET, STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE.

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