Professional skills gained in acting, directing, music production, song-writing and guitar. Own and manage home based recording studio.
(1987) GRAHAM CORRY SCHOOL OF ACTING
* Improvisation, Alexander Technique, characterization, scene work.
(1989) PHILLIP STREET THEATRE
* Intermediate acting techniques, theatre sports, improvisation.
(1996) PRIVATE TUTORING BY JOHN SAMAHA
* Camera and acting techniques for film and television, scene work, auditioning techniques.
(1986) Began composing music and have written 90+ commercial songs - released 4 CD’s to date.
(1986-2000) Appeared in many Australian television dramas, films and commercials as an extra/featured extra (Home and Away, E-Street, Neighbours, Echo Point, GP, Dirtwater Dynasty, Coca Cola).
(1993) Studied professional song-writing at Creative Options School of Song Writing.
Co-wrote, produced and directed first feature film drama, ‘IN THE COLD’, composed movie score and studied editing. Feature film received critical acclaim at several screenings and televised as a 6 month season run on C31 community television.
(1995) Wrote, produced and directed 2nd short feature ‘BORN LOSER’. This won awards for Best Original Song/Soundtrack and Best Female Actor at the 1996 Sydney New Video Festival.
Commenced collaborating and working on many Sydney short films as actor, assistant director and crew member.
(1996) Organiser and Co-Director of the inaugural Sydney Video and Film Awards
Wrote and produced several scores for local film-makers.
1st AD, Cinematographer and Editor on the short film, ‘THE OTHER SIDE’
(1997) Wrote soundtrack music for radio play, ‘PARALLAX’ and one independent short film
2nd successful year for the Sydney Video and Film Awards
Set up private recording studio in digital video and audio production.
(1998) Received commendations for writing and producing short film, ‘THE PHOTOGRAPHER’. Film entered in Tropfest and various other film festivals.
3rd successful year for the Sydney Video and Film Awards
(1999) 4th and final year for the Sydney Video and Film Awards
Much of the year spent shooting and editing short films
Featured actor role in the short film, ‘A HOME FOR FLUFFY’
(2000) Wrote, produced and directed 4th short film production, ‘ANSWER ME’.
(2004) Directed NAFA short film ‘BABES’ for Showfest.
(2008) Produced and directed an independent release documentary, THE TURNING POINT STORY’
(2017 – 2019) 3 acting roles in ‘Deadly Women’ (Beyond Productions) (Series 11, 12 & 13) Acting role in
‘A Place To Call Home’ (Seven Network Productions)
(2019) I am currently writing, acting, producing and directing film and video productions with a view to commercial financing and also freelancing in directing, video editing (corporate and private) and composing film soundtrack music.
Currently represented by Gina Stoj Management, Newcastle NSW Australia.
IMDB CREDIT: A Place To Call Home – 2017
(1988 current) * MEMBER: Australasian Performing Rights Association.
(2004 current) * MEMBER: Networking Action for Film Makers and Actors.
(1995 – 1998) Art Resistance Studio, Leichhardt NSW
Skills were utilised for the production of programmes for Channel 31 community television.
* camera operator
* audio production assistant, sound mixing and microphone setup
* lighting operation and floor manager
(1994 – 1998) Metromedia Productions, Roseville NSW
* location shooting and video editing
* audio engineering and set design