What’s your link to Townsville?
I grew up on a cattle station just outside of Home Hill and would spend most of my weekends visiting family in Townsville. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be involved in the arts and NQ was a wonderful place for me to flex my creative muscles. When I left for Brisbane at 14, I was sad to leave my friends and family but excited for the opportunities.
What does your work involve?
I’m living in Sydney now, where I’ve started to establish myself as a professional actor. I go to auditions and sometimes it’s a ‘no’, sometimes it’s a ‘yes’. It’s a very tough industry to break into. So far I’ve been lucky enough to shoot a few commercials and a guest role on Home and Away. This month I will be flying to Wellington, New Zealand, to shoot my first feature film, Mortal Engines, which has been written and produced by Sir Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit). It’s an absolute dream job and I’m so excited to be on board. It will be hitting the cinemas in December 2018, so stay tuned folks.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
I was a regular at all the local eisteddfods participating in both the dance and speech and drama categories every year. I was able to develop skills there that I’ve carried with me all the way through my final school years and eventually went on to graduate from university with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Acting.
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
I try to visit as often as I can. Spending Christmas in the sunshine with some fresh prawns and my favourite people is bliss!