Wayne is a writer, actor, director, producer and acting coach with 18 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 and many more. As an actor, Wayne has appeared in The Doctor Blake Mysteries and Underbelly: Squizzy. In 2017, Wayne’s theatre shows included, the award winning, Bitch and Diva Wars. Wayne also appeared in the feature films, The Casting Game and Fragmentary, as well as the web series The Crossing. Wayne is a former storyliner at Neighbours and was the festival director for Short+Sweet Sydney in 2017. Already this year, his play, According to Otto, has been a critical and commercial success.
Nicholas Price is a Sydney based cinematographer who has made commercials, video clips, TV series, documentary and short films. Nick is a graduate of AFTRS and is always striving to bring a unique visual style to any project he works on. He made the branded content series The Party Garden, which won the 2009 Adnews Campaign of The Year. He also wrote and directed the highly stylised short noir Killers and Thieves staring John Waters. Recently Nick has shot projects as diverse as TVC’s for NSW Farmers, video clips for Universal Music and a series of Huewei spots filmed on a mobile phone. With a weakness for travel, lenses, old cars and corn chips (he is in fact happiest when mixing any of these) It’s safe to say that Nick has a passion for diverse and interesting projects.
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, Look At The Funny Lady (Black Apple Theatre), Home Invasion (Before Shot), and The Subtle Art of Flirting (Tunks Productions). She works in theatre in education, specialising in Shakespeare with Eagle’s Nest Theatre 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 focused radio show, Triple Bi-Pass on Joy 94.9. Last year, she accomplished the incredible feat of writing, directing, producing and music directing four drag cabarets in four months at The Butterfly Club as a vehicle for Justin Teliqure, an up-and-coming Melbourne drag king.
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.
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.
Alec is a graduate of the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television (2017). His credits include The Crucible, The Winter’s Tale and Arthur and Marilyn, plus the short film, Robin Egg Blue. He is in the upcoming season for Bard on the Beach’s, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and King Richard III. Following this, Alec will be taking up a scholarship to study at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting in the US.
Darren is a former Australian and International touring Performer, Emcee/ Host on stage and screen that recently returned from Las Vegas and currently works as an Actor and Model here in Australia. He is a graduate of Actors Centre Australia.
ADAM HAYLOCK - Yardley Smith
Adam is a trained actor from Melbourne. He studied at the National Theatre Drama School and the Film and Television Studio International. He has previous experience in short films and independent theatre, such as the Melbourne run of The Girlie Show.
Prudence was raised and trained as a performer in Sydney. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Classical music (Voice) and has completed further study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has also graduated from three years of Meisner Acting training.
Most recently appearing in SheShakespare’s debut production of As You Like It Charles/Amiens, which Prudence also composed original music for. Other theatrical credits include, The Girlie Show (Tunks Productions) and the Australian premiere of Carrie – The Musical (Chris Hargensen, Squabbalogic). Godspell: Prepare Ye (Zenith Theatre), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Tracey, Seymour Center), Bye Bye Birdie – (Deborah Sue-Production Company). Prudence was also fortunate enough to be cast a lead (Anna) in the award winning web series THIRTY- The Series (Best Ensemble Cast at New York Web Fest 2018).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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. 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).
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.
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.
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, which includes two feature films Lead Me Astray and Remember Redfield, for which, he also executive produced. 2017 marked Jace's first time directing, which included Diva Wars (co-directed with Wayne Tunks) and with his independent thriller, Fragmentary due for release in 2018.
BRONTE PARKIN - Isobel McLeavey
Bronte is in Year 6 at Currambena Primary School. 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.
Nick grew up in Port Macquarie on the mid north coast of NSW. He 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 (The Depot Theatre); Woyzeck (NIDA); I've Gotta Have You (Triple J's Unearthed Artists); A Short Guide to Shakespeare (Sydney Fringe Festival); The Tempest (Felt Tip Theatre Company). Nick is currently rehearsing for New Theatre's production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He aims to bring Australian stories to the forefront of Australian theatre, create new works for emerging artists and to work with various performance mediums to reinvent the way we experience productions.
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.
2017 was a busy year for Anthony, incorporating leading roles in theatre and film as well as a trip to the US to shoot a TV Pilot. He has recently been cast in 2 x independent feature films, Manifesto Chronicles and The Last Witch, and this year he has had lead roles in 7 short films and supporting roles in 3 web series. Previous credits include: Deadly Women, Secrets & Lies, The Gods of Wheat Street, All Saints, Water Rats, Farscape, and Breakers as well as a Lead Role in Into Black (Independent Feature, currently in Post production).
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.