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TREVOR JAMIESON JOINS DTE

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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

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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’

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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 (www.ethnografilm.com) 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!  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/melbourne/a-hoot-at-the-wind-in-the-willows/news-story/d3f0fad4cb270b5b5bfa123fe957c039

 

 

Hudson Sharp receiving rave reviews in ‘Dream Lover’ the Musical

DreamloverCongratulations to Smallfry talent Hudson Sharp who is starring as young Bobby Darin in “Dream Lover”, alongside some amazing artists including David Campbell and Marina Pryor. Hudson is doing a stellar job and receiving rave reviews:

“I couldn’t help but fall in love with the performance of the youngest performer (Hudson Sharp), who plays young Darin on opening night. He was full of confidence and had his own swagger going on, in his natural ability to move in dance, and his vocals were sharp and crystal. He just stood out for me as an unmissable talent” – Weekend Notes (Full Review here: https://www.weekendnotes.com/dream-lover-the-bobby-darin-musical-review/)

“Sharp played both roles with confidence and skill. He will be an actor to watch for future reference” – Theatre People (Full review here: http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/dream-lover-melbourne-review/)

Well done Hudson on your fantastic performances!

Yiana Pandelis books lead role in Feature Film

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Congratulations to  Yiana Pandelis, who has just landed a lead role in an upcoming major feature film.  We can’t share  more at this stage, so stay tuned for more information. Yiana is also a student of Acting Performance Studio, currently in her second year of APS’ full time professional acting program.

It’s great to see our young actors being rewarded for all their hard work and dedication to their craft. This is an amazing role and fantastic opportunity for Yiana. We can’t wait to reveal more!

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DTE Welcomes Michael Smith

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A big welcome to Michael Smith who has joined the stable of amazing talent at Derrick Talent Elite.

Michael has just completed a Fine Arts/Acting degree at NIDA and also holds an Advanced Dipolma in Contemporary Dance from WAAPA.

Michael already has many impressive credits including: Bran Nue Dae, Storm Boy,  Rocko Driving Into Walls and Charlie The Oyster Man to name a few. His dance career has also seen him             perform Australia Wide as well as in Taiwan.

Michael was nominated for a Helpmann Award in 2014 and an Actors Equity Guild Award in 2012.

Sophie Loughran in ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Scooby Doo’ and Disneyland

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Congratulations to Sophie Loughran who has been selected for the cast of  “Amazing Grace”, playing at the National Theatre in February 2018.

Amazing Grace is a song and dance extravaganza featuring a cast of over 30 of Australia’s elite calisthenics and musical theatre performers including principal artists Taneel Van Zyl (Wicked, Doctor Zhivago), Samantha Morley (Billy Elliott, Cats, Nine) and Thomas McGuane (Jersey Boys).

In March & April, Sophie will also be touring New Zealand with the cast of  ‘Schooby Doo’

Sophie will then head to the US in May for a stint at Disneyland.