Brett Hansen

Actor, Extra, Influencer, Film & Stage Crew, TV Presenter

Queensland, Australia
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Physical Attributes

Height:
177 cm / 5ft 10in
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Wavy
Eye color:
Blue

Credits & experience

2017
  • The Bureau of Magical Things - Jonathan M. Shiff Productions : Puppetry work in the Jonathan M. Shiff production of children’s fantasy-drama TV series, “The Bureau of Magical Things”. Puppeteer of the magical pogo stick in Episode 11: A Fairy Tale (aired in 2018).
  • Avenue Q - Sunnybank Theatre Group : Puppetry training and consultancy for the cast of Avenue Q at Sunnybank Theatre Group.
  • QPAC / Queensland Performing Arts Complex : VIP rooftop puppet show at QPAC for the touring cast and company of Julie Andrews’ “My Fair Lady”.
  • Bundaberg Pageant of Lights : Two big puppet shows at the Bundaberg Pageant of Lights.
  • Island Puppetry Workshop 2017 : Our two-day “Island Puppetry Workshop” at Island Dance, Bribie Island where we had a lovely class of attendees from Sydney, Regional NSW, Melbourne, Mackay, Brisbane and Redcliffe.
  • The Mary Poppins Festival (Maryborough) : Two puppet shows and two puppetry workshops at The Mary Poppins Festival in Maryborough.
  • Station Square Shopping Centre, Maryborough : Big puppet show for Santa’s Arrival at Station Square Shopping Centre in Maryborough.
  • That’s What You Get - Tia Gostelow Music Video : Puppetry work in the Tia Gostelow “That’s What You Get” Music Video by Why Not? Films.
  • What’s On 4 Kids Awards / Conference : Attended the What’s On 4 Kids Awards (with Troggg and Flossy) as nominees in Best Party Entertainment category.
  • Murphy’s Puppets : Meeting with puppeteer Dennis Murphy of Murphy’s Puppets from Sydney (performing at an event in Brisbane).
  • South Bank Parklands 25 Year Celebration : Puppet show at South Bank Parklands 25 Year Celebration.
  • R.O.P.E. AGM : Troggg as puppet MC at the Annual General Meeting of disability organisation R.O.P.E.
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day : Two puppet shows for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day in Kingston and Woodridge.
  • Centacare St Francis Xavier OSHC, Goodna : Puppetry workshop at Centacare St Francis Xavier OSHC in Goodna, under observation by staff from the Youth Touring program (formerly known as Queensland Arts Council).
  • Juiced TV (TV show) : Puppeteer of Troggg - Second appearance on Juiced TV.
  • The Mark Rengel Puppet Theatre Company : Meeting with puppeteer Mark Rengel of The Mark Rengel Puppet Theatre Company.
  • The Puppeteer (documentary) - by Gabor Kukucska : Documentary about my life as a struggling artist and the formation of Larrikin Puppets.
  • Happy Feet Fitness : Puppetry workshop for the staff of Happy Feet Fitness.
  • The Puppet Hut : Meeting puppeteer Judy Harris in Tiaro.
2016
  • Woodford Folk Festival : Three puppet shows a day - every day of the festival in the Deja Voodoo Dome
  • Kev (Short film) : Puppeteer of Frizzby as Kev, and Puppet Cop
  • Ipswich Festival Media Launch (Live puppet MC work; March 2016) : Troggg as puppet MC hosting the event. Introduces Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale to the stage.
  • The Puppet Kitchen, Manhattan, New York (Workshops; May, June, July 2016) : Monitor Puppetry Nights run by Michael Schupbach (Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company).
  • University of North Texas: Beyond the Sock (Advanced Puppetry Workshop; June 2016) : Run by Jim Henson puppeteers Marty Robinson and Noel MacNeal, and puppet builder Pasha Romanowski.
  • Puppetry Arts Festival of Brooklyn (Live performance; June 2016) : Larrikin Puppets solo puppet show being performed in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC
  • Not 4 Kidz - ImproMafia / Brisbane Powerhouse (Stage show) : Puppetry Consultant
2015
  • 5 for 35 - by Richard Bell (Short film) : Puppeteer of Lil Gary Foley Psychiatrist, Lil Death (Moss) and others. Screened in 2015-2016 at the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) – Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art
  • Little Days Out at South Bank - Brisbane Marketing (Live performance; Mar, Aug, Nov 2015) : Larrikin Puppets solo puppet show being performed at South Bank Parklands
  • National NEIS Association Awards Gala Dinner - Small Business Development Conference (Awards event) : Larrikin Puppets / Brett Hansen won the BizCover NEIS Change Award at Etihad Stadium, Docklands
  • Supanova Pop Culture Expo: Gold Coast and Brisbane (Convention; Apr, Nov 2015) : Larrikin Puppets display and Roving Puppetry at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Goodna Jacaranda Festival (Live performance; Oct 2015) : Larrikin Puppets solo puppet show being performed at Goodna Jacaranda Festival
  • I Am Big Bird: Brisbane’s only screening (Film event) : Puppeteer of Troggg as MC. Organiser of Brisbane's only cinema screening of "I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story" at Event Cinemas, Myer Centre
  • Year 9 Puppeteer Workshop - Harristown State High School, Toowoomba (Workshop) : Puppetry Trainer. Teaching a class of grade 9 students
  • 5th Kooma Green School (Live performance; Sept 2015) : Larrikin Puppets solo puppet show being performed in a remote indigenous community
  • Juiced TV - Season 1, Episode 9 (TV show) : Puppeteer of Troggg as host. Interviewed about puppetry during the show’s final segment
  • The Super Weekend Show - Studio Theatre & Cafe (Stage show) : Puppeteer of all puppet characters in the show
2014
  • Thank Troggg You’re Here: A Puppet Impro Spectacular! - New Globe Theatre (Stage show) : Writer, Director of Puppetry, Puppetry trainer, Puppet MC, Puppeteer
  • Thank Troggg You’re Here: A Puppet Impro Spectacular! - Anywhere Theatre Festival (Stage show) : Writer, Director of Puppetry, Puppetry trainer, Puppet MC, Puppeteer
  • Avenue Q - Brisbane Arts Theatre (Stage show) : Puppetry Consultant. Provided puppetry training for the 2014 puppeteer cast
  • Camp Quality Hospital Puppet Show (Live performance; Jun 2014) : Larrikin Puppets solo puppet show being performed at the Royal Children's Hospital, alongside the Camp Quality puppet characters
2013
  • Cluck: The Web Series (Short film project / Web series) : Provided puppetry training, assistance and supervision on set for the two puppet characters. Puppeteered the main character (AJ the Rooster) in one scene. Puppeteered a tie being pulled into a paper shredder
  • Showreel (TV show) : Puppeteer of Troggg and Frizzby
  • The Late Nite Show (TV show) : Puppeteer of Troggg and Frizzby. Appeared on four episodes, including one episode as part of the 2012 cast of Avenue Q
  • Heart of a Thousand Souls (Short film) : Puppeteer of Troggg
2012
  • Avenue Q - Brisbane Arts Theatre (Stage show) : Puppetry Consultant. Provided puppetry training to all puppeteer cast members. Performed as part of the 2012 Brisbane cast; Co-puppeteered the characters Trekkie Monster and Nicky. Also performed two dancing rats

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • UK English
  • USA California

- 5 for 35 (Short Film project, Richard Bell / Josh Milani / Brad Lindenmayer); Performing puppetry for Lil Gary Foley Psychiatrist, Lil Death and others.

- Juiced TV (TV Show, Juiced Enterprises / Pip Russell / Children’s Hospital Foundation); Performing puppetry for Troggg, Moss, Frizzby and others.

- Heart of a Thousand Souls (Short Film project, Luke Walker / Jessica Magro); Performing puppetry for Troggg.

- Showreel (TV Show, 31 Digital); Performing puppetry for Troggg.

- Cluck – The Web Series (Short Film project, QUT Creative Industries / Vincent Chen); Puppetry Consultant and Assistant Puppeteer for AJ the Rooster.

- The Late Nite Show (TV Show, 31 Digital); Performing puppetry for Troggg.

- Vox Poppin' (Short Film project, Creative Clones / Greg Kelly); Performing puppetry for Troggg.

- Larrikin Puppets (Puppeteer business); Performing puppet shows, roving puppetry and as puppet MC at various private and public events.

- Avenue Q (Musical Theatre production, Brisbane Arts Theatre / Miranda Selwood); Puppetry Consultant, Ensemble cast member, Second hands Puppeteer for Trekkie Monster and Nicky, Puppeteer for Rats and Video Monster #1.

- Thank Troggg You're Here: A Puppet Impro Spectacular (Theatre production, Larrikin Puppets / Edge Improv); Writer, Puppetry Consultant, Puppeteer for MC Troggg and various others.

- The Super Weekend Show (Theatre production, Larrikin Puppets / Studio Theatre & Cafe); Puppeteer.

- Bite Club (Short Film project, RedDragon Productions / Kim Huynh); Extra.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


TV & Reality

Juiced TV
Showreel
The Late Nite Show

Film & Stage Crew

Avenue Q (stage) - Puppetry Consultant
Cluck: The Web Series (film) - Puppetry Consultant
ImproMafia: Puppets Vs. People (stage) - Puppetry Consultant
ImproMafia: Not 4 Kidz (stage) - Puppetry Consultant
ImproMafia: The Speakeasy and Double Shot Impro (stage) - Musician (keyboard)

Presenting

Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • UK English
  • USA California

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