Chris is a country boy who found his passion for the performing arts in Grade 6 when his teachers convinced him to audition for a speaking role in his schools production of Peter Pan. Since then, he has jumped at every opportunity to entertain.
Over the years Chris has facilitated drama workshops/classes with several companies, including Alise's Props Theatre and the YMCA.
As an actor he has performed in dozens of independent theatre productions, co-founded a theatre company, wrote, produced and directed several shows as well as worked on short films and is cast in commercials. You may recognise him as the 'Hipster' in the APIA ad that aired at half time during the 2018 Grand Final and Australian Open!
For a long time Chris avoided building a life around his acting as he thought the only way to 'make it' was to become rich and famous. This was not his idea of success and/or happiness. Since recently discovering that there are so many alternate pathways in reaching his goals he has flourished and begun living his dream and after many years of hard work he is proud to call him self a professional working actor in Melbourne.
Chris believes that the skills of a performer have so much value to all aspects of life rather than just the actors path and is keen to share this knowledge with all who will listen.
Emily Mae Jones
Emily’s passion for acting began at a very young age when she joined the Children’s Performance Company of Australia (CPCA). This childhood interest rapidly grew into a lifelong passion – one that Emily knew she would never lose regardless of whatever direction her career took, be it a “successful” one or not.
Nonetheless Emily’s career has flourished, with highlights including touring a self-devised production across Canada as a teenager, starring in the web series Real Unreal which was nominated for Best Student Web Series in Melbourne WebFest, performing in almost a hundred productions and countless short films. Emily is currently a resident actor with Eagles Nest Theatre Company, a company that takes high quality productions to schools all across Victoria; starring in more than ten productions which keeps her performing multiple times a week.
Alongside her prominent acting career, Emily also works as a producer and filmmaker – a career path that has led her to producing yearly film festivals with Australia Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), and having her very first documentary One in Four selected for viewing on ABC iView. She has produced with Eagles Nest Theatre Company an epic touring production of Women of Troy in 2019, in which she also starred in as Cassandra. Emily is currently working as an Associate Producer on The Jailer Within, an independent feature film that is a coproduction between Australia and the UK.