We Have Trained & Educated World Class Actors Since 1999
In addition to the success of the below students, Film & Television Studio International has seen many others go onto guest roles, bit parts and lead roles. To learn more about the studio and students, please visit our Facebook and Twitter which have regular updates on all the projects our actors are currently working on.
Gallipoli; The Railway Man
Micheal first started training at Film & Television Studio International in 2010 after graduati..
Micheal first started
training at Film & Television Studio International in 2010 after
graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama & Film at the Queensland
University of Technology (QUT). Wanting to specialise more in acting
for film and television, Michael was successful in obtaining a placement in
our Professional (Part-Time) Acting for Television Program. Since completing
this program, Micheal got his big break break starring as "Rogers" in
Jonathan Teplitzky's feature film "The Railway Man", starring alongside
Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jeremy Irvine, which was released in Australia
in 2013 and had it's US release in April 2014. Micheal has since
gone on to feature in "The Doctor Blake Mysteries" and is currently working
on ABC mini-series "Gallipoli".
Dajana first burst onto our screens as the hilarious & bratty Layla Fry on Channel 9’s hit..
Dajana first burst onto our screens as the hilarious & bratty Layla Fry on Channel 9’s hit show “Mortified”, alongside our very own Nicholas Dunn, who played Hector Garcia. Since wrapping on “Mortified”, Dajana went on to star in another Channel 9 Drama, “Sea Patrol” as well as “H20: Just Add Water”. Dajana is currently still training at Film & Television Studio International to continue furthering her craft in our Foundation Year Program.
Mystery of a Handsom Cab (ABC)
Seychelle starred as Millicent in Network Ten's AFI nominated series “Worst Best Friends&rdquo..
Seychelle starred as Millicent in Network Ten's AFI nominated series “Worst Best Friends”. She then went on
to a guest role in “Noah & Saskia”
for the ABC, as well as playing Nicholas Bell's daughter in the short film “From the Top”. Recently, Seychelle
had a guest role in “Mystery of a
Handsom Cab” as well as being a vocalist in the Buddy Holly Concert Tour. Wanting to further explore her craft,
Seychelle auditioned for the 2010 intake of the Professional (Full-Time) Acting
for Television Program at the Film & Television Studio International
and was accepted as a scholarship student. After graduating in 2011, Seychelle
joined the team at McMahon
Entertainment Group and is now the Course Coordinator of the Professional
(Full-Time) Acting for Television Programs and The Foundation Year Programs.
Having been a student herself, Seychelle understands the demands of a training
actor and is instrumental in making their transition into the training
environment as seamless as possible.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Meg joined the Professional (Full-Time) Acting for Television Program at Film and Television Studio ..
Meg joined the Professional (Full-Time) Acting for Television Program at
Film and Television Studio International shortly
after graduating from WAAPA. Meg is
an established musical theatre performer who has appeared as Laurey Williams in
“Oklahoma”, played Trisha in “A Chorus Line” (TML Enterprises) as well as
understudying the roles of Val, Maggie, Connie and Judy. Currently, Meg is a
Phantom in the national tour of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”, which stars the
one and only, Craig McLachlan as Dr Frank-N-Furter.
Neighbours; Conspiracy 365
Only 9 days after graduating from the Professional (Full-Time) Acting for Television Program at Film..
9 days after graduating from the Professional (Full-Time) Acting for Television
Program at Film and Television Studio
International, Taylor moved straight to Melbourne from Brisbane to take a
co-starring role in family drama “Conspiracy 365”. Upon completing work on this
series he went on to guest star in ABC comedy “The Strange Calls”. Soon after, he auditioned for a guest role in “Neighbours”. So impressed were the
producers, they created a series regular role for Taylor playing Mason Turner. Taylor
left “Neighbours” in 2013 and will soon be seen in “Mako Mermaid” series 2 and upcoming Australian feature film "No Two Snowflakes". After securing representation in the US, the best is
yet to come from Taylor!
Tahan Lew started training in our casual programs at Film & Television Studio International in 2..
Tahan Lew started training
in our casual programs at Film & Television Studio International in 2012
and then went on to graduate from our Foundation Year Program, alongside fellow
graduates Andrew Morley ("Home & Away") & Lester Ellis Jr ("Fat
Tony"). Looking for a new adventure Tahan then went on to become a
part of the Big Brother 2013 ensemble and was a firm favourite,
coming 2nd runner up. Since then, Tahan has been in great demand on
the appearance circuit and has just been signed as the new face of the Northern
Territory - a major campaign that will see Tahan as a wonderful ambassador for
her home state. Tahan continues to train at Film & Television
Studio International and will soon appear as a Guest Presenter on "Getaway", while currently auditioning for many fantastic projects.
Strange Calls; Mortified
Nicholas starred alongside Marny Kennedy and our very own Dajana Cahill in the hit Channel 9 drama &..
starred alongside Marny Kennedy and our very own Dajana Cahill in the hit
Channel 9 drama “Mortified”, whilst training at Film & Television Studio International. Since then, Nicholas
took time to focus on his training, graduating from the Professional
(Part-Time) Acting for Television Program in our Brisbane studio, alongside our
very own Micheal Doonan and starring in the ABC series “The Strange Calls”,
alongside fellow graduate Taylor Glockner. After graduation, Nicholas made the
move to Melbourne where he continues to train and is coming ever closer to his
next starring role.
One Tree HIll (USA)
While studying at Film and Television Studio International, Mitchell Ryan guest starred in “Ci..
at Film and Television Studio International,
Mitchell Ryan guest starred in “City
Homicide” in 2007. Soon after packing his bags, LA bound, he won a
recurring role on “One Tree Hill”
on the CW Network. Mitch played Alexander, a handsome ‘pro surfer-turned-young
mogul’. Since then, Mitchell has gone on to star in the ABC family series “The
Lying Game”; “The Mentalist” and feature films “Missionary” and “Cabin
Fever: Patient Zero”.
Melissa has been training exclusively at Film & Television Studio International since her mid-te..
Melissa has been training
exclusively at Film & Television
Studio International since her mid-teens, training with fellow actors
Christopher Milligan, Ashleigh Brewer and Luke Mitchell, in our Brisbane
Studio. She is best known for her outstanding work playing Rebecca in popular
ABC/BBC series "Dead Gorgeous" for which she was an AFI
contender for outstanding young actor. Since wrapping on “Dead Gorgeous”,
Melissa has gone on to feature in “Winners & Losers”, “TwentySomething”, “Rush”
and "Satisfaction", as well as many major national TVC Campaigns.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (USA)
Luke Mitchell is without question an actor that everyone is excited about. After only 3 weeks o..
Luke Mitchell is without question an actor that everyone is excited about. After only 3 weeks of being in Los Angeles Luke landed a starring role in the CW’s new drama series The Tomorrow People, playing John Young, the cool rebel leader with a troubled past who is searching for his place in the world. Originally wanting to be a professional tennis player, Mitchell began his acting career in Melbourne, Australia. He has trained exclusively at Film & Television Studio International, since the age of seventeen. In his first professional acting role, Mitchell played the part of Chris Knight in the long running soap Neighbours. He then moved to the Gold Coast, after he was hand-picked to play the lead role, Will Benjamin, in the third series of internationally acclaimed children’s drama series H20: Just Add Water. Following his impressive start in the Australian Television industry, Mitchell then moved to Sydney to join the main cast of Home and Away playing resident heart-throb, Romeo Smith. In 2010, he won the Most Popular New Male Talent Logie Award for his portrayal. Mitchell recently played the lead role of Sam in an Independent Movie titled Seven Minutes, which was shot in Seattle, Washington, and then landed the leading role in Members Only,a prime time Television Series produced by ABC Studios (USA) in conjunction with CBS Television. This 13 part series was created by BAFTA and Oscar nominated writer, Susannah Grant, known for writing the screenplay to the critically acclaimed film Erin Brockovich. Luke starred as a young man from the wrong side of the tracks alongside Breaking Bads Betsy Brandt. Most recently, Luke has just been signed as main cast to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - series 3. Luke is managed by McMahon Management and co-managed internationally by Management 360 and United Talent Agency (UTA).
Lester Ellis Jr
Ja'mie: Private School Girl
Former champion boxer turned actor, Lester Ellis first started training exclusively at Film & Te..
champion boxer turned actor, Lester Ellis first started training exclusively at Film & Television Studio International
in 2011. After graduating from the Professional
(Full-Time) Acting for Television Program, Lester guest starred in ABC
children’s drama “The Nowhere Boys” - Series 1 & 2. However, It was his role starring
alongside Chris Lilley in “Ja’mie: Private School Girl” that brought Lester to
the public eye, undertaking roles in “Fat Tony & Co: The Tony Mokbel Story”
and “Wentworth” thereafter. Currently, Lester is in pre-production for "The Sunshine Kid" and has been signed with one of the worlds renowned powerhouse agencies WME – William Morris Endeavour. Lester is represented by Brandt Joel and Duncan Millership who’s clients jointly include: Justin Timberlake, Hugh Jackman, Emma Thompson, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ryan Phillippe to name a few. Lester is also jointly managed by Station 3.
Home & Away; Siberia (USA)
Esther Anderson was recently seen in NBC’s “Siberia”. Esther grew up in Geelong, V..
Esther Anderson was recently seen in NBC’s “Siberia”. Esther grew up in
Geelong, Victoria and always knew she wanted to be a performer. Esther has seen
much of the world through working as a model as she was based in Japan for six
years, during that time traveling between Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Korea and
Europe for work. Esther started on screen in Japan and whilst doing commercials decided she would
set her sights on acting and presenting and moved back to Melbourne to take
acting courses including programs ran at Film
and Television Studio International. At the start of 2007, Esther landed a
gig with the local Victorian travel show “Postcards”. After a year in that
role, she had the chance to audition for “Home and Away”. From the first audition to moving into Summer Bay was a whirlwind, finding out
she had the role of Charlie on a Monday, and four days later starting in
Sydney. Esther says, "I have always wanted to be part of the show and when
I found out I had role I was in complete shock". For her Role on "Home and Away"
Esther was nominated for 2 Gold Logies and 2 Silver.
Neighbours; Dead Gorgeous
Following high school, Chris Milligan undertook classes exclusively at Film & Television Studio ..
Following high school, Chris Milligan undertook classes
exclusively at Film & Television
Studio International in Brisbane. Eventually Chris decided to try his luck in
Melbourne and scored a lead role in the BBC/ABC co-production “Dead Gorgeous”,
a guest role in “The Pacific” and has featured in and number of national
commercials. The 24-year-old joined “Neighbours” in a recurring guest role as
the lovable Kyle Canning in 2009. Positive viewer feedback to the character
resulted in Milligan becoming a regular cast member at the start of 2011. In
2013 he was nominated as most outstanding television star by UK inside Soap
Magazine. He has been nominated once again for this award in 2014.
The Bold and The Beautiful (USA)
Ashleigh has trained exclusively at Film & Television Studio International since we opened our d..
Ashleigh has trained exclusively at Film & Television Studio Internationalsince we opened our doors 15 years ago. Since then she has gone on to win roles on various TV shows and was ultimately signed to "Neighbours" as a series regular, playing Kate Ramsay. In 2014, after 5 years on the show, Ashleigh decided it was time to move on and within weeks of landing in Los Angeles, Ashleigh was signed to one of the most watched shows in the world, being cast as Ivy Forrester in "The Bold and the Beautiful". She is now filming at CBS studios in Hollywood and will air in the US in July, 2014. It has been a wonderful journey with Ashleigh so far and the best is certainly yet to come with this talented young actress. Ashleigh is managed globally by McMahon Management.
Home & Away; Lightning Point
In 2010 after being discovered by Craig McMahon (McMahon Management) & beginning his training at..
2010 after being discovered by Craig McMahon (McMahon Management) &
beginning his training at Film &
Television Studio International, Andrew successfully landed the lead role
of Brandon in “Lightning Point” and relocated to the Gold Coast to commence
filming for seven months. When filming concluded, Andrew headed back to the farm
to finish his degree and continue his actor training at Film and Television Studio International in The Foundation Year
Program. He was soon faced with a big decision, a full time job at an
engineering firm in Melbourne or the role of Spencer on “Home and Away”. Being
a huge “Home and Away” fan, Andrew packed his bags and headed for sunny Summer
Bay. On his first day of set Andrew recalls, "I loved putting the Summer
Bay High School uniform on, it was so surreal”.