Burbank, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/12/2018 -- Family sitcom "Malibu Dan: The Family man" scored a hit with viewers on Pureflix Entertainment's streaming service Purefilx.com. The show stars David A.R. White (David Marshall), Lauren Harper (Nicole Kellihan), Brad Heller (Arlen Haggart), Kevin Downes (Reggie Larcher), and Jon 'O Hurley (Bam Wallets). The original Pureflix-exclusive show is about the adventures and misadventures of a talk show host and his family, and offers a clean and family-friendly alternative to the usual shows saturating the airwaves and streaming services today. The show has already been slated for a second season, which is currently filming.
The sitcom opened to rave reviews from streaming viewers when all 13 episodes debuted last year. Malibu Dan also garnered a strong following from audiences who long for the nostalgia of a show that the whole family can watch. It hearkens back to those golden days of television: from the laugh track, to the family problems that are resolved at the end of every episode. It also features appearances from stars such as Victoria Jackson, Robin Givens, and Erik Estrada. The show's cast prominently features The Heller Approach Acting Studio professor and top Hollywood acting coach Brad Heller; as well as some of his students, namely White (the Dan in Malibu Dan), Downes, Harper, and 'O Hurley. The Heller Approach Acting Studio teaches The Heller Approach: a fun and effective alternative to traditional Method Acting based on techniques in Don Richardson's book Acting without Agony: An Alternative to the Method. The approach uses Muscle Memory, Preparation, and Execution to allow actors to inhibit their roles and portray them convincingly. It is, in Brad Heller's own words "A new simple and structured way of working on the craft of acting that is reliable and deals with the anxieties we face as actors. It is a wonderful combination that I use daily as an actor and teacher today."
The acting studio has also pioneered "distance acting lessons" via the use of Skype, and now has many students learning The Heller Approach in their own countries.
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About David A.R.White
David A. R. White is an actor, director, and producer who co-founded the production company Pure Flix. He started out playing roles on TV, and eventually transitioned into producing and starring in films with 1999's The Moment After. He has starred in over 20 films to date, and continues to work on producing movies and also content for Pureflix.com
About Brad Heller
Brad Heller became infatuated with acting began when he was a pre-med student at the University of California in San Diego. He earned his theatre degree at the Boston University School of Theatre Arts. Brad studied under the tutelage of Don Richardson. As the owner and teacher of The Heller Approach Acting Studio, Brad's students include David White, Masi Oka, and Judge Reinhold. As an actor, he has appeared in shows such as Criminal Minds and Leverage. He also is a series regular actor on the hit Pureflix Show 'Malibu Dan', having appeared in 23 episodes of the sitcom. And just this past week, guest starred on the critically acclaimed hit Amazon show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which just received 14 Emmy Nominations). It is abundantly clear that Brad Heller uses The Heller Approach in his own career as an actor regularly.
About The Heller Approach
The Heller Approach to acting has been described as "non-Method" acting. Instead of using a personal experience in order to inform one's acting, the method relies on Muscle Memory and the two phases of Preparation and Execution to ensure a convincing portrayal that is organic and not physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing.
About The Heller Approach Acting Studio
The Heller Approach Acting Studio is regarded as one of the foremost acting schools in the country. It offers a comprehensive acting curriculum that includes items such as Styles of Entertainment, Believability, and Cold Read/Audition Technique. The school also provides distance learning with acting lessons via Skype.
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