DIALECT COACHING

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Elisa has coached dozens of dialects and accents from around the world with actors from England, America, Ireland, Scotland, Africa, Wales, Canada and Australia.  Production companies, please email elisa.carlson@icloud.com for a full resume and to inquire about availability.  

Major credits listed below.

A DARK PLACE (2019), Bedlam Productions 

Dialect coach for Andrew Scott, Bronagh Waugh and supporting actors in this feature, produced by Gareth Unwin and directed by Simon Fellowes.

*Trailer: ADarkPlace

FIRST MAN (2018), Universal Pictures

Prep and on-set dialect and historic voices coach for leading and supporting actors in this feature, directed by Damien Chazelle.  Actors coached include Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Olivia Hamilton and Ciaran Hinds.

     *Ryan Gosling nominated for Best Actor Critics Choice Award

     *Claire Foy nominated for Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe

     *Film Clip: FirstMan

    

BURDEN (2018), Sundance 

Dialect coach for Garrett Hedlund and Andrea Riseborough in this feature,

directed by Andrew Heckler.

     *Film Clip: GarrettAndrea

BABY DRIVER (2017), Sony Pictures 

Prep and on-set dialect coach for Lily James and Ansel Elgort in this feature,

directed by Edgar Wright.

     *Ansel Elgort nominated for Best Actor Golden Globe

     *Film Clip:  AnselLily

STRANGER THINGS (2016), Netflix

Dialect coach for Charlie Heaton, Season One.

     *Clip:  Charlie

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU (2015), IM Global

Dialect coach for Tika Sumpter as Michelle Obama in this feature,

directed by Richard Tanne.

     *Film Clip: Tika

COAT OF MANY COLORS (2015), NBC

Dialect prep with leading child and adult actors in this film,

directed by Stephen Herek.  

     *Film Clip: Children

SELMA (2014), Paramount 

Prep and on-set dialect and historic voices coach for all leading and supporting actors

in this feature, directed by Ava DuVernay. Actors coached include Carmen Ejogo,

Tom Wilkinson, Martin Sheen, Andre Holland, Coleman Domingo,

Tessa Thompson, David Oyelowo (on-set only), Lorraine Toussaint, Stephan James,

Trai Byers, Dylan Baker and Common.  

     *Film Clip:  Tom

     *Film Clip:  Carmen

     *Film Clip:  DavidColeman 

     *Film Clip:  Group

THE GOOD LIE (2014), Imagine Entertainment 

Dinka (Sudanese) dialect and foreign language coach of leading actors and children for this feature film, directed by Philippe Falardeau.

     *Film Clip: ArnoldOceng

SABOTAGE (2014), Brentwood Productions

American dialect coach for Olivia Williams and Sam Worthington for this feature, directed by David Ayer.

     *Film Clip:  Olivia

STEEL MAGNOLIAS (2012), Sony Pictures

Southern dialect consultant for leading actors in this Lifetime film, 

directed by Kenny Leon.

     *Trailer

ANA'S PLAYGROUND (2009)

Created and coached language and dialects for this non-profit short film 

about the impact of war on children, written and directed by Eric Howell.   

     *Short-listed for the 2010 Academy Award

     *OfficialWebsite  

   

SWEET LAND (2005), Beautiful Productions 

Prep and on-set dialect and foreign language coach for leading actors including

Alan Cumming, Elizabeth Reaser and Tim Guinee, in this feature

written and directed by Ali Selim.

     *Film Clip: ElizabethAlanTim

HAMLET (2000), Hallmark Productions 

Prep and on-set dialect and text advisor for leading actors

in this feature film directed by Campbell Scott and Eric Simonson. 

Actors coached include Scott, Blair Brown, Jamie Sheridan and Lisa Gay Hamilton.

     *Film Clip: CampbellLisaGay

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Pictured below: Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Ryan Gosling, Ava DuVernay, Damien Chazelle, Kenny Leon, Ansel Elgort, Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo, Olivia Williams.