OUR TEAM

The RAW team has decades of acting, writing, directing and producing experience. Many have been celebrated for their accomplishments in these fields. In addition, every RAW facilitator is practicing what it means to live an authentic life and they are well steeped in powerful transformational training (Landmark, MITT, Radical Honesty, Life Coaching, etc.) and deeply entrenched in acting, writing and directing techniques, having studied with master teachers along the way.

 

It’s important to us that we share this with you so that you understand that there is no hierarchy at RAW. We are a collective of actors, writers, directors, producers, and life coaches driven by unbridled enthusiasm when it comes to ensuring that each person's voice will be heard!

 

These unique traits and the RAW Flow™ tools and techniques we utilize, allow us to quickly establish authenticity in the room. As a result, participants experience a new level of trust in their facilitators and most importantly in themselves. At RAW, we believe that this is the first step to becoming a fully self-expressed human being.

Guy Camilleri’s RAW acting studio has a powerful pedigree. It’s lineage dates back to the Group Theatre and the start of the Actors Studio, where Gene Frankel was a member and trained as an actor and director, in the director’s unit at the Actors Studio. Gene’s mentor and friend, Lee Strasberg encouraged Gene to direct and teach. Gene went on to direct critically acclaimed productions and was the first recipient of the Obie Award for directing Ben Jonson’s Volpone in 1958. 

In 1962, he was awarded best director for his production of Jean Genet's "The Blacks" that launched the careers of James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Maya Angelou. Praised by critics and audiences alike, it is regarded as one of the most important productions in recent U.S. theatre history--a seminal production in African-American theatre.

Guy studied with Gene for seven years at the The Gene Frankel Theatre in New York. He is proud to continue in the tradition of Gene’s methodology along with his own experience as a teacher and actor. Here, at RAW, a wide variety of styles and techniques in acting, writing and directing now co-exist and inform each other in the heart of Venice Beach, California.

As a result, Guy is Los Angeles’ premiere acting coach, helping artists and audiences experience the intimacy of an authentic moment. An acting coach for 15+ years, he has empowered Academy Award-nominated screenwriters and actors, Golden Globe-nominated actors, Emmy-winning directors, and Independent Spirit Award-nominated screenwriters.  

His boundless energy has led to great success in developing and producing films, theatre, television and book projects at his acting studio. Guy embraces Gene’s motto: "The best of theatre is not just real. It is a flight into reality. It is the real taken and stretched to an artistic pinnacle."

In addition to his commitment to RAW, he has starred in 20+ films, numerous television, and theatre in New York and Los Angeles. He starred in and produced the LA premiere and critically acclaimed production of Chinese Coffee by Ira Lewis. Guy received rave reviews for his work; most notably in the LA Times & LA Weekly. Guy also produced the critically acclaimed production of Jean Cocteau's The Human Voice at the Elephant Theatre. Dan Bonnell directed Ho-Jung (artistic director at RAW) in a tour de force performance. 

His film and television credits include Electrick Children, Danika, Rx, Late Watch, Two Lost in a Dirty Night (shot on location in Brazil), House, Crossing Jordan, Simple Revenge and Love Without Borders (shot on location in Moscow, Russia).

Guy's theatre credits in Los Angeles include; Chinese Coffee (Harry) by Ira Lewis at the Flight Theatre and After the Fall (Dan) by Arthur Miller at the Open Fist Theatre. Off-Broadway; Two Rooms (Michael) by Lee Blessing at the Atlantic Theater and Reclamation (Anthony) at the Samuel Beckett Theatre. Regional credits include The Fantasticks (Mortimer) at the Hangar Theatre in New York. Guy has performed in numerous other Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions.

Currently, Guy is developing a feature film that he wrote and will be making his directorial debut on. He is a proud member of the MSA (Malibu Surfing Association) competing in contests up and down the coast of California and assisting in keeping the ocean healthy.

Founder / Master Teacher

GUY CAMILLERI

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An award-winning writer/producer/director, Roman Wyden has been creatively

involved in such projects as the Eleanor Roosevelt award-winning documentary the short festival darling 'Max', Ricky Limon' and 'Hiroko' as well as most recently the short films 'Ronnie & Inga', the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival winner 'Deface' and the feature film 'Quail Lake, currently on the 2019 festival circuit (HRIFF, Arizona International Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival).

 

Roman has also played an essential role in the development of international projects such as the TV show concept 'Hollywood Dreams'  (optioned by Paramount International Television), the Ringier AG owned Swiss Web series 'Hallo Hollywood' and the ProSieben German TV Pilot 'L.A. Dreams'.

 

Although most of his credits are in film and TV, he's no stranger to the stage. In 2004, Roman directed the critically acclaimed Silver Lake Players production of 'You can't take it with you'.

 

He also has a solid background as an actor, having studied at Playhouse West and the Actor's Workout Studio for over 5 years. He's a member of SAG/Aftra and still acts and does voiceovers when the opportunity is right. 

Before moving on to directing and producing commercials, Roman spent a year as the head of the commercial department at Bicoastal Talent where he represented a roster of seasoned commercial actors. 

 

Starting creative companies has always been in his blood and so over the last 20 years, Roman founded the production companies 'HD Productions', 'Creable Films' and most recently 'Roster.LA'.

 

For the last 10 years Roman ran Culver City-based roster.LA , a commercial production company focused on delivering narrative content to multinational clients such as Chrysler, Proctor & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, and the VA. While with roster.LA, he directed over a dozen commercials, PSAs and online content and oversaw and produced close to 100 creative projects for his clients.

 

When not making films, Roman hosts the iTunes podcast 'You. Love. Life.' where he discusses love, sex, intimacy, marriage, monogamy and more with a variety of interesting guests.

 

Roman grew up in Brig, Switzerland and holds a BFA in Directing from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. 

Partner / Strategist / Teacher

ROMAN WYDEN

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Ho-Jung (pronounced ho-joon) is an actress with immense talent, bold style and, a colorful spirit. A painter and a performer, she embodies the dynamic, eclectic spirit that is today’s actress.

 

She was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a creative and expressive person, Ho-Jung showed an early interest in fashion and an eye for fine art and craft, but it was not until later in life that she decided to pursue acting. Were it not for a chance meeting with the legendary acting teacher and director Gene Frankel, Ho-Jung might have never stepped into the spotlight.

Making her studio film debut she landed a significant supporting role opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington in Lakeview Terrace. Ho-Jung was directed by a personal favorite, Neil LaBute. Also, she worked with Argentinian director Alejandro Chomski in the indie feature A Beautiful Life and Get Smart directed by Peter Segal.

 

Her television credits include Gang Related, Protect and Serve, The Gilmore Girls and recurring roles on My Generation, Talk Show With Spike Feresten and Love Without Borders, shot on location in Moscow, Russia.

Ho-Jung starred in and produced Jean Cocteau's play The Human Voice at the Elephant Theatre in Los Angeles. She got rave reviews for her work in what is widely known as one of the most difficult one-woman monologues to perform.

She remains a passionate artist and is deeply committed to the study of the craft of acting. Her teachers in LA include Milton Katselas, Sharon Chatten, Catlin Adams, and Guy Camilleri (RAW acting studio).

Ho-Jung is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. In her free time, she loves to paint, practice yoga, and is a "fly by the seat of your pants" cook.

Artistic Director

HO-JUNG

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