Jane E Seymour: Mary Heart
Marc Petzke: Brad Fitt
Shailla Quadra: Cyrilla Mal
Dani Swan: Julia Loca
Andy Minh Trieu: Dragon Lee
Ashley Bennett: Steven
Yolandi Franken: Maria Marvellous
Damian Nixey: Darryn Tigers
Romualdo Nubla: Paparazzi 1
Jonathan Nowrot: Paparazzi 2
Dominic Spagnolo: Paparazzi 3
GET TO KNOW THE CAST:
JANE E SEYMOUR “MARY HEART”
Jane’s been an actor for over 27 years & is director of Resource Performance Workshops; she’s also an audition coach. She has an MA in Theatre & Film (UNSW), Classical Acting Certificate (BADA, UK) for which she was an international scholarship recipient & Adv. Cert. Performance Skills (ARTTS Inter.UK). Recent professional development was in 2009 & 2010 at Margie Haber Studio in Los Angeles.
Theatre work includes: Ensemble & principal understudy, BEN HUR, ANZ Stadium 2010; ensemble member, The Possibilities, Sidetrack Theatre 2010; Sandra Gray in The Rats for Factory Space Theatre 2008; The Lawyer in Man of Snow for Short & Sweet One Act Play Festival 2008; Meredith in The Rules of April 2008 & Raylene in The Bridesmaid Must Die 2006 for Tunks Productions; Lere in Queen Lere for CUT Theatre 2004-05; Susan in Broken Dreams for Griffin Theatre 2005; Helga in Kindertransport for Hunters Hill Theatre 2004; Significant Others…Shakespeare’s Women National Tour (which she wrote, produced & performed)) 2000 – 2003; Margarite in Your Little Mausoleum & Giselda in A Vision on the Retina for Short & Sweet 2003-2004; Lady Antonia & Duke of Milan in Two Gentleman of Verona for Stage Right Theatre Company 1999 ; Mother in The Mother for ARTTS International, UK 1996; Fanny in The American Clock 1992, Lady Percy in Henry 4th, Pt.1 1991 & Mai in The Quartered Man 1989 all for the NEW Theatre; Joan in Greenland for Iron Cove Theatre 1990.
In 2010 she was physical performance coach for Crash Test Dummies directed by award winning filmmaker Anny Slater which won Audience Vote Best Play Wk.7 at Sydney’s Short & Sweet Festival.
Film includes StarBaby, Dallas Doll, The Bridge & numerous TV commercials & short films, most recent being Storm in a Tea Cup for Global Pictures, Prudence Pecker for Delphic Insight Films & Shrove Tuesday for Leedan Films which won an ‘Award of Merit’ at the 2010 California Indy Film Festival & EQUILATERAL for New Films Productions which won selection at Edgemar Film Festival, LA & Cannes Short Film Corner 2011. Currently, Jane is working on Deadly Women Series for Discovery Channel & Beyond Productions.
Find out more about Jane E. Seymour at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3825856/resume http://www.rpworkshops.com.au
ANDY MINH TRIEU “DRAGON LEE”
Andy Minh Trieu, is an Asian – Australian Actor, Martial Artist and Presenter. He is a 3 time Australian Champion Martial Artist trained by former coach of the national team of China, Jin Ju Liu.
Andy has worked on the TV shows Rescue Special Ops, Crime Investigations Australia (CHANNEL 9) (As Sef Gonzalez), Gangs of Oz, “What’s good for you”, Sunrise, feature film Tomorrow When the War Began, and new ABC show “Rake”.
He attended Drama school at the The National Acting School, and studied courses at NIDA, the Actors Centre, and The Australian National University. He has recently received a nomination at the International Action on Film Awards in the US and also an Australian of the year Nomination. He is currently a contender for Disney’s Power Rangers. Andy is currently the co-host of the Channel 9 cooking show Kitchen Whiz.
Find out more about Andy Minh Trieu at:
MARC PETZKE “BRAD FITT”
Marc has always been driven to a career in the entertainment and media industry over time he has been pursuing different paths to find what he enjoys best and what area he show the most potential in. Throughout high school he learnt guitar, wrote music and performed in a few bands. As a skinny teenager out of high school he started lifting weights in the gym which soon lead him to put his music ambitions aside and pursue competitive natural bodybuilding.”
In his first year of competing, Marc won Teenage Mr. Brisbane and later that year competed in the United States to take the title of Teenage Mr. Universe. Marc competed the following year in the U.S., again taking 4th place in the junior division at the Natural Mr. Olympia contest. After this show he realised the kind of muscularity he would need to achieve to be competitive at further contests so he looked for other outlets for his more aesthetic streamline look which lead him to move into modelling and acting.”
After making this decision he made plans to move to Sydney from his home town of Brisbane to pursue modelling and sharpen his skills as an actor. Marc am currently being tutored and mentored by Dan Balcaban and will be attending a fulltime acting course in 2012.”
Find out more about Marc Petzke at: http://www.marcpetzke.com/
SHAILLA QUADRA “CIRYLLA MAL”
Shailla was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and now lives in Sydney, Australia.
She is mostly known as an actress, which is the passion she keeps at the top of the list.
She went to drama school at the University of Rio de Janeiro, also at Teatro Tablado (Brazil), NIDA and Actors Centre (Australia), TVI Actors Studios (NYC/USA), and also went to film making and directing school at Australian Film Base (Australia).
She has aggregated extraordinary credits as an actress working with some of the most prestigious industry names in many short films, feature films, TV shows and commercials worldwide.
She is also a trained and experienced producer and director, having had her productions screened at various festivals around the world.
She is extremely disciplined, committed and passionate about creating great things in this world and inspiring everybody.
She truly believes that everything is possible when we put our minds and hearts into it.
Being one the most energetic person you may ever come across, recently after concluding intensive trainings on Business Performance Marketing and Communications, her resolution was to become the queen of creation, which she’s been successfully achieving day after day while making so many projects come from paper to life.
Being also known as one of the most social faces in the Sydney film industry, she enlightens every event she walks in, bringing joy happiness and inspiration to everybody around her.
Her ultimate dream is to inspire the entire world making everybody realize that all the amazing things in life are possible for those who have faith in life and go for it.
Find out more about Shailla Quadra at: http://www.shailla.com/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2579036/
DANI SWAN “KATE LOCA”
Dani Swan is a Graduate Actress of Screenwise, Sydney Academy Film and TV (SAFTV) and has trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney(NIDA). She has worked and trained with both International and Australian Top Actors, Teachers, Casting Directors, Voice Coaches,(including American Dialogue) and Stage Combat Choreographers.
She is a Graduate TV Presenter, hosting segments on Foxtel for the’Cirque Du Soliel’, and among her Model/Advertising work , she has represented High end brands, as Ferarri and Rode Microphones. Dani has worked at fashion shows ie “Australian Fashion Week” and on shoots with top photographers.
Dani incorporates her strong movement and dance background, and her love and passion of performing, into her acting both in front of the screen and behind the scenes. Whether it be casted in a featured role as ‘Sasha’ while also choreographing and leading a team of dancers in the season finale of the ABC’s ‘I Rock’, playing lead Vampire in “Kai” and most recently being
cast as lead role in the short film ‘The Coincidence of Love’, Dani shows no limits. Her movement ability and knowledge, allows her to orchestrate her own stunt work and her versatility as a performer, helps her to embrace all roles.
She has featured in TV, Feature Film, Short Films and Music Film Clip roles. Her work has been entered into Film Festivals including Sydney’s Tropfest, Sydney Film Festival, Cannes Film festival and New York Film Festival.
*In our massive season finale, we needed to find an actress who could play both comedy and drama, dance, look gorgeous, as well as choreograph and lead a team of dancers in a piece that was both serious and comedic at the same time. Our first and only thought was Dani Swan…*
*David Fedirchuk – Producer, ABC Australia*
Find out more about Dani Swan at: http://daniswan.com/
YOLANDI FRANKEN “MARIA MARVELLOUS”
Yolandi has been passionate about the world on screen all her life. She has worked both behind and in front of the camera for close to 10 years in South Africa and Australia. Her passion is to create an unforgettable moment on screen that will touch people in some way or another.
With a Diploma in Screen she has held Permanent Full-time positions as Production Assistant, Production Manager and Producer for four years and another 6 years freelancing. The main projects she worked on included TVC’s, Documentaries and Music Videos with a few smaller projects in between.
Her passion, commitment and professionalism also drive her to deliver the best she can and to constantly attend related courses, workshops and seminars.
She has various acting and modelling jobs in her basket and learned to respect all levels of Television and Film. Some of the eggs in the basket include TVC’s, Dramas, Film, Presenting and various Student projects. You might know Rescue Special Ops, Tomorrow When the War Began, McDonalds, Caltrate Plus, Boche Champagne and many more.
Find out more about Yolandi Franken at: www.yolandifranken.com
DAMIAN NIXEY “DARREN TIGERS”
Over 17 years acting and producing TV & Film NZ/AUS/UK/USA/SE. TV credits include: Communicado’s “The Steven Shuttleworth Story”, Renaissance Pictures “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” ,”Young Hercules”. Feature films include: “Jen” (UK) “Dealing with Destiny” (AUS). Exec producing inc: “The Horror Vault 1-3″, “Little Big Boy” (USA | Sweden | Denmark) & LA based online thriller “Cell/Phone”. Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and attended Ewan McGregor’s Masterclass at the Royal Haymarket Theatre
Find out more about Damian Nixey at: http://www.starnow.com.au/damiannixey
ASHLEY BENNETT “STEVEN”
Asheley Bennett had his acting debut at “Brad Fitt Will Be Mine”. He has been working for many years as producer and director in various projects, and he is the managing director at Sea-Earth-Air Productions.
Find out more about Ashley Bennett at: www.sea-earth-air.com/
ROMUALDO NUBLA “PAPARAZZI 1”
Romualdo has been a very passionate photographer for many years, and had his acting debut at “Brad Fitt Will Be Mine” playing a role that is his specialty: taking photos!
JONATHAN NOWROT “PAPARAZZI 2”
Jonathan is a director graduated from the International Film School Sydney. He directed various projects including “Acid Queen” and “Past Life: Evan Collins”, and has worked in the sound department amond other key roles in many films.
Find out more about Jonathan Novrot at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4386308/
DOMINIC SPAGNOLO “PAPARAZZI 3”
Dominic Spagnolo has been working in commercial productions for many years, and is also a very experienced photographer, and had his acting debut at “Brad Fitt Will Be Mine” playing a role that is very close to his heart: taking photos!
Find out more about Dominic Spagnolo at: http://www.techvisuals.com.au/