Michael Ballard

Actor, Extra, Model, Influencer, Singer,… more

Tasmania, Australia
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Video (7)

Audio

Rather Be (2019)

Cover of Rather Be

01Rather Be (2019)
02To the Unknown (2018) [Original]
03You & I (2015) [Original]
04God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (ABC 2018)
05True Colors (2017) - Live
06ABC Interview - Acting in Tas. (2018)
07Triple J Audition - Star Wars Ep. 1
08Triple J Audition - 13 Reasons Why
09Voice Sample - Scottish Accent
010Voice Sample - Poetry

Physical Attributes

Height:
175 cm / 5ft 9in
Eye color:
Hazel
Weight:
114 kg / 250 lbs
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
Middle Eastern
Hair length:
Medium
Skin color:
Tanned
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2019
  • The Axel Jay Bennet Case Files [Short Film] : Lionel Alexander Richardson (Lead Role)
  • Road Safety [Commercial] - Praxis Creative Studios : Lead Role
  • © National Pies [Commercial]
  • Tabernacle [Short Film] - Wide Angle Tas. : Homeless Man
  • What is Love? [Voice Acting] - Jon Norton Art : Voice Actor
  • Higher Ground [Short Film] - Dir: Danny Youd : Skye
  • © Brady Mitchell Photography [Modelling] : Style: Modern and Workforce
  • Compos Mentis [Short Film] - Dir: Joseph Savva : Crazy Man (Lead Role)
  • Devils Hour [Short Film] - Aaronius Prod. : James
2018
  • © Poutinerie French Fry Emporium [Commercial] - Think Marketing Agency : Casting Director, Actor
  • Acting & Film Making Masterclass with Steve Bastoni and Brendan Young
  • The First Detectives [Feature Film] : Valville
  • The Penitent Thief [Short Film] - Walton Productions : Geoff
  • Don't Ask [Interactive Theatre] : Reggie
  • Contentment [Short Film] - © 42 COWS PTY LTD : Lead Role
  • The Parable of the Rich Fool [Short Film] - DOH Community Centre : The Rich Fool
  • Telstra Business Communications [Interactive Theatre] - Roleplay Australia : Terry
  • Tap Tap Tap [Short Film] : Director, Producer, Writer
  • Oedipus Schmoedipus [Theatre] - Post Theatre Company : Ensemble
  • Les Misérables [Theatre] - Encore Theatre Company : Grantaire, The Foreman, Ensemble
2017
  • Christmas Down Under [Feature Film] - Ignite Pictures Sydney : Actor, and Production Assistant
  • © OverTheTop SEO LTD [Commercial] - Think Marketing Agency : Lead Character
  • Holmgang [Short Film] - The Brothers Robinson : Trygve (Lead)
  • © Joseph Day Photography [Modelling] : Style: Casual
  • Murder in the Manor [Live Theatre] : Leigh & Douglas McCormack (Split Personality)
  • Stage Fighting [Crash Course] - HEMA
  • Soliloquy [Web Series] : Writer, Producer, Director
  • Shadow of Autonomy [Short Film] : Director
2016
  • Murder in the Manor [Live Theatre] : Lord Michael Crimson
2015
  • Teachers Aide - Launceston Christian School : Drama, History, Music, Art
  • Bachelor of Education - University of Tasmania : Primary
2014
  • Teachers Aide - Launceston Christian School : Drama, History, Music, Art
  • Bachelor of Education - University of Tasmania : Primary
2013
  • End of the Rainbow [Short Film] - Yoke Studios : Lead - Jason Bowen
  • My Composition [Theatre] - LCS : Frank McCourt
  • Launceston Drama Competitions : 2nd Place - Dulce Et Decorum
  • A Marriage Proposal by Anton Chekhov [Theatre] - LCS : Ivan Vasilevich
  • A Mis-Taken Identity [Theatre] - LCS : Lead Character
  • Teachers Aide - Launceston Christian School : Drama
2012
  • Romania & Serbia Tour - Sing Elon International Choir : Head Chorister
2011
  • Arabian Nights [Theatre] - LCS : Lead Character
  • Identity [Theatre] - LCS : Nick
  • S.a.l.i.m & Co's Cafe [Theatre] - LCS : Salim
  • Qatar & Venice Tour - Sing Elon International Choir : Head Chorister
2010
  • Between Mouthfuls by Alan Ayckbourn [Theatre] - LCS : Pearce
  • Actors Nightmare [Theatre] - LCS : Seymour Krelborn, Ensemble
  • Launceston Drama Competitions : 1st Place - Blood Brothers (Duologue)
  • Launceston Drama Competitions : 1st Place - Indian Waiter (Monologue)
  • Melbourne Tour - Sing Elon International Choir : Head Chorister (Tenor)
2009
  • Japan Tour - Sing Elon International Choir : Chorister
  • Grease (Musical) - LCS : Ensemble
2008
  • Northern Territory and South Australia Tour - Sing Elon International Choir : Chorister
2007
  • Samoa & New Zealand Tour - Sing Elon International Choir : Chorister
2006
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [Theatre] - LCS : Ensemble
2004
  • More Than Gold [Theatre] - Tailrace Community Centre : Ensemble

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA California
  • USA Southern
  • African
  • French
  • Middle Eastern
  • Pacific Islander
  • Russian

I began acting at Launceston Christian school, from grade 7 through to pre-tertiary level in grade 12. During this time, I competed in numerous drama competitions, placing first for the majority of entries and 3rd place for a spontaneous mime. Additionally, at the 2011 drama competitions I received a special recommendation for an original performance.

As my acting career began to advance in 2010, I acted in ‘Actors Nightmare’ as Seymour Krelborn (from Little Shop of Horrors) and a number of other characters throughout the duration of the play. In 2011, I received the lead male role in a musical called ‘Identity’.
Later that year I co-wrote, directed, produced and performed in a musical called ‘Salim & Co's Cafe’, selling out all of the performances.

From 2013 to 2015, I was a teachers aide, for the Launceston Christian School drama department. In this role, I oversaw the teaching of students grade 7 to 11. During 2013, I had the opportunity of writing, directing and producing the school's production of ‘Sister’s Act’.

Last year, I was cast as the lead role in a short film called 'Holmgang', directed by Stephan and Andrew Robinson. The short film was entirely in Old Norse, which required learning part of a forgone language. I have also been working on a miniseries, utilising talent from around Tasmania. I was also in a commercial for an International SEO company (www.overthetopseo.com), through Think Advertisement Agency.

2018 saw a big step towards a career in film. In 'The Penitent Thief' i had the privilege of acting along side John X. I also performed in Encore Theatre Company's production of Les Miserables, and Oedipus Schmoedipus for the national tour by Post Theatre Sydney. The last major project I undertook was a French villain, 'Valville' in a Feature Film titled 'The First Detectives.' To see what else 2018 brought check my credits.

In the first week of 2019 i was cast in 2 short films. One of these, 'Compos Mentus', required me to fill a character with Schizophrenia and Multi-personality disorder.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous speaking roles


Modeling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


Joseph Day Photography - 2017
Brady Mitchell Photography - 2019

Commercials:
Overthetop SEO
Poutenerie French Fry Emporium

Music

Guitar ability

Intermediate


Vocal ability

Classically trained


Vocal range

Tenor


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Voice Range
* From C2 to F5

In 2005, at age 10, I entered a statewide singing competition for children aged 7 to 15. Over 500 auditions took place. I proceeded to the finals finishing 4th overall, singing ‘Your Beautiful’ by James Blunt. Following this, I auditioned for a place in Sing Elon International Children's choir and was successful in securing a position. My vocal roles ranged from alto, tenor and bass. Between 2007 and 2012, I was involved in many tours with the choir, performing in Samoa, Japan, Romania, Qatar, Serbia, Italy and Australia. Elana Andrews, now a renowned conductor in Europe, aided my development as a vocal performer in the choir. From 2009, I began to explore solo singing opportunities through school. Ultimately this lead to success in the local Launceston Music Competitions, where I claimed first place in cover and composition for 2011 and 2013. I continued to perform regularly at school events, joining a cover band as well as performing solo.

At the Age of 14, I began developing confidence to perform, becoming involved as a backup singer in 'Grease' by Launceston Christian School (2009). In 2010, I auditioned for a part in ‘The Actors Nightmare’ and was given the role of Seymour Krelboyne from Little Shop of Horrors. This allowed me to perform a solo and further boosted my confidence. In 2011, I was cast in an original school production called ‘Identity’ as Nick, also requiring a solo vocal part. I also co-directed, wrote and starred alongside Ben Grant and Yossi Van den Berg in the musical S.a.l.i.m & Co's Cafe. I performed as Grantaire in Les Miserables (2018), staged by Encore Theatre Company in Launceston. I had numerous solo's which required a range of power, and range.

Film & Stage Crew

Directing & Writing ability

Intermediate


Casting Director
- Numerous Short films and Commercials

As someone who uses IMDb Processing regularly I have been asked from people around the world to help with project process and publication on IMDb.
These Include:

SKY ARTS (UK)
www.Sky.com
Urban Myths (TV Series)
- Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon

IGNITE PICTURES (AUS & US)
ignite-pictures.com
- Christmas Down Under (2018)
- Longview Drive (2019)

WALTON PRODUCTIONS (AUS)
pro.imdb.com/company/co0640703
- The Penitent Thief (2018)
- The Bravest I Know (2015)
- Orbet (2014)
- The Knights Confession (2014)
- Cooper & Co (2013)
- Ten Paces (2012)

THE BROTHERS ROBINSON (UK, AUS & HUN)
www.youtube.com/user/TheBrothersRobinson
- The Alternate (2017)
- The Rite of Holmgang (2018)

TBOT.FILM (AU)
- Autism is Not (2019)

THE BIBLE PROJECT (US)
thebibleproject.com/
- The Bible Project (2014-2017)

Presenting

Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • New Zealand
  • South African
  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • UK Scottish
  • USA California
  • USA Southern
  • African
  • French
  • Middle Eastern
  • Pacific Islander
  • Russian

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