Moment of sharing…

I can’t believe I’m about to show you guys this…I fought with myself about whether it was a good idea for a good long while. But in the end I decided hey, this is what I do, I may as well share some of it with you!

Sooo here is a little collection of scenes from different jobs I’ve had recently, edited together for a ‘showreel’. Hopefully there will be many more jobs and many more scenes to add to it in the future.

It’s always nerve-racking showing work you’re in to people you don’t know very well. Scary scary scary!

Lots of lovin!

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Freaky by Nature

Nature is wild, beautiful, astonishing and FREAKY all at the same time! Have a look at the video below, it is incredible what this animal does when it feels threatened.

Wowza! How is this possible?? One creature with three different characters and he’s really putting on a show! No wonder creatives get inspired by the world around us, you could turn this into a piece of theatre!

So so cool but also a little bit scary…

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In the wise words of Buddha

Thought I’d share this little gem of wisdom…

lt’s so easy to forget to look after ourselves, to be good to ourselves. We spend so much of our time focussed on other people whether at work or at home in relationships, that sometimes I think we forget that we need our care too.

What am I doing this week for myself? I’m not working on Friday (even though I need the money) so that I can go and take some dance classes. I’ve been fairly stressed lately and nothing makes me feel so in sync and happy as a ballet or contemporary dance class. So this Friday it’s all about giving my body and mind what it needs to relax and feel good about itself!

We’re half way through the week so, everybody out there, you’ve still got time to do something special for YOU.

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For What It’s Worth

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. there’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. we can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

Button’s letter to his daughter, from ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

A beautiful piece of writing from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I love the idea and the reality that there are no rules when it comes to living our lives. We have the ability to re-make ourselves whenever we choose. And why not? We’re multifaceted beings with many different hopes, hates and loves.

So for what it’s worth, I hope everyone is living life being who they want to be. And if you’re not, then become who you want to be.

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Courage Where Art Thou?

I wanted to share this photo that has been doing the rounds online. August Landmesser worked at a shipping yard in Hamburg, Germany. He was a member of the Nazi Party for four years, but after falling in love with a Jewish woman and having two daughters he came to oppose Hitler’s regime. This photo is from the launch of a naval vessel. In a sea of spectators he was the only man who refused to salute. His wife was later taken by the Gestapo and his daughters separated from him so it’s not a happy ending as with so many families from that time, but it’s a powerful photo showing one man’s courage against something that was a lot bigger than him.

August Landmesser, opposed the Hitler's regime and refused to salute...in my mind he's pretty much a hero.

Courage is a funny thing. Sometimes I think we stamp down on our own courage too often, so as not to insult or step on other people’s toes or when we’re afraid of getting hurt.

But that’s what being courageous is, being able to do something, say something, take a stand because you believe in it, that it’s the right thing to do.

Here’s to the rest of us being brave enough to be courageous!

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Oh the Inspiration!

Sometimes it gets hard following the path of an actress. In can get quite depressing when you are so passionate about what you do and yet it feels as though getting where you want to go is like swimming through a pool of jelly…
Yummy! But a slow slow process.

So on days when I need a good’ol kick up the bum or some extra inspiration I take a look at my favourite actors and their work. I find the audition process quite intimate and intense. You put everything you have into each one you go to. So I thought I’d share this video of Rachel McAdams…

I love Rachel McAdams, she is one of my favourite young actresses and seeing her go through the same process the rest of us struggling actors do gives me the inspiration I need to get on with it!

Go Kid Go!

I have huge respect for this young fella below!

He’s giving the finger to large corporations in America that make their fortunes from genetically engineered food and selling dangerous herbicides. But he’s also done his research and knows what he’s talking about so it’s worth watching if you feel like learning a little about what’s going on with our food. Particularly these days when fresh/organic/free-range foods are getting more expensive and the majority of us try to cut costs. I know it’s different in every country but I’m sure I’d be shocked if I knew exactly what was happening to our food here in Aussie! Spending a few extra dollars seems worth it after hearing this little dude speak.

Have a look. He’s so passionate about what he’s saying, I was cheering along with everyone else!

And I agree, pigs should always get to roll around in mud! Choose organic and choose free-range. Better for the animals, better for us.