Valentino del Toro, Helen O’Leary, Catherine Glavicic, Craig Meneaud, Corinne Marie, Bridgette Sneddon, Ildiko Susany, Shauntelle Antoinette Benjamin, Peter Maple, Barton Williams, Alex Bryant-smith, Natalia Ladyko, Min Dransfield, Damian Sommerlad.
Valentino del Toro
Valentino is a graduate of the 12 Month Intensive at Screenwise Film & TV School. He has studied the ‘Chubbick’ technique with Anthony Brandon Wong and has studied at the Actors College of Theatre and Television. Valentino has appeared in various TV shows such as ‘The Slap’, ‘Sea Patrol’, ‘Underbelly’ and ‘Terra Nova’. He has also appeared in several films including ‘Stone Bros’ and ‘Fools Gold’.
Born in Brisbane and a graduate of USQ with a Diploma in Arts specialising in Theatre. Helen’s professional theatre credits include; Julius Caesar, QTC Oz Shorts, The School for Scandal, Christmas at Turkey Beach and Brolgas (QTC) The Threepenny Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Horizons and Shock of the New (La Boite Theatre) The Popular Mechanicals, TN!2 Deckchair Canopy. (TN! Theatre Company) The Adman (Metaluna Theatre. Co) and The Golden Ass (Belvoir BSharp).
Having lived the dream of turning 40 in Paris Helen’s one Woman show My Paris premiered at the 2011 Sydney Fringe Festival for which she was awarded Fringe Award For Excellence. Her performance in Gods Ear also earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards.
MORGUE at Downstairs Belvoir described in SMH by Jason Blake as ‘a unique new work with a thoroughly watchable performer’ was her first foray into self devised work & has been the inspiration & spring board to continue directing /devising.
As a Director her own one woman show LAST has recently premiered @ The Old 505 Theatre as part of this year’s Sydney Fringe . She also directed both Make Mine a Double and Schnecke Nudle Cabaret’s at DTC. as part of In The Raw of 2004 & 2005.
Most recently Helen filmed the role of Jill Summers in comedy series The Jesters with Mick Malloy for The Movie Network, directed by Kimbell Rendall and appeared on air as a Mum in a national Nutrigrain TVC. Helen was part of the regular main cast in ABC’s 24 part series Fireflies playing Luisa Stephanie Parsons the local town fire figher caught in a scandalous affair . Other TV credits include; Packed to the Rafters, Home and Away, Love My Way, All Saints, The Strip, Water Rats, Murder Call, Life Support, Backberner, Breakers, Fire series 1 & 2, Medivac and Pacific Drive.
Helen played Tanya,in Rachel Ward’s award winning short feature film Martha’s New Coat, produced by Bryan Brown and Liz Watts as part of the SBS Short Feature Accord. She performed as Jess in the very successful short Adrift with Chris Haywood, funded by the NSW FTO and shortlisted at the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards.
Helen has voiced many radio / TV commercials and animation such as; The Adventures of the Hot Chunks,The Burundi’s and Pixel. Her voice over work is extensive covering many genres including CD ROM , Narration, Advertising, Jingles, Feature Film ADR , Childrens Books and Learning English packages for overseas students.
She has performed extensively with Theatre for Young People across Australia in festivals such as Out of the Box and Come Out.
On stage Catherine has recently appeared in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Mistress
Page for the 4MBS Shakespeare Festival, Romeo and Juliet as the Nurse for 4MBS
and Ruth in Minefields and Miniskirts for MadCat Productions. She spent time overseas working with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox Massachusetts in the USA where she played Queen Margaret in The Life and Times of Queen Meg and Jack Cade in the Jack Cade Rebellion. On screen she has appeared in the TV series Underbelly Razor and SLiDE. She is excited to be a part of the ensemble for A View From Moving Windows and feels privileged to be telling the beautiful story by Vanessa Bates.
Craig has appeared in various TV shows such as ‘East West 101′, ‘Sea Patrol’ and ‘All Saints’. He has also appeared in several theatre productions including ‘Macquarie’, ‘Norm and Ahmed’, and ‘Homebody/Kabul’ and was also involved in the National Play Conference 2011. Craig studied accounting and business at UTS but soon figured that a life of debits and credits didn’t really add up. Ditching the world of financial security he declared a life in the arts more important, much to the worry and chagrin of his family. Nonetheless Craig has continued to find work, enjoying a recurring school’s season of ‘Norm and Ahmed’ and acting work in the corporate arena. He also teaches at TAFE NSW and especially loves working with students in the TVET Entertainment course. Craig is passionately thrilled to be a part of ‘A View From Moving Windows’.
Corinne Marie graduated from Nepean University with a Degree in Performance. She was awarded an International Scholarship and completed her fourth ‘Professional’ year at California State University. Whilst there her theatre credits include The Good Woman of Setzuan, Decoding Fruit and Hold For One.
Other theatre credits include Sons of Sun (Dir. Neil Gooding), Frivolity at Fiveways (Furst Class Productions), Lucy Black (Subtlenuance Theatre),The Farnsworth Invention (The New Theatre) and Bare Boards Brave Heart (Subtlenuance Theatre).
Corinne recently performed a lead role in the short film Lie To Me (Dir: Kate Olive-Hrayssi) in association with Metro Screen/Screen NSW) which has been accepted into the 2012 Montreal World Film Festival, the French Film Festival Cinema des Antipodes, and the Cockatoo Island Film Festival.
Corinne Marie has been a member of the Actors Equity since 2009.
After completing a Bachelor of Performance at Theatre Nepean, Bridgette has been a working actor ever since. That is working by day, acting by night. Her recent theatre credits include; ‘Stories from the 428′ (Sidetrack Theatre), ‘Wit’ (New Theatre), ‘Combat Fatigue’ (Factory Theatre), ‘Bare Boards Brave Hearts’ (Subtlenuance Theatre) and ‘Women, Power, Culture’ (New Theatre). This is Bridgette’s second Augusta Supple Production, but her fourth collaboration with Alison Rooke, whom alongside Zoe Carides have worked on three successful performances in the past 2 years. She has been catching trains for nearly 14 years. This role is perfect for her.
Ildiko graduated with Distinction from a Bachelor of Theatre Arts – Acting degree from the University of Southern Queensland in 2008. In 2013, she will be touring Australia with Bell Shakespeare Company. Most recently, Ildiko co-produced, assisted directed as well as performed in and marketed her first full-length play, The Day the Galaxy Inevitably Exploded and Died for the Sydney Fringe Festival, receiving stellar reviews from both critics and audiences alike. Ildiko’s other acting credits include: 24-Hour Play Project (Griffin Theatre), Lovely Ugly (Griffin Theatre), The Protectors/The Hurting Game (Brainstorm Productions), 30 Second Love (QPIX/Screen Australia) and a Choosi TV commercial (Plump Films). As a writer, Ildiko was shortlisted and awarded a high commendation in Queensland Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights Program in 2009 for her then short-play, The Day the Galaxy Inevitably Exploded and Died which she performed in and produced for Backbone Youth Arts’ 2high Festival 2009 at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Ildiko is a proud member of MEAA.
Shauntelle Antoinette Benjamin
Shauntelle (Actors Centre Australia 2010) is a British born actor, writer, and singer. Her acting credits include As You Like It (Siren Theatre Co.), A Quiet Night in Rangoon (subtlenuance), How to Lose Sight (Shh) and panto-musical Jekyll and Hyde – Make mine a double (Woodhouse Players). Her screen credits include The Murder Room (BBC), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Warner Bros). Writing credits include pantomime The Little Mermaid; Boxed In (and Vulnerable), a play that she performed, wrote and co-produced in 2011.
Peter Maple is a writer, actor, director who hails from Western Sydney. He is a graduate of
Theatre Nepean. His most recent stage credits include Fat Boy Dancing’s Wrecking (The Old Fitz), The Theatre Troupe’s Breaker Morant (Seymour Centre), and SHH Hybrid Arts’ How To Lose Sight (Riverside Theatres). Recent screen work includes: Charlie Mayfair’s music video Waste Me; TV series Cops LAC, and RESCUE Special Ops; and the feature documentary Beyond Infinity.
Barton Williams is a graduate of NIDA (The Presenter Course) and Actors College of Theatre & Television (Certificate III Screen Screen and Stage Performance). He has performed on the stage in How to Lose Sight, A Quiet Night in Rangoon: New Theatre and many other productions. This year he has starred in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, Short & Sweet Play Festival and His Room at Riverside Theatre. On screen he has been in: Overcast, Missing Water, The Battle of Long Tan, and has starred in several television shows.
Alex grew up and went to school in the Inner West of Sydney, was a member of the State Drama Company and performed and toured internationally with the Australian Theatre for Young People.
Alex trained at the Actors Centre, completing the full-time Journey program in 2007. He has since worked across theatre, film and television. Film credits include Struggle, Heron’s Story, Denouement, Sunday and most recently The Future, which has played at more than 60 festivals around the world and won several awards for Best Film and Best Comedy. TV credits include All Saints, Home & Away, Out of the Blue as well as the web series Boxed and numerous TVCs.
Theatre credits include Our Town and Blackrock (State Drama Company), Kinderspiel (ATYP/Theater an der Parkaue, Berlin – 2002 Sydney Festival), Brokenville (ATYP/National Theatre, London 2002 Shell Connections Festival), The Merchant of Venice, Bash, Sunrise, A Doll’s House (Actors Centre), Hamlet (New Theatre), Zetland (2010 Sydney Fringe), C.H.I.C.O.M. (Brand Spankin’ New) and The Case Of Katherine Mansfield (2012 Sydney Fringe/Brokebliss).
Natalia Ladyko is an accomplished actress, dancer, physical theatre performer and puppeteer. After completing her degree from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and re-locating to Sydney, Natalia has worked extensively touring nationally and internationally. Her diversity has seen Natalia in front and behind the camera, on and off the stage, often behind the scenes as a Movement Director / Specialist. Natalia has been fortunate enough to be a resident performer of two theatre companies, the internationally renown Erth Visual and Physical Inc. and Future Classic Theatre (Radio Dramas). May this year saw Natalia back on stage in BETTER MAN (Bulldog Theatre) and will be filming her first feature film early 2013.
Originally from Perth, Min graduated from Acting at WAAPA in 2005. Since then she has worked with Black Swan Theatre Company, completed a 12 month national tour of Love Child for HIT Productions, produced and acted in Kiss Me Like You Mean It at the Old Fitzroy Theatre, Mulitudes and been engaged in numerous corporate projects.
She has taught for the NIDA open program, the newly established acting school ‘Scene & Heard’ and ATYP. Last year she participated in the Atlantic Theatre Company Summer School in New York.
Damian recently returned from London where he graduated from East 15 Acting School, and continues to train in Australia with acting coaches Annie Swann and Sandra Lee Paterson.
In London he enjoyed a diverse range of work in theatre, film and television. Highlights included researching Laban Movement Psychology with the Laban Association, a Theatre Tour across Germany, The Czech Republic, and Belgium as well as working with disabled children and young prisoners through the London Shakespeare Workout.
In 2011 he was selected to work in the first Australian Masterclass with U.S. acting coach Larry Moss and recently wrapped shooting on Indie WWI feature ‘Forbidden Ground’, due to hit Australian screens early next year.