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Physical Attributes

Height:
166 cm / 5ft 5in
Weight:
49 kg / 107 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
84 cm / 33 in
Skin color:
White
Waist:
66 cm / 26 in
Hips:
87 cm / 34 in
Dress size:
UK 8 / AUS 8 / US 4
Eye color:
Blue
Hair color:
Blonde
Hair length:
Medium
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2021
  • The Companion. Created by Helen McKenzie Ross : Woman
  • TV series. Mystery Exposed: Episode 5 The Curse of an Old Doll. Urban Inferno Productions, Brisbane : Amanda Verill
  • FRAMED Short Film 4.30 mins. : Helen McKenzie Ross: Suspect and Detective VoiceOver, Writer, Director, Camera and Editor. Filmed on iPhone under isolation conditions. Winner Best Actress CouchFF 1-5 mins, Spring 2021; Winner Jury Choice Award ShortCineFF Spring, 2021; et al
2020
  • Monsieur L'Pook's 2020 Lockdown Collection - Cat video created by Helen McKenzie Ross : Writer, Director, Camera and Editor and Cat voice-over. Filmed on iPhone under isolation conditions.
  • Seriously Red, Feature Film Musical-comedy Written by Krew Boylan : Country Music Festival attendee
  • Sliced Off! 2.20 min Short Film Featured The Sequestered: Micro Short Online Film Festival : Helen McKenzie Ross: Woman and Voice-over. Also Writer, Director, Camera and Editor. Filmed on iPhone under isolation conditions. Official Selection DMOFF (Direct Monthly Online Film Festival) January 2021
  • Young Rock, 10 part TV series NBC - Life of The Rock, Dwayne Johnson's earlier yearas : Market goer
  • Harrow, Series 3 Brisbane, Hoodlum Entertainment ABC Studios International : Climate Talk attendee
  • Bud Hopes Casting workshops : Workshop 2: Improving performance on set
  • Bud Hopes Casting workshops : Workshop 1: Dos and Don'ts on Set
  • Workshops 2020 : See below, under TRAINING, for 2020 undertaken workshops.
2019
  • City of Melbourne. Location National Gallery of Australia : Featured with another mature aged male: as a ‘retired’ couple. photo shoot as promo material for City of Melbourne
2018
  • ‘The End’ See-Saw films/Foxtel Australian 10 part TV series. Filmed Goldcoast/Brisbane). : Role of palliative care patient.
  • Little Red Riding Hood (Absurd play) Brisbane Arts Theatre's entry in Brisbane Drama Fest. circuit : Role of Mother to Little Red. Entries in 10 min category: Mousetrap Theatre, Beenleigh Theatre and Ipswich Little Theatre
  • Featured Extra, 'Alinta Energy ' Ad, Brisbane 2018
  • Simulated Role play: ‘End of Life Scenario’ (Paid work) 2018, 2017 : Australian Society of Surgeons Training, TIPS Program, Mater Hospital South Brisbane. Casting by S L Smith Productions
2017
  • Vincent Jones and the Two Gnomes. Directed by Grace Croft. : Role of Dr Miller, therapist. Student Film (The Performing Arts Conservatory, Bris)
  • 'Dying to leave' Student film (Aust. Performing Arts Conservatory, Bris) Directed by Suzanne Webcke : Role of Margaret, uptight secretary
  • 'Good Service' Student Film (Aust. Performing Arts Conservatory, Bris) : Lady Hamilton, aristocratic employer
  • Stage Role: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Brisbane Arts Theatre-3 month season : Role of Grandma Josephine and Narrator (as Grandma Josephine)
2016
  • Aust. Performing Arts Conservatory, Brisbane City (formerly The Performing Arts Conservatory) : 2 Year Advanced Diploma in Stage and Screen Acting Completed Oct 2016
  • takeONLA workshop : American accent workshop
  • Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble : Shakespeare In Your Own Voice - 2 day workshop
  • Miss Jane Casting , 23 Chetwynd St Loganholme : Adult Screen Acting & TV Commercial Audition workshop
1974
  • Council of Education, Melbourne, VIC: Acting classes with Peter Stephenson-Jones : studied part-time for 2 years

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Acting agent

Williams Talent


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • USA California
  • USA Southern

TRAINING: Advanced Diploma in Stage and Screen Acting at The Australian Performing Arts Conservatory (APAC), Brisbane (formerly The Performing Arts Conservatory 2014 - 2016
2 year course - Completed October 2016.

Units include: Connect Voice, Body and Mind Reflexes, Voice production skills, Script analysis, Script writing (introduction), Develop Character Personalities, Improvisation, American Accent, Physical story telling, Unarmed stage combat, Sword fighting, Short Stage Productions (Contemporary and Shakespeare).

2021:
January: Mastering Genre Workshop Series - Comedy screenplay tools. Raindance Film School, Toronto-Online
- Thriller screenplay tools. Raindance Film School, Toronto-Online

2020:
December: Write Your Own Monologue. Teacher, Richard Parry (Online), The Acting Habit, Puro casting
10 October: 21 Day Self Tape Call-back challenge. Online. Manuel Puro Casting Agent, The Acting Habit, Puro casting
August: Directing Essentials - Simon Hunter, Director. Raindance Film school, London-Online
July: How to Pitch your Screenplay - Elliot Grove. Raindance Film School, London-Online
July: Self-Tape 5 Day Challenge-Online: Technical aspects of self taping - Projects & daily feedback. Manuel Puro Casting Agent, The Acting Habit
July - 5 weeks: Smart Phone Film-making Foundation Certificate Course. Raindance Film School, Toronto-Online
July/Aug - 5 weeks: Screenwriters' Foundation Certificate Course. Raindance Film School, Toronto-Online
March: Simulated Patient/Role Play workshops. Facilitator, Libby Harrison, Add Lib Training
Feb: Bud Hopes Casting workshops: Workshop 2: Improving Performance on set
Feb: Bud Hopes Casting workshops: Workshop 1: Dos and Don'ts on Set
Dec 2019- 2020 Current: General American Accent Training, Accent coach: Katherine Beck

2019:
Dec - October 2020: General American Accent Training, Accent coach: Katherine Beck
Adult Musical Theatre Workshops, Brisbane Arts Theatre QLD - Includes script analysis and stage preparation

2018:
Stage craft Training, Brisbane Arts Theatre, QLD

2017:
Shakespeare in Your Own Voice (2 day workshop), Qld Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE)

1982-4:
Undertook part-time CAE (Council of Adult Education) acting courses (Victoria) with theatre actor/writer, Peter Stephenson Jones. Upon his invitation, joined his weekend master classes.

ACTING EXPERIENCE:
EXPERIENCE:
TV:
*Harrow, Series 3 Brisbane, Hoodlum Entertainment ABC Studios International : Climate Talk attendee (2020)
*City of Melbourne Promotion. National Gallery of Australia : Featured photo shoot 'Retired' couple (2019)
*‘The End’ See-Saw films/Foxtel Australian 10 part TV series. Filmed Goldcoast/Brisbane): Role of palliative care patient (2018)
* Featured Extra - Alinta Energy ‘Flick em’ Ad (TV Commercial 2018)
CORPORATE:
* Simulated Role plays ‘End of Life Scenario’ 2017 and 2018. Australian Society of Surgeons Training, TIPS Program, Mater Hospital South Brisbane. Casting by S L Smith Productions

Stage: Arts Theatre Brisbane 2017
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Children's Theatre Production
Role of: Narrator/Grandma Josephine
Shows: April 2017- mid June 2017

Simulated Role play: ‘End of Life Scenario’ (Paid work) : Australian Society of Surgeons Training, TIPS Program, Mater Hospital South Brisbane. Casting by S L Smith Productions

Screen (non paid):
2017:-
Student film, 'Vincent Jones and The Two Gnomes', Australian Performing Arts Conservatory (APAC) Director Grace Croft. Role of Dr Miller (Therapist)
Student film, 'Dying To Leave', Australian Performing Arts Conservatory (APAC) Director Suzanne Webcke. Role of Margaret (Personal Secretary)
2016:-
Student film, 'Good Service' Australian Performing Arts Conservatory (APAC) - Filmed on Location -Redclilffe
Role of aristocratic employer.

Stage (non paid):
2016:-
*Role of Lady Clarence (female version of Duke of Clarence) in Richard III (Act I Scene IV Tower scene) - 12 min. adaptation. Sept 2016 (APAC production).
*Role of Detective Sergeant Jane Steele, a 12 min. stage adaptation of the movie 'The Interview' by Craig Monahan and Gordon Davie. July 2016 (APAC production).

*'Unpaid extra' for Australian children’s musician and storyteller, Renata. Role of pirate in a couple of her children's shows - 2010-2011 http://renatajayne.com/

OVERALL SKILLS:
*Improvisation Skills
*Combat Skills
*Sword Fighting
*American Accent
*Piano
*Flute
*Advanced beginners Ukelele
*Beginners Tap dancing
*Creative writing: Published children's writer and poet
*Freelance Journalism course
*Diploma in Writing (The Writing School, formerly NSW Writing School).
*Typist
*Computer skills

PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS:
Secretary, Aerobics and Fitness Leader, Teacher (Kindergarten, Primary, TAFE), In-Store Promotions, Sales and Marketing, Light Labour jobs, administration in hospital environment, to name but a few.

Extras

Extras experience

Previous extras experience


Extras agent

Williams Talent


• June 2019:City of Melbourne photo shoot. Location-National Gallery of Victoria (promo material)
• Dec 2018: ‘The End’ See-Saw Films/Foxtel 10 part TV series. Role of palliative care patient
• Featured in Alinta TVC, 2018

Presenting

Presenting agent

Williams Talent QLD


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • USA California
  • USA Southern

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