As far as acting goes my biggest project is 3 Mile Limit in which I played Morrie, a member of the lead ensemble. It got nominated for over 16 international festivals and won awards in at least 7 of those. I have been in 3 films that have been to the Cannes film market. My self penned short "The Psychologist", a Monty Python/Benny Hill influenced piece got into some festivals worldwide. I also played David Attenborough in the acclaimed theatre show "Birds Of Paradise". I have been in over 16 Shakespeare productions and have been involved in many more theatre and film productions. My agent is Gail Cowan. Look for my album "The Karmic Loo" by Crompy on iTunes. There are also music videos on youtube. I have also published four poetry books "The Birth OF Spring", "In The Dead Of Winter", "The Leaves Of Autumn", "In The Heat Of Summer".
Name: James Crompton
Lives in: Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation: Actor, Casting Director, Director, Musician, Screenwriter and Songwriter
Unique traits: The Hole In My Chest I have a hole in my chest. In my youth it was the source of much astonishment - at primary school I was the circus freak; the other kids would point at it and stare. As I grew into teenage awkwardness - when boys’ minds become occupied with girls, swimming was a tender time. I would cross my arms to try and hide it from the world. This self-consciousness about my body image never allowed me to accept myself completely; to be completely comfortable with every part of me; to be comfortable...naked. University came along, and studying meditation meant that I could twist my negatives to positives; my weaknesses to strengths. The hole became something that made me different, unique. I would joke how God had made it so I could have chips and dips whilst lying on the beach. When I learnt Reiki though, I began to believe it could be altered - that if I did enough energy work on it, the bones would somehow fuse together and my chest would look normal, muscular even. My father had always been of the theory that I needed to breathe it out, and so would lecture me on how to fill up my lungs, so it would eventually expand out and dissipate. This was despite having the same genetic defect himself. Perhaps he had endured similar anguish because of it, and had not come to accept it fully either, and was projecting his fears onto me. Nevertheless, my attempts to fix it, were attempts to fix something I felt was still wrong with me. At times, I even felt that the hole in my chest was something to do with my heart - there perhaps because I had endured so many broken hearts; or because my heart wasn’t strong enough; because I thought too much; worried too much; was in my head too much; because I wasn’t brave enough. If I beat my chest and screamed and wailed, then the caught up emotion from my life and all past lives would be released, and my chest would heal. These days, I’m not sure how I feel about the hole in my chest. It is there - yes. It is different - yes. Is it wrong? Perhaps or perhaps not. But it doesn’t bother me so much either way. It is what it is. © James Crompton September 2010
Sins of the Father
Film (short) by Jonathan Zsofi Guy (Drama and Mystery) Actor As a small village reels from the brutal murder of a young girl, their earnest new vicar - Christopher - provides comfort and guidance, counselling against vengeance. He visits the murderer - Isaac, the girl's father - who has grown feral in jail, tormented by the idea of what he has done. Christopher forces Isaac to confront the events of the night of the murder and urges him to confess before he is executed, for the sake of the village and himself. Christopher continues to shepherd the village through the aftermath of the tragedy, and he grows closer to Rachel: Isaac's distraught wife. Sick with grief and distress as Isaac's execution approaches, Rachel returns home and Christopher vows to join her for support. At the same time as Isaac is brought to be hanged, Christopher tries to convince Rachel of Isaac's guilt and leads her to make some disturbing discoveries about the truth of her daughter's murder. Written by Peter May
Film (short) by Linda Darby-Coring (Drama, Family and History) Actor The Story of After Wonderland, is a 1965 social realism drama of colliding family values and the price of emotional dysfunction. The Promise is how to heal Alice's indifference and invisibility within her family. The answer lays with Lionel, her father. Whose effort to reach out to her while on the edge of life's choices affects a reconciliation of hope. Written by Anonymous
3 Mile Limit
Film by Craig Newland (Adventure, Drama, Music and Romance) Actor It's 1965 and rock music is shaking up the world but not in New Zealand. Richard Davis a 23 year old journalist is determined to break the Government's monopoly on broadcasting and bring rock n' roll to a younger generation, and at the same time hold onto the woman he loves. Based on a true story. Written by Andrew Gunn
Film (short) by Troy Blackman (Comedy) Actor When the coloured kids feel blue, Bob, an orange-skinned medial officer, invents the coloured plaster. Simon, his non-coloured colleague, sees red as Bob's new-found calling conflicts with workplace routines. However they both realize what matters most, in the thick of the lunchtime rush! Written by Anonymous
Money Money Money
Film (short) by Dave Skinner (Comedy) Actor Ray gets stung by his ex wife in a divorce settlement for $30,000. He has one month to come up with the money, this sets off a chain of very odd encounters with some very strange people.
Journey of a Story
Film by Jonathon Rayner-Burt (Drama) Actor Journey of a Story follows the life of William Brown, a fictional New Zealand serviceman both physically and emotionally damaged by his tour of duty in Europe and time as a Prisoner of War during World War II. Returning home, William finds a very different world to the one he left behind. Forced to leave the home he planned to enjoy with his wife Lily and young son James, William struggles to cope until an observant War Pension medical officer convinces William to take up writing. Fueled with a new passion for life, William finally finds a road to success, in ways he could not possibly imagine. The story is told to from the elderly William's point of view, as he relays his story to a young theatre director attempting to bring William's life to the stage. Written by Jonathon Rayner-Burt
Film (short) by Dimi Nakov (Comedy) Actor, Writer, Producer George Phibbs is an anxious man who had another very strange dream last night. He's very confused about what it means for him. He has been recommended to see a psychologist who will solve all his problems once and for all - a Freudian psychologist specialising in dream interpretation by the name of Nikita Katushova. But as the session begins George begins to wonder what he has got himself in for. The answers he gets are not the answers he wants to hear and Nikita's method has more than a little madness in it. She certainly doesn't beat around the bush. Yet somehow through the course of the session George comes out a changed man and Nikita's off the wall technique seems to really get to the root of the problem! But will she reveal the mystery around where she received her controversial training? Written by Dimi Nakov
Film by Amanda Phillips (Crime, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Actor In the aftermath of a tragic event, Desired charts the breakdown of a marriage between a detective and an ex-prostitute. Unable to put the past behind them, Joshua (Cameron) throws himself into his police work, while Sarah (Tabron) seeks to numb the pain through drugs and sexual encounters. No longer able to connect with one another, they are overwhelmed by intense memories that shed light on the history of their relationship. Written by Morcan Motion Pictures
Television (Drama) Actor Shortland Street, a five-night-a-week soap set in an Auckland City hospital, follows the complicated personal and professional lives of its staff, family and friends.
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
Television by Steven S. DeKnight (Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama and 2 More) Actor Before Spartacus struck down his first opponent in the arena, there were many gladiators who passed through the gates onto the sand.'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' tells the story of the original Champion of the House of Batiatus: Gannicus in a more ruthless time before Spartacus' arrival where honor was just finding its way into the arena. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Actor
Film (short) by Campbell Cooley (Drama and Fantasy) Actor Alex Puddle is hearing voices... and they're warning her that a monster from a parallel world has crossed over into hers, determined to kill everyone. Alex's last chance to be believed, resides in a therapy session.
The Last Magic Show
Film by Andy Conlan (Comedy and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew The only thing darker than escape artist Ronny Roman's past is the "mystical power" he believes he possesses. Never having recovered from the shock of finding his assistant/girlfriend Charlotte in a compromising position with another man, his career now consists of childrens birthday parties and his volunteer job serving alcohol to terminal patients at a Hospice. But when he's offered one more chance at the escape of a lifetime, he is desperate to carry out the trick - but first he has to find a replacement for the assistant that broke his heart ... Written by Andy Conlan
Film by Peter Jackson (Action, Adventure, Drama and Romance) Actor Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann is its grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. But Carl has another plan in mind. Written by Film_Fan
The Basement 24 Hour Theatre - Best Character
The Basement 24 Hour Theatre - Best Ensemble
University Of Auckland
University Of Auckland