BIOS

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WAYNE TUNKS - Writer / Director / Producer / Colin McLeavey

  

Wayne is a writer, actor, director, producer and acting coach with 19 years experience creating independent theatre all over Australia. Wayne’s most successful plays include, The Subtle Art of Flirting, We’ll Always Have Wagga, Fag Boy & the Married Guy, Everything I Know I Learnt From Madonna, The Bridesmaid Must Die!, 37 Ways To Say I’m Gay, Silvertop Ash, Flame Trees, The Girlie Show, Bitch and many more. As an actor, Wayne has appeared in the TV shows, The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Underbelly: Squizzy.  Wayne also appeared in the feature films, The Casting Game, Fragmentary and Apparitions. Wayne is a former storyliner at Neighbours and was the festival director for Short+Sweet Sydney in 2017. In 2019, Wayne wrote and directed his first feature film, an adaption of his hit stage play, According to Otto. Wayne has also begun directing music clips, his first was for award winning country artist, Amber Lawrence.

Wayne won a Best Director award for the first season from the Web Series Festival in Utah.

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NICHOLAS PRICE – Director of Photography / Producer

  

Nicholas Price is an award winning cinematographer, producer & director. Nick has made feature films, web series, TVC’s, video clips and documentaries. 

He is a Masters graduate of AFTRS (Australian Film, Television & Radio School) and is always striving to bring a highly stylised cinematic look to any project he works on. 

Nick’s credits include The Party Garden (2009 AdNews Campaign of the Year), commercials for Hyundai, Mercedes AMG, Farmers NSW and Open Universities, as well as creating content for James Boag's a Qantas.

He recently shot the neo-noir web series After Nightfall (2018 Best Mystery/Thriller NYC Web Fest) and feature film According to Otto. 


Best Cinematography After Nightfall

Baltimore Next Media Webfest 2018


Best Cinematography Gold Award After Nightfall

Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque 2018

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KRISTINA BENTON - Ursula McLeavey

  

  

Kristina Benton is a New Zealand-born actor, singer and composer who trained with the late Peter Oyston at the Monash Academy of Performing Arts. She has been performing for close to 30 years, has worked with several Melbourne theatre companies to critical acclaim, and has been composing music for theatre for eight years. Her most notable performances to date have been Skinhouse (Quiet Little Fox), which she co-wrote, composed for, and performed, Home Invasion, and Sneakyville (Before Shot), The Subtle Art of Flirting (Tunks Productions), and This That (U Mad? Productions). She has worked in theatre in education, specialising in Shakespeare, and she has appeared in Australian television and film, including the indie sci-fi feature, How To Time Travel. Kristina was a founding member of Australia’s only bisexual focussed radio show, Triple Bi-Pass on Joy 94.9, and in 2017, she accomplished the incredible feat of writing, directing, producing and music directing four drag cabarets in four months at The Butterfly Club. She is a multi-faceted and multi-disciplined performer and artist with a deep passion for creating meaningful stories for the stage and screen.

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SANDRA CAMPBELL - Viv McLeavey


Over the past 35 years, Sandra Campbell has attained a breadth of acting experience across a plethora of productions, stages and creative disciplines. Sandra made her debut at The New Theatre in 1982 in Nick Enright's production of First Class Women, which he was commissioned to write for New Theatre's 50th anniversary. Her Television appearances include a somewhat risqué role in Water Rats where she played a Dominatrix (!) and the slightly more respectable character in Rake where she played a Judge! More recently, Sandra had a feature role in the award winning short film, The Salt Maiden which was also seen at The Cannes Film Festival.  This year Sandra starred in "Once in Royal David's City" at the New Theatre.

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TRISTAN CLARK - Quintin McLeavey

  

Tristan is a trained actor, dancer and voice artist. Tristan earned his diploma of acting at Screenwise in Sydney and his Diploma of dance at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Canada. His 2017 theatre performances included, The Mexican Wave as part of the Short and Sweet festival and the brand new work, Diva Wars, by acclaimed dramatist Wayne Tunks. Tristan also had a leading role in the feature film The Gathering.

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ALEC EBERT - Brad Rosetta

    

Alec is from Sydney, Australia. He is a current conservatory student on a scholarship at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles. Recent film includes After Nightfall: Season 1 and DNA: The Petersons; productions include Othello (Long Beach Shakespeare Company) Troilus and Cressida (Secret House) and Arthur and Marilyn (Dinosaurus Productions), which won him the Kerry Casey Best Actor award at Sydney’s Short + Sweet Festival. 

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BARBARA GOUSKOS - Zara Ambrosia

Barbara Gouskos is best known for her Television appearance as “Helen Bordino” in the popular series Heartbreak High, other performances include Secret City, Deadly Women 11, 8 & 7, Lindt Café The Seige, Crownies, East West 101, All Saints, Home & Away, White Collar Blue, Water Rats and many others…… Her feature film credits include Backtrack, Sacred Heart & Mushrooms and various Short Films the latest being Utopia, Turn, Aquarium, Blind Date, Haircuts, She Loves me She loves me Not. As well as acting, Barbara has worked behind the camera, as co-producer and production manager on a variety of Short Films. Her Stage credits include Haircuts the play & Starry Comet Night for writer & producer Con Nats, Night Journeys for Takeaway Theatre, She Loves me, She loves me not, Shakespeare by the Sea, Alex & Eve & The Negotiating Table for Bulldog Theatre and The Show Must Go On….Takeaway Theatre’s 20 year Gala Production, Someday Suddenly for Tunks Productions and PROXY for Liber Theatrum.  

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PRUDENCE HOLLOWAY - Angela Marino

Prudence was raised and trained as a performer in Sydney. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has also graduated from three years of Meisner Acting training. 

Prudence’s theatrical credits have included: Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Stepmother, Bloom Creative Productions) , The Wild Party (Madelaine True, Little Triangle), Macbeth (Hecate, SheShakespeare), As You Like It (Charles/Amiens, SheShakespeare), Godspell: Prepare Ye (LHE), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Tracey, PHP), The Girlie Show (Tunks Productions),  the Australian premiere of Carrie – The Musical (Chris Hargensen, Squabbalogic). And Bye Bye Birdie – (Deborah Sue-Production Company). 

TV performances include: Anna in THIRTY-The web-series (winner of best Best Ensemble Cast at New York Web Fest). 

Prudence has recently moving into sound design and composition for theatre. She has worked on Flame Trees (Tunks Productions), Musical Directing : Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle for  Sydney Theatre School. She is the resident Music Director and Sound designer for SheShakespeare having performed and designed two sold out seasons of As You Like it, Macbeth. Prudence is currently in preparation for this year’s production.

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CLAIRE JOHNSTON - Grace Cowan

  

Claire Johnston is a recent acting graduate of Screenwise Film & TV School. She also holds an Associate Diploma in Musical Theatre from Trinity Guildhall. She has appeared in various independent theatre productions and musicals including Much Ado About Nothing, Annie, DNA and most recently Wayne Tunks’ production of Bitch. After Nightfall is Claire’s first screen credit.  

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JASPER LEE-LINDSAY - Hayden Janz


 Jasper is an actor and writer from Sydney, where he studied acting at the Academy of Film, Theatre & Television (AFTT). His credits include short films Velvet, Brothers and Be A Man, as well as plays Spring Awakening for AFTT/Belvoir, The Merry Wives of Windsor for Bard on the Beach, and Bitch for Tunks Productions. 

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CHANTEL LESEBERG - Leeanne French

  

Chantel is an actor, pianist, singer and music teacher based in Sydney. After graduating from the Actor's Centre Australia in 2014, Chantel appeared in the TV series Home and Away and the stage productions Mother Clap's Molly House, School for Scandal and The Girlie Show.  

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EMMA LOUISE - Faye Sant

Emma has trained as both an actor and voice coach, having completed her Bachelor of Theatre Arts in Acting (USQ), and her Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies (NIDA). As well as years of directing, vocal coaching and performing in many independent theatre productions across Sydney, she also runs ‘Em’s Entertainment’ – a Theatre-In-Education company specialising in performance for under 7’s. Roles include Grusha Caucasian Chalk Circle (New Theatre), Polly Bedtime For Bastards (Under the Table Productions), Phillippa The Bridesmaid Must Die! (Tunks Productions), Daria We’ll Always Have Wagga (Tunks Productions), Sammi Hell Hath No Fury (Tunks Productions), Kyra Girl From The West Of The City (Catalyst Theatre Productions), The Grand High Witch The Witches (New Theatre), Olive Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll (New Theatre), Yolanda Petroleum (Tunks Productions), Melanie Canary (New Theatre), Paulina The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare On The Green), Mum Vernon God Little (New Theatre), Dawn Jerusalem (New Theatre), Axis Pinball (Duck Duck Goose), and Edith The Women (New Theatre), Robyn Bitch (Tunks Productions), Mary Mauritius (Sure Foot Productions), and Adam/Audrey As You Like It (She Shakespeare), plus recent roles in MacBeth (She Shakespeare) and 37 Ways to Say I'm Gay (Tunks Productions). Emma also appeared this year in the film, According to Otto.

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JOEL MAGUIRE - Xavier Meadow

  

Joel Maguire is an Actor/Presenter based in Sydney. He has appeared as "Drake" in short film Blind Date, won a Best Actor award at the 24/7 Film Festival for his role as "Jayden" in Survey and is a presenter on Disney Channel show, Hanging With. Joel will next be seen in feature film, "According to Otto". He also has a bachelors degree in Media majoring in Screen and Sound and hopes that one day this will get him a job. (Please hire him). 

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ROBERT MINITER - Nathan Kelty

  

Robert trained at Sydney Theatre School, attaining a Diploma of Acting mid 2017. Prior to this he was completing Year 12 HSC Drama, Directing a production of Bouncers in 2015, and starring in notable works such as The Importance of Being Earnest, and Julius Caesar. Since graduating Sydney Theatre School, Robert has gone on to be featured in TVC’s for Avalon Waterways, and taken part in student films. Being a part of After Nightfall is a huge privilege for Robert, as it is his first step out of acting school into a career he hopes to span a lifetime. 

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JACINTA MOSES - Justine McLeavey

 

Jacinta has also performed in The Unseen Musical and several Tunks Productions including Tupperware, The Green in Mrs White, Hell Hath No Fury, The Girlie Show and this year’s critical and commercial success, According to Otto. In 2017, Jacinta performed in One Punch in the Short and Sweet final and the feature film, Fragmentary. In 2019, Jacinta filmed one of the lead roles in feature film, According to Otto, reprising her critically acclaimed stage role.

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JACE PICKARD - Oscar West


  

Jace Pickard is an actor, director, writer and producer currently based in Sydney, NSW. Graduating from a full-time course at Screenwise in 2012 with a Diploma of Screen Acting, Jace has gone on to do various projects within the entertainment industry. He is set to release his feature film Fragmentary late 2019, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in. His other credits include producing and starring in the 2015 thriller film, Lead Me Astray, Jack Dawson in Titanic Interactive, Nick Carraway in Great Gatsby Interactive and various roles in ABC iview Too Pretty to be Witty.  

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BRONTE PARKIN - Isobel McLeavey

  

Bronte is in Year 7 at St Andrews High School in the Sydney CBD. She attends classes at Drama Spot, Lane Cove. She has also attended classes with Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts and NIDA Open. This is Bronte's professional acting debut.

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NICK SINCLAIR - Troy McLeavey


 Nick is a recent graduate of NIDA and also has a Bachelor of Theatre & Performance from The University of New England. His work varies from musical theatre, stage and screen. His recent credits include: Bitch (Tunks Productions) Woyzeck (NIDA); I've Gotta Have You (Triple J's Unearthed Artists); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (New Theatre); Oklahoma! (Emma Knights Productions). He aims to bring Australian stories to the forefront of the Australian theatre scene,create new works for emerging artists and to work with various performance mediums to reinvent the way we experience productions.  

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ANTON SMILEK - Kobie Sant


Anton Smilek is an 2016 graduate from the Academy of Film Theatre and Television. With a love for both theatre and screen, Anton’s latest theatrical credits include Romeo and Juliet, Bitch, Consensual, Tapping Out (Short+Sweet- Gala Finals Nomination), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Class, and The Time is Not Yet Ripe. His latest film credits include the feature films, Kairos and Event Zero, as well as the web series Faithful Companions and the TVC pilot, Legends. Alongside the arts, Anton is a Personal trainer with an history in competitive bodybuilding.  

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DAVID WOODLAND - Dave McLeavey

  

David is a Sydney based actor. Stage experience includes: ‘Asylum’ (Craig) Brave New Word. ‘Nautilus-A Voyage to the Deep’ (Capt. Nemo) Monkey Baa. ‘Year of the Family’ (Dickie) Tooth & Sinew. ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’ (Gabriel / Henry) New Theatre. ‘Being Norwegian’ (Sean) Brevity Theatre. ‘Wittenberg’ (Faustus) Brevity Theatre. ‘Wolf Lullaby’ (Warren) New Theatre. ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (Jack Worthing) Fingal O’Flahertie. ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ (Randle McMurphy) Epicentre Theatre Co. ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Performing both Antipholus of Ephesus, and Antipholus Syracuse) and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Demetrius) Shakespeare by the Sea. Television credits include: Home and Away (Network 7) Hyde and Seek (9 Network) A Place to Call Home (Network 7) Precinct 13 (NBC) Australian Families of Crime (9 Network) and The Suspects (Network 7). David has also appeared in numerous short films and Television Commercials.