Cast Biographies

amanda douge

Amanda Douge

Amanda has won an AFI for best supporting actress, appeared in films and TV series in Australia and America and has worked with many international stars and directors. She briefly studied law at Melbourne University, which was helpful for her role of Vicki in Five Moments of Infidelity. Also a darling of the Melbourne Theatre Company and well known to Australian theatre goers from her work with her own theatre company ‘Hoist’ which she help set up after winning a grant to study Chekhov in Europe. She had her professional debut at 14 in Inside Running for the ABC. Her film credits include Horse Play starring alongside Jason Donovan, Bill Hunter and Hugo Weaving, Hammers Over Anvil starring alongside Russell Crowe, Till Human Voices Wake Us with Guy Pearce and Helen Bonham Carter, Close Contact, Body Melt, That Eye The Sky for which she received her AFI and she has just finished filming Irresistible with Susan Sarandon. A few of her many television credits include CrashBurn, Stingers, The Secret Life of Us, The Lost World, Water Rats, State Coroner, and three years in The Man From Snowy River.
alex papps

Alex Papps

Logie award winner and WAPPA graduate, Alex has had an impressive amount of years in long running TV series, mostly The Henderson Kids 2 and as an original cast member of Home and Away. Other television credits include Stingers, Blue Heelers, MDA, Neighbours, Prisoner, The Saddle Club and State Coroner. He co-hosted the music-variety show, The Factory for the ABC. Among his theatre credits are This Old Man Comes Rolling Home, directed by Gale Edwards, Mad Forest and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Emma-Celebrazione, Stones in his Pockets, Titania’s Boy and The Gizmo for the Riverina Theatre Company. Alex has also directed and performed in several pantomimes in the UK. Film credits include Peter in Ana Kokkinos’ Head On.
annie jones

Annie Jones

Multiple award winner, including a Silver Logie for most popular actress on TV and most popular actress in a telemovie or mini series, Annie has had lead roles in several ongoing TV series including Neighbours, Henderson Kids, Newlyweds, Run Chrissie Run / Moving Targets, Snowy and Pig's Breakfast 1 & 2. Her guest appearances include Sons and Daughters, Bony, Chances, Jackaroo, Embassy, The Flying Doctors, Rainbows End, Halifax fp, Good Guys Bad Guys, The Secret Life Of Us, Stingers, Saddle Club, Blue Heelers, The Adventures of Lano & Woodley and Marshall Law. Theatre credits include The Vagina Monologues, Effie Exposed, Waiting for Oliver and she played Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show.
brett swain

Brett Swain

Brett seems to have appeared in every Australian film of recent times with his credits including major roles in the films Ghost Rider, Crackerjack, Takeaway, Bad Eggs, You and Your Stupid Mate, Mallboy, Harry’s War, The Big Maybe (Sundance Festival final selection), Accidents Will Happen, Black Box, Bob the Bandit. He has had lead roles in the television series Fergus Mc Phail, The award winning SeaChange and Janus. He has appeared as a guest or ongoing roles in 20 other television shows. Also known as the voice-over man of Melbourne, he has done more commercials than he can remember and whenever he has any spare time he goes back to where he started, in theatre, where he has starred in over 10 productions.
holly sinclair

Holly Sinclair

Holly is a rare discovery of natural talent. Mature beyond her years Holly gives one of the freshest and most honest performances from a newcomer seen in years in Australian cinema. Although Holly has won many awards at school for singing dancing and acting, she knew nothing about the world of film. Her drama teacher recommended her for the role. The director initially didn’t want to cast someone so young because the role was so emotionally demanding, but after two very impressive call backs she had the part. Holly is a definite star of the future.
jason chong

Jason Chong

NIDA graduate Jason's film credits include Better Than Sex, The PactEye Scream Man and the yet to be released Little Fish starring Oscar winner Cate Blanchet. In television Jason was in the cast of the first improvised, inter-drama current affairs show on SBS called Going Home series 1 and 2. His other credits include: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a telemovie for Oscar winning director Francis Ford Coppola's company Zoetrope Productions, The BillFarscape series 3 and 4, All Saints'Wild SideMurder CallNewtonMermaidsLost World series 2 and 3, Never Tell Me Never and Hostages.  In theatre Jason was in the original Australian production of We Will Rock You playing the role of Brit, She Stoops To Conquer for the Sydney Theatre Company and Gone To Bali for the Marion Street Theatre Company.
john sheedy

John Sheedy

As well as acting John is a director who has taken the Sydney theatre scene by storm in recent years working non stop since graduating from the director's course at NIDA in 2002. As an actor his film and television credits include Spotswood, War Child, Stingers, Off Road, Horace and Tina, Blue Heelers and Thunderstone. Some of his many, many theatre credits include Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Truth and Brutality, The Sheryls, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Macbeth, The Resistable Rise of Aturo Ui, Don's Party and Twelve Angry Men.
charmaine gorman

Charmaine Gorman

Charmaine has appeared in lead roles in over 25 plays and musicals creating roles as diverse as Hush in Possum Magic, to Polly in Undermilkwood and her Green Room Award nominated performance of Caroline Lord in High Society for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She had the lead role in the ongoing children’s series Kelly 1 & 2 as well as having appeared in The Flying Doctors, Prime Time, and many months on Neighbours. Films include The Real Thing and You and Your Stupid Mate. Charmaine is also a writer and has written for Comedy Inc, as well as having four of her plays produced and performed in Melbourne.  Along with her sister Kate she formed Baby Banksia and they now produce their own work, including Five Moments of Infidelity. Charmaine was also co wardrobe designer on this film.
ben anderson

Ben Anderson

Ben managed to squeeze in working on this film while still being a regular on the hit Channel 10 comedy series Skithouse and being a current regular on Neighbours. His other television credits include Marshall Law, Legacy of the Silver Shadow, Hackers and Blonde. His feature film credits include Takeaway and Nigel. He has appeared in numerous commercials and stage plays. Ben produced and starred in the multi award winning short film Dentally Disturbed.
david w

David Woodley

David is based in Sydney, Australia and has been a professional actor for the past 20 years. Hailing originally from Brisbane, Queensland where David had performed with local theatre companies, including many Shakespearean characters with the infamous 'Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe’, headed by artistic director Bryan Nason A.M. and also ‘The Royal Queensland Theatre Company’.

David’s list of credits include many varied roles in Australian television including co-host of the children’s television series ‘Playbox’,  a regular cast member on both the popular television series, ‘Home and Away’, and ‘Echo Point’. Guest appearances in Bryan Brown’s ‘Two Twisted’, ‘White Collar Blue’, ‘Crash Palace’, ‘Big Sky’, ‘Tales of the South Seas’, ‘Mission Impossible Series’
and ‘Paradise Beach’. David is also an accomplished stunt performer with credits in ‘The Thin Red Line’, ‘Roar’, ‘Kangaroo Jack’ and saddle bronc riding in live stunt shows and
international TVC campaigns.

David’s other film credits include Jon Dixon's Indie film ‘PICTO CRIME’ which won ‘Best International Film’ at the ‘New York International Film and Video Festival’ 2005 and ‘Body in the
Trunk’ which recently screened at the ‘Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, 2006’.
David studied in the U.K. Has lived in L.A. and has recently returned from France were he penned his first feature script, ‘A Special Kind of Wonder’. A romantic comedy mixed with fantasy
based on a french fairy tale, set in Tasmania.

“I am very open to supporting independent film and up and coming film makers and do not hesitate in offering what I can.” (“Mainly because they’ll be our next producers and directors and
hopefully they’ll give me a job.”)
kirk westwood

Kirk Westwood

A former professional soccer player, Kirk trained and had his professional acting debut in the U.S. on the regular television series Hotel Del Sol playing the ongoing role of Tully. Kirk then went on to be the West coast correspondent for HBO’s Real Sex. He has appeared in the films Hangman and Harbourside Lives and has had leads in the plays Caresses and Flyer and done many television commercials.
sally macdonald

Sally McDonald

A recent National Theatre Drama school graduate Sally has appeared in the long running television series Blue Heelers three time in three different roles. She has appeared in many commercials. Her film credits include Bonnie's Room, Easy, Expectations and Present Times. Theatre credits include The Good Woman of SetzuanSix Characters in Search of an AuthorBy The Parlor FireThe Adventuress and Medea.
joshua cameron

Joshua Cameron

Soon after his recent graduation from drama school, Josh formed his own comedy group The Six, which won Best Comedy at the 2001 Fringe Festival, the group then made a comedy series for Channel 31 which Josh co-wrote and directed, shot and edited! His other television and film credits include Stingers, Little Noel Want to Fly and The Referees (Tropfest Top 16). He has appeared in many theatre productions ranging from Shakespeare to theatre restaurant. Being the multi talent that he is, Josh also helped design our opening titles.

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