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John Kelly

Position: Actor

Overview

An interesting blend of youthful energy and mature life experience. My vocal talents have been used in a number of corporate settings including MC roles at product launches and live demos to which my background as a sales trainer and consultant have added benefit. With a wide ranging sense of humour, I think well on my feet as well as deliver well scripted presentations. Presented in a number of regional and national TVCs as well as roles in feature films, TV series and independent productions. With an active fitness lifestyle, a background in Martial Arts and an interest in outdoor recreation (abseiling & canyoning), I am equally prepared to take on physical roles as well as those demanding more emotive performance. Easy to work with, professional, charismatic and fun-loving, I will commit 100% to any assignment large or small.



Education

Completed “Acting 101” with Canberra Academy of Dramatic Art (CADA) NIDA – “Communicating With Impact” – June 2014

Screentest Workshops (Melbourne Acting Academy) – February 2016

Auditioning for TVCs (with Jo Briant of Fountainhead) – TAFTA Sydney – Feb 2017

Audition Workshop (with Thea McLeod of McLeod Casting) – TAFTA Sydney
– August 2017

The Business of Acting – John Orcsik, TAFTA Sydney Feb 2018

Audition Workshop (with Thea McLeod of McLeod Casting) – TAFTA Canberra
– July 2018

Scene Development Workshop (with Jo O’Shaughnessy) – TAFTA Canberra
- August 2018


Experience

FILM:
• Pilot feature film trailer – “The River Tiger” (role of The Hare) – My Precious Productions 2012 (paid role)
• Aodaliya Gold – concept trailer for joint Australian/Chinese feature film. Role of lead villain – “EyePatch” 2015
• Blue World Order (feature film starring Billy Zane and Jack Thompson). Speaking role of “Card Guard” (credited). 2016

TV:
• Paid Extra – “The Code” – ABC TV production 2014. Role of “Security Guard”
• Paid Extra – “The Code 2” ABC TV production 2015
• “Here Come The Habibs” Season 2. Extra. Sept 2016
• Paid Extra – “Rake” Season 5 ABC TV production 2017
• Paid Extra – “Secret City” FOXTEL production 2018

COMMERCIALS:
• Googong Community TVC 2013 (Bearcage Productions) (paid role)
• TVC – Solar Hub. Lead presenter – paid speaking role. April 2015
• Online – Relationships Australia. Lead presenter – paid speaking role. Oct 2015
• TVC – Solar Hub x 3 – Sept 2016. Lead Presenter
• TVC Southern Cross Austereo – Feb 2017. Presenter
• TVC – Solar Hub – April 2017. Lead Presenter
• TVC – Citibank – July 2017. Extra
• TVC – Solar Hub – Dec 2017. Lead Presenter
• TVC – Ramsay Health Care – April 2018. Lead Presenter
• TVC – Real Insurance (National) – May 2018. Lead Presenter

STAGE:
• Supporting Actor (Ray – PE Teacher) – “The Art of Teaching Nothing” original stage play – Free Rain Theatre, October 2015
• Supporting Actor (Les Essington – Billionaire) – “The Inheritance” – original stage play – Budding Theatre, August 2017

CORPORATE AND OTHER:
• Dept of Human Services (Drawcard Entertainment) – Training video May 2012 (paid role)
• Dept of Agriculture – Carbon Farming Initiative promo video (Bearcage Productions) – May 2013 (paid role)
• Dept of Innovation – Unique Student Identifier promo video (SilverSun Pictures) – June 2013 (paid role)
• ITSA – Personal Property Securities Register – July 2013. Bearcage Productions (paid role)
• Cinema trailer for book release (“The Rule of Knowledge”) – July 2013. Rok Cinema – role of “Gladiator” (paid role)
• Role play actor (paid) – Conflict Resolution Training – Oct 2015
• Aust Taxation Office – Mental Health Project. Role of Small Business Owner – online June 2016

Musical Theatre
• “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (role of Pharoah) – Canberra Philharmonic Society 2010
• “Jesus Christ Superstar” (role of Caiaphas) – Queanbeyan Players 2011
• “Chicago” (Nightclub Singer) 2012
• “Brigadoon” with Queanbeyan Players 2012 (role of “Donald Ritchie”)
• “West Side Story” with Free Rain Theatre Feb 2013 – dual roles of Doc and Gladhand
• “Return To The Forbidden Planet” with Queanbeyan Players June 2013 – lead role of Ariel, the Robot.
• “Footloose” with Supa productions – Sept 2013. Role of Coach Dunbar
• “Winging My Way To The Top” – Strahan/Walsh Productions – principal role of Godfrey Goldsmith. World Premiere May 2014 (paid role)
• “Showtune” – Canberra Repertory Society. June 2014
• “Jesus Christ Superstar” Arena Spectacular - Pee Wee Productions – June 2015
• “Grease” – Queanbeyan August 2015. Role of “Johnny Casino”
• “Catch Me If You Can” – May 2016 – ensemble.

Corporate and MC Roles
• Corporate presentations and MC roles in SE Asia and Australia 1985 to current)
• Charity and private function performances and compering (e.g “Oscar Gala” for Breast Cancer Foundation 2011 and 2013)
• Wedding MC and Singer
• Compere product launches and live demos
• Fitness Program – Prime Regional TV (Wagga Wagga – 1983/84)




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