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.
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.”
Congratulations to ten year old Riley Brooker. Riley is performing in ‘The King and I”. Riley’s performance has been praised by numerous critics for his singing ability and his accent prowess in this national touring production which stars Lisa McCune. Matthew Nguyen is another BMEG actor sharing the stage with Riley in this production!! Go BMEG!!!
Update 20th May 2014: The King’s Kids Check out Riley in this great story from the ABC!
“For some kids, singing on stage in front of hundreds of people would be terrifying. For others, it’s a dream come true. In this next story we meet some kids that definitely belong in the ‘dream’ category. They’re stealing the show in a world class production of the King and I. Matt found out what it’s like.” – http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4005270.htm
“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.