Wednesday, December 26, 2012


2 0 1 2 | 2 0 1 3

2012 started with a BANG! – I began the year with my 9 month theatre contract with Brainstorm Productions. And what a 9 months it was! I learnt a lot about myself, live performance, travelling on the road and what it feels like to help make a difference to children’s lives.  And as soon as it began, it was over! Without Brainstorm I would not be here in Vancouver, Canada.

Mid-way through the year I decided it was my time to travel. Brainstorm allowed me to the save money (though not nearly as much as I should have!) and make the move to Vancouver the week after my contract ended. I have now been in Vancouver for 3 and a half months. Where is time disappearing too? My main reason for moving to Canada was for increased film and tv opportunity - and the working VISA was a mere $150 for two years! I couldn’t pass off the excuse to travel and see another part of the world.

In the first three months of being here I have secured a reputable agent, been for a several auditions, began an acting class, did a short film, seen some beautiful parts of the city and experienced the infamous WHISTLER! (Which is an entirely different story in itself!)

Canada is growing on me quickly – the people, the accent, Caesar’s for breakfast after a big night out, poutine (fries with cheese curd and gravy!), the snow and much more.  I experienced my first snow fall when in Whistler; it was magical and I felt like a child in a winter wonderland. Suddenly all the lyrics to all the Christmas carols we grew up with, made sense! Vancouver really is a stunning city – Stanley Park, Grouse Mountain, evening catching the Sea Bus everyday has proven some beautiful views of the snowy mountains and the Vancouver Harbour.

Living here has really made me aware of how lucky we are in Australia. The minimum wage is at least double back home! It’s standard for people here to rent out living room spaces, share rooms between two people, even live on the streets; all in the hope of surviving. It can be tough – but it is worth it.

I am yet to survive the coming winter and the rain, but I’m slowly becoming accustomed to it. I do spend a lot more time inside than I would in Australia – and find myself dreaming of the sunshine back home and how much we just take it for granted. But I am happy to be here and experiencing what is it to enjoy this stunning country called Canada.

In 2013, I want to experience more of what Canada has to offer (I had a taste of it in Whistler), I want to book some well paying commercials and earn money to help me stay here! I want to work further on my US accent and get some roles in some feature, independent and short films. I want to immerse myself in learning more about acting and the depths that I can really get to. I want to feel that confidence again!

I am really grateful for all that I have received this year and look forward for what 2013 has to offer.

Let it be a fruitful year for all.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and may all our dreams come to life.

Love always,

Meisha xo

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Little Bits of Wisdom

Brainstorm - The End of an Era


2012 has been a whirlwind of a year - rain, hail or shine, Brainstorm has been a challenging and amazing experience.Team Violet (myself and my touring partner Zach) completed our 9 month tour on Friday. In total we performed: 2 x one hour shows - The Human Race and Verbal Combat - 252 times! 
Craaaazay!

"Emily" and "Rocky"  - Verbal Combat

We travelled 25,000km across QLD, NSW and the ACT. It was a surreal feeling performing our last show on Friday morning, but I feel we accomplished something great and it will be an experience that will stay with me for life. We celebrated the afternoon by watching Team Orange perform in Bulli, and had a sandy goodbye on the beach...


I may or may not have dropped somebody also
 Sorry Theo...

I would like to thank the Brainstorm office and our lovely director/writer/company founder - Jenny Johnson for giving us all the opportunity to be a part of this company.

We also got to record "The Hurting Game" as our last mission for the company.

The Top 5 Quotes for Brainstorm 2012 Violet:

1. "Oi Miss, you make my **** grow"
2. Have you got a Braaain in your Braaaainstorm!?"
3. "I've got these great pants, but you have to IMAGINE them!"
4. "Everybody has happiness and a heart."
5.Discussion Time

Zach Does any one have any questions about the show?

Boy You should NEVER kick any one else in the balls.
Meisha Errr...?
Looks to Zach *HELP!?
Zach Yes thank you for that QUESTION.
Teachers laugh historically; Meisha cries a little inside.

"Once a brainstormer, always a brainstormer."

And now for the next step!
I will be moving to Vancouver, Canada in little more than a week. I have booked my flight for Monday the 17th of September and will arrive in preparation for my first "White Christmas"! I will be volunteering at the VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) and cannot wait to get amongst the film industry and Canadian peeps! And more pressingly tomorrow I will lose a bit of wisdom, only to make space for more...I'm getting my wisdom teeth removed! Farewell and my next post will be from my new home in Canada!

xo meish


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

One Day


One Day

I want to journey, travel and speak of worldly tales
I want to feel a breeze on my face that I’ve never felt before
I want to see the stars in a different part of the sky
I want to look at the moon from a different land
I want to feel different, as if I am from outer space
where people look up and ask, “Where are you from?”.

I want to breathe fresh air, from the other side of the world
I want to fly away, alone, not knowing what’s to come
I want to feel uncertainty rushing through my veins
I want to smile at someone unknown and ask them to coffee
I want to dance in the fields, ski in the mountains
and yell so loud it echoes through the canyons and beyond.

I want to ride a camel through the desert, parched and hungry
I want to listen to the music of the world and feel it in my soul
I want to feel cultured, alive and quench my insatiable appetite
I want to mediate on the beach and get woken by waves at my feet
I want to swim beneath the sea and try to breath like a mermaid
at least if I can’t, I know I tried.

I want to see all the colours of the world and know I loved them all
I want to feel, cry and scream at life’s trials and tribulations
I want to see the truth and beauty of the world and its people
I want to listen to the yawn of a baby and hear the purity echo forever
I want to find myself in the world
And one day…
I want to fall in love and be loved in return.

© Meisha Lowe 7th August 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

On the Road of Dreams



Hello World!

I thought it was time for another blog update - my 2012 tour journey to date! This year, I have been fortunate enough to be on a 9 month theatre tour with Brainstorm Productions - doing educational theatre for children across QLD, Sydney, NSW Regional and Canberra.


The Road of Dreams - photography by Meisha


I took the above photo last Wednesday on our drive to Leeton, NSW. I call it "The Road of Dreams" because that is where I am and have always been headed.


Being on tour, has made me grow as a person and as an actor. My dream to pursue my acting is growing every single day. One of the biggest things I have learnt on this tour has been to enjoy my own company. I used to fear being alone, but something has changed. I have had lots of time to think and dream...
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So!  The following is a little "Photo Journey" of our NSW Regional part of the tour! I took these photos wanting to share my delights with others!
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My touring partner, Zach and I, have seen many beautiful landscapes, old and sometimes abandoned towns, and many a sheep on our journey across regional NSW. I am currently sitting in my hotel room in Cootamundra, listening to Bob Dylan. Country music for the soul - boy it feels good!

We stopped at the Junee Chocolate & Liquorice Factory - much to my delight :)  We had fresh hot chocolates fresh from the "chocolate stream".


Junee Chocolate Factory - Photography Meisha Lowe

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Over the weekend I stayed at a family friend's house (The beautiful Carm) and I spent the weekend with her, her beautiful dog Lou Lou, her cat Blossom and her chickens.

This is Lou Lou.

Today we went down to the Murrumbidgee River.
Murrumbidgee River - Photo by Meisha
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Last week Zach and I travelled to a beautiful place called Kiama, which is just near Wollongong NSW. I went for a long walk along the coastline and took this photo of the sunset. I often sing to myself loudly when I'm going for long walks...thinking I am completely alone, and occasionally people will appear and look at me very strangely!

"The seas may be rough but there is always light above..." ~ Meisha 2012
Photography by Meisha
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On our first morning of our regional part of the tour, in a tiny town called Tumut, I went for an early morning walk. It was a chilly 3 degrees!! But the view was worth it...
A beautiful mist blanket covered the town of Tumut but the sun would soon melt it away.

Photograph by Meisha - Tumut

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And later I fed a horse when I was walking past a farm :) 
The stallion got a bit mad and started running towards me...
So I ran away! 
Hahaha funny stuff...
but seriously it was pretty scary.
Photos by Meisha - Horsies in Tumut.
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Today, after my trip to the river I went for a run through the bush in Wagga Wagga and...

I found a zoo!
(Good title for a film... :p)
I saw some beautiful native birds (fuffas!), emus, peacocks, silkie chickens...

The peacock thinks he's staff!

and....
I patted a donkey!
All photos by Meisha

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As you can see I have been lapping up my last 6 weeks of our 9 month theatre tour with Brainstorm. I have been so fortunate to see such beautiful Australian country-side, particularly of NSW, that I otherwise would most likely never see.
Tomorrow I will perform my 200th show for Brainstorm so far for this tour!
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Once my tour ends, I am packing up my things once again -
 but this time leaving the beautiful shores of Australia and...
 moving to Vancouver, Canada to further pursue my acting dreams.

Sign at the Junee Chocolate Factory - Photo by Meisha

I will never stop dreaming.

And in the words of Bob Dylan...

"I'm bound to lose, bound to win, bound to walk down that road again."

So my friends, never give up on The Road of Dreams...

Murrimbidgee River 
I surely won't. 


Love Meisha
Keep well & keep safe xo










Friday, May 25, 2012

Lessons to Live By ~ The 3 P's


Ten months ago, I packed my life into my car and with dreams of pursuing an acting career - I moved to Sydney. 

These months have been a huge learning experience for me, for my acting and my life skills. I have had my ups, my downs, my frustrations and of course my doubts.

But when I think back to the day that I drove across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with my best friend in the passenger seat accompanying me for the 12 hour drive and my life literally exploding from the back of my car; I don't regret it one bit!

I looked fear in the eye and made the move.

I truly believe that everything that we experience happens for a reason and makes us grow as human beings...

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Today I found out some amazing news - 

The first independent feature film I acted in (way back in 2010) has been confirmed for Blu-Ray and DVD release in both Australia and New Zealand. It will be released on the 24th of October this year.

In the film I played the role of Krystal; the Bimbo Girlfriend. She is a support character but none the less I am so proud to have been a part of the film and cannot wait to see it sitting on the shelf at the DVD store.  Within the last year, I have had the delight of seeing three productions I have been involved in - (Underbelly Infiltration, Still Waters and now The Killage) -  distributed on DVD around Australia.  


I began acting officially only three years ago and since then it has become my life. I know it sounds dramatic, but this is truly something that inspires me and keeps me going. Of course there are days, even months when I question this career path and have my doubts; but today the feeling of knowing our work is getting out there, is truly amazing. 

For both Joe and Rita (our lovely writer/director/editor and producer) and of course the lovely cast/crew, it really shows that passion, persistence and patience is the key.


Its a lesson for us all...


What you put out is what you get back.


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This is also one of the major themes of our current Brainstorm shows (thanks to our lovely writer/director Jenny!)

Today I had a beautiful moment during our after-show discussion. The audience was a group of almost 200 Yr8 boys; which can sometimes be a tough audience. 

One of the characters I play gets bullied severely and she sings a song back to the main male bully.  In our discussion we ask the question "What do you think she was trying to say to the bully?"  

And three of the boys raised their hands. 

The first replied, "That music is not a competition."

The second boy said, "That he should be himself and not what others want him to be." 

And the third boy said, "That you should always come from the heart."


I felt so proud that these 13 year old boys had truly listened to what my character was saying and I felt like something had really clicked.  It made me smile!

In the words of John Keats, "truth is beauty."

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Lastly; at our second school performance for today, a group of Year 8 girls excitedly came up to me after the show. One girl in particular had a recognizable glint of passion in her eye.

She asked me excitedly, "I want to be an actor but I don't know where to start! How did you get in to acting?!"


For a moment I paused and smiled
As I realised...
That girl was once me
Asking the questions
Excited for a future
I could not yet see...

I smiled and said to her; that three years ago I made the choice to commit to acting and to never look back.  I was lucky to meet mentors and people along the way who guided me. And that if she was truly passionate about acting; or that if ANYBODY had dreams they wished to achieve; that it would require three things -


Passion. Persistence and Patience.

A lesson for us all :) Thank you universe!


Meish xx

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Acting - Where to Start and What now!?

Last weekend I officially graduated from my Advanced Diploma of Screen and Stage Acting in Brisbane. I finished the two year course last July, but the institution only holds one ceremony per year. While I was talking to the other graduates at the ceremony, I heard a lot of them asking a very important question;  

Acting...what now?!

My class, being the first round of graduates for the 2011-2012 bunch, have had nine months in the "real world". I am taking this opportunity to pass on the key elements that I have learned for acting and where to start.

The amount of questions I received from fellow graduates made me realise how important it is to get this information out there. This information covers how to get an agent, how to create a show reel, what should you do for headshots, how to market yourself, how to keep proactive and even what to study further. I am not speaking as a veteran, but more as somebody who was and still is in a similar boat; an actor starting out in an industry that is tough (especially if you have no idea where to start!). I can only speak from my own experiences, but in the three years since I started acting I feel I have learned a lot. So here goes! *the following are in no particular order being just as important as each other!  

Showreel
During 2010/2011 I acted in around twenty short films, two independent features, had a role on a national tele-movie and a few commercials. It took me over a year to compile all my work, from various independent and student films, but when I finally did I edited my first showreel. I bought Adobe Premiere Elements and with the help of a few people and a lot of trial and error, I edited my showreel. I have since re-edited it with more up to date work. The key thing I have learnt is to have three strong and contrasting scenes and have a link to your website/agent at the end. Montages and music is up to the individual, but three strong dramatic scenes is advisable. A showreel is best usually no longer than three minutes maximum. Always aim to keep your reel updated on all the different sites below:  

Showcast, At2, IMDB pro, Starnow
Having a membership on these websites will allow for professional casting directors as well as independent producers to browse your acting profiles and potentially select you for auditions. Keeping them up to date with headshots, bios, resume credits and showreels is vital!

Starnow
Starnow is a terrific website, with a very cheap membership for the year. You can create a profile and apply for short films, independent films, promo work, ads, theatre etc. You have to sort through the dodgy stuff but there is also a lot of good work that can come out of it. I even received some paid work through this website. You can keep an eye on the different productions shooting throughout the year and get involved in many student films across the different universities. (I have done about twenty short films across QLD/Sydney in the last three years.)  

Headshots
Keeping your headshots up to date is key! I am lucky to have a housemate who is a photographer, but really all it takes is some natural lighting, a few outfit changes, some natural makeup, a good camera and a smile and "something behind the eyes". Make your shots interesting by having different emotions as apposed to model shots. When you get some money together, research the good photographers in your area and get some more professional ones.  

Website, Blog, Business Cards
Having my own website, blog and business cards for my acting has been a vital part of my acting as a business. Not only does it show your professionalism, but it helps you keep people up to date with your work and shows you are serious about this industry. You can create your own website and buy a domain quite cheaply, or get a website designer to do it for you (this can be a little more pricey but worth it in the long run). From there you can upload your showreel, credits, resume, and attach it to your facebook page and blog. I created my own business cards with my contact details and agent through vistaprints.com.au .The cheapest option is about $25 for 250 prints. You can add your own photos, quotes, website etc.

Blog
As you can see, I like to keep my blog up to date and relevant to what I have been doing with my acting/life. It's a way to reach people and keep them in the know of your past, present and future plans for your acting.  

Social Media
I have a separate facebook page for my acting, "Meisha Lowe - Actor". That way I can keep my personal life, separate from my acting facebook profile and again keep people in the industry (for those that are interested) up to date on my latest feats. I am sure you could also use linkdn and twitter, but I don't personally use those myself.  

Networking
One of the biggest things I've learned since moving to Sydney is networking! No one is going to know about you if you don't talk to people! It's your job to promote yourself (with dignity of course). When people ask you what you do, be proud of who you are, what you have achieved and what goals you have for the future. If you don't believe in yourself, no one will! Always take a few business cards to film premieres as you never know who you might meet! Also take interest in what others do. Ask about their films, projects and of course just get to know them as a person. No one likes someone who only talks about themselves...a lesson for us all (myself included!).  

Getting An Agent
Research the agents in your area, send out your showreel,headshots, bio and resume (and link to your website if you have one) and try and book some meetings with them. Be confident and show your enthusiasm for the industry and your craft. Getting an agent can take some time, but persistence is key!  

Study - Books, Films and Tv Series
  It's your job as an actor to be as up to date on current films/tv series not only from a production perspective but from a study perspective. Choose a few A-list actors/actresses and use them as a guide on what kinds of roles they play and how you would like to model yourself as an actor. I have been using my time whilst on tour to watch as many movies as I can. Study why you like some actors and why you don't. What do they do that interests you physically and emotionally? I particularly benefit from watching Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Naomi Watts and my latest favourite is Abbey Cornish (go Aussies!). I like to research the actors that I watch (on IMDB), particularly the new comers - asking "where did they grow up, where did they study and what did they do to get to where they are now?". I have also been reading a lot of different acting books from Larry Moss' "The Intent to Live", Ivana Chubbuck's "The Power of the Actor", Stella Adler's "The Art of Acting". I am currently reading "The Great Acting Teachers and Their Methods" by Richard Brestoff - which is a fantastic insight into the history of acting. I am yet to read many more acting books, but what I have read so far has been amazing for my own technique and skill-set.  

Classes/Workshops
Research the different workshops and classes in your city area. When I was based in Brisbane I did weekly classes with Tom McSweeney Productions. They were screen based audition classes with a new script each week. I found these classes invaluable. When I moved to Sydney I did some Tafta screen audition workshops, Anthony Wong's Ivana Chubbuck workshop and I did a term with Sandra Lee Paterson at On Camera Connections. These were all beneficial and kept me inspired. Since working with Brainstorm I have been lucky to perform theatre on a daily basis, which is of course another way to keep your skill set going and experiment with new techniques.

Proactivity!
Keeping on top of all these things can seem daunting, but you just have to take it one step at a time. One of my mottos is "Take each day in steps; each day being one step closer towards your goals." Every little thing you do towards your acting will help. Stay positive and proactive. *The following are my own little extras which I have found useful as an actor.

Video Diary
It might sound crazy, but keeping a video diary helps you become aware of your facial mannerisms, ticks and emotional triggers. Often when I have been away on tour, in a town in the middle of no where, I will record a video diary. I will even practice accents and watch them back and see how believable I think they are. For further work on accents of course a professional accent coach is preferable.  

Diary Entries
Since I was eighteen, I have been keeping a diary. I recently read through my last five years which was documented on a weekly and sometimes even a daily basis. Knowing your emotional triggers, ups and downs, and even just keeping track of your acting journey can be invaluable to you as a person. Who knows, you might just be able to use it as a autobiography when you are an established Oscar winning actor 20 years down the track! We can all have dreams :)

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Lastly I want to stress that I am no veteran; I merely want to share the acting knowledge that I have accumulated over the past few years. I wouldn't be where I am without the ones who shared their acting knowledge with me. So, I thought it's only fair to share it with those who wish to read this!
Keep well and smile :)

Any questions visit my website www.meishalowe.com or email me: meisha@meishalowe.com 

Meisha Lowe

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Country I Call Home

hello world,
(Bega Valley sunset - may 2012) *** Time for a quick update on the latest "Brainstorm" adventures for 2012. I am now half way through my tour and boy has it gone quickly! I have been really fortunate to travel through some beautiful countryside over the last few weeks, and particularly the last few days. Yesterday driving from Moruya back home to Sydney and through the little town of "Berry" (which of course I was taken by the name) I saw trees of Autumn leaves and beautiful colour like I have never seen before; the crisp air makes them shine! Passing through Milton and I had the best burger of my life (vegetarian as well!) at the Pilgrims Cafe, it was organic "Bliss"! Just before passing Kiama, I saw the biggest mango tree I have ever seen, the sun was setting and it overlooked the vast ocean on it's high rolling hills. It was magnificent. Eden took me on a historical journey; the story of "Tom the Old Killer Whale" and I sent my first (and probably only!) telegram with our friend Phil. Staying at the High Country Hotel in Cooma, I opened my window and felt like I was overlooking the American South, the trees, the cold air, but it was gorgeous. I've come to love the country bakeries we've been frequenting. Fresh pastries and deserts, well deserved after a big performance! And last week, we stopped at the Nan Tien Buddhist Temple, which was absolutely serine. I bought a few Buddhist books and took many photos of the landscape and "baby Buddha gardens". We even stopped at the Bega Cheese factory...the toilet signs were cheeky "cows and bulls"! It's been a pleasure to explore this beautiful countryside and it really is making my desire to travel abroad greater with each day. I am so lucky to call Australia home. xx Meish

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2012 Showreel!

For all you groovers of 2012 - here is my latest showreel!

Enjoy :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIPp-j_Lx9o

Thursday, April 5, 2012

2012 - Brains and Storms




Hello World!

It has been a long time since I have written to you and boy do I have a lot to report on!

To begin with and keep the update nice and fresh for all;

2012 started off with a Brainstorm bang! (a good one!) I was fortunate enough (and persistant enough :P) to land a 9 month acting contract (amazing for any actors dreams!) with Brainstorm Productions doing educational theatre focussing on anti-bullying in schools across QLD, NSW and Canberra.

Basically my touring partner and I, the very talented Zach Smith, tour around in our Brainstorm car aptly named "Daffy" taking our set, smiles and performance to both primary and high schools.

We work 5 days a week travelling across the country and create smiles (and sometimes groans from the teenagers ;) for the kids! We perform both "The Human Race" and "Verbal Combat". I enjoy both shows, but particulary our high school shows are I get to play 2 very opposing characters who's existance is defined by their friends. It's really cementing my love of performing drama.

It has been an amazing experience so far. I am being paid to work my acting skills everyday! I am enjoying the audience interaction but am definitely inspired to continue my pursuit for film and tv when the tour comes to an end.

I would personally like to thank all at Brainstorm for this amazing opportunity!

Secondly, it's very interesting thinking back to when I first moved to Sydney; the highs, the lows....missing friends and family, feeling isolated, alone...but the best part is...I got through it!

I guess that is what I am learning more and more each day;

Life is never steady; it will peak and it will dip, the wind will blow and the skies will pour, but at the end of the day it's what you make of it that determines you're destiny.

Too the stars and beyond!

"I'll shoot for the stars, I'll reach for the heavens, and if I miss at least I'll land on the moon!"

Happy Easter everyone and never stop dreaming.

meish :)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Interview

Hello World,

It's a been a little while since I've blogged. A lot has happened but long story short I am now employed as a fulltime actor for Brainstorm Productions touring QLD and NSW for 9 months educating young people on the effects of bullying.

I was fortunate to perform at my old high school on Thursday and was asked to answer some questions about myself for the local paper. I thought I would share the full version as I am not sure what will be used in the article.

Enjoy...

Where did you grow up and how did you come to be where you are now?

As you know I was fortunate enough to go to Maleny High and represent the school as the 2007 School Captain.
I grew up in Crystal Waters and went to Conondale Primary School and had some fantastic teachers who really
encouraged creativity. Drama was my favourite subject in High School and I can thank my teachers for the support I had;
as I now call myself a fulltime actor employed by Brainstorm Productions.

What is Brainstorm?

Brainstorm Productions have been touring in schools throughout QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA and TAS for almost 30 years. Every school day up to twenty five Brainstorm shows entertain and inspire thousands of children. We receive a continuous flow of letters, e-mails, messages, cards, stories, drawings and other heartwarming responses from children and teachers who have loved the shows.

Brainstorm tackles the toughest issues: cyber bullying, violence, prejudice, harassment, child abuse, domestic violence, peer pressure, grief, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, family separation, values, education and discrimination.


What does 2012 have in store for you?


I am currently on tour with Brainstorm across QLD and NSW touring primary schools and high schools educating young people of the effects of bullying.
It is a 9 month tour lasting until early September. After that I would like to travel to either the US or Canada to further pursue my acting career in film and television.


Where do you hope to be by 2015?

I would like to have travelled overseas and be an established actor internationally within film and tv.

What is your life motto?

"Take each day in steps. Each day is one step closer towards your dreams."

and one from David Bowie...

"Fear's just in your head so forget your head and you'll be free."

Who do you aspire to?

Meryl Streep; I think she is the most inspiring actress of our time. Her characterisation and portrayal of human existence is addictive to watch.

Who has helped you along the way?

My family has always supported me in striving towards my dreams. I had a mentor who guided me in the first few years of my study. He helped particularly with the business side of acting.

What made you get into acting?

I have always had a fascination with what people feel and how they portray it; and it's exciting to do a scene and feel 100% in the moment when you get it right.
I love performing and making people feel what the character is feeling.

What films would you like to get into?

I love films which show the real sides of life; drama. The highs, the lows and everything in between. I would like to be in films which make people think deeper about
themselves, how they behave and how it effects other people.

Will you continue with theatre?

I always thought I would do film, but since working with Brainstorm I have really enjoyed doing live theatre. I am learning things everyday and working on my voice which is important. Film and tv will always be my main goal however.

What is your biggest achievement thus far?

Not giving up. Before I got my gig with Brainstorm I had been living in Sydney for 6 months and was in a low. I'd moved there alone and felt a bit isolated. I missed home, my family and my friends and I felt like hiding away but I kept going with the help of my family and friends. And then I auditioned for Brainstorm and everything fell into place. I am really loving travelling to different schools and knowing that I am waking up in the morning to help try and make a difference in the world.

Acting is a hard business and I am only just at the beginning. I have so much too learn not only about acting but about life. You can't be a good actor if you haven't experienced life. I am making it my goal to experience as much as I can; hence why I really want to travel. I want to experience different cultures and ways of life.

What advice do you give to other young people pursuing their dreams?


Times will be tough and other times you will want to explode with joy when you get the job of your dreams, but that is all part of the journey.
Experience every day; not just the good ones. Make note of what makes you happy and do it. Strive as hard as you can and make sure you smile at someone everyday; you never know who it might help.



:)

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"Take life in steps; each one is a journey to learn from." ~ Meisha