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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.”


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Jessica Loudon in world premiere of ‘VICE’, A new play by MELVYN MORROW


Jess Loudon will be in “VICE”, at the King Street Theatre in Newtown.

EMU PRODUCTIONS presents the world premiere of VICE, A new play by MELVYN MORROW.

21 April – 9 May 2015

Tickets: Concession $ 30 Adult $ 35 Preview $ 25


In the shameful and criminal tragedy of sexual assault in Catholic schools, VICE provides a disturbing footnote, throwing new darkness on the maze of motivations swirling around the underworld of staff and students. Every school is a complex and unique human network: inspiring, dangerous, eccentric, funny, political, toxic and frequently like something out of a play or movie.

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Set in an exclusive Catholic boys’ school rocked by accusations of sexual abuse, a new play, Vice, is an investigation into the “blurring of borders”, playwright Melvyn Morrow says.

“It’s a frightful, delicate and tragically topical subject and when you read about these things happening, everybody feels like they are an expert on the subject because they went to school as well,” Morrow explains. “I thought it would be interesting to show what life is like in a school and how teachers deal with moments when they are, for one reason or another, compromised.” – Read the Full Article