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Luke Robson cleans up at the AOF International Film Festival in Vegas

We are just so proud of our talent (and APS Tutor) Luke Robson who has been travelling the USA collecting nominations & awards at various film festivals!

Luke won Best Documentary – Short for “The Disappearance of Fredrick Valentich”, as well as Best Editing –Documentary for his short film “No Right Turn” (which highlights the plight of the homeless in Melbourne). Luke’s first feature film screenplay “A Small Punch in a Little Town” has also earned Luke an award for Best Title, a runner-up award for Best Script and a nomination for Writer of the Year, at the 2018 AOF Award in Vegas.  Keep kicking those goals Luke! Hollywood will be knocking at your door before you know it!

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Hudson shines as young Peter Allen in “The Boy From Oz”

The Production Company’s “The Boy From Oz” is definitely a show not to be missed.

Featuring DTE’s Hudson Sharp as young Peter Allen, as well as APS Tutor Francis Greenslade as Peter’s father Dick Woolnough, alongside a stellar cast which includes Rohan Browne as Peter Allen and Caroline O’Connor as Judy Garland, the show’s opening night on Saturday 11th August was a roaring success.

“The Boy From Oz” is playing at the Arts Centre only until August 26th so book quickly and don’t miss out!

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Congratulations to our fabulous talent for their involvement in this outstanding performance.

Opening night

Smallfry/Derrick Talent Elite & Acting Performance Studios artists books lead role in upcoming STAN original Series “BLOOM”

Huge congratulations to one of our Smallfry/Derrick Talent Elite  & Acting Performance Studios artists who has booked a lead role in upcoming  STAN original miniseries “BLOOM” and will be starring alongside some iconic Aussie actors. We are very excited for our talent and can’t wait to share more details soon!


Abigail W in major TVC for HomeStart Finance

Congratulations to the fantastic Abigail W who has just completed a major Ad campaign for Homestart Finance.
Abigail is a talented young actress with a very bright future and we cannot wait to see what is in store for her next. Congratulations Abi

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Trevor Jamieson

Derrick Talent Elite is thrilled to welcome iconic Indigenous actor Trevor Jamieson to our stable of amazing talent. Trevor Jamieson is a talented playwright, actor, singer, dancer and musician whose many screen credits include “Rabbit Proof Fence”, “Bran Nue Dae”, “Cleverman”, “Around The Block” and “Storm Boy”.

Trevor is currently starring in Malthouse Theatre’s production of “Brother’s Wreck”, a moving drama about a grief-stricken family whose love for each other knows no limits.

We are excited to have Trevor join our DTE family and look forward to sharing Trevor’s many exciting projects over the coming months.

Tilly Glanville in Nissan TVC

Check out this Nissan TVC currently appearing on your screens, featuring APS student and DTM talent Tilly Glanville. Tilly has been training at APS for many years, she is a hard working and dedicated young actress and we are thrilled to see her doing so well. Well done Tilly!
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DTE’s Fletcher O’Leary in Jack And The Beanstalk



DTE’s & Acting Performance Studio’s Fletcher O’Leary can currently be seen appearing in The Australian Shakespeare Company’s production of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, alongside Wendy Stapleton. The show is running between April 3rd and April 14th at the The Athenaeum Theatre, as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival and receiving fantastic reviews!

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3 of our talent in Bonnie Lythgoe’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Sleeping Beauty


Congratulations to our talent Jada-Lee H. and sisters Cameron & Cierra S. who have joined the ensemble in Bonnie Lythgoe’s production of “Sleeping Beauty”, starring Rhonda Burchmore and Melissa Tkautz. The pantomime will be running from June 29 to July 22 at the Comedy Theatre and tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.

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Luke Robson shines at Ethnografilm Festival in Paris

We are so excited for Derrick Talent’s and Acting Performance Studios Leading Tutors Luke Robson, who has jetted off to Paris to attend the prestigious Ethnografilm Festival ( to represent his short film  ‘No Right Turn’.

NO RIGHT TURN is a self portrait documentary on what it would be like to be homeless in Melbourne. Presented by Marina Loncaric, filmmaker Luke Robson spends five days and four nights living on the streets whilst participating in the fundraising campaign ‘Live Below the Line’ where you have a food budget of just $2 a day.

Luke was honoured to have his film screened alongside Emmy Award winner June Cross  and then participate in a Q&A with both June and  film maker Costas Constantinos (pictured below with Luke).

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Ethnografilm was held in the Cine 13 Theatre in April 4 through April 7. The festival has one of the best cinemas on the planet, at the highest point in Paris, just next to the famous Moulin de la Galette.  Ethnografilm also runs one day festivals in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the U.S.

Wes Shrum, ‘Professor of Sociology, Louisiana State University’ is the Director of Ethnografilm which is now into its fifth year.

Ethnografilm celebrates the art and science of non-fiction filmmaking and promotes the field of video ethnography, serving as a showcase for work and forum for dialog between independent and academic documentary filmmakers. Marked by its contemporary relevance and broad intellectual range, the objective of Ethnografilm is to promote the examination of cultures as well as social issues, describing “patterns of living” throughout the world to educate and entertain.

It’s been a busy 12 months for Luke. Last year he attended the now named AOF Mega Fest which is held in Vegas. His film ‘Words of a Teenage Writer’ (which also stars DTE’s Fletcher O’Leary & Brianna Bishop) won Best Short Short at the Action on Film International Film Festival and was runner up Best Short Short at the Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival. Luke had such a great time at the festival last year, he plans to return again in 2018. The film also Screened at the prestigious Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Hollywood as a part of their Short & Sweet Film Festival.

Luke’s latest project is a short film called ‘The Disappearance of Frederick Valentich’ is about a young pilot that went missing over the Bass Straight after reporting a UFO. The film is based on a true story that is set in 1978 in Melbourne, the Victorian Coastline and over the Bass Strait. The story is very well recognised on a global level as it made international headlines and continues to do so. The short film has been adapted from the feature screenplay that he had written over the last 4-5 years, and was completed late December 2017. Both the screenplay and short film will be submitted to festivals all over the globe.

Scott Mackenzie in ‘The Wind in the Willlows’ – Aust. Shakespeare Co.




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Take a look at just one of the great reviews Derrick Talent’s Scott Mackenzie is receiving for his role as Rabbit in ‘The Wind in The Willows’ by the Australian Shakespeare Company.

A fantastic show to check out during the holidays, particularly if you have young ones!