From the age of 2, I knew what I wanted to be.
On a tyre swing, sitting outside my kindy, conversing with two large men, talking business (must be said with a New York mafia accent), whilst smoking a cigar. Not a real one of course but the scenario was real enough for me.
I started out as an extra with agencies, Background Talent & Fresh Talent. All the while searching for every opportunity to grow which then led to theatre. From that day my career...I want to say, took off, but for others that means something different than it does to me.
Having a career 'take off' for some, means being discovered over night. Having a career 'take off' for me means doing something that I love.
I love almost everything about acting. Maybe not the business side of things but the playing side, I love.
That process of looking at a character, pulling it apart, dissecting it; triggers and emotions, discovering what lies beyond the words and the actions. Bringing words in a script to life.
I truly think that if I were in a perpetual state of auditions and rehearsals, I would be ecstatically happy
It's my favourite part of the whole process. And I get to do that almost every day!
It is my bliss.
Name: Patricia Wichman
Lives in: Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation: Actor, Director, Photographer (Still) and Producer
Unique traits: Ethnically diverse
Film (Drama) Actress A powerful and challenging story surrounding the tangi (funeral) of a small boy Waru who dies at the hands of his caregiver and how the boys death impacts the community.
Film (Short and Thriller) Actress In the backdrop of the weekly office party a naive cleaner learns what it means to be detail-oriented.
West of Eden
Film by Litte Red Hen Pictures Phylis Williams
Power Rangers Dino Charge
Television by Marvista Entertainment Moana
The Dark Horse
Film by Four Knights Film Rip's Mum
Film by South Pacific Pictures Maori Nurse
Super City Season 2
Television by Super Fumes Celia
Television (Comedy) Actress Sami hilariously transforms into acutely observed and very different characters all living in our country's super city. In season two, Ofa is a welfare case-manager demanding everyone follow in her footsteps out of poverty. Levi is a new half-back in his South Auckland rugby team and desperate to be one of the 'boys'. Ray is a mechanic juggling his small business with his wife's bodybuilding training. Mary is an ambitious rocker desperate to escape from Howick but denigrated to singing pub gigs. In season one, there's Pasha, an aging cheerleader clinging to her partying lifestyle; Azeem, an immigrant taxi driver embracing Maori culture; Jo, a closeted gym instructor in love with her best friend; Linda, the runt of her "old girls" clique fostering impoverished artists and Georgie, a homeless girl whose freedom is unexpectedly interrupted. Written by TV3
Film by Les Productions du Champ Poirier Rina
Film (short) by Chantelle Burgoyne Elaine
Film (short) by Hamish Bennett Evelyn
I Shouldn't Be Alive - Dive of Terror
Television by Darlow Smithson Productions Rangi
I Shouldn't Be Alive
Television (Documentary, Biography, Drama and History) Actress From the producers of "Touching the Void", the show features accounts of individuals and groups caught in dangerous scenarios, presented both through interviews and dramatic reenactments. The main focus is how the survivors survived and the decisions they made that kept them alive; not who survived and who died. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short and Mystery) Actress Everyone in Taranaki (New Zealand) wants to know the secret behind the magical milk produced on Aphrodite's Farm. The family mystery has remained safe for four generations. However when patriarch Ralph Riley dies, the future of the farm is thrown into jeopardy. The timely arrival of young farm hand Friday will bring the family's destiny full circle...but things will get a whole lot worse before they get any better. Written by Adam Strange
Film (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Art department The year is 2050, In a Dystopian world where immortality is just around the corner, A terminally ill biotech Engineer Jason Andrews has to choose between waking up his daughter Sam from a deep coma and give a Corporation the path to immortality benefiting only the privileged or live long enough to witness his legacy, his entire family die in order to save humanity. Written by Zodiac Entertainment