Sarah Valentine

Actor & Accent Coach

Helping you master the art of self-taping

Welcome to the Self Tape Academy. A place for actors to learn everything they need to know to make the perfect self tape.


Hello my name is Sarah Valentine. I have worked for the Film and TV industry since 1989. My roles within the industry have varied from Casting Director, to Actor, to Agent and Accent Coach but at the end of the day working with Actors has predominantly been my main focus.

In my past life as a casting director I had the privilege of working with many wonderful actors from around the world. I have auditioned thousands of actors and cast hundreds of roles.

Over the last few years I have noticed a huge change in how casting directors are having to cast. We are now living in a new era where self taping is the way of the future and going to auditions is becoming a thing of the past.

With this influx of self tape auditions many actors are struggling with the new protocols, so I have designed a number of self taping courses that will teach you everything you need to know so that you can confidently turn a self tape around in no time at all.

Sarah Valentine, Accent Coach

Other Services I Offer

Personal Coaching

Accent Coaching

Sessions are available for one on one coaching in any accent via Zoom, Skype or Facetime.

Script Recording

Script Recording

Got an audition and need to get that accent learned quickly. Email it to me. I will record it and send it back  usually within 24 hours.

Accent Courses

Accent Courses

My 10-Day Accent Challenges and DIY Accent Courses provide you with the tools, tips, and knowledge to sound just right.
On-Set Coaching

On-Set Coaching

Do you have multiple actors needing to learn multiple accents? If you are a producer or director shooting in New Zealand and require an onset coach please click the email link below