Astrid and Lilly Save the World, lead, SyFy, Crave
"...truly understands what needs to be done."
Catherine McNally is such an incredible acting coach, an extremely genuine human, and an absolute person you need on your team. She was my acting coach on the first TV project I was in, Astrid and Lilly Save the World, and she was able to access abilities of mine I didn’t know existed. She challenged me and dedicated so much of her time to preparing me for this major role. She is so intuitive and creates such a warm and welcoming environment within her coaching. She is encouraging, reliable and she truly understands what needs to be done. I cannot thank her enough for preparing me for this career and I am so grateful to have her on my side.
Two-time Canadian Screen Award Winner, The Breadwinner, Holly Hobbie, CBC News Kids
"...a safe space for me to explore"
I’ve known Catherine for several year now, and I can truly say that she cares deeply about her clients and their success. Catherine never fails to cultivate a safe space for me to explore as an actor and unlock different elements of the characters I’m auditioning for. She’s always there to help with last minute self tapes and undoubtedly helps me to feel even more confident in the work I’m doing. I’m grateful to have Catherine as a reliable source of coaching and guidance.
"...(a) dedicated, nurturing and intuitive teacher"
“Astrid and Lilly Save the World” was the first project to cast me as an on-camera lead. I was so blessed and thankful to have Catherine McNally available as an acting coach. She is such a dedicated, nurturing, and intuitive teacher that I always felt at ease while working with her (and afterwards). Catherine is a incredibly professional and approachable on set, and can communicate with actors of any experience level.
Vampire Academy, Charmed, The 100
"... makes me feel like I'm getting an advantage."
I’ve had the privilege of working with Rob Kennedy for almost 10 years now. What I love about working with Rob is that he doesn’t try to completely change your performance and warp it into his own interpretation, but rather he takes what you’ve come in prepared with and just adds to your vision by making small but impactful adjustments that ultimately boosts the overall performance. His ability to take what you’re trying to say/ do and get you to view it through a slightly different lens always makes me feel like I’m getting an advantage. On top of this Rob creates a very comfortable and safe environment to work in which always allows me to feel like I can take risks and never feel like I’m being judged.
Family Law, Tiny Pretty Things
"... a performance that will get you the job."
Working with Robert always gives me confidence. Besides never having to worry that my audition looks professional, his notes are clear and his suggestions help make moments more impactful. Having such a partner allows an actor to relax and give a performance that will get you the job.
IT Chapter Two, Mary Kills People, Beauty & The Beast
"...instinctual ability to access the physical life of a character... is second to none."
Catherine’s instinctual ability to access the physical life of a character and release the actors energy is second to none. I have had many industry doors open as a result of our one on one audition sessions for feature films and television.
Grey’s Anatomy, Everything Sucks
"...straight to the point."
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of Robert B. Kennedy. Not
only has he been a tremendous coach but also a positive mentor in my life. I
started working with Robert when I was just beginning my acting career, and
I have booked several projects since then. I am so grateful to continuously
work on my craft with his guidance. I moved to Los Angeles because of my
career, but I still coach with him via Skype because of how fantastic he is.
Robert is straight to the point with his coaching, helping me focus on what
I’m trying to do and allowing me to do my own thing. He helps me refine my
talents and makes the best of the experience. This type of coaching works
well for me and is why I will always come to Robert whenever I am in need of
a fantastic acting coach.
NCIS, Degrassi (recurring) , Wingin’ It
"...opened to a whole new range of possibilities and directions."
Working with Robert has been so beneficial to me in terms of my process and understanding of a role. Going into a session I feel like I have tunnel vision, but afterwards I feel as if my eyes have been opened to a whole new range of possibilities and directions. I try to coach as much as possible, and especially with Robert.
Creator: Flashpoint, X Company, filmmaker
"... high above the standard of ordinary acting coaches"
From detailed exploration of classic theatrical texts to navigating the mechanics of an on-screen self-tape audition, Catherine McNally is an outstanding resource as a young actor’s coach. She has a deep personal understanding of the industry, stemming from the high calibre of her own training and the broad span of her career… Both of these set her high above the standard of ordinary acting coaches. In her sessions with our daughter, Catherine gave her the tools for a confident, focused and professional performance and I warmly recommend Catherine’s work to anyone looking to take their performance to the next level.
Girl in the Bunker, Amelie et Compagnie, Anne of Green Gables
"...rich, honest and interesting."
I started coaching with Robert when I was about 10 years old and six years later, I’m still going to him for help with my auditions. He always puts so much thought into the material I bring in. He’ll pick up on information or story points that I might of missed or not fully understood. He leads me to get the most out of my audition material so my portrayal is rich, honest and interesting.
Sonia Dhillon Tully
"... a perfect harmony of technique and instinct"
After a 15 year absence from acting, I booked the first major role I auditioned for thanks to Catherine’s skillful coaching. Decades of acting experiences has cultivated a perfect harmony of technique and instinct in Catherine which informs her precision as a coach. Every time I walk into a session, completely confident that I know what I am doing, Catherine takes my work to a whole other level of excellence.
Letterkenny, The Bold Type
"...honesty, flexibility, professionalism and guidance."
Robert has been my acting coach for 6 years. He uses a straightforward approach to help me connect with a script and prepare me for upcoming roles and auditions. He is an impressive mentor and acting teacher who continues to challenge me to perform at my best. I cannot thank him enough for his honesty, flexibility, professionalism and guidance.
In Contempt, Designated Survivor
"...continually improve my abilities as an actor"
I have been working one-on-one with Robert for audition coaching and e-pitches. It’s important for me to feel completely prepared, and confident in my choices before heading into an audition. Working with Robert not only strengthens these choices, but allows me to discover new possibilities, and continually improve on my abilities as an actor. Robert is extremely supportive and I know that when I work with him, I will leave fully prepared to give the CD’s the best audition I can!
Maps to the Stars
"...the first person I think of when I need any assistance with a role"
Catherine has taught and coached me for the past 5 years, each time learning something new. Her knowledge has made me grow as an actor, gaining some of my most memorable roles with her help (Maps To The Stars, David Cronenberg). She is the first person I think of when I need any assistance with a role, and I will continue to use the techniques I have gained through her teachings throughout my career.
Between and Bequest
"Catherine is amazing."
Catherine McNally is a wonderful and a talented person with her help of teaching me to be a professional actress like her. I took an one on one coaching as well a self tape… she was a lot of help with that with me. Catherine is amazing. That’s how I got the part in this full length movie, and I suggest Catherine McNally teaching other people.