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August 2022

Baggage Claim, directed by Angela DiMarco, and edited by David Hogan for Mighty Tripod Productions in lightning speed, was completed. It is such a fun little film. Josh and I had a blast shooting it, as is evident by some of the little improv scenes included at the end of the short. A fun little comedy, with a dash of sci-fi!

August/September 2022

I'm Okay... won an Honorable Mention Award in the Seattle Film Summit! It was so great to win an award in one of the local festivals in my current hometown. Plus. they had a virtual showcase for all the award winners, so we all had one day in September, me on the 15th, when our films were screening on their website all day for their festival audience to see. PLUS! My acting agent also asked me to be involved in some table reads for some script excerpts at the Summit, so I got to bring characters to life for four different scripts as well!

June 2022

Angela DiMarco and David Hogan of Mighty Tripod Acting Studio reached out asking if I would be available to play a role in a short film Angela had co-written with one of her students, Joshua. They wanted to shoot the film so that Josh would have some good footage for a reel. Playing Uncle Pete to Josh's Axel ended up being an unbelievable amount of fun. The script is so cute, and very funny. Got to improvise a little as well, and can't wait to see the final cut. I had such a blast!

June 2022

Angela DiMarco of Mighty Tripod Acting Studio introduced me to local film-maker Joshua Woodcock after a performance of Mrs. Caliban at Book-It Repertory, in which she was playing the role of Estelle. In true Mama DiMarco fashion, she introduced me and Miki Murray (another Mighty Tripod acting student who was also at the performance) to Josh, as Angela loves to connect creatives. Josh was casting a short film that he had recently finished writing. Soon after, he reached out to Miki and I to play roles in his short Oh Sh!t. It was so great to get back to shooting a role in a film! I play an Uber Driver who picks up the main character, played by Miki.

May 2022

This arrived in the mail. I couldn't resist getting a trophy when the Cannes Shorts Film Festival offered. I figured it would be nice to commemorate my first ever official Best Actor award. Not to mention, it is fun being able to say I won the award from a festival in Cannes. The reception to I'm Okay... really has been absolutely amazing!

May 2022

I won Best Actor for I'm Okay... in the Cannes Shorts Film Festival!!! While it is not THE Cannes, it is very nice to be able to say I won a Best Actor award in a festival based in Cannes!

May 2022

I'm Okay... won two awards in the Best Actor & Director Awards - New York. I won a Silver Award in the Best Actor in a Comedy category, and I also won a Bronze Award in the Best 1st Time Director category! Was thrilled to win awards from my previous home base.

May/June 2022

I have continued taking classes with Mighty Tripod Acting Studio, Did a Co-Star workshop with Sean Cook through them. Followed that up with their Scene Study class. I have found a couple of good scenes I can use, and a great monologue while doing their classes. Plus I have already got film work through them, so taking these classes has been the best decision I've made lately in regards to my creative career

April 2022

I'm Okay... was nominated for two awards in the Lonely Wolf International Film Festival in London. The film ended up in the top 10 for the Best Lockdown Film category, and in the top 20 for the Best Comedy category! It was nice to add the United Kingdom to the festival list.

April 2022

I'm Okay... was a semi-finalist in the Seattle Movie Awards. Very happy the film was considered by the local movie awards in my current home.

January / February / March 2022

After a long break, I finally got myself back into acting classes, with the wonderful local company Mighty Tripod Acting Studio, run by the amazing Angela DiMarco and David Hogan. I have so far done their Auditioning For The Camera, and Self-Tape Academy classes. I am really enjoying working with them, and learning from them! Also did an Acting For Commercials workshop with Rachel Paulson through them, which was a fantastic learning experience!

January 2022

I'm Okay... won another award!It received a Special Mention Award in the One-Reeler Short Film Competition. Not only that! One of the judges for the competition gave us a great quote: "Quirky and memorable with a hilarious performance from the lead"

December 2021

On December 24th I'm Okay... was finally released online for the world to see. To visit the video page itself, you can go to https://youtu.be/5A9ZzYkeKIk. Please feel free to share the video anywhere and with anyone. For more information on the film, check out the official website at https://www.im-okay-film.com/. All the Jameses would love the attention, as would Kiwi & Woolly - not to mention Red, who is already preparing his Oscar speech!

November 2021

I'm Okay... finally had its first festival screenings as an official selection in the FlickFair On-Demand Film Festival! You could view The Jameses' film (or Red's film, if you ask him!) throughout the month of November. It was great to be selected and have a full month of online festival screenings available!

October 2021

I'm Okay... won another award! This time it is a Special Mention Award from the Global Shorts International Short Film Competition. This was from another direct contact from the festival, asking to include I'm Okay... in the competition. The Jameses are thrilled with the response to their very uncomplicated, comic little film.

October 2021

I'm Okay... was selected as a semi-finalist in the September round of the Vancouver Independent Film Festival.

October 2021

Since I'm Okay... had actual online screenings in the FlickFair On-Demand Film Festival, I decided it was time to try my hand at building a website from scratch for the film, to help increase its online presence. And so https://www.im-okay-film.com/ was born. I had a lot of fun putting it together, and as well as Kiwi & Woolly having their own page, so has Red, who is actually also in the film!

September 2021

After seeing the film listed as an award winner on the Best Shorts Competition website,  the FlickFair On-Demand Film Festival invited I'm Okay... as an official selection for their festival, so I'm Okay... had some screenings online in November!

September 2021

I'm Okay... won two awards in the Best Shorts Competition. The film won an Award of Recognition in the Film Short Category, and I won an Award of Merit in the Actor: Leading category! It was super exciting for I'm Okay... to receive its first festival awards!

June 2021

Had a great time shooting a role in my first short film in Seattle since Return To Sender, This new film is about a BBQ party with a twist, and I was asked to do the role by my fellow cast mate from Return To Sender, Tyler Roy Roberts. It was great getting to work with him again, in this BBQ party that gets crazy! Plus the director, Ty Minton-Small, I remember auditioning for five years ago , so it was great to get the chance to work with him too. Not to mention, I was the grill master at the BBQ, or at least I thought I was! Will keep you posted on where and when you will be able to see it!

June 2021

Editing on I'm Okay... is finally completed! Huge thanks to Will Earl for all the amazing work he did with the opening and closing sequences of the film. I also really love the music that London based composer Thomas Thorogood put together specifically for my film. My friend Natasya Yusoff also did some landscape versions of the poster, for those future video thumbnails. Plus I got a great logo and animation made by BuzzFlick for Kiwi & Woolly Productions, the name I decided to use, in honor of those two characters in I'm Okay... So while I cannot show you the film at the moment, I can show you the little animation and logo that was created and designed for the film! The animation also features Kiwi and Woolly providing the voiceover. Check it out below! Have started submitting to film festivals, including New Zealand's Show Me Shorts film festival. Excited! Watch this space for more details!

March 2021

My wonderful friend Natasya Yusoff came up with this fantastic poster for I'm Okay... that nicely captures the film's craziness. I really did have a lot of fun playing around with some of the many personalities of James C. Stewart! Plus, Thomas Thorogood, who composed the music for Time Saver, has agreed to do the music for I'm Okay... which I am very excited about, as his music really added to the tension in Time Saver!

March 2021

While I was in New Zealand, I volunteered to be a part of one of the teams for the 48 Hours Film Festival. We got sci-fi for our genre, and the result was Time Saver. I had an amazing time working on my first film shoot in Christchurch since before I stopped living there in 1999! Plus, we got second in the audience favorites for our heat! Will post the film soon. They did an awesome job with the cinematography and design, which resulted in the film being nominated for two awards! Click here to watch the film.

January 2021

Decided what better time to get much needed new headshots, than while I was down in New Zealand! Several people referred me to the wonderful Lara Macgregor, and I cannot recommend her enough - she was fantastic, and I am super happy with the results. I finally have more than just the two headshots that I can use! Plus they were all taken outdoors at the Arts Centre in my hometown Christchurch - a place I absolutely love, which just added to the whole experience! If you're in NZ and need new headshots, click here to check out Lara, and message her for a booking! Click here to check out the rest of the images on my Headshots page!

February 2021

Super happy to announce that Hanna at HvR Actor Management has agreed to take me on to her agency's books, to represent me in New Zealand whenever I am down there. Would love to act in NZ again!

January 2021

Editing continues on my short film, which has been titled I'm Okay... with an opening sequence currently being worked on by the great editors at BDP Entertainment. It has been an amazing experience so far for my film making debut, featuring some of the many personalities of James C. Stewart! Here's the synopsis I've come up with so far for the film: What happens when you are isolated in a hotel room for two weeks by yourself? James is about to find out! He might think he is okay, but his other personalities have a little something to say about that.

November 2020

I have come back to New Zealand for a few months, to be with my Dad while he goes through chemotherapy treatments. During my two weeks of manged isolation, I recorded a short film for a little distraction to pass the time, and document the effects isolation has on someone in a fun way. It is currently being edited, and worked on for potential festival submissions, after my coach at the Online Acting Ensemble liked it so much, they offered to produce it. Watch this space for more details!

October 2020

Finally decided it was time to get myself back into some acting, in this time of no in person classes, after having taken a little break from it all. I wanted to find somewhere that offers online classes, that likes to work with people from all over the States (and the world), and found L.A. based company Hollywood Backdoor Alliance were starting up the Online Acting Ensemble, so auditioned and got myself a spot in the ensemble. Now we meet online once a week to work on our craft, working on monologues and scenes, as well as the business of acting!

October 2019

My face is in a book again! This time looking very green. The wonderful photographer John Keatley has released a book of his Uniform series, where he explores identity by giving a human face to green army men toys. This is also being accompanied by exhibitions of the series in Seattle and Los Angeles!

August 2019

After two years of having a beard, I decided to shave and try out having bright purple hair for the first time ever, just before heading down to the Nevada desert for Burning Man. Check out what the desert sun and temperatures did to the color on my Miscellaneous page! And check out my bearded headshots on my Headshots page!

October 2018

I am finally able to share a short film I did a few years ago in NYC! It is a 50s-era story about a boy who comes home to find a runaway robotic man seeking refuge in his bedroom. I play the title character T.I.M. You can check it out here! Enjoy!

August 2018

My indie feature film debut here in the States, the sci-fi comedy Asockalypse!, is now available on DVD. It is currently on sale through Amazon, so I know I finally made the big time, when I am on sale on there! I play an alien clone, a Blahnonian, that dies several times throughout the movie, which is lots of fun in itself, popping up onscreen again and again, just when you think I am gone! Us evil alien Blahnonians have only one goal: steal all of Earth's socks to power our ship.

You can check me out on Amazon here.

February 2018

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The feature film Relativity, that was shot in Chicago, is live online! This was my third collaboration with the amazing writer/director Ryan Blewett, and his first full length feature. An amazing experience, and I have a supporting role, so I pop up throughout. Here's to many more collaborations! Watch the film here!

January 2018

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The short film Couch Surfer is now available online for your viewing pleasure! I play Todd, a Kiwi trying to save an innocent lass from a bunch of Aussies who have invaded her apartment. Had fun adding in some Kiwi slang. Check the film out here! You can also read some great reviews: UK Film Review, Reel Talk Reviews, IndyRed Reviews, and The Independent Critic

October 2017

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The first short film I shot a role in here in Seattle is now online! I have a lead role in Return To Sender, playing a husband who walks in on his wife with the mailman! The film was originally going to be non-union, but after my audition they filed the necessary paperwork with SAG-AFTRA so that I could be involved! Check it out here.

July 2017

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Performed in a staged reading of an adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here, directed by Paul O'Connell for Theatre9/12. My first theatre work in Seattle! This play could not be more relevant at the moment. Was a big cast of fantastic local actors. This was all free for the audience at the Trinity Parish Hall at 609 8th Avenue on July 29th and July 30th.

January 2017

The photo series Uniform became photographer John Keatley's first solo exhibition, when it went on display at the Treason Art Gallery in Seattle. So my face ended up on a gallery wall for the first time ever! Check out some images from the exhibition here. It also received a great review in the Seattle Times!

October 2016

Shot a role in my first short film in the Pacific Northwest - Return To Sender for Kontent Partners. Lots of fun!

June 2016

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I finally added the very first film I did in the United States up on YouTube and on my Videos page. The Wall, written and directed by Tim Chung for the School of Visual Arts.

June 2016

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The short film The Tower of Babel, which I had the lead role of Felix the priest in, has been released online. You can view the full short film by clicking here. I loved this shoot, as it was shot chronologically and all with only three cuts, in the beautiful Sleeping Giant State Park in Connecticut. The longest section involved one continuous 15 minute take! The role was specifically written for me by writer/director Ryan Blewett, who I met while he was still at NYU Film School, after performing the title role of Macbeth in scenes he filmed from the play, including the infamous dagger scene. I enjoyed putting Shakespeare onscreen.

May 2016

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The episode I shot a co-star role in for the awardwinning comedic web series Method or Madness, playing a bad speed dater for Rare View Films, went live online. Had a lot of fun improvising the character. You can click here to view the episode. I also ended up extending the character into a theatre monologue while working with Red Shirt Theatre Company.

December 2015

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Red, my cheeky little monkey of a traveling companion, finally insisted he have his own page on my website, not to mention a little button with his face on it so you can see him on every page and access his glorious gallery of adventures from everywhere. You know you want to click on that monkey! Or simply click here to check out The Red Series.

October 2015

Super happy and excited to announce that, after an awesome meeting with Erin Bryn Fetridge, I now have an agent!!! I am going to be represented for film, television and commercials in the Pacific Northwest area by The Actors Group!

September 2015

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Invited to join the Theatre9/12 company in Seattle, led by Artistic Director Charles Waxberg, who worked with Stella Adler in NYC. They hold weekly scene study and monologue classes, that are pay what you can, which is a great way for the company to keep active and creatively working. They also put up two major productions each year, which are predominantly cast from within the company!

August 2015

My second audition in Seattle led to being short-listed down to the final two! A video submission for a fantasy series, which turned out is being produced by someone who saw me in The Tower of Babel and enjoyed my performance. They asked me to submit a video even though I was about 20 years younger than the listed age for the character, and liked my choices so much they very nearly considered changing the role to fit me!

July 2015

Shot the supporting role of Charles Greene in Relativity, the first feature film by NYU graduate Ryan Blewett. My third collaboration with the writer/director since first working together in 2011 while he was still at NYU, he wrote the supporting role specifically for me. The film was shot in Chicago, and was my first ever visit to the city. I will definitely have to go back again so I can have more time to look around. I did not have time to compare Chicago style pizza to it's NYC counterpart!

July 2015

After finishing the run of the play in New York City, I said farewell after eight awesome years of living there, stopped off in Chicago to shoot the feature role, then headed to Seattle to take on the Pacific Northwest! I have so many fantastic memories I'm taking with me from the Big Apple, with lots of theatre, film and web series. Seven years Co-Artistic Directing Redd Tale Theatre company was definitely a highlight!

June 2015

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After being involved in the original workshop reading of the new play We Will Always Talk This Way by Jack Gilbert in 2013, I revisited the character of Bill in a full production for American Theatre of Actors. The season ran June 17-27 at ATA's Beckmann Theater located at 314 West 54th Street. Was awesome to get back onstage again after a little break away!

March 2015

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I am Co-Executive Director of a fantastic new project - The Ginny B! An arts laboratory to be based in Seattle, The Ginny B is dedicated to our friend, Virginia "Ginny" Bartholomew - a loving, talented actress and friend we lost to cancer in 2013. Check out the details on our website here, 'like' us on Facebook here, and follow us on Twitter @TheGinnyB.

February 13, 2015

Ripple Effect Artists, of which I am part of the ensemble, had an awesome fundraiser on Friday February 13th at the People's United Bank that involved lots of chocolate! We also did a few Shakespearean scenes on the night which I was involved in.

August 11, 2014

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Cast as Messerschmann in a free public reading of Ring Around the Moon by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Christopher Fry, for Ripple Effect Artists at the Centre for Social Innovation. I found out after the show, that the incredible actor and comedian Robin Williams had taken his own life. He was one of my all time favorites, and a huge loss to the performing arts world. RIP Genie!

August 2014

Cast in the supporting role of Professor Duncan, a shapeshifting lab manager for a secret organization, in the web series pilot for Ghost Baby, written and directed by Nick Krassowski.

June 26, 2014

Cast as Harold in a public reading of a new play for Australian Made Entertainment - the wedding comedy Cake: A Wedding Comedy by Peter Buck Dettman, part of their monthly reading series From Down Under to Down Stage.

June 2014

Cast as Ozzie Spice, an investigative reporter for The Dirt Down Under, for the short film shoot Everyone Loves Eddie. The film was shown at a 50th birthday celebration which I also emceed.

May 2014

Shot the supporting role of Todd, a New Zealander who faces off against some Aussies, in the short film Couch Surfer for Kinetic Studios. Check out the trailer here.

April 2014

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Shot the lead role in the short film T.I.M. for writer/director Alex Hunter at NYU Film School. Set in the 1950s, I play the robotic title character, who is the first artificially intelligent model of his kind and has run away from his creator in pursuit of life in the human world. In Tim’s eyes, he is equal to a human.

February 23, 2014

Performed in the Manhattan Monologue Slam Championships to compete for champion of 2013 at Pioneers Bar on February 4th.

January 12, 2014

GAYS: The Series went live online. My co-star role is featured in episode two. You can view the full episode here. I come on at 11 minutes in. The first two episodes of GAYS: The Series were voted the best new Indie Series of the Week at We Love Soaps. Check out the results here, with actors in the series also in the top lists!

January 2014

Invited to be a part of the new Rebel Theater Company, formed from selected members of the Red Shirt Entertainment Ensemble and specifically auditioned new members.

December 3, 2013

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The pilot episode of the web series Terminal B is now live online - a comic look at what happens behind the scenes of a small airport in middle-of-nowhere America. You can watch the full pilot here.

December 2, 2013

Red Shirt Entertainment Ensemble, of which I am a part of, presented Scene: Retrospect on Monday December 2nd at 7pm at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B & C. A ninety minute collection of scenes from our diverse repertoire of work throughout our journey as an emerging ensemble of theater artists and activists.

November 19, 2013

A teaser trailer has been released for GAYS: The Series in which I have a co-star role. I play Bob, an awkward guy picked up in a bar.

September 2013

Met with the people at Johnston Agency in New Canaan, Connecticut and am now freelancing with them for on-camera commercials, industrials, voice overs, and commercial print. They serve the tri-state area, so as well as work down here in NYC, I may get to take a nice train ride up to Connecticut now & again!

September 16, 2013

The first public scene night for the Red Shirt Entertainment Ensemble I am a part of was on Monday September 16th at 7pm at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B & C. The theme was race, so we examined different dimensions of this theme through the eyes of several diverse and talented playwrights. This is the first of a series of themed scene nights, from a vast array of plays.

August 2013

Shot a co-star role as Bob in episode two of the web series GAYS: The Series. My first ever onscreen sex scene - but don't worry, I stayed fully clothed for the whole scene, thanks to the magic of framing and camera angles! No special clothing needed!

August 2013

Shot a supporting role as Monitoring Blahnonian in the indie sci-fi comedy feature film Asockalypse! My indie feature film debut here in the States, as I did have a line in the movie! There's nothing like playing an alien clone that dies several times!

July 2013

Shot the lead role Felix in the short film The Tower of Babel for Ryan Blewett Productions - a role written specifically for me after working with the writer/director on a short in 2011 while he was still at NYU! Check out the great article on the film in the Killingworth Today! View the teaser trailer here.

June 2013

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Shot a co-star role in the award winning improvised comedic web series Method or Madness playing a bad speed dater for Rare View Films. Was fun fully creating a new character for the series!

June 11 2013

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Attended a Naturalization Oath Ceremony on June 11th, after having English and civics tests, and officially became a U.S. citizen! So now I am a NZ AND US citizen with a great Kiwi accent! Here I am above with the Green Card I won in 2003, which granted me access to live and work in the States, before I had to hand it in.

June 2013

Played Sebastian in Twelfth Night for the Ripple Effect Artists June 20th - June 30th in the Gallery Space at Access Theater, 380 Broadway, at White Street. This production was in support of Freedom To Marry, which is an organization I definitely support!

April 22, 2013

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The performing arts community lost one of it's most talented today. My best friend here in NYC, Virginia Bartholomew, sadly passed away after losing a heroic battle with a rare cancer. She was an amazing person and a powerhouse performer, which was very evident in her NYIT Award nominated performance (Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role) as my Lady Macbeth. Not to mention her award winning one-woman show Frankenstein With Mary Shelley (Best Adaptation at the United Solo Festival). We met in a short lived Shakespeare company that had some great actors in it, several who went on to become close friends like Ginny, and continued to work with us in our Redd Tale productions. She is a huge loss who will be very sorely missed. I heard the news of her passing while on set filming for a NYU short film, playing the character of Death. That was a very long shoot.

April 15, 2013

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Cast as Bill in a free public theatrical reading of the new play We Will Always Talk This Way by Jack Gilbert for American Theatre of Actors on April 15th at 7pm at ATA's Company Space, 314 West 54th Street, 3rd Floor. The reading was awesome and the playwright received some fantastic feedback for the next draft! I played a very creepy character, who was a scarily good fit for me. The evil lurking within - villains are so much fun!

March 18, 2013

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Cast in a theatrical remembrance concert about the Rwandan Genocide for Red Shirt Entertainment on March 18th at 7pm at the Three Jewels Community Center, 61 4th Avenue (at 9th Street) on the 3rd floor. This was the second installment of their Off-Broadway Holocaust Remembrance Project. Part of the proceeds are going to support a young student going to school in Rwanda for a year. This was a truly powerful evening of theatre, featuring Rwandan representatives of the United Nations in the audience as well as a survivor of the genocide, who spoke of her experiences after the performance. Very enlightening and humbling, listening to her tragic story.

March, 2013

Doing the American Speech class taught by Amanda Quaid at HB Studio running March 29 - June 21. Continuing my American accent work with a great teacher to help me along the way!

March 4, 2013

Cast as Juror Eight in a free public theatrical reading of Twelve Angry Men for the Ripple Effect Artists on March 4th at 8pm at Space on White, 81 White Street, between Broadway & Lafayette. Was amazing to be involved in this American classic.

February 2013

My first audition through my new manager was for a speaking role in a major motion picture by an Oscar winning director. I got put on hold and down to the final round of choices. Not bad for my first ever big feature film audition in the States

February 2013

Met with Jackie Dixon, talent manager at Zanee Entertainment, and they have decided to freelance with me! I met Jackie at the Manhattan Monologue Slam Night of Champions, where she was part of the invited guest panel attending who watched the monologues in action. I did not win the slam, but I still won!

January 2013

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Cast in the role of Will, a disgruntled baggage handler at the airport, in the pilot episode for the web series Terminal B. When they heard my NZ accent, after they asked me to improvise for the audition, they rewrote the character to be from there! Was fun chatting about Marmite sandwiches while in character.

January 2013

Doing the Vowels & Diphthongs of American English class taught by Amanda Quaid at HB Studio running January 4 - March 22. Time to get seriously working on that American accent!

December 2012/January 2013

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Visited my homeland New Zealand for the first time in nearly five years, touring the country with my husband and catching up with family & friends. Also checked out some tourist destinations - like the Waitomo glow worm caves, White Island, and Hobbiton!

November 2012

Played the lead role of Trampoline Man in the two person short film Josef Muller for anendless film director and current NYU student Flo Baumann. Needless to say, I did lots of bouncing!

September 22, 2012

Performed in the Manhattan Monologue Slam Night of Champions on February 4th at the Cell Theatre, after winning the slam in May 2012. Was a fun night, playing with a new monologue.

September 2012

Invited to be a founding member of the new Ripple Effect ensemble. Looking forward to the regular workshops and play readings already scheduled every month, as well as great productions for great causes, as they donate a percentage of the box office from every show to a different charity! Theatre that can inspire and make a difference - can't wait!

September 2012

Started the fall semester for Austin Pendleton's Advanced Scene Study class at HB Studio running September 10 - December 17.

September 2012

The drilling company Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production of The Merry Wives of Windsor was invited to do a performance for the Chekhov International Theatre Festival in Ridgefield, Connecticut at the Theatre at Schlumberger.

August 6 - 9, 2012

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Participated in a Research and Discovery week with the Trusty Sidekick Theater Company for a development workshop focused mainly on a new play entitled The Boy at the Edge of Everything, written by Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. I loved getting to workshop a brand new play, with a down under connection, providing a Kiwi perspective.

July 12 - 28, 2012

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Played Page in the drilling company Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Show ran Thursdays through Saturdays July 12 - 28 at 8pm in the Municipal Parking Lot at Ludlow & Broome. Fun with Shakespeare outdoors. Lost a couple of shows due to rain, including one almighty lightening storm. Final night we kept going through the rain, and the audience stayed with us. Nothing like seeing a rainbow colored sea of umbrellas to keep you motivated.

July 2012

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The "Bubblehead" image from the Something Real photo shoot by Romain Laurent was included in the new paperback Crazy Photography by Diane Routex. The book features the work of more than fifty contemporary photographers from all over the world demonstrating how the way we capture and look at images has been revolutionized in recent years. So now you can buy my head on Amazon. I know you all can't wait to do that!

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July 14, 2012

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Performed as part of Fruit Machine for Xavier Cha for the opening of the Meeting Point exhibition at the Mount Tremper Arts Summer Festival. Our performance was dictated by the onscreen fruit, that regularly changed positions like a slot machine. Just in case you were wondering, I was the bunch of grapes.

June 2012

The "Bubblehead" image from the Something Real photo shoot by Romain Laurent was selected by the Théâtre de Cornouaille in Quimper, France to promote their 2012-2013 season. It's so cool to have my head advertising theatre in a country I am yet to visit, and not just for one show. Now I just need to get the rest of me there! Click here to view the images from the photo shoot.

June 23, 2012

Performed as part of Fruit Machine for Xavier Cha for the First Among Equals exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. My first live performance in a gallery!

June 2012

Successfully auditioned for a place in Austin Pendleton's Advanced Scene Study class at HB Studio for their summer semester running June 25 - August 20.

May 2012

The "Bubblehead" image from the Something Real photo shoot by Romain Laurent was selected as a Photo of the Month in an edition of The Red Bulletin magazine. So now my head has gone global! Click here to view the images from the photo shoot.

May 5, 2012

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On my second shot at the Manhattan Monologue Slam, I managed to win it this time! It was with another self-written piece for a character created back in my drama school days. Was great to revisit this, and with a bit of adapting I had a lot of fun bringing him back to life. Plus I got some great prizes for winning, that included a headshot session with awesome NYC photographer Evan Cohen. With the cost of headshots these days, this prize was worth its weight in gold!

April 7, 2012

I had heard a little about the Manhattan Monologue Slam, and thought it was time for me to throw caution to the wind and give it a go. I'd been told my previous play monologue wasn't working for me, so I figured I'd throw myself back into writing and create my own. What better place to try it out, and it got me voted by the audience as runner up in the slam!

March 30, 2012

SAG and AFTRA merged so I am now a SAG member as well, in the new SAG-AFTRA union!

February 17, 2012

Joined AFTRA today!

February 14, 2012

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Got my Actors' Equity card today! Having been a member of the New Zealand Actors' Equity since 2004, which merged with the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in 2006, I obtained my AEA card through affiliation with them, as I had worked under their union jurisdiction up until moving to the States in 2007. I am still a paid up member back home as well, as I like to support the arts down under!