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Hi, I'm Nick - Thanks for checking out my bio, I can't wait to dive into your scene work and help you put a killer tape down!
A WAAPA - Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - graduate with 10 years experience in the New Zealand and Australian film and theatre industry. I now live in Sydney, AUS & recently have been offering my services (free of charge) to actors for their self-taped and ZOOM auditions. It brings me immense joy when I can provide constructive an imaginative direction to evolve an actors performance and help them reach their true potential.
As well as being a reader, I have a passion for script analysis and human behaviour resulting in coaching actors to bring out their best performance in a short amount of time. I feel passionately that the arts should reflect the diversity of our world and believe I have a strong understanding of a wide range of genres, themes and styles.
Below are some comments from actors I have previously worked with:
ROMAN D wrote;
I find working with Nick to be a really fantastic process. As an actor it’s always tricky to find readers for self-tapes who can walk the line between being an active and generous scene partner, but also be able to offer constructive suggestions to improve your own performance. Nick is consistently able to do both. Whenever I work with him I am often provided with insights into a scene or character I hadn’t yet considered, which is not only creatively stimulating, but can be enormously helpful when you need to put down a tape with limited time. Nick is especially great at working on the specificities of a scene and helping craft performances that read well. He also has an energy that immediately makes you feel comfortable to experiment and make offers with.
ALICIA F wrote;
Nick has assisted me in a self tape for a main role in a tv series and as art director for my headshot photographer. In both situations I was inspired by his willingness to problem solve and provide generous feedback. Nick has high standards and a determination to keep working until satisfaction. His skills and professionalism are accompanied by a lovely sense of fun and ease, which makes working with him a joyful and rewarding experience.
Nick's particular strength as a director is to think HOW can we make this performance different and interesting visually. He also creates a safe environment for exploration and play.
I happily recommend Nick to anyone as he is intelligent and highly creative. Nick would be a great asset to any team and I look forward to seeing more of his work.
BRONTE S wrote;
Nick has a deep understanding of the process of acting, a keen eye for detail. He provides clarity and insight on scripts with ease as he leads you through script analysis and performance. He creates a safe space to challenge you on where needs improvement in your performance quickly and effectively.
I’ve also had the great pleasure of spending time with Nick socially. He has an incredible knack for chatting to anyone, making people feel comfortable and happy in his company. I’ve always been amazed at his ability to be keenly aware of the people around him, extending a hand when needed.
Nick discovered his passion and honed his skills as an actor and singer, through community theatre in West Auckland. In his teens he became a principal actor for the National Youth Theatre Company, being cast in numerous roles such as Max Detweiler in The Sound of Music, Joseph in Joseph and the Technicolored Dream Coat and Danny in Grease & Troy Bolton in HSM2 Live! NZ Premiere at the Aotea Centre.
In 2010 Nick played the role of Private Brooke in Ian Sharps 'Tracker' featuring, Ray Winstone (UK) and Temuera Morrison (NZ) then in 2014 played a Stormtrooper in the South African international production of The Sound of Music at the Civic Centre.
In his early 20’s he competed as a boxer, travelled the world and settled in Perth to study Musical Theatre at the Western Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Now living in Sydney his recent credits include the Cop in The View Upstairs at the Hayes Theatre directed by Shaun Rennie, featuring in Zinus’ Campaign 'A View from a Box' by Mirada Studios shot in Thailand and The Lost Voice of Anne Bronte with Whittaker Players.
Nick works as a creative behind the scenes in addition to performing; most recently as stills photographer on The Pool a short film, and as stage manager for The Lost Voice of Anne Bronte.
Age Range: 27 to 32
Vocal Range: E2 to G4
Height: 182cm, 6’0ft
Hair: Long Brown
Body Type: Large
Ethnicity: NZ Pākehā, Caucasian
2021 - The Lost Voice of Anne Bronte - Australian Theatre Tour - Stage Manager and playing roles of Publican & Curate Nichols - Dir: Cate Whittaker.
2020 - Content Creator - Bertoni Casalinga, Balmain, NSW - Videography Director.
2018 - Tales from the Box - Mirada Studios, Bangkok, Thailand - Playing, Courier - Dir: Matthew Cullen.
2018 - The View Upstairs - Hayes Theatre Company - Playing, Cop - Dir: Shaun Rennie.
2010 - Tracker - Eden Films & the NZ Film Commission - Playing, Brooke - Dir: Ian Sharp.