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Kamil Ellis Named one of the Rising Stars at the Casting Guild of Australia’s Annual Awards

Kamil Ellis was named one of the 10 Rising Stars at the Casting Guild of Australia’s Annual Awards evening on Friday 17th November 2017.

The guild named the 10 actors who are this year’s Rising Stars: Pallavi Sharda, Sara West, Geraldine Viswanathan, Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Angus McLaren, Osamah Sami, Sean Keenan, Kamil Ellis and Toby Wallace.

Rising Stars winners (L-R): Kamil Ellis, Angus McLaren, Sean Keenan, Sara West, Eliza Scanlen, Pallavi Sharda, Thomasin McKenzie and Toby Wallace. Missing were Osamah Sami and Geraldine Viswanathan. (Photo: Casting Guild of Australia).

CGA VP David Newman from McSweeney Newman Casting said that in the past 12 months those 10 have “stunned us, shocked us and taken us on journeys in auditions that will live with us for years to come.

“We feel [they] are not only rising stars but the group with the most potential to take their craft and talent beyond Australian shores and break through internationally.”

No doubt speaking for many in the room, Newman observed: “One of the greatest privileges of a casting director is to be an actor’s first audience. It’s the moment that reminds us why we’re actually here, what the job is really all about.

“It’s the audition where, as soon as we say ‘when you’re ready’ or ‘action’ the air in the room literally changes, the actor has left all the day’s troubles at the door, has retained their power and is brave and courageous enough to hold their own and explore their choices.”


Check out the Full Article from IF.COM.AU

Tap Dancers Riley Brooker & Kieren Bofinger in ‘Swing on This!’

Well Done Riley Brooker & Kieren Bofinger for their fantastic Tap Dancing in Gold Coast Arts Centre’s “Swing on This!”.

Choreographed by Chris Horsey and starring Michael Falzon, Luke Kennedy, Matt Lee and Ben Mingay, this show is famous for its cool, suave and sometimes audacious interpretation of both new and classic swing songs.

Check out the video to see the boys perform!



Mitchell Hope as Prince Ben in Disney’s ‘Descendants’

Mitchell Hope as Prince Ben in Descendants, an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie. Mitchell Hope plays the benevolent Prince Ben, son of Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic Beauty and the Beast. Set to air in 2015, the live action move explores the teenage lives of the children of some of Disney’s greatest villain characters. Congratulations on your hard work Mitchell!



Dash Kruck in ‘I Might Take My Shirt Off’

Dash Kruck stars in ‘I Might Take My Shirt Off’. This will be Dash’s debut cabaret performance!


“From the mischievous mind of one of Queensland’s favourite actors, Dash Kruck (A Tribute of Sorts), ‘I Might Take My Shirt Off’ is the story of Lionel and the reluctant world-premiere of his debut cabaret show; a musical evening of sex, booze, boys and mythical beasts.



February 13 2015 – 9.30 pm
February 14 2015 – 6:00 pm

Brisbane Powerhouse
119 Lamington Street, New Farm

You can get TICKETS HERE!

Dash Kruck in his debut cabaret show.

Monica Sayers in “His Mother’s Voice” @ ATYP

Monica Sayers

 “‘His Mother’s Voice’ had its lighter moments, which made it doubly enjoyable, including the endearing performances of actors Monica Sayers and Alice Keohavong during the negotiation and arbitration scene.” –  Michelle Baltazar 


Presented By bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

Writer Justin Fleming

Director Suzanne Millar

In the Kingdom of Contradiction – it is raining, yet the sky is blue with sun.

Shanghai, 1966. When a young Chinese boy is secretly taught to play the piano by his mother, in defiance of Communist Party edicts, a train of events is set in place that leads them to the eye of the storm in a dangerous confrontation between Shanghai and Canberra.

From the birth of China’s Cultural Revolution to the eve of theTiananmen Square protests Justin Fleming’s dazzling new play weighs the price of defiance in the face of brutality. His Mother’s Voice is a love story: the love between two young people from different worlds; the love that drives a mother to great sacrifice; the love of a young man for his country.

In this World Premiere production, the company that brought you Great Expectations in 2012 returns to ATYP with a story about growing up, stretching your wings, and being true to yourself in the face of overwhelming odds.

– See more at: http://www.atyp.com.au/whats-on/productions/his-mother%E2%80%99s-voice#sthash.FUfVXPTe.dpuf


Here is a great little interview with Monica! 


Mitchell Hope cast as lead in Disney Channel film


December 19, 2013

Australian actor Mitchell Hope will play Ben, son of Belle and Beast, in ‘Descendants.’

Rowena Mohr and Mary-Ann Vale, agents at BMEG are thrilled to announce that MITCHELL HOPE has been cast as Ben in Disney’s “Descendants”.

“Disney Channel is tapping an Australian newcomer to play one of the lead roles in Descendants, a 2015 adventure-comedy movie that will focus on the sons and daughters of heritage Disney characters.

Melbourne-native Mitchell Hope, 19, will play Ben, the benevolent son of Beast and Belle from Beauty and the Beast who is poised to assume the throne of his contemporary kingdom.

Ben’s first action is to offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making children of such classic villains as Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar. They will be allowed to attend prep school with the offspring of such heroes as Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan and will have to decide whether to help their imprisoned parents return to power or work for the common good and save the kingdom.

Earlier this week, Dove Cameron of Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie was cast as Mal, the daughter of Maleficent. She will also appear in the Disney Channel film Cloud 9 on Jan. 17.

Hope submitted an audition tape he made via his Australian agent.

“We were intrigued by Mitchell’s natural acting style, boyish charm and winning personality and when we brought him to Los Angeles to read opposite Dove, it was apparent that he embodied the inherent good nature of Ben and the sense of fairness that the character represents,” says Judy Taylor, who oversees casting at Disney Channel.

Kenny Ortega, who directed Disney’s High School Musical TV movies and feature film, will direct Descendants.” – USA Today.com

Story Highlights

Children of Disney heroes and villains will attend school together in 2015 film

‘Liv and Maddie’s’ Dove Cameron will play Mal, the daughter of Maleficent

‘High School Musical’s’ Kenny Ortega will direct the film




Mitchell Hope

Post Script:

Mitchell will soon be seen as young Tim Farriss on Australian TV in “Never Tear Us Apart- INXS Story”



“Redfern Now is the first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians. The highly celebrated and multi award winning drama of 2012. Recipient of Most Outstanding Drama at this year’s TV Week Logie Awards, the critically acclaimed Redfern Now returns for another extraordinary season.” – http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/redfern-now/

So make sure you tune in and watch the deadly skills of  BMEG’S: Rhimi Johnson Page, Sam Conway, Katherine Beckett and Richard Green.