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Don't Be So Dramatic, the podcast that talks to different people in the entertainment industry to discover what their job involves and how they got there. Hosted by Rachel Baker, each episode delves into the career and thoughts of her guest

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So You're Worried There's Not Many Opportunities In The Industry...

In this episode Rachel unpacks the all too familiar belief that there's not a lot of opportunities in the entertainment industry. Although there may have been some experiences that led you to believe this, the reality is it ain't helping you as an actor to continue believing it's true 100% of the time. What you believe you perceive.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Actor Mindset Coaching: calendly.com/rachellaurenbaker Produced by: Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

So You're Worried There's Not Many Opportunities In The Industry...

In this episode Rachel unpacks the all too familiar belief that there's not a lot of opportunities in the entertainment industry. Although there may have been some experiences that led you to believe this, the reality is it ain't helping you as an actor to continue believing it's true 100% of the time. What you believe you perceive.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Actor Mindset Coaching: calendly.com/rachellaurenbaker Produced by: Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:03

28 May 24

Creative Identity And Taking A Break At The Height Of Success

Happy New Year! It's 2024 so I wanted to wrap up 2023 with a short rambles episode. In this episode I talk about what has been going on for me in my break from recording the podcast, what it's like to take a break when you're at the peak of success in your creative endeavour, and my thoughts on creative identity.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Produced by: Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Creative Identity And Taking A Break At The Height Of Success

Happy New Year! It's 2024 so I wanted to wrap up 2023 with a short rambles episode. In this episode I talk about what has been going on for me in my break from recording the podcast, what it's like to take a break when you're at the peak of success in your creative endeavour, and my thoughts on creative identity.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Produced by: Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:50

3 Jan 24

Nikki Barrett on Casting Directing And Having Autonomy In Your Career

Nikki Barrett is a casting director based in Sydney, Australia. Nikki's casting credits include projects such as 'Australia', 'The Babadook', 'The Water Diviner', 'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'Peter Rabbit' and 'The Invisible Man'. Most recently, Nikki won a BAFTA for her work on Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis'.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nikki Barrett on Casting Directing And Having Autonomy In Your Career

Nikki Barrett is a casting director based in Sydney, Australia. Nikki's casting credits include projects such as 'Australia', 'The Babadook', 'The Water Diviner', 'Mad Max: Fury Road', 'Peter Rabbit' and 'The Invisible Man'. Most recently, Nikki won a BAFTA for her work on Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis'.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:01:09

4 May 23

Why I No Longer Subscribe To 'Hustle' Culture- Short Rambles

This week's episode is a short rambles where Rachel talks about hustle culture and why she doesn't find it helpful for her career or life anymore.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Why I No Longer Subscribe To 'Hustle' Culture- Short Rambles

This week's episode is a short rambles where Rachel talks about hustle culture and why she doesn't find it helpful for her career or life anymore.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23:20

27 Apr 23

Esmé Louise James on 'Kinky History' And Digital Content Creation

   Esmé Louise James is a writer and researcher based in Melbourne, Australia. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne in the School of Culture and Communication.     In 2020, Esmé was listed in the Top 30 Emerging Writers by SBS Australia. Esmé’s creative works have twice been nominated for a Fitzpatrick Award and she was a finalist for the Melbourne Arts Student’s Society’s ‘Creative Writing’ award for four consecutive years. The Awakening was shortlisted for Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel of the Year in 2013.     Esmé is best known for her irreverent lecture series on TikTok, Kinky History, which explores the evolution of human sexual history -- "the history they didn't teach you in high school." It currently stands at a following of over 2,200,000 people. In 2021, she was the recipient of Screen Australia's Every Voice initiative (in partnership with TikTok Australia and the Australian Government) to fund the creation of a new series on her channel. Created alongside her mother, SexTistics will teach how statistics can be used to create a snapshot - past and present - of gender, identity, and sexuality within Australia. Esmé's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esme.louisee/  Esmé's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@esme.louisee Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Esmé Louise James on 'Kinky History' And Digital Content Creation

   Esmé Louise James is a writer and researcher based in Melbourne, Australia. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne in the School of Culture and Communication.     In 2020, Esmé was listed in the Top 30 Emerging Writers by SBS Australia. Esmé’s creative works have twice been nominated for a Fitzpatrick Award and she was a finalist for the Melbourne Arts Student’s Society’s ‘Creative Writing’ award for four consecutive years. The Awakening was shortlisted for Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel of the Year in 2013.     Esmé is best known for her irreverent lecture series on TikTok, Kinky History, which explores the evolution of human sexual history -- "the history they didn't teach you in high school." It currently stands at a following of over 2,200,000 people. In 2021, she was the recipient of Screen Australia's Every Voice initiative (in partnership with TikTok Australia and the Australian Government) to fund the creation of a new series on her channel. Created alongside her mother, SexTistics will teach how statistics can be used to create a snapshot - past and present - of gender, identity, and sexuality within Australia. Esmé's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esme.louisee/  Esmé's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@esme.louisee Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53:02

13 Apr 23

Lauren Simpson on Producing, WIFT And How To Pitch To A Streaming Service

Lauren’s film story started with a specialist study in film at California State University Long Beach. She backed that up with a Bachelor of Film and Television from Swinburne University and a MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.   Her work in the industry has been varied and rewarding, working with  FilmInk Movie Magazine, Event Cinemas on George Street and, as an accomplished Service Producer, Lauren has produced high-level international content for companies all over the world.   Today she’s the CEO and co-founder of Iris Arc Pictures – where she produces and develops several high-concept feature films, series and podcasts across the fantasy, thriller and horror genres. Most recently she has worked on the feature film 'Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism' with its US release at The Overlook Film Festival in April 2023 and the award winning web series 'Pivot'.  Lauren's instagram: @laurenjsimpson Iris Arc Pictures: irisarcpictures.com Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lauren Simpson on Producing, WIFT And How To Pitch To A Streaming Service

Lauren’s film story started with a specialist study in film at California State University Long Beach. She backed that up with a Bachelor of Film and Television from Swinburne University and a MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.   Her work in the industry has been varied and rewarding, working with  FilmInk Movie Magazine, Event Cinemas on George Street and, as an accomplished Service Producer, Lauren has produced high-level international content for companies all over the world.   Today she’s the CEO and co-founder of Iris Arc Pictures – where she produces and develops several high-concept feature films, series and podcasts across the fantasy, thriller and horror genres. Most recently she has worked on the feature film 'Godless: The Eastfield Exorcism' with its US release at The Overlook Film Festival in April 2023 and the award winning web series 'Pivot'.  Lauren's instagram: @laurenjsimpson Iris Arc Pictures: irisarcpictures.com Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:12:27

6 Apr 23

Jordan Rodrigues on His First Acting Job And Learning To Put Life Before Work

   Jordan Rodrigues is a Malaysian/Australian actor best known for the Golden Globe winning film, 'Lady Bird' and Aussie TV series, 'Dance Academy'.      His latest work can be seen in the Disney+ series 'National Treasure: Edge of History'. He has also recently starred as a lead in the Hulu television series 'Light as a Feather' and prior to that he starred in Jerry Bruckheimer's Peacock television series, 'LA’s Finest' opposite Jessica Alba and Gabriele Union.     He has previously been seen in three seasons of the hit ABC show 'The Fosters' with other credits including CBS’s 'Hawaii Five-O', NBC’s 'Camp', SBS’s award winning series 'Better Man', MTV’s 'Faking It' and 'Bring It On Worldwide' and 'Home & Away'. Jordan's instagram: @itsjordanjr Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jordan Rodrigues on His First Acting Job And Learning To Put Life Before Work

   Jordan Rodrigues is a Malaysian/Australian actor best known for the Golden Globe winning film, 'Lady Bird' and Aussie TV series, 'Dance Academy'.      His latest work can be seen in the Disney+ series 'National Treasure: Edge of History'. He has also recently starred as a lead in the Hulu television series 'Light as a Feather' and prior to that he starred in Jerry Bruckheimer's Peacock television series, 'LA’s Finest' opposite Jessica Alba and Gabriele Union.     He has previously been seen in three seasons of the hit ABC show 'The Fosters' with other credits including CBS’s 'Hawaii Five-O', NBC’s 'Camp', SBS’s award winning series 'Better Man', MTV’s 'Faking It' and 'Bring It On Worldwide' and 'Home & Away'. Jordan's instagram: @itsjordanjr Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59:14

30 Mar 23

Limiting Beliefs: What Are They And How They Effect Your Career- Short Rambles

On this week's episode of the podcast, Rachel delves into limiting beliefs. She talks about what they are, her experiences with working on her own and why you should clear them for the sake of your career.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Limiting Beliefs: What Are They And How They Effect Your Career- Short Rambles

On this week's episode of the podcast, Rachel delves into limiting beliefs. She talks about what they are, her experiences with working on her own and why you should clear them for the sake of your career.  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Rachel Baker, Alyssa Stevenson Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

27:15

23 Mar 23

Tristan Barr on One Shot Feature Films And Why He Become A Producer

  Tristan Barr was the first writer/director down under to shoot a full-length feature film in one single take, across the span of 9 different locations and a running time of 82 minutes, ‘Watch the Sunset’, which won Cinema Australia's "Top five films of the year" and was acquired as a STAN Original after a successful cinema season. Recently, Tristan was the lead producer of the neo-western thriller feature 'Head Count' starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Kindred), Aaron Jakubenko (Tidelands, The Shanarra Chronicles), Melanie Zanetti (Bluey, Raven's Hollow) being distributed by Shout Factory (Old Henry) & Umbrella Entertainment (The Babadook). ​  In 2021 Tristan also produced the short films 'Reklaw' and 'Suspense' that played at SXSW & Fantasia Film festivals, and Won "Hollyshorts" thriller section, as well as directing feature film 'Subject' that was selected for Cannes Frontiers. ​  His other work has received consistent praise, including an accolade for ‘Best Director’ at the Canada International Film Festival. Tristan also produced the horror/comedy pilot ‘Cursed’ which played at SXSW in association with Screen QLD. Tristan was selected for Screen Australia's Emerging Talent delegation at the Cannes Film Festival. Tristan's Website: www.tristanbarr.com/ Tristan's insta: www.instagram.com/trisbarr/  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tristan Barr on One Shot Feature Films And Why He Become A Producer

  Tristan Barr was the first writer/director down under to shoot a full-length feature film in one single take, across the span of 9 different locations and a running time of 82 minutes, ‘Watch the Sunset’, which won Cinema Australia's "Top five films of the year" and was acquired as a STAN Original after a successful cinema season. Recently, Tristan was the lead producer of the neo-western thriller feature 'Head Count' starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Kindred), Aaron Jakubenko (Tidelands, The Shanarra Chronicles), Melanie Zanetti (Bluey, Raven's Hollow) being distributed by Shout Factory (Old Henry) & Umbrella Entertainment (The Babadook). ​  In 2021 Tristan also produced the short films 'Reklaw' and 'Suspense' that played at SXSW & Fantasia Film festivals, and Won "Hollyshorts" thriller section, as well as directing feature film 'Subject' that was selected for Cannes Frontiers. ​  His other work has received consistent praise, including an accolade for ‘Best Director’ at the Canada International Film Festival. Tristan also produced the horror/comedy pilot ‘Cursed’ which played at SXSW in association with Screen QLD. Tristan was selected for Screen Australia's Emerging Talent delegation at the Cannes Film Festival. Tristan's Website: www.tristanbarr.com/ Tristan's insta: www.instagram.com/trisbarr/  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49:21

16 Mar 23

Anita Anabel on Journalism, Having The Courage To Change Careers And Psychic Mediumism

Anita Anabel is an entertainment editor and journalist, podcaster, voice over artist, MC and presenter. And on top of all of that she's also a psychic medium. Anita recently stepped into the role as head of entertainment at Mediaweek. She was the entertainment editor for POPSUGAR Australia and Val Morgan Digital's The Latch. She has also worked for brands such as Now to Love, Yahoo Lifestyle and KIISFM. Anita prides herself on building long-lasting professional relationships and has ongoing support from Stan, BINGE, Disney, Universal Pictures, Netflix, Network Ten, Channel 9, Channel 7 and HayU to name a few. Anita has just launched her new podcast 'The Entertainment Hotline' so be sure to check it out.  The Entertainment Hotline https://open.spotify.com/show/5BnUTMrCgn51fEGWxckpjU?si=08e1ec8519ff456e Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena ​See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Anita Anabel on Journalism, Having The Courage To Change Careers And Psychic Mediumism

Anita Anabel is an entertainment editor and journalist, podcaster, voice over artist, MC and presenter. And on top of all of that she's also a psychic medium. Anita recently stepped into the role as head of entertainment at Mediaweek. She was the entertainment editor for POPSUGAR Australia and Val Morgan Digital's The Latch. She has also worked for brands such as Now to Love, Yahoo Lifestyle and KIISFM. Anita prides herself on building long-lasting professional relationships and has ongoing support from Stan, BINGE, Disney, Universal Pictures, Netflix, Network Ten, Channel 9, Channel 7 and HayU to name a few. Anita has just launched her new podcast 'The Entertainment Hotline' so be sure to check it out.  The Entertainment Hotline https://open.spotify.com/show/5BnUTMrCgn51fEGWxckpjU?si=08e1ec8519ff456e Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena ​See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53:53

9 Mar 23

Ben O'Toole on Acting And The Mentality Of 'You Win Some, You Lose Some'

Ben O'Toole is an Australian actor. He is known for his role as Rex Coen in film 'Bloody Hell', his roles in several Australian TV-Series such as 'Love Child', 'Amazing Grace', ABC's 'Barons' as well as for his supporting roles in movies such as Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and 12 Strong (2018). Ben has just finished filming 'Boy Swallows Universe' as well as the Stan Original series, 'C*A*U*G*H*T'.  Ben's Insta: @mrbenotoole   Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ben O'Toole on Acting And The Mentality Of 'You Win Some, You Lose Some'

Ben O'Toole is an Australian actor. He is known for his role as Rex Coen in film 'Bloody Hell', his roles in several Australian TV-Series such as 'Love Child', 'Amazing Grace', ABC's 'Barons' as well as for his supporting roles in movies such as Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and 12 Strong (2018). Ben has just finished filming 'Boy Swallows Universe' as well as the Stan Original series, 'C*A*U*G*H*T'.  Ben's Insta: @mrbenotoole   Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54:51

2 Mar 23

The Secret To Acting (And Creativity) That The Industry Can't Teach You- Short Rambles

This week's episode is the final for 2022! A short rambles where Rachel talks about the secret to doing your best work as a creative that the industry can't teach you. Thank you for listening this year and I hope you're excited for 2023! Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Secret To Acting (And Creativity) That The Industry Can't Teach You- Short Rambles

This week's episode is the final for 2022! A short rambles where Rachel talks about the secret to doing your best work as a creative that the industry can't teach you. Thank you for listening this year and I hope you're excited for 2023! Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole Tabuena  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16:29

9 Dec 22

Anthony Meindl on His New Book 'Unstuck' And How It Can Help Reframe The Blocks Making You Feel Stuck

Anthony Meindl is an award-winning director, writer, actor, acting coach, entrepreneur, author and inspirational speaker. As an acting teacher, he’s known for revolutionising a more modern understanding of acting training. He founded Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop in 1997 and now has the largest scene study studio in Los Angeles and locations in 10 other cities around the world: New York, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, Sydney, Chicago, Copenhagen and Cape Town. He is the guest acting teacher for directing at David Lynch’s Master of Filmmaking Program, and has guest lectured at the prestigious Moscow Arts Theatre, The National Theatre School of Ireland, The Actors Centre London, and many more. He has been an inspirational speaker, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Jim Carrey, Jack Kornfield, and Tom Shadyac. As a filmmaker, Anthony has received a number of awards and acclaim. His latest feature film, Where We Go From Here is available on HULU. The film premiered at Outfest, won the “Best Screenplay” award at Q-Films Long Beach, and the “Jury Award” at NYC’s East Village Queer Film Festival. He is the author of five books, including best-sellers, At Left Brain Turn Right, Book the F*cking Job and Book the F*cking Job for Teens. His memoir, You Knew When You Were 2, released September 2020. Unstuck: www.anthonymeindl.com/unstuck/ AMAW: www.anthonymeindl.com/ Anthony's Instagram: @anthonymeindl Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Anthony Meindl on His New Book 'Unstuck' And How It Can Help Reframe The Blocks Making You Feel Stuck

Anthony Meindl is an award-winning director, writer, actor, acting coach, entrepreneur, author and inspirational speaker. As an acting teacher, he’s known for revolutionising a more modern understanding of acting training. He founded Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop in 1997 and now has the largest scene study studio in Los Angeles and locations in 10 other cities around the world: New York, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, Sydney, Chicago, Copenhagen and Cape Town. He is the guest acting teacher for directing at David Lynch’s Master of Filmmaking Program, and has guest lectured at the prestigious Moscow Arts Theatre, The National Theatre School of Ireland, The Actors Centre London, and many more. He has been an inspirational speaker, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Jim Carrey, Jack Kornfield, and Tom Shadyac. As a filmmaker, Anthony has received a number of awards and acclaim. His latest feature film, Where We Go From Here is available on HULU. The film premiered at Outfest, won the “Best Screenplay” award at Q-Films Long Beach, and the “Jury Award” at NYC’s East Village Queer Film Festival. He is the author of five books, including best-sellers, At Left Brain Turn Right, Book the F*cking Job and Book the F*cking Job for Teens. His memoir, You Knew When You Were 2, released September 2020. Unstuck: www.anthonymeindl.com/unstuck/ AMAW: www.anthonymeindl.com/ Anthony's Instagram: @anthonymeindl Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content: Nicole TabuenaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:11:02

11 Nov 22

Emily De Margheriti on 'Sissy' And Why She Releases All Expectations

Emily De Margheriti is an Australian actress and a co-founder of her production company Dems Entertainment. Emily most recently starred in the horror feature 'Sissy' which has received 3 AACTA nominations and has been highly successful on the international film festival circuit. Emily is a WAAPA graduate and has been featured in numerous projects including 'I Hate Kids' opposite Tom Everett Scott and Tituss Burgess as well as the acclaimed dramedy 'Ladies In Black'.  Emily's instagram: @emilyjanede DEMS entertainment: @demsentertainment demsentertainment.com/ 'Sissy': www.imdb.com/title/tt9602472/ Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Emily De Margheriti on 'Sissy' And Why She Releases All Expectations

Emily De Margheriti is an Australian actress and a co-founder of her production company Dems Entertainment. Emily most recently starred in the horror feature 'Sissy' which has received 3 AACTA nominations and has been highly successful on the international film festival circuit. Emily is a WAAPA graduate and has been featured in numerous projects including 'I Hate Kids' opposite Tom Everett Scott and Tituss Burgess as well as the acclaimed dramedy 'Ladies In Black'.  Emily's instagram: @emilyjanede DEMS entertainment: @demsentertainment demsentertainment.com/ 'Sissy': www.imdb.com/title/tt9602472/ Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:00:34

28 Oct 22

Grant Dodwell on The Launch Of Australian Theatre Live On Demand

Grant Dodwell has more than 40 years' experience in the entertainment industry in theatre, television and film appearing in many of Australia's best known stage shows and television series. He is best known for his three time Logie award-winning role playing Dr. Simon Bowen in A Country Practice. Grant is also the co-founder of Australian Theatre Live, a not-for-profit organisation that records and distributes popular Australian theatre, making it accessible to arts lovers regardless of location, income or ability. Australian Theatre Live has just launched their own streaming service which you can sign up for here: https://stream.australiantheatre.live/ Aus Theatre Live: australiantheatre.live/about-us/ Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content Editor: Carlos Morales @carlos_morales_editor_mgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Grant Dodwell on The Launch Of Australian Theatre Live On Demand

Grant Dodwell has more than 40 years' experience in the entertainment industry in theatre, television and film appearing in many of Australia's best known stage shows and television series. He is best known for his three time Logie award-winning role playing Dr. Simon Bowen in A Country Practice. Grant is also the co-founder of Australian Theatre Live, a not-for-profit organisation that records and distributes popular Australian theatre, making it accessible to arts lovers regardless of location, income or ability. Australian Theatre Live has just launched their own streaming service which you can sign up for here: https://stream.australiantheatre.live/ Aus Theatre Live: australiantheatre.live/about-us/ Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content Editor: Carlos Morales @carlos_morales_editor_mgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50:57

21 Oct 22

Andrea Osvárt on How She Achieved International Success And Helping Actors To Build A High Profile Acting Career

Andrea Osvárt is a Hungarian international multi-award-winning actress with over 50 acting credits starring opposite movie stars like Robert Redford, Clive Owen, Bruno Ganz, J.K. Simmons, Mattias Schweighöfer, and Heino Ferch. She has also produced feature films sold to Netflix and HBO. Andrea has recently become a coach to help other actors transform their thinking and their habits in order to achieve a high profile career. Her e-book is available at the link below.  andreaosvart.com/en/ E-book: andreaosvart.coach/ebook/ Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content Editor: Carlos Morales @carlos_morales_editor_mgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Andrea Osvárt on How She Achieved International Success And Helping Actors To Build A High Profile Acting Career

Andrea Osvárt is a Hungarian international multi-award-winning actress with over 50 acting credits starring opposite movie stars like Robert Redford, Clive Owen, Bruno Ganz, J.K. Simmons, Mattias Schweighöfer, and Heino Ferch. She has also produced feature films sold to Netflix and HBO. Andrea has recently become a coach to help other actors transform their thinking and their habits in order to achieve a high profile career. Her e-book is available at the link below.  andreaosvart.com/en/ E-book: andreaosvart.coach/ebook/ Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: Podcast instagram:@dbsdpodcast Rachel's instagram:@rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content Editor: Carlos Morales @carlos_morales_editor_mgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58:18

14 Oct 22

Anthony Brandon Wong on Booking The Matrix After Stumbling Through His Audition And How Optimism Built His Successful Career

Anthony Brandon Wong is an actor, acting coach, writer and musician. His screen credits include Steven Soderbergh’s 'Haywire, Guns Girls and Gambling' opposite Gary Oldman and Christian Slater, 'Hemingway and Gellhorn' opposite Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, 'The Matrix Reloaded', 'The Matrix Revolutions', ' Glee', 'NCIS', 'The Unit', 'Crooked Business', 'All Saints', 'Home and Away', 'Samurai Girl', 'Mask of the Ninja' and 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'. His extensive stage credits include lead and major roles in productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse, Playbox, Victorian Arts Centre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Urban Theatre Projects and One Extra Company. Anthony won the Victorian Green Room Best Actor Award for 'Sex Diary of an Infidel'. Anthony's recent song 'Emancipate' is now available to listen to or you can watch the official music video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3sc4MeXepw Anthony's instagram: @anthony_brandon_wong Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Anthony Brandon Wong on Booking The Matrix After Stumbling Through His Audition And How Optimism Built His Successful Career

Anthony Brandon Wong is an actor, acting coach, writer and musician. His screen credits include Steven Soderbergh’s 'Haywire, Guns Girls and Gambling' opposite Gary Oldman and Christian Slater, 'Hemingway and Gellhorn' opposite Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, 'The Matrix Reloaded', 'The Matrix Revolutions', ' Glee', 'NCIS', 'The Unit', 'Crooked Business', 'All Saints', 'Home and Away', 'Samurai Girl', 'Mask of the Ninja' and 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'. His extensive stage credits include lead and major roles in productions for Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse, Playbox, Victorian Arts Centre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Urban Theatre Projects and One Extra Company. Anthony won the Victorian Green Room Best Actor Award for 'Sex Diary of an Infidel'. Anthony's recent song 'Emancipate' is now available to listen to or you can watch the official music video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3sc4MeXepw Anthony's instagram: @anthony_brandon_wong Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Network: Diamantina Media (DM Podcasts) Audio Editor: Echidna Audio https://echidnaaudio.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:20:31

5 Oct 22

Jye Currie on 'Beat' And Leaving A Legacy For Future Generations Through Filmmaking

Jye Currie is a Newcastle born Director, Producer and Writer. Jye's latest film 'Beat' has seen great success as Jye's debut feature, having secured distribution in American as well as being released on Stan from the 1st of September 2022. Jye also recently released a short documentary alongside sports commentator, Craig Hamilton, following the story of Hamilton's mental breakdown in 2000 which led to his diagnosis of Bipolar disorder.  Films: Beat One Conversation Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Audio Editor: Echidna Audio  https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content Editor: Lucy Bain  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jye Currie on 'Beat' And Leaving A Legacy For Future Generations Through Filmmaking

Jye Currie is a Newcastle born Director, Producer and Writer. Jye's latest film 'Beat' has seen great success as Jye's debut feature, having secured distribution in American as well as being released on Stan from the 1st of September 2022. Jye also recently released a short documentary alongside sports commentator, Craig Hamilton, following the story of Hamilton's mental breakdown in 2000 which led to his diagnosis of Bipolar disorder.  Films: Beat One Conversation Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Audio Editor: Echidna Audio  https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content Editor: Lucy Bain  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59:44

23 Sep 22

So You Feel Like You Want To Quit? Me Too - Short Rambles

This week's episode is a short rambles where Rachel talks about a recent breakdown that had her considering whether to quit the industry. It is such a common feeling among actors and creatives so why do we feel this way? What can we do to honour our feelings and understand where they are coming from?  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Audio Editor: Echidna Audio  https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content Editor: Lucy Bain   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

So You Feel Like You Want To Quit? Me Too - Short Rambles

This week's episode is a short rambles where Rachel talks about a recent breakdown that had her considering whether to quit the industry. It is such a common feeling among actors and creatives so why do we feel this way? What can we do to honour our feelings and understand where they are coming from?  Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Audio Editor: Echidna Audio  https://echidnaaudio.com/ Video Content Editor: Lucy Bain   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16:37

16 Sep 22

Marny Kennedy on The Pros And Cons Of Early Success And Growing Up On Screen

Marny Kennedy is an Australian actress best known for her role, at 11 years old, as Taylor Fry in the series 'Mortified' as well as her early roles in 'The Saddle Club', 'A Gurls Wurld' and 'Conspiracy 365'. Marny, more recently, has worked on productions such as 'Janet King', 'Wentworth', 'Bite Club', 'Between Two Worlds' and 'Home and Away'.  Marny's insta: @marnykennedy Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Edited by: Echidna Audio  https://echidnaaudio.com/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Marny Kennedy on The Pros And Cons Of Early Success And Growing Up On Screen

Marny Kennedy is an Australian actress best known for her role, at 11 years old, as Taylor Fry in the series 'Mortified' as well as her early roles in 'The Saddle Club', 'A Gurls Wurld' and 'Conspiracy 365'. Marny, more recently, has worked on productions such as 'Janet King', 'Wentworth', 'Bite Club', 'Between Two Worlds' and 'Home and Away'.  Marny's insta: @marnykennedy Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Edited by: Echidna Audio  https://echidnaaudio.com/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:10:17

9 Sep 22

How To Create A Podcast And How It Can Benefit Your Creative Career w/ Justin from The Theatre Thoughts Podcast

This week is our 100th episode! So we thought we'd record a special episode about a question we get asked so often: How do you create a podcast? This week we have our friend Justin from The Theatre Thoughts Podcast sit down with Rachel to discuss how they both started their podcasts, their advice on equipment and software, and the gold nuggets of wisdom they wish they had known when they started.  The Theatre Thoughts Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-theatre-thoughts-podcast/id1597665120 https://theatrethoughtsaus.online/series/theatre-thoughts-podcast/ @theatrethoughtsaus Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Edited by: Echidna Audio  https://echidnaaudio.com/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

How To Create A Podcast And How It Can Benefit Your Creative Career w/ Justin from The Theatre Thoughts Podcast

This week is our 100th episode! So we thought we'd record a special episode about a question we get asked so often: How do you create a podcast? This week we have our friend Justin from The Theatre Thoughts Podcast sit down with Rachel to discuss how they both started their podcasts, their advice on equipment and software, and the gold nuggets of wisdom they wish they had known when they started.  The Theatre Thoughts Podcast: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-theatre-thoughts-podcast/id1597665120 https://theatrethoughtsaus.online/series/theatre-thoughts-podcast/ @theatrethoughtsaus Don't Be So Dramatic Podcast: @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected] Produced by: Alyssa Stevenson, Rachel Baker Edited by: Echidna Audio  https://echidnaaudio.com/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50:13

25 Aug 22

Danny Ball on Career Diversity For Expanded Storytelling Abilities And Directing ‘Tom At The Farm'

Danny Ball is an actor, director and playwright who graduated in 2016 from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Danny has been involved in multiple theatre works over the years including 'Love Me' (Old 505), 'The Players Tour' (Bell Shakespeare), 'The Serpent’s Teeth' (KXT), 'Mercury Fur' (KXT) and 'Much Ado About Nothing' (Bell Shakespeare). Danny is currently directing 'Tom at the Farm' at KXT and his play 'The Italians' will be performed at Belvoir's 25a theatre later in the year.  Tom at the Farm: www.kingsxtheatre.com/tom The Italians: belvoir.com.au/productions/the-italians/ Podcast instagram: @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected]  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Danny Ball on Career Diversity For Expanded Storytelling Abilities And Directing ‘Tom At The Farm'

Danny Ball is an actor, director and playwright who graduated in 2016 from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Danny has been involved in multiple theatre works over the years including 'Love Me' (Old 505), 'The Players Tour' (Bell Shakespeare), 'The Serpent’s Teeth' (KXT), 'Mercury Fur' (KXT) and 'Much Ado About Nothing' (Bell Shakespeare). Danny is currently directing 'Tom at the Farm' at KXT and his play 'The Italians' will be performed at Belvoir's 25a theatre later in the year.  Tom at the Farm: www.kingsxtheatre.com/tom The Italians: belvoir.com.au/productions/the-italians/ Podcast instagram: @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected]  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55:25

18 Aug 22

Q&A Episode - Short Rambles

On this week's episode of the podcast, Rachel answers some of our listener's questions about acting, podcasting and the Entertainment Industry.  Instagram: @dbsdpodcast Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com/home Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Q&A Episode - Short Rambles

On this week's episode of the podcast, Rachel answers some of our listener's questions about acting, podcasting and the Entertainment Industry.  Instagram: @dbsdpodcast Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com/home Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

21:02

11 Aug 22

BEST OF: Melanie Zanetti on Booking 'Bluey' And Working In Diverse Genres

This week is a 'Best Of' episode. I'm feeling pretty exhausted this week and I'm trying to take my own advice that I constantly give to others, listen to my body and give myself a break. So please enjoy one of my favourite episodes so far with the wonderful and lovely Melanie Zanetti.  Melanie Zanetti is a Brisbane-born actress who is best known as the voice actor for Chilli on the popular kid's cartoon 'Bluey'. Melanie is also the star of the erotic romance series 'Gabriel's Inferno' as well as having recently worked on such films as post-apocalyptic comedy adventure film 'Love and Monsters', and independent short 'Miss Underwater'.  Instagram: @melaniezanetti @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

BEST OF: Melanie Zanetti on Booking 'Bluey' And Working In Diverse Genres

This week is a 'Best Of' episode. I'm feeling pretty exhausted this week and I'm trying to take my own advice that I constantly give to others, listen to my body and give myself a break. So please enjoy one of my favourite episodes so far with the wonderful and lovely Melanie Zanetti.  Melanie Zanetti is a Brisbane-born actress who is best known as the voice actor for Chilli on the popular kid's cartoon 'Bluey'. Melanie is also the star of the erotic romance series 'Gabriel's Inferno' as well as having recently worked on such films as post-apocalyptic comedy adventure film 'Love and Monsters', and independent short 'Miss Underwater'.  Instagram: @melaniezanetti @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:09:10

4 Aug 22

Luke Cook on Reinforcing Your Seed Of Hope And How He Booked ‘Sabrina’ After Messing Up His Callback

Luke cook is an Australian Actor who has worked on productions such as Netflix's 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and 'Dynasty', The CW's 'Katy Keene', and Disney+/ Hulu's 'Dollface'. Luke also creates content for his TikTok and Instagram, using the platforms for his comedic skits and reaction videos. He has also recently started a podcast called The Zaddy Zone which is focused on health and wellness with subjects such as sex, diet, psychology, creativity, family, and community.  @thelukecook The Zaddy Zone: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-zaddy-zone/id1626231119 DBSD Contact info: @dbsdpodcast [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Luke Cook on Reinforcing Your Seed Of Hope And How He Booked ‘Sabrina’ After Messing Up His Callback

Luke cook is an Australian Actor who has worked on productions such as Netflix's 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and 'Dynasty', The CW's 'Katy Keene', and Disney+/ Hulu's 'Dollface'. Luke also creates content for his TikTok and Instagram, using the platforms for his comedic skits and reaction videos. He has also recently started a podcast called The Zaddy Zone which is focused on health and wellness with subjects such as sex, diet, psychology, creativity, family, and community.  @thelukecook The Zaddy Zone: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-zaddy-zone/id1626231119 DBSD Contact info: @dbsdpodcast [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55:33

21 Jul 22

Aaron Glenane on Netflix’s 'Interceptor' And Breaking The Rules To Create A New Approach To Each Character

Aaron Glenane is an Australian actor most recently starred in the Netflix action movie, ‘Interceptor’. Aaron has been involved in projects such as ‘The Black Balloon’, 'Picnic At Hanging Rock', 'Danger Close', 'Home and Away', 'Ride Like A Girl', and 'Snowpiercer'. He also recently wrapped shooting on the series 'Shantaram' which is set to be released sometime in late 2022- early 2023.  @aaronglenane Podcast contacts: @dbsdpodcast [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aaron Glenane on Netflix’s 'Interceptor' And Breaking The Rules To Create A New Approach To Each Character

Aaron Glenane is an Australian actor most recently starred in the Netflix action movie, ‘Interceptor’. Aaron has been involved in projects such as ‘The Black Balloon’, 'Picnic At Hanging Rock', 'Danger Close', 'Home and Away', 'Ride Like A Girl', and 'Snowpiercer'. He also recently wrapped shooting on the series 'Shantaram' which is set to be released sometime in late 2022- early 2023.  @aaronglenane Podcast contacts: @dbsdpodcast [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53:47

7 Jul 22

Byron Dempsey and Pace Randolph on Online Content Creation And Its Benefits To A Creative Career

Byron Dempsey and Pace Randolph are online content creators and podcasters who have found success in growing their audiences on the Tiktok app. Byron is an online content creator and educator and is the founder of Driven Young, a program that educates young people in areas that the traditional education system does not teach such as managing money, doing taxes, growing you network, and starting a business.  Pace is a musician and also creates content mostly on tiktok to grow his opportunities for his music career. Pace has had great success collaborating with his audience on tiktok and created his track Push Your Further with a choir of 200 fans who dueted the song on the app.  Byron's Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@byrondempsey?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc Pace's Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pacerandolph?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc The Byron and Pace podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/dz/podcast/byron-and-pace/id1596865577 Driven Young: https://drivenyoung.com/ Pace Randolph Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1PAbQjJvHN4Q3R75FHO20g?si=MttqdjpSQw2dQIlfy8Vyfg   Podcast Contact: [email protected] @dbsdpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Byron Dempsey and Pace Randolph on Online Content Creation And Its Benefits To A Creative Career

Byron Dempsey and Pace Randolph are online content creators and podcasters who have found success in growing their audiences on the Tiktok app. Byron is an online content creator and educator and is the founder of Driven Young, a program that educates young people in areas that the traditional education system does not teach such as managing money, doing taxes, growing you network, and starting a business.  Pace is a musician and also creates content mostly on tiktok to grow his opportunities for his music career. Pace has had great success collaborating with his audience on tiktok and created his track Push Your Further with a choir of 200 fans who dueted the song on the app.  Byron's Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@byrondempsey?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc Pace's Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pacerandolph?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc The Byron and Pace podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/dz/podcast/byron-and-pace/id1596865577 Driven Young: https://drivenyoung.com/ Pace Randolph Music: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1PAbQjJvHN4Q3R75FHO20g?si=MttqdjpSQw2dQIlfy8Vyfg   Podcast Contact: [email protected] @dbsdpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:07:04

23 Jun 22

Matt and Anna on The Realities Of Filming Reality TV And Sharing Passion Through Podcasting

Matt Zukowski and Anna Mcevoy are reality TV stars from Love Island Australia Season 2 and are the hosts of the podcast ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ Matt and Anna both started out as models in the entertainment industry before being cast on Love Island. Their podcast talks all things relationships, break-ups, reality tv, trending shows and everything in between.  Podcast: Where's Your Head At @wheresyourheadatpod @annamcevoy21 @mattzukowski  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Matt and Anna on The Realities Of Filming Reality TV And Sharing Passion Through Podcasting

Matt Zukowski and Anna Mcevoy are reality TV stars from Love Island Australia Season 2 and are the hosts of the podcast ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ Matt and Anna both started out as models in the entertainment industry before being cast on Love Island. Their podcast talks all things relationships, break-ups, reality tv, trending shows and everything in between.  Podcast: Where's Your Head At @wheresyourheadatpod @annamcevoy21 @mattzukowski  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:18

9 Jun 22

Jim Robison on Becoming A Renowned Producer And How To Finance A Production

Jim Robison is a renowned producer and the co-founder of the production company Lunar Pictures. Jim has now been working in the film and TV industry for over fifteen years in various roles in production & Art Departments; on major Blockbuster films like 'Hacksaw Ridge', 'The Great Gatsby' & 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. During his film career as a producer Jim has earned a total of 6 wins and 43 nominations at various international film festivals. Recently Jim was Executive Producer of the $25M film, 'Danger Close'. Jim also raised private equity for 'Never Too Late' staring Oscar Nominated cast James Cromwell and Jacki Weaver. In early 2020 Jim Robison produced a short film with Alex Proyas (Gods of Egypt, I Robot , The Crow, Dark City) which was released in 2021 and after accumulating an astonishing 4 wins and over 30 nominations around the world and has its Australian premiere in 2022 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival. Jim's most recent film 'Moonrock For Monday' is now streaming on Binge.  Lunar Pictures: www.lunarpictures.com.au/   Actors Ascension Program Launching May 16th: https://events.humanitix.com/actors-ascension-program-purpose Join Simon Williams and Steph Pringle in their amazing new 6-week coaching program that aims to help actors achieve their goals and build careers of creative fulfilment, longevity and success.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jim Robison on Becoming A Renowned Producer And How To Finance A Production

Jim Robison is a renowned producer and the co-founder of the production company Lunar Pictures. Jim has now been working in the film and TV industry for over fifteen years in various roles in production & Art Departments; on major Blockbuster films like 'Hacksaw Ridge', 'The Great Gatsby' & 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. During his film career as a producer Jim has earned a total of 6 wins and 43 nominations at various international film festivals. Recently Jim was Executive Producer of the $25M film, 'Danger Close'. Jim also raised private equity for 'Never Too Late' staring Oscar Nominated cast James Cromwell and Jacki Weaver. In early 2020 Jim Robison produced a short film with Alex Proyas (Gods of Egypt, I Robot , The Crow, Dark City) which was released in 2021 and after accumulating an astonishing 4 wins and over 30 nominations around the world and has its Australian premiere in 2022 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival. Jim's most recent film 'Moonrock For Monday' is now streaming on Binge.  Lunar Pictures: www.lunarpictures.com.au/   Actors Ascension Program Launching May 16th: https://events.humanitix.com/actors-ascension-program-purpose Join Simon Williams and Steph Pringle in their amazing new 6-week coaching program that aims to help actors achieve their goals and build careers of creative fulfilment, longevity and success.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:03:40

5 May 22

CJ Johnson on Subconscious Meaning Within Filmmaking And Teaching The Art Of Storytelling

CJ Johnson is the President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia, the film and television critic for The Nightlife on ABC Radio, and the Head of Screen Storytelling at Sydney Film School. His film blog Film Mafia (www.filmmafia.com.au) is widely read internationally. CJ’s short films include The Bris which premiered as part of Cinema Des Antipodes at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; Saturday Night Newtown Sunday Morning Enmore (Winner, Best Film: 14th Independents’ Film Festival, Florida 2007; 12th Canberra Short Film Festival 2007; 7th Bondi Short Film Festival 2007); Festival favourite and multiple Best Film runner-up The Game; Do Not Pass Go; Spring Bride and Pass The Salt. He co-directed the 2009 feature film Before The Rain. CJ’s plays as writer include The Dog Logs, The Young Tycoons, Hollywood Ending, La La Land, Backpacker and Barnesy The Harbour and You. They have been performed in every state and territory of Australia, on Norfolk Island, and in New York, Bangalore, London, Zagreb, Tallin (Estonia), Belgrade and dozens of other towns and cities. His one-man show Kinski and I won the Sydney Fringe Theatre Award 2014. CJ's podcast: podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/movieland/id1543423362See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CJ Johnson on Subconscious Meaning Within Filmmaking And Teaching The Art Of Storytelling

CJ Johnson is the President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia, the film and television critic for The Nightlife on ABC Radio, and the Head of Screen Storytelling at Sydney Film School. His film blog Film Mafia (www.filmmafia.com.au) is widely read internationally. CJ’s short films include The Bris which premiered as part of Cinema Des Antipodes at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; Saturday Night Newtown Sunday Morning Enmore (Winner, Best Film: 14th Independents’ Film Festival, Florida 2007; 12th Canberra Short Film Festival 2007; 7th Bondi Short Film Festival 2007); Festival favourite and multiple Best Film runner-up The Game; Do Not Pass Go; Spring Bride and Pass The Salt. He co-directed the 2009 feature film Before The Rain. CJ’s plays as writer include The Dog Logs, The Young Tycoons, Hollywood Ending, La La Land, Backpacker and Barnesy The Harbour and You. They have been performed in every state and territory of Australia, on Norfolk Island, and in New York, Bangalore, London, Zagreb, Tallin (Estonia), Belgrade and dozens of other towns and cities. His one-man show Kinski and I won the Sydney Fringe Theatre Award 2014. CJ's podcast: podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/movieland/id1543423362See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:02:14

21 Apr 22

James Prier and Stephen Harmon on Founding X Division And Managing Australia's Top Actors

James Prier and Stephen Harmon are the founders of the Australian management agency, X Division. Both James and Stephen have extensive experience as managers in the entertainment industry, having previously worked with some of the best agents in the business. X Division manages actors both nationally and internationally and their client list includes some of the best Australian talent such as Keyinan Lonsdale, Jordan Rodrigues and Tammin Sursok.  Website: www.thexdivision.com.au/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/thexdivision_/   Podcast contact: [email protected] Instagram: www.instagram.com/dbsdpodcast/ www.instagram.com/rachel.lauren.baker/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

James Prier and Stephen Harmon on Founding X Division And Managing Australia's Top Actors

James Prier and Stephen Harmon are the founders of the Australian management agency, X Division. Both James and Stephen have extensive experience as managers in the entertainment industry, having previously worked with some of the best agents in the business. X Division manages actors both nationally and internationally and their client list includes some of the best Australian talent such as Keyinan Lonsdale, Jordan Rodrigues and Tammin Sursok.  Website: www.thexdivision.com.au/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/thexdivision_/   Podcast contact: [email protected] Instagram: www.instagram.com/dbsdpodcast/ www.instagram.com/rachel.lauren.baker/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:08:41

7 Apr 22

Susie Porter on Filming 'Gold' With Zac Efron And World Animal Protection

Susie Porter is an Australian Actress who has an amazing body of work. Susie has worked on such productions as 'Puberty Blues', 'Underbelly', 'Two Hands', 'Little Fish', 'Hounds of Love', and 'Ladies in Black'. She is also one of the most notable characters on the Aussie series 'Wentworth'. Susie recently worked alongside Zac Efron on the new film 'Gold' which is now out on Stan and she just finished filming the series 'Irreverent' coming out on Netflix in the future. Along with being an actor, Susie worked with animal welfare organisations such as World Animal Protection to fight for the safety and rights of animals all over the world.  Instagram: @_susieporter_ World Animal protection: www.worldanimalprotection.org/ Podcast Instagram: @dbsdpodcast Contact: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Susie Porter on Filming 'Gold' With Zac Efron And World Animal Protection

Susie Porter is an Australian Actress who has an amazing body of work. Susie has worked on such productions as 'Puberty Blues', 'Underbelly', 'Two Hands', 'Little Fish', 'Hounds of Love', and 'Ladies in Black'. She is also one of the most notable characters on the Aussie series 'Wentworth'. Susie recently worked alongside Zac Efron on the new film 'Gold' which is now out on Stan and she just finished filming the series 'Irreverent' coming out on Netflix in the future. Along with being an actor, Susie worked with animal welfare organisations such as World Animal Protection to fight for the safety and rights of animals all over the world.  Instagram: @_susieporter_ World Animal protection: www.worldanimalprotection.org/ Podcast Instagram: @dbsdpodcast Contact: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:01:30

24 Mar 22

Mike Cotton-Stapleton on Becoming An Agent And Founding MCSM

Mike Cotton-Stapleton is an Agent and the founder of the Sydney-based agency MCSM. Mike started his career in the industry as an actor before becoming an agent, creating his own company to represent Australian actors. MCSM represents actors working both in Australia as well as having ties to the US and Canada.  @MCSM Website: www.mcsm.com.au/ @DBSDPodcast Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mike Cotton-Stapleton on Becoming An Agent And Founding MCSM

Mike Cotton-Stapleton is an Agent and the founder of the Sydney-based agency MCSM. Mike started his career in the industry as an actor before becoming an agent, creating his own company to represent Australian actors. MCSM represents actors working both in Australia as well as having ties to the US and Canada.  @MCSM Website: www.mcsm.com.au/ @DBSDPodcast Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59:10

3 Mar 22

Lucy Clements on Creating Impactful Theatre And Australian Theatre Live

Lucy is the Founder, Artistic Director and CEO of New Ghosts Theatre Company. She specialises in the creation and presentation of new theatrical works and strives to champion playwrights & women in theatre. In 2019 she established the IGNITE Collective - a women-led, inclusive collective of theatre makers from across the nation, formed with the mission of putting new women-driven stories on Australian stages. In her time with NGTC and IGNITE, Lucy has been at the helm of six world premiere and two Australian premiere productions, and has worked across Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and New York. Lucy is also an Associate Producer at Australian Theatre Live, where she is passionate about bringing meaningful theatre experiences to audiences across the country and around the world, regardless of distance, availability or affordability.  australiantheatre.live/about-us/ newghoststheatre.com/ www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected] [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Lucy Clements on Creating Impactful Theatre And Australian Theatre Live

Lucy is the Founder, Artistic Director and CEO of New Ghosts Theatre Company. She specialises in the creation and presentation of new theatrical works and strives to champion playwrights & women in theatre. In 2019 she established the IGNITE Collective - a women-led, inclusive collective of theatre makers from across the nation, formed with the mission of putting new women-driven stories on Australian stages. In her time with NGTC and IGNITE, Lucy has been at the helm of six world premiere and two Australian premiere productions, and has worked across Sydney, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and New York. Lucy is also an Associate Producer at Australian Theatre Live, where she is passionate about bringing meaningful theatre experiences to audiences across the country and around the world, regardless of distance, availability or affordability.  australiantheatre.live/about-us/ newghoststheatre.com/ www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected] [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:00:56

17 Feb 22

A "Bad" Start To Your Year Is As Helpful As A "Good" Start- Short Rambles

Happy 2022 everyone! We are starting off the year with a short rambles episode. In this episode Rachel talks about how her start to the year was a little rocky and how she is turning this into a positive lesson to be learned. Rachel also talks about how important it is to be mindful of the language we use when talking about negative experiences or things that make us feel not so good.  www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected] [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

A "Bad" Start To Your Year Is As Helpful As A "Good" Start- Short Rambles

Happy 2022 everyone! We are starting off the year with a short rambles episode. In this episode Rachel talks about how her start to the year was a little rocky and how she is turning this into a positive lesson to be learned. Rachel also talks about how important it is to be mindful of the language we use when talking about negative experiences or things that make us feel not so good.  www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com @dbsdpodcast Email: [email protected] [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

18:04

3 Feb 22

Rachael Carpani on The Pros And Cons Of Early Success

Rachael Carpani is an Australian Actress who has a wealth of experience both in Australia and the US. Rachael first started on 'McLeod's Daughters' in 2001, a show she worked on for 179 episodes. Other Australian credits include 'Scorched', '800 Words', 'All Saints' and 'Home & Away'. In the US, Rachael has worked on such projects as 'Seeds of Yesterday' alongside Heather Graham, 'If There Be Thorns', 'N.C.I.S.: Los Angeles', 'Cane', 'The Very Excellent Mr Dundee' and 'Finding The Way Back' with Ben Affleck. She was also the Australian Ambassador for Telstra and filmed multiple TVCs alongside Dustin Hoffman. Rachael's newest independent film 'Beat' will be released in 2022.  Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachcarpani/ Director of Beat: www.instagram.com/jyecurrie/ Contact: [email protected] [email protected] www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rachael Carpani on The Pros And Cons Of Early Success

Rachael Carpani is an Australian Actress who has a wealth of experience both in Australia and the US. Rachael first started on 'McLeod's Daughters' in 2001, a show she worked on for 179 episodes. Other Australian credits include 'Scorched', '800 Words', 'All Saints' and 'Home & Away'. In the US, Rachael has worked on such projects as 'Seeds of Yesterday' alongside Heather Graham, 'If There Be Thorns', 'N.C.I.S.: Los Angeles', 'Cane', 'The Very Excellent Mr Dundee' and 'Finding The Way Back' with Ben Affleck. She was also the Australian Ambassador for Telstra and filmed multiple TVCs alongside Dustin Hoffman. Rachael's newest independent film 'Beat' will be released in 2022.  Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachcarpani/ Director of Beat: www.instagram.com/jyecurrie/ Contact: [email protected] [email protected] www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:47:15

27 Dec 21

George Konstand on Personal Branding And Utilising Your Archetype And Hybrid Archetypes

A Brand Specialist in Film & Entertainment, George Konstand specialises in personal branding for actors in Australia and abroad. He has worked closely in developing artist brands in entertainment, in association with television segments: So You Think You Can Dance, Australia's Next Top Model, X Factor Australia and international music Artist & Repertoire. In the last decade, George has centred his focus on actors with “The Actors Brand” a topic that he has pioneered for the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Diploma courses at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and the Foundation Program at Actors Centre Australia (ACA).  George Konstand has presented this topic for the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), The X Division Agency and schools around the nation including 16th Street Actors Studio Melbourne, The Actors Station, The HubStudio (Sydney/Perth) and StageMilk among others. Brandology website: www.brandologyco.com/ @theactorsbrand @georgekonstand www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com @rachel.lauren.baker @dbsdpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

George Konstand on Personal Branding And Utilising Your Archetype And Hybrid Archetypes

A Brand Specialist in Film & Entertainment, George Konstand specialises in personal branding for actors in Australia and abroad. He has worked closely in developing artist brands in entertainment, in association with television segments: So You Think You Can Dance, Australia's Next Top Model, X Factor Australia and international music Artist & Repertoire. In the last decade, George has centred his focus on actors with “The Actors Brand” a topic that he has pioneered for the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Diploma courses at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and the Foundation Program at Actors Centre Australia (ACA).  George Konstand has presented this topic for the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), The X Division Agency and schools around the nation including 16th Street Actors Studio Melbourne, The Actors Station, The HubStudio (Sydney/Perth) and StageMilk among others. Brandology website: www.brandologyco.com/ @theactorsbrand @georgekonstand www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com @rachel.lauren.baker @dbsdpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:24:53

2 Dec 21

Matt Okine on Writing What You Know And Identifying The Worth Of Your Work

Matt Okine is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor, author, musician and radio presenter. He is best know for his series 'The Other Guy' (STAN) which is a semi-autobiographical series based on events in his life. Matt has performed stand-up on Rove, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival (for which he won award for best newcomer). Matt’s debut novel 'Being Black N Chicken & Chips' has been published by Hachette Australia and he is currently working on a film adaptation. He has a breakfast podcast with Triple J co-host, Alex Dyson, which you can listen to on both the LISTNR app and Apple Podcast.  www.mattokine.com/ Matt And Alex Podcast Instagram: @mattokine Contact Rachel at: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com @rachel.lauren.baker   @dbsdpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Matt Okine on Writing What You Know And Identifying The Worth Of Your Work

Matt Okine is an Australian stand-up comedian, actor, author, musician and radio presenter. He is best know for his series 'The Other Guy' (STAN) which is a semi-autobiographical series based on events in his life. Matt has performed stand-up on Rove, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival (for which he won award for best newcomer). Matt’s debut novel 'Being Black N Chicken & Chips' has been published by Hachette Australia and he is currently working on a film adaptation. He has a breakfast podcast with Triple J co-host, Alex Dyson, which you can listen to on both the LISTNR app and Apple Podcast.  www.mattokine.com/ Matt And Alex Podcast Instagram: @mattokine Contact Rachel at: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com @rachel.lauren.baker   @dbsdpodcastSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53:00

25 Nov 21

Walk The Walk Before You Talk The Talk- Short Rambles

This week's episode is a short rambles about walking the walk in our daily life and our career. Rachel shares how she personally tries to implement all the advice and ideas she talks about on the podcast as well as thinking about how social media can cause us to talk the talk without reason. There are some podcast updates also shared in this episode. You can contact Rachel via her website or via DM on Instagram. Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com Insta: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Walk The Walk Before You Talk The Talk- Short Rambles

This week's episode is a short rambles about walking the walk in our daily life and our career. Rachel shares how she personally tries to implement all the advice and ideas she talks about on the podcast as well as thinking about how social media can cause us to talk the talk without reason. There are some podcast updates also shared in this episode. You can contact Rachel via her website or via DM on Instagram. Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com Insta: @dbsdpodcast @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:08

8 Nov 21

Bradley Trevor Grieve On Creating Netflix’s 'Adventure Beast' And His Life From Specialist Military Soldier To Best Selling Author

Bradley Trevor Grieve is a New York Times mega-selling author, renowned wildlife expert, international wildlife conservation leader, TV host, executive producer, military soldier, adventure sportsman, champion strongman, and qualified cosmonaut. Bradley's latest project 'Adventure Beast' is an animated series that is now available on Netflix. Bradley is the author of 'The Blue Day Book' which is the highest selling gift book in the world as well as 'Penguin Bloom' which he also made into a film starring Naomi Watts.  Adventure Beast: www.netflix.com/title/81080959 Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bradley Trevor Grieve On Creating Netflix’s 'Adventure Beast' And His Life From Specialist Military Soldier To Best Selling Author

Bradley Trevor Grieve is a New York Times mega-selling author, renowned wildlife expert, international wildlife conservation leader, TV host, executive producer, military soldier, adventure sportsman, champion strongman, and qualified cosmonaut. Bradley's latest project 'Adventure Beast' is an animated series that is now available on Netflix. Bradley is the author of 'The Blue Day Book' which is the highest selling gift book in the world as well as 'Penguin Bloom' which he also made into a film starring Naomi Watts.  Adventure Beast: www.netflix.com/title/81080959 Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:35:40

25 Oct 21

Jason Wilder on Expecting The Best Case Scenario And The Booming Queensland Film Industry

Jason Wilder is a Queensland based actor who is currently filming the series 'Irreverent' (NBC Netflix) in Mission Beach. Jason has had an incredible year, with roles in three feature films: 'You, Me and The Penguins', 'Love In Bloom' and 'The Portable Door'. Jason has worked with so many notable creatives such as director Jeffrey Walker, The Steve Jaggi production company, and actors such as Tammin Sursok, Sam Niell, Miranda Otto and Wayne Blair. 'Love In Bloom' is showing at the BIFF on October 24th and you can get your tickets at biff.com.au/film/love-in-bloom/.  Instagram: www.instagram.com/j.t.wild/ Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/dbsdpodcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jason Wilder on Expecting The Best Case Scenario And The Booming Queensland Film Industry

Jason Wilder is a Queensland based actor who is currently filming the series 'Irreverent' (NBC Netflix) in Mission Beach. Jason has had an incredible year, with roles in three feature films: 'You, Me and The Penguins', 'Love In Bloom' and 'The Portable Door'. Jason has worked with so many notable creatives such as director Jeffrey Walker, The Steve Jaggi production company, and actors such as Tammin Sursok, Sam Niell, Miranda Otto and Wayne Blair. 'Love In Bloom' is showing at the BIFF on October 24th and you can get your tickets at biff.com.au/film/love-in-bloom/.  Instagram: www.instagram.com/j.t.wild/ Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/dbsdpodcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:00:00

18 Oct 21

Tom McSweeney on Becoming A Casting Director And His Motto Of 'Whatever You Learn, You Must Return'

With a career spanning over 40 years and multiple geographies, Tom McSweeney is an internationally renowned casting director, teacher and director. As one of Australia’s foremost casting directors, Tom McSweeney has cast over 200 Feature Films, Mini-Series and Episodic Television Productions, across three continents. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his outstanding work on The Starter Wife in 2011. He currently works with Dave Newman at McSweeney Newman Casting and holds his acting classes at The Warehouse Workshop.  Websites: www.mcsweeneynewman.com/ www.warehousestudio.com.au/ My website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tom McSweeney on Becoming A Casting Director And His Motto Of 'Whatever You Learn, You Must Return'

With a career spanning over 40 years and multiple geographies, Tom McSweeney is an internationally renowned casting director, teacher and director. As one of Australia’s foremost casting directors, Tom McSweeney has cast over 200 Feature Films, Mini-Series and Episodic Television Productions, across three continents. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his outstanding work on The Starter Wife in 2011. He currently works with Dave Newman at McSweeney Newman Casting and holds his acting classes at The Warehouse Workshop.  Websites: www.mcsweeneynewman.com/ www.warehousestudio.com.au/ My website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:02:30

11 Oct 21

Alyssa Stevenson on Founding ASM And Being Adaptable With Job Title

Alyssa Stevenson is the founder and manager of ASM (Alyssa Stevenson Management). Lyss started in the industry as an actor and has since found a love for producing and management. She has work with such companies as First Option Pictures, Stan and Morrissey Management. Lyss aims to use the array of skills she has acquired from working with the industry's best in order to best represent creatives in all areas such as production, social media and brand partnership. Instagram: www.instagram.com/alyssastevensonmanagement/ www.instagram.com/alyssastevenson/ Website: www.asmanagement.com.au/ New Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com/ Follow me at: www.instagram.com/rachel.lauren.baker/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Alyssa Stevenson on Founding ASM And Being Adaptable With Job Title

Alyssa Stevenson is the founder and manager of ASM (Alyssa Stevenson Management). Lyss started in the industry as an actor and has since found a love for producing and management. She has work with such companies as First Option Pictures, Stan and Morrissey Management. Lyss aims to use the array of skills she has acquired from working with the industry's best in order to best represent creatives in all areas such as production, social media and brand partnership. Instagram: www.instagram.com/alyssastevensonmanagement/ www.instagram.com/alyssastevenson/ Website: www.asmanagement.com.au/ New Website: www.dontbesodramaticpodcast.com/ Follow me at: www.instagram.com/rachel.lauren.baker/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:05:25

4 Oct 21

Carlia Capozza on Producing For Visible Studios And Building Your Network Through Kindness

Carlia Capozza is an Actor, Producer and Director based in Melbourne. Carlia currently works as a producer and crew member for multi-ARIA nominated company, Visible Studios, and has produced multiple successful and viral projects with them over the past few years. Carlia is also the co-director of my own series which is currently in development with Visible Studios. Instagram: www.instagram.com/carliacapozza/ Website: www.visiblestudios.com.au/ Email: [email protected] Insta: @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Carlia Capozza on Producing For Visible Studios And Building Your Network Through Kindness

Carlia Capozza is an Actor, Producer and Director based in Melbourne. Carlia currently works as a producer and crew member for multi-ARIA nominated company, Visible Studios, and has produced multiple successful and viral projects with them over the past few years. Carlia is also the co-director of my own series which is currently in development with Visible Studios. Instagram: www.instagram.com/carliacapozza/ Website: www.visiblestudios.com.au/ Email: [email protected] Insta: @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59:31

13 Sep 21

Simon Williams on Your Mountain Vision And How Self Worth Is Paramount To Your Success

Simon Williams is a Mindset and Performance Coach who works with highly successful Artists, Athletes and Business Leaders. Simon was a successful athlete early on in his life and after realising his career was not giving him the satisfaction he desired he then pivoted and found his calling in helping others to achieve their biggest dreams and goals. Simon is the founder of Motivation and Performance Partners (MAPP) which includes the MAPPLife podcast as well as Psych-K, a set of techniques designed to reprogram your subconscious beliefs and perceptions at a cellular level. Websites: mapplife.com/ mapplife.com/psych-k/ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapplife-podcast/id1525516876?uo=4 Instagram: www.instagram.com/mapp_life/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Simon Williams on Your Mountain Vision And How Self Worth Is Paramount To Your Success

Simon Williams is a Mindset and Performance Coach who works with highly successful Artists, Athletes and Business Leaders. Simon was a successful athlete early on in his life and after realising his career was not giving him the satisfaction he desired he then pivoted and found his calling in helping others to achieve their biggest dreams and goals. Simon is the founder of Motivation and Performance Partners (MAPP) which includes the MAPPLife podcast as well as Psych-K, a set of techniques designed to reprogram your subconscious beliefs and perceptions at a cellular level. Websites: mapplife.com/ mapplife.com/psych-k/ podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mapplife-podcast/id1525516876?uo=4 Instagram: www.instagram.com/mapp_life/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:19:36

30 Aug 21

Comparison Will Kill Your Career- Short Rambles

Rachel talks about how comparing your own journey to those around you and those you look up to, when uncontrolled, can have a negative effect on your own creative career.  Email: [email protected] Insta: @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Comparison Will Kill Your Career- Short Rambles

Rachel talks about how comparing your own journey to those around you and those you look up to, when uncontrolled, can have a negative effect on your own creative career.  Email: [email protected] Insta: @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

18:51

8 Aug 21

Sam Strong on Directing Australian Theatre And Keeping Up With Contemporary Attention Spans

Sam Strong is an award-winning theatre director and one of Australia’s most successful and influential arts leaders. Sam is currently the Chair of Melbourne Fringe and was previously Chair of Circa. Sam has also been Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre, Associate Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, Literary Associate at Belvoir, and the founding dramaturg in residence at Red Stitch. Sam has directed productions for all Australian State Theatre Companies, Belvoir, Griffin and the Melbourne and Sydney Festivals. His next project is the world premiere stage adaptation of Trent Dalton’s novel BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE. Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sam Strong on Directing Australian Theatre And Keeping Up With Contemporary Attention Spans

Sam Strong is an award-winning theatre director and one of Australia’s most successful and influential arts leaders. Sam is currently the Chair of Melbourne Fringe and was previously Chair of Circa. Sam has also been Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre and Griffin Theatre, Associate Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, Literary Associate at Belvoir, and the founding dramaturg in residence at Red Stitch. Sam has directed productions for all Australian State Theatre Companies, Belvoir, Griffin and the Melbourne and Sydney Festivals. His next project is the world premiere stage adaptation of Trent Dalton’s novel BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE. Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:11:01

12 Jul 21

Noni Hazlehurst on 24 years Of Play School And The Importance Of Honest Communication

Noni Hazlehurst is one of Australia's most iconic creatives. After finishing her degree at Flinders University, Noni started out on shows 'The Box' and 'The Sullivans' before presenting on the children's TV show 'Play School' for 24 years. She has also presented for many years on 'Better Homes and Gardens'. Noni is known for her work in the films 'Candy', 'Monkey Grip', 'Ladies In Black' and most recently 'June Again'. She also starred in TV series' 'City Homicide' and 'A Place To Call Home'. Noni has extensive experience in theatre with productions such as STC's 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' and her one woman show 'Mother' which is set to open on Broadway when international travel is open again.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Noni Hazlehurst on 24 years Of Play School And The Importance Of Honest Communication

Noni Hazlehurst is one of Australia's most iconic creatives. After finishing her degree at Flinders University, Noni started out on shows 'The Box' and 'The Sullivans' before presenting on the children's TV show 'Play School' for 24 years. She has also presented for many years on 'Better Homes and Gardens'. Noni is known for her work in the films 'Candy', 'Monkey Grip', 'Ladies In Black' and most recently 'June Again'. She also starred in TV series' 'City Homicide' and 'A Place To Call Home'. Noni has extensive experience in theatre with productions such as STC's 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' and her one woman show 'Mother' which is set to open on Broadway when international travel is open again.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:10:28

24 Jun 21

Emily Joy on 6 Years Of Joy Studio And Building A Career With Small Steps Forward

Emily Joy is an actor and coach based in Melbourne, Australia. She is the founder of Joy Studio where she has helped countless actors book high profile jobs such as Amazon's 'Lord Of The Rings,' Lifetime's 'American Princess', 'Secret Bridesmaid's Business', 'Picnic At Hanging Rock', and 'The Family Law'. Recent feature film projects include Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis Presley film, 'Babyteeth', 'Angel Of Mine', and 'Upgrade'. As an actor, Emily's credits include 'Neighbours', 'Tonightly with Tom Ballard', and 'The Housemate'. Instagram: @em_joyableSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Emily Joy on 6 Years Of Joy Studio And Building A Career With Small Steps Forward

Emily Joy is an actor and coach based in Melbourne, Australia. She is the founder of Joy Studio where she has helped countless actors book high profile jobs such as Amazon's 'Lord Of The Rings,' Lifetime's 'American Princess', 'Secret Bridesmaid's Business', 'Picnic At Hanging Rock', and 'The Family Law'. Recent feature film projects include Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis Presley film, 'Babyteeth', 'Angel Of Mine', and 'Upgrade'. As an actor, Emily's credits include 'Neighbours', 'Tonightly with Tom Ballard', and 'The Housemate'. Instagram: @em_joyableSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:06:58

9 Jun 21

Danielle Beckmann on Tribeca Film Festival And Empowerment Coaching

Danielle Beckmann is an American actress, filmmaker and coach currently based in Los Angeles. Her most recent film 'Liza Anonymous', that she both starred in and produced has been accepted into the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and will be screened as part of their 2021 program. Danielle's coaching focuses on empowering creatives to take charge of their storytelling abilities and to work through the limiting beliefs standing in the way of their dream career. Danielle's website: www.daniellebeckmann.com/ Liza Anonymous: www.lizaanonymousfilm.com/ Danielle's Coaching: www.thespiritedstoryteller.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/deebeck/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Danielle Beckmann on Tribeca Film Festival And Empowerment Coaching

Danielle Beckmann is an American actress, filmmaker and coach currently based in Los Angeles. Her most recent film 'Liza Anonymous', that she both starred in and produced has been accepted into the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and will be screened as part of their 2021 program. Danielle's coaching focuses on empowering creatives to take charge of their storytelling abilities and to work through the limiting beliefs standing in the way of their dream career. Danielle's website: www.daniellebeckmann.com/ Liza Anonymous: www.lizaanonymousfilm.com/ Danielle's Coaching: www.thespiritedstoryteller.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/deebeck/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:22:53

25 May 21

Alison Fowler and Stephanie Pringle on Why They Founded Chicken And Chips Casting

Founded in 2015, Chicken and Chips Casting is a full service casting company for Film, Television, TVCs & New Media with offices in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne led by Principal Casting Directors Alison Fowler & Stephanie Pringle. Recent credits include Australian pioneer film 'The Flood' directed by Victoria Wharfe McIntyre, 'Ellie & Abbie' (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt) directed by Monica Zanetti (the first Aussie film to open the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival in it's 27 year history), 'Deadhouse Dark Anthology' created by Enzo Tedeschi, 'Blood Sisters' directed by Madeleine Dyer, factual program 'Stargazing' produced by the BBC, and Short Documentary 'Bright Lights' directed by Charby Ibrahim. Website: www.chickenandchips.com.au/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/chickenandchips_/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/chickenandchipscastingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Alison Fowler and Stephanie Pringle on Why They Founded Chicken And Chips Casting

Founded in 2015, Chicken and Chips Casting is a full service casting company for Film, Television, TVCs & New Media with offices in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne led by Principal Casting Directors Alison Fowler & Stephanie Pringle. Recent credits include Australian pioneer film 'The Flood' directed by Victoria Wharfe McIntyre, 'Ellie & Abbie' (and Ellie’s Dead Aunt) directed by Monica Zanetti (the first Aussie film to open the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival in it's 27 year history), 'Deadhouse Dark Anthology' created by Enzo Tedeschi, 'Blood Sisters' directed by Madeleine Dyer, factual program 'Stargazing' produced by the BBC, and Short Documentary 'Bright Lights' directed by Charby Ibrahim. Website: www.chickenandchips.com.au/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/chickenandchips_/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/chickenandchipscastingSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42:05

12 May 21

Melanie Zanetti on Booking 'Bluey' And Working In Diverse Genres

Melanie Zanetti is a Brisbane- born actress who has done a wide variety of work both in Australia and overseas. She is currently the voice actor for Chilli on the popular kid's cartoon 'Bluey' and is also the star of the erotic romance series 'Gabriel's Inferno'. Mel also worked on the post-apocalyptic comedy adventure film 'Love and Monsters', currently streaming on Netflix. Instagram: @melaniezanetti Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Melanie Zanetti on Booking 'Bluey' And Working In Diverse Genres

Melanie Zanetti is a Brisbane- born actress who has done a wide variety of work both in Australia and overseas. She is currently the voice actor for Chilli on the popular kid's cartoon 'Bluey' and is also the star of the erotic romance series 'Gabriel's Inferno'. Mel also worked on the post-apocalyptic comedy adventure film 'Love and Monsters', currently streaming on Netflix. Instagram: @melaniezanetti Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:09:10

25 Apr 21

Take Time To Fall Back In Love With Your Creative Work- Short Rambles

As creatives, we are known for our constant hard work to achieve what we want from our creative career. But sometimes the stress and consistent "hustling" means we lose sight of why we even started pursuing this career in the first place. I think it's important to take a step back from your work and take the time to fall back in love with your craft; to find the joy in your classes, projects and weekly tasks rather than viewing them as steps you NEED to take in order to move forward.  Email: [email protected] Insta: @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Take Time To Fall Back In Love With Your Creative Work- Short Rambles

As creatives, we are known for our constant hard work to achieve what we want from our creative career. But sometimes the stress and consistent "hustling" means we lose sight of why we even started pursuing this career in the first place. I think it's important to take a step back from your work and take the time to fall back in love with your craft; to find the joy in your classes, projects and weekly tasks rather than viewing them as steps you NEED to take in order to move forward.  Email: [email protected] Insta: @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15:14

28 Mar 21

Michael Sheasby on The Nightingale And Discovering Your Personal Process

After graduating from NIDA in 2010, Michael began his career leading on stage at the Sydney Opera House in roles such as King Henry in Shakespeare's 'Henry V', and Valentine Coverly in Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia'. Since turning his attention to screen, Michael has played roles in 'Hacksaw Ridge', 'The Luminaries', and 'The Nightingale'. In 2019, Michael was nominated for an AFI/ACCTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in 'The Nightingale'. Contact Michael: [email protected] Work with Michael: https://www.michaelsheasby.com/process Subscribe to Michael’s weekly article: https://www.michaelsheasby.com/articlesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Michael Sheasby on The Nightingale And Discovering Your Personal Process

After graduating from NIDA in 2010, Michael began his career leading on stage at the Sydney Opera House in roles such as King Henry in Shakespeare's 'Henry V', and Valentine Coverly in Tom Stoppard's 'Arcadia'. Since turning his attention to screen, Michael has played roles in 'Hacksaw Ridge', 'The Luminaries', and 'The Nightingale'. In 2019, Michael was nominated for an AFI/ACCTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in 'The Nightingale'. Contact Michael: [email protected] Work with Michael: https://www.michaelsheasby.com/process Subscribe to Michael’s weekly article: https://www.michaelsheasby.com/articlesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56:01

14 Mar 21

Steve Jaggi on Strategic Film Producing And Creating Content For Niche Markets

Steve Jaggi is a Canadian-born Australian Film Producer, Director and Showrunner. Steve is most recently the showrunner and producer for the teen series 'Dive Club' for Netflix and Network 10. A few of his producing credits include the teen films 'Swimming for Gold' released by Universal Pictures and on Hulu, 'Back of the Net' which premiered at the 2018 CinefestOz film festival, and was acquired by Netflix and Disney Channel; and teen film 'Rip Tide', starring Debby Ryan which premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. His directing credits include 'Chocolate Oyster', which premiered at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival and was one of the most talked about films of that year. He is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Steve Jaggi Company. Website: www.stevejaggi.com/ Insta: www.instagram.com/thestevejaggicompany/ My short film: youtu.be/j2gB-RcZ3a4See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Steve Jaggi on Strategic Film Producing And Creating Content For Niche Markets

Steve Jaggi is a Canadian-born Australian Film Producer, Director and Showrunner. Steve is most recently the showrunner and producer for the teen series 'Dive Club' for Netflix and Network 10. A few of his producing credits include the teen films 'Swimming for Gold' released by Universal Pictures and on Hulu, 'Back of the Net' which premiered at the 2018 CinefestOz film festival, and was acquired by Netflix and Disney Channel; and teen film 'Rip Tide', starring Debby Ryan which premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. His directing credits include 'Chocolate Oyster', which premiered at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival and was one of the most talked about films of that year. He is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Steve Jaggi Company. Website: www.stevejaggi.com/ Insta: www.instagram.com/thestevejaggicompany/ My short film: youtu.be/j2gB-RcZ3a4See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:51

21 Feb 21

Pip Edwards on Letting Flow Happen And Using Contradictory Tools

Pip Edwards is a professional actor, filmmaker, acting/career coach, and entrepreneur. As an actor, Pip’s television credits include Home & Away, Les Norton, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ANZAC Girls, Wonderland and Forever Young. Her film credits include A Few Less Men, Little Black Dress, Who’s That Boy, upcoming feature films June Again, Carmen, and Death Doula, as well as numerous short films and TVCs. Theatre credits include Beverly in Abigail’s Party, and Regina in Ghosts (both with The Melbourne Theatre Company), as well as various productions with directors including Kip Williams, Imara Savage, Stephen Nicolazzo, Gale Edwards and Declan Greene. Pip runs a private coaching studio Pip Edwards Creative, where she coaches and mentors actors for auditions, screen-tests, and business/career/mindset coaching. Pip has taught extensively throughout Australia, at schools such as NIDA, Actors Centre, SAS, Sydney Film School, HUB Studio, Stagemilk, and for MEAA to name a few.   Pip has a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts from NIDA and Bachelor of Creative Arts (Filmmaking/Arts Management/Law) from Melbourne University. She has completed further extensive training in both Australia and the US, including with coaches such as Ivana Chubbuck, Larry Moss, Margie Haber, Leslie Kahn and at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. www.pipedwardscreative.com/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pip Edwards on Letting Flow Happen And Using Contradictory Tools

Pip Edwards is a professional actor, filmmaker, acting/career coach, and entrepreneur. As an actor, Pip’s television credits include Home & Away, Les Norton, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, ANZAC Girls, Wonderland and Forever Young. Her film credits include A Few Less Men, Little Black Dress, Who’s That Boy, upcoming feature films June Again, Carmen, and Death Doula, as well as numerous short films and TVCs. Theatre credits include Beverly in Abigail’s Party, and Regina in Ghosts (both with The Melbourne Theatre Company), as well as various productions with directors including Kip Williams, Imara Savage, Stephen Nicolazzo, Gale Edwards and Declan Greene. Pip runs a private coaching studio Pip Edwards Creative, where she coaches and mentors actors for auditions, screen-tests, and business/career/mindset coaching. Pip has taught extensively throughout Australia, at schools such as NIDA, Actors Centre, SAS, Sydney Film School, HUB Studio, Stagemilk, and for MEAA to name a few.   Pip has a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts from NIDA and Bachelor of Creative Arts (Filmmaking/Arts Management/Law) from Melbourne University. She has completed further extensive training in both Australia and the US, including with coaches such as Ivana Chubbuck, Larry Moss, Margie Haber, Leslie Kahn and at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. www.pipedwardscreative.com/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54:13

5 Feb 21

All Of The Small Decisions Will Lead To Your Success- Short Rambles

In this episode, Rachel talks about how years of small decisions and happenings led to booking one of her favourite guests on the podcast, the renowned Mark Morrissey. Success always seems to happen so quickly but what we don't realise is how many connections, events and decisions lead us to getting to where we want to be. We will never know what will or won't get us there until it happens and we can look back and see how many things aligned in order for us to achieve what we want.Email: [email protected]: @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

All Of The Small Decisions Will Lead To Your Success- Short Rambles

In this episode, Rachel talks about how years of small decisions and happenings led to booking one of her favourite guests on the podcast, the renowned Mark Morrissey. Success always seems to happen so quickly but what we don't realise is how many connections, events and decisions lead us to getting to where we want to be. We will never know what will or won't get us there until it happens and we can look back and see how many things aligned in order for us to achieve what we want.Email: [email protected]: @rachel.lauren.bakerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13:48

22 Jan 21

Bec Charlwood on Stand Up Comedy And Podcasting

Bec Charlwood is a stand up comedian and podcast host based in Sydney. She has supported comedians such as Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Zoe Coombs Marr and Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh. She has also performed stand-up at Splendour in the Grass, and was a feature act on Rove McManus’s live variety show The Popular Experiment. Bec’s reputation as one of best young comedians in the country saw her showcased on the Lockdown Comedy Festival stand-up series for Stan. Bec is also the co-host of the Ladies Guide to Dude Cinema podcast. Insta: @beclovesfoodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bec Charlwood on Stand Up Comedy And Podcasting

Bec Charlwood is a stand up comedian and podcast host based in Sydney. She has supported comedians such as Josh Thomas, Wil Anderson, Zoe Coombs Marr and Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh. She has also performed stand-up at Splendour in the Grass, and was a feature act on Rove McManus’s live variety show The Popular Experiment. Bec’s reputation as one of best young comedians in the country saw her showcased on the Lockdown Comedy Festival stand-up series for Stan. Bec is also the co-host of the Ladies Guide to Dude Cinema podcast. Insta: @beclovesfoodSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53:46

18 Dec 20

Roger Mason on The Changes In The Music Industry And Finding Your Own Path

Roger Mason is a musician and composer based in Australia. Although most wouldn't necessarily know him by name, you would certainly know Roger's work. He has played and recorded with some incredible musicians and bands over the years such as Gary Numan, Models, Divinyls, Icehouse, Jenny Morris and Johnny Diesel among others and wrote Wendy Matthews hit song Token Angels. He has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame for his time with Models and more recently has been recording and touring with Steve Kilbey (of The Church band). He is also an accomplished film and TV composer and has won multiple awards and nominations in the AACTAs, AFIs and APRA awards. He is currently nominated for two APRA Awards for his score on The Commons (Stan Original Series) and he has also completed scores for The Hungry Ghosts (SBS On Demand) and The Reckoning (due out soon on Netflix).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Roger Mason on The Changes In The Music Industry And Finding Your Own Path

Roger Mason is a musician and composer based in Australia. Although most wouldn't necessarily know him by name, you would certainly know Roger's work. He has played and recorded with some incredible musicians and bands over the years such as Gary Numan, Models, Divinyls, Icehouse, Jenny Morris and Johnny Diesel among others and wrote Wendy Matthews hit song Token Angels. He has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame for his time with Models and more recently has been recording and touring with Steve Kilbey (of The Church band). He is also an accomplished film and TV composer and has won multiple awards and nominations in the AACTAs, AFIs and APRA awards. He is currently nominated for two APRA Awards for his score on The Commons (Stan Original Series) and he has also completed scores for The Hungry Ghosts (SBS On Demand) and The Reckoning (due out soon on Netflix).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:15:03

5 Dec 20

Ali Taylor on Founding Listen Up Music And Mental Health In The Music Industry

Ali Taylor is one of the founders of the mental health organisation, Listen Up Music. Ali and his family have a lived experience of suicide and so he has made it his life’s work to combat the stigma and provide a meaningful impact in people’s lives through the power of music. The organisation aims to empower every musician and music industry professional to develop and maintain positive mental health by running events and services that build community, facilitate storytelling and promote positive mental health. Website: https://www.listenupmusic.com.au/ Boulevarde ft. Little Green music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftfTEGI9j-s See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ali Taylor on Founding Listen Up Music And Mental Health In The Music Industry

Ali Taylor is one of the founders of the mental health organisation, Listen Up Music. Ali and his family have a lived experience of suicide and so he has made it his life’s work to combat the stigma and provide a meaningful impact in people’s lives through the power of music. The organisation aims to empower every musician and music industry professional to develop and maintain positive mental health by running events and services that build community, facilitate storytelling and promote positive mental health. Website: https://www.listenupmusic.com.au/ Boulevarde ft. Little Green music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftfTEGI9j-s See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:02:53

27 Nov 20

Damon Herriman on Playing Unsettling Characters And Embracing A Career That Takes Time

Damon Herriman is an Adelaide born actor who has had success both nationally and internationally in film, TV and theatre. In the past 10-15 years, Damon has become known for playing bad, creepy, unsettled and quirky characters, but this wasn't always the case for him. Early on in his career, Damon couldn't even get an audition for these types of roles until he was able to change the industry's perception of him. Damon created a lot of buzz in the industry when he played Charles Manson in both Mind Hunter and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in the same year. Email: [email protected] Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachel.lauren.baker/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Damon Herriman on Playing Unsettling Characters And Embracing A Career That Takes Time

Damon Herriman is an Adelaide born actor who has had success both nationally and internationally in film, TV and theatre. In the past 10-15 years, Damon has become known for playing bad, creepy, unsettled and quirky characters, but this wasn't always the case for him. Early on in his career, Damon couldn't even get an audition for these types of roles until he was able to change the industry's perception of him. Damon created a lot of buzz in the industry when he played Charles Manson in both Mind Hunter and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in the same year. Email: [email protected] Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachel.lauren.baker/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:00:32

13 Nov 20

Andy Edmunds on The Virginia Film Office And The Tourism Benefits Of Filmmaking

Andy Edmunds, Director of the Virginia Film Office, is a Virginia native and an accomplished musician and songwriter. After studying music at VCU in the mid 80s, Edmunds produced a music video of one of his songs that was broadcast on MTV. This experience introduced him to the film production industry where he ultimately settled in as a location scout until landing a job at the Virginia Film Office in 1997. During his time with the Film Office, Andy has worked with the most notable filmmakers of our time including Terrence Malick, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg to name a few. www.film.virginia.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Andy Edmunds on The Virginia Film Office And The Tourism Benefits Of Filmmaking

Andy Edmunds, Director of the Virginia Film Office, is a Virginia native and an accomplished musician and songwriter. After studying music at VCU in the mid 80s, Edmunds produced a music video of one of his songs that was broadcast on MTV. This experience introduced him to the film production industry where he ultimately settled in as a location scout until landing a job at the Virginia Film Office in 1997. During his time with the Film Office, Andy has worked with the most notable filmmakers of our time including Terrence Malick, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg to name a few. www.film.virginia.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:05:17

23 Oct 20

Mike Moreno on The Actor CEO Podcast and Being Flexible With Your 'How'

Mike Moreno is an actor and podcast based in New York. Mike is the host and creator of The Actor CEO podcast where his aim is to equip actors with the tools and resources to be the CEO of their own business/ acting career. Mike has released countless episodes speaking to some of the industry's most successful creatives to learn the tips, tricks, and best practices to help actors focus on what they can control throughout their journey. Insta: @actorceo Website: actorceo.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActorCEO/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mike Moreno on The Actor CEO Podcast and Being Flexible With Your 'How'

Mike Moreno is an actor and podcast based in New York. Mike is the host and creator of The Actor CEO podcast where his aim is to equip actors with the tools and resources to be the CEO of their own business/ acting career. Mike has released countless episodes speaking to some of the industry's most successful creatives to learn the tips, tricks, and best practices to help actors focus on what they can control throughout their journey. Insta: @actorceo Website: actorceo.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActorCEO/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:14:04

9 Oct 20

Matt Rudduck On Blue Water High And The Power Of Saying No

Matt Rudduck is an actor and composer currently based in Sydney, Australia. One of Matt's earliest acting roles was on the hit TV series Blue Water High where he played Joe Sanderson. Matt has some fantastic advice when it comes to auditioning, specifically in regards to owning your choices and worrying less (something we all need reminding of sometimes). Matt is also a composer and has worked on countless productions such as 'Rough Stuff and 'Spirit Of The Game'.  Instagram: @mattrudduck Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Matt Rudduck On Blue Water High And The Power Of Saying No

Matt Rudduck is an actor and composer currently based in Sydney, Australia. One of Matt's earliest acting roles was on the hit TV series Blue Water High where he played Joe Sanderson. Matt has some fantastic advice when it comes to auditioning, specifically in regards to owning your choices and worrying less (something we all need reminding of sometimes). Matt is also a composer and has worked on countless productions such as 'Rough Stuff and 'Spirit Of The Game'.  Instagram: @mattrudduck Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:14:51

25 Sep 20

Miranda Harcourt on Finding The Purpose Of Your Work And Coaching On Renowned Productions

Miranda Harcourt has such an amazing body of work to show for her creative career. As an acting coach, actress and director, Miranda has worked on such films as 'Lion', 'Aquaman', 'The Lovely Bones' and worked with directors such a Peter Jackson, Taika Waititi and Jane Campion to only name a few. Miranda's career started out on the NZ soap opera 'Gloss' before she became one of the first practitioners to bring Verbatim theatre to the industry. www.mirandaharcourt.com/ Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Miranda Harcourt on Finding The Purpose Of Your Work And Coaching On Renowned Productions

Miranda Harcourt has such an amazing body of work to show for her creative career. As an acting coach, actress and director, Miranda has worked on such films as 'Lion', 'Aquaman', 'The Lovely Bones' and worked with directors such a Peter Jackson, Taika Waititi and Jane Campion to only name a few. Miranda's career started out on the NZ soap opera 'Gloss' before she became one of the first practitioners to bring Verbatim theatre to the industry. www.mirandaharcourt.com/ Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:05:53

11 Sep 20

Hope Vs Belief: Do You Truly Believe You Can Have The Career You Desire?

Do you truly believe you can have the career you desire? Or do you just hope that one day you'll get a "lucky break" and things might fall into place for you? In this episode I talk about why it's important to first and foremost believe that you can have what you want and how that is different to being ego driven. Instagram: @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hope Vs Belief: Do You Truly Believe You Can Have The Career You Desire?

Do you truly believe you can have the career you desire? Or do you just hope that one day you'll get a "lucky break" and things might fall into place for you? In this episode I talk about why it's important to first and foremost believe that you can have what you want and how that is different to being ego driven. Instagram: @rachel.lauren.baker Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

16:36

28 Aug 20

Nick Kozakis And Tim Whiting on Working With Tones And I And Creating Visible Studios

Visible Studios is a production company based in Melbourne, run by Nick Kozakis and Timothy Whiting. One of their most recent achievements is creating the ‘Dance Monkey’ music video by Tones and I which has now reached over a billion YouTube views. Previous to starting the studio, Nick co-directed the feature film 'Plague' which played at Marché du Film at Cannes. The studio has gone on to make notable work in commercial, creative and narrative forms. For information on their current feature film, please email [email protected] Insta: @visiblestudios www.visiblestudios.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nick Kozakis And Tim Whiting on Working With Tones And I And Creating Visible Studios

Visible Studios is a production company based in Melbourne, run by Nick Kozakis and Timothy Whiting. One of their most recent achievements is creating the ‘Dance Monkey’ music video by Tones and I which has now reached over a billion YouTube views. Previous to starting the studio, Nick co-directed the feature film 'Plague' which played at Marché du Film at Cannes. The studio has gone on to make notable work in commercial, creative and narrative forms. For information on their current feature film, please email [email protected] Insta: @visiblestudios www.visiblestudios.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:17:32

23 Jul 20

Jake Ryan on Working On Home And Away And Playing 'Bad Guy' Characters

Jake Ryan is an Australian actor who originally started out as an athlete. From a young age, Jake's goal was to make it to the Olympics for Taekwondo but when an injury saw an end to his sporting career, he found he was being led into the acting industry with the help of Bill Hunter. Since then Jake has worked on many great Australian productions such as Underbelly, Wentworth and Home and Away.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jake Ryan on Working On Home And Away And Playing 'Bad Guy' Characters

Jake Ryan is an Australian actor who originally started out as an athlete. From a young age, Jake's goal was to make it to the Olympics for Taekwondo but when an injury saw an end to his sporting career, he found he was being led into the acting industry with the help of Bill Hunter. Since then Jake has worked on many great Australian productions such as Underbelly, Wentworth and Home and Away.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54:30

10 Jul 20

Megan Riakos on Creating Independent Films Within A Budget And WIFT Australia

Megan is a Director/ Writer/ Filmmaker with 18 years experience in the screen industry. Her debut feature film 'Crushed' screened at festivals around the world including Montreal World Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival and Napa Valley Film Festival before completing a successful limited theatrical release in Australia and acquisitions by Channel 10 and Qantas. Megan is also the Co-founder and NSW board member for WIFT Australia (Women In Film and Television), a not-for-profit organisation aimed at bringing gender equality and diversity to our industry.  https://wiftaustralia.org.au/ https://www.if.com.au/crushed-director-megan-riakos-blasts-aacta-awards-selection-process/ If you'd like to reach out to me, please feel free to send an email to [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Megan Riakos on Creating Independent Films Within A Budget And WIFT Australia

Megan is a Director/ Writer/ Filmmaker with 18 years experience in the screen industry. Her debut feature film 'Crushed' screened at festivals around the world including Montreal World Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival and Napa Valley Film Festival before completing a successful limited theatrical release in Australia and acquisitions by Channel 10 and Qantas. Megan is also the Co-founder and NSW board member for WIFT Australia (Women In Film and Television), a not-for-profit organisation aimed at bringing gender equality and diversity to our industry.  https://wiftaustralia.org.au/ https://www.if.com.au/crushed-director-megan-riakos-blasts-aacta-awards-selection-process/ If you'd like to reach out to me, please feel free to send an email to [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:04:03

25 Jun 20

Angie Ford on The 'When I, Then I' Effect And The Simplicity Of Mindset Training

Angie Ford is a high-performance mindset coach driven by a love of working with people. Her client list includes world no.1 athletes, CEOs, entrepreneurs of the year, national best selling real estate agents, actors and performing artists. Angie's work allows her to assist people in discovering where their mental blocks lie and how to overcome them in a healthy manner to achieve their highest goals. angieford.com.au/ Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Angie Ford on The 'When I, Then I' Effect And The Simplicity Of Mindset Training

Angie Ford is a high-performance mindset coach driven by a love of working with people. Her client list includes world no.1 athletes, CEOs, entrepreneurs of the year, national best selling real estate agents, actors and performing artists. Angie's work allows her to assist people in discovering where their mental blocks lie and how to overcome them in a healthy manner to achieve their highest goals. angieford.com.au/ Email: [email protected] omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:24:14

12 Jun 20

Grace Rouvray on Creating '600 Bottles Of Wine' And The Pros And Cons Of The Drama School Model

Grace Rouvray is an Australia actor, writer and producer best known for her series '600 Bottles Of Wine'. The series is based on true stories from Grace's dating life with a cast and crew primarily featuring female creatives. After a successful run at LA Webfest, the series has since aired on Channel 10, BBC, Virgin In-Flight Entertainment and TVNZ On Demand. Grace studied a Bachelor Of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, where I first met her. She has also worked in casting alongside one of our industry's top casting directors, Danny Long. www.600bottlesofwine.com/ www.instagram.com/gracelaceface/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Grace Rouvray on Creating '600 Bottles Of Wine' And The Pros And Cons Of The Drama School Model

Grace Rouvray is an Australia actor, writer and producer best known for her series '600 Bottles Of Wine'. The series is based on true stories from Grace's dating life with a cast and crew primarily featuring female creatives. After a successful run at LA Webfest, the series has since aired on Channel 10, BBC, Virgin In-Flight Entertainment and TVNZ On Demand. Grace studied a Bachelor Of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, where I first met her. She has also worked in casting alongside one of our industry's top casting directors, Danny Long. www.600bottlesofwine.com/ www.instagram.com/gracelaceface/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:17:21

28 May 20

The Fear Of Losing Your Creative Identity While Exploring Other Paths- Short Rambles

A common fear that I often feel is that if I pursue other career opportunities, I will lose my identity as an actor. The reason I sometimes feel this way is that a few years ago I started dipping my toe into the world of producing. I enjoyed producing projects, I enjoyed producing my own work so that I could also act in it. What ended up happening is that people started to approach me for producing jobs but rarely acting work. I felt like I was becoming known as a producer and that everyone was forgetting that acting is what I truly wanted to do. So I stopped producing. This fear is incredibly limiting because it shut me off to a world of opportunities that could have led me to my purpose. I have seen it in other creatives, the hesitation to pursue other creative projects because they feel it might interfere with their identity as an actor or director or writer etc. This episode is here to tell you why this fear is unhelpful and to show you that when I let go of it, I started to rapidly move forward in every area of my career. Instagram: @rachel.lauren.baker Facebook: www.facebook.com/dontbesodramaticSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Fear Of Losing Your Creative Identity While Exploring Other Paths- Short Rambles

A common fear that I often feel is that if I pursue other career opportunities, I will lose my identity as an actor. The reason I sometimes feel this way is that a few years ago I started dipping my toe into the world of producing. I enjoyed producing projects, I enjoyed producing my own work so that I could also act in it. What ended up happening is that people started to approach me for producing jobs but rarely acting work. I felt like I was becoming known as a producer and that everyone was forgetting that acting is what I truly wanted to do. So I stopped producing. This fear is incredibly limiting because it shut me off to a world of opportunities that could have led me to my purpose. I have seen it in other creatives, the hesitation to pursue other creative projects because they feel it might interfere with their identity as an actor or director or writer etc. This episode is here to tell you why this fear is unhelpful and to show you that when I let go of it, I started to rapidly move forward in every area of my career. Instagram: @rachel.lauren.baker Facebook: www.facebook.com/dontbesodramaticSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

15:10

21 May 20

Claire van der Boom on Debunking The Myths Around "Success" And Working Overseas As An Aussie

Claire van der Boom has been blessed with a career that is abundant in amazing opportunities and projects. Claire's upbringing in Broome played an enormous part in shaping the person she is today and has heavily influenced the ideas she brings to her work. Since graduating from NIDA, she has worked on such productions as 'Rush', 'Underbelly', 'The Pacific' and 'Hawaii Five-O'. Claire worked with both Joel and Nash Edgerton on the film 'The Square' and in 2011 won a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress for her performance in the telemovie 'Sisters of War', directed by Brendan Maher. She has also performed in 2 Off-Broadway productions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Claire van der Boom on Debunking The Myths Around "Success" And Working Overseas As An Aussie

Claire van der Boom has been blessed with a career that is abundant in amazing opportunities and projects. Claire's upbringing in Broome played an enormous part in shaping the person she is today and has heavily influenced the ideas she brings to her work. Since graduating from NIDA, she has worked on such productions as 'Rush', 'Underbelly', 'The Pacific' and 'Hawaii Five-O'. Claire worked with both Joel and Nash Edgerton on the film 'The Square' and in 2011 won a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress for her performance in the telemovie 'Sisters of War', directed by Brendan Maher. She has also performed in 2 Off-Broadway productions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53:32

14 May 20

Eamon Flack on Becoming The Artistic Director at Belvoir St Theatre

Throughout his childhood, Eamon felt like there was something "different" about him, something that he felt couldn't fully be explored or talked about. But once Eamon witnessed Bille Brown's rendition of Oscar Wilde in 'The Judas Kiss', his interest in the creative industry opened up a realm of possibility for him. Eamon has since worked as a director, actor, writer and dramaturg for Belvoir, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Bell Shakespeare’s Mind’s Eye, Perth International Arts Festival, Darwin Festival, Playwriting Australia and various other companies. His production of 'Counting & Cracking' won seven Helpmann Awards in 2019, including Best New Australian Work, Best Production of a Play and Best Direction of a Play.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Eamon Flack on Becoming The Artistic Director at Belvoir St Theatre

Throughout his childhood, Eamon felt like there was something "different" about him, something that he felt couldn't fully be explored or talked about. But once Eamon witnessed Bille Brown's rendition of Oscar Wilde in 'The Judas Kiss', his interest in the creative industry opened up a realm of possibility for him. Eamon has since worked as a director, actor, writer and dramaturg for Belvoir, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Bell Shakespeare’s Mind’s Eye, Perth International Arts Festival, Darwin Festival, Playwriting Australia and various other companies. His production of 'Counting & Cracking' won seven Helpmann Awards in 2019, including Best New Australian Work, Best Production of a Play and Best Direction of a Play.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58:44

5 May 20

Mark Morrissey on Founding Morrissey Management And Acting On Impulses

Mark Morrissey is one of the most successful Agents in our Entertainment Industry, representing talent such as the Hemsworth brothers, Kate Richie, Jai Courtney and Elsa Pataky. Mark's interest in the industry all started when he unintentionally auditioned for drama school whilst accompanying a friend to the audition. Since then Mark has followed his instinct and interests to attract some amazing opportunities to become the Theatrical Manager and Producer he is today.  http://www.morrissey.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mark Morrissey on Founding Morrissey Management And Acting On Impulses

Mark Morrissey is one of the most successful Agents in our Entertainment Industry, representing talent such as the Hemsworth brothers, Kate Richie, Jai Courtney and Elsa Pataky. Mark's interest in the industry all started when he unintentionally auditioned for drama school whilst accompanying a friend to the audition. Since then Mark has followed his instinct and interests to attract some amazing opportunities to become the Theatrical Manager and Producer he is today.  http://www.morrissey.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46:35

24 Apr 20

Kelly Robinson on Clinical Hypnotherapy And The Power Of The Mind

Kelly Robinson is a Master Practitioner Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programmer and Life Coach. Kelly is also an actress, writer, producer and has worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 10 years. As a hypnotherapist, her work has allowed her to help a vast number of clients with issues such as stress, anxiety, pain control, public speaking, insomnia or sleep disorders as well as many other concerns. https://creativemindshypnotherapy.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kelly Robinson on Clinical Hypnotherapy And The Power Of The Mind

Kelly Robinson is a Master Practitioner Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programmer and Life Coach. Kelly is also an actress, writer, producer and has worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 10 years. As a hypnotherapist, her work has allowed her to help a vast number of clients with issues such as stress, anxiety, pain control, public speaking, insomnia or sleep disorders as well as many other concerns. https://creativemindshypnotherapy.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:05:13

17 Apr 20

Ben Chapple on 'Playing For Keeps' Actor and WAAPA

Ben Chapple is a Sydney based actor and a recent graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Ben didn't always want to be an actor but his early love of film led him to join a small sketch comedy group whilst studying law at University. A few years later, whilst in his 3rd year at WAAPA, Ben landed the role of Liam Flynn in Channel 10's 'Playing For Keeps' Season 2 where he was privileged to work with some of Australia's most prominent actors.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ben Chapple on 'Playing For Keeps' Actor and WAAPA

Ben Chapple is a Sydney based actor and a recent graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Ben didn't always want to be an actor but his early love of film led him to join a small sketch comedy group whilst studying law at University. A few years later, whilst in his 3rd year at WAAPA, Ben landed the role of Liam Flynn in Channel 10's 'Playing For Keeps' Season 2 where he was privileged to work with some of Australia's most prominent actors.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:26:34

10 Apr 20

Donald Woodburn on Accessing The Truthful and Passionate Voice

Donald Woodburn is a renowned voice coach who is celebrated for his vast knowledge of cultural practice and targeting that has helped so many performers, presenters and public figures to harness the power and truth from within their individual voice. Donald is the former head of voice at both the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA). His course, that is running at The HubStudio from the 17th of March 2020, can be found at www.thehubstudio.com.au/voice/donald-woodburn-the-targeted-voice/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Donald Woodburn on Accessing The Truthful and Passionate Voice

Donald Woodburn is a renowned voice coach who is celebrated for his vast knowledge of cultural practice and targeting that has helped so many performers, presenters and public figures to harness the power and truth from within their individual voice. Donald is the former head of voice at both the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA). His course, that is running at The HubStudio from the 17th of March 2020, can be found at www.thehubstudio.com.au/voice/donald-woodburn-the-targeted-voice/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57:22

3 Mar 20

Making Time For Life Whilst Pursuing A Creative Career- Short Rambles

This is something I struggle with often. I find myself feeling guilty if I go through a period of time without having done something towards my career in the industry. Whether that be recording a podcast episode or filming a scene or taking an acting class. I feel like if I'm not taking steps towards my goals all the time then my success might vanish. But the reality is that we have to find time to live our life and do the things that life requires in order to be able to move forward. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Making Time For Life Whilst Pursuing A Creative Career- Short Rambles

This is something I struggle with often. I find myself feeling guilty if I go through a period of time without having done something towards my career in the industry. Whether that be recording a podcast episode or filming a scene or taking an acting class. I feel like if I'm not taking steps towards my goals all the time then my success might vanish. But the reality is that we have to find time to live our life and do the things that life requires in order to be able to move forward. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11:27

20 Feb 20

Stevie Ray on Working With McGregor Casting

Stevie Ray is a Sydney based Casting Director at the renowned McGregor Casting. Stevie has cast some amazing projects in his time including shows such as 'The Letdown', 'Diary of an Uber Driver' and 'The Moodys' and films such as 'Babyteeth', 'Lion' and 'Danger Close'. In this episode Stevie talks about how he discovered what a casting director actually does and the ways in which he navigates a job which requires a constant serving of other people's needs. www.thehubstudio.com.au/film/stevie-r…ing-workshop/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stevie Ray on Working With McGregor Casting

Stevie Ray is a Sydney based Casting Director at the renowned McGregor Casting. Stevie has cast some amazing projects in his time including shows such as 'The Letdown', 'Diary of an Uber Driver' and 'The Moodys' and films such as 'Babyteeth', 'Lion' and 'Danger Close'. In this episode Stevie talks about how he discovered what a casting director actually does and the ways in which he navigates a job which requires a constant serving of other people's needs. www.thehubstudio.com.au/film/stevie-r…ing-workshop/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:11:44

27 Jan 20

Ben Mathews on Mindset And Gratitude Are Fundamental To Success

Ben Mathews is an actor, writer and director based in Sydney who is also highly regarded as an acting coach. Ben currently teaches at AMAW, Screenwise, The Hub Studio and Acting Mastery as well as previously at NIDA. Ben has seen much success as a filmmaker and director, having won multiple prestigious awards for his short film 'Emily', web series 'BedHead', pilot 'Deadbeat Dads' and documentary 'Chrysalis'. This is Ben's second time on the podcast so I thought it would be great to hear his insights on mindset within the entertainment industry. We spend so much time dreaming big and wondering why the success we wish for hasn't happened in the time that we want. Ben and I chat about the how way you view yourself and your career and the perspective you project onto the world effects the future of your career. Finding satisfaction in the now and exercising gratitude in your current situation can have a monumental effect on the opportunities that start to come your way so to find out more, have a listen.  If you'd like to study with Ben, head to www.actingmastery.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ben Mathews on Mindset And Gratitude Are Fundamental To Success

Ben Mathews is an actor, writer and director based in Sydney who is also highly regarded as an acting coach. Ben currently teaches at AMAW, Screenwise, The Hub Studio and Acting Mastery as well as previously at NIDA. Ben has seen much success as a filmmaker and director, having won multiple prestigious awards for his short film 'Emily', web series 'BedHead', pilot 'Deadbeat Dads' and documentary 'Chrysalis'. This is Ben's second time on the podcast so I thought it would be great to hear his insights on mindset within the entertainment industry. We spend so much time dreaming big and wondering why the success we wish for hasn't happened in the time that we want. Ben and I chat about the how way you view yourself and your career and the perspective you project onto the world effects the future of your career. Finding satisfaction in the now and exercising gratitude in your current situation can have a monumental effect on the opportunities that start to come your way so to find out more, have a listen.  If you'd like to study with Ben, head to www.actingmastery.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:16:04

10 Jan 20

Marnya Rothe Shares Why Her Photography Is 90% Talking and 10% Shooting

Marnya Rothe is a Sydney based Photographer who has photographed some of Australia’s most talented performing artists and many stage and film productions. Marnya has a Masters of Photography from Edith Cowan University and has had national success with her own exhibitions, being invited to exhibit in both FotoFreo and Head On Photography Festivals. Her work has also been published in various national and international magazines. She has produced promotion images and production stills for many notable companies such as Goalpost Pictures, Sport for Jove and Bell Shakespeare. www.marnyarothe.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Marnya Rothe Shares Why Her Photography Is 90% Talking and 10% Shooting

Marnya Rothe is a Sydney based Photographer who has photographed some of Australia’s most talented performing artists and many stage and film productions. Marnya has a Masters of Photography from Edith Cowan University and has had national success with her own exhibitions, being invited to exhibit in both FotoFreo and Head On Photography Festivals. Her work has also been published in various national and international magazines. She has produced promotion images and production stills for many notable companies such as Goalpost Pictures, Sport for Jove and Bell Shakespeare. www.marnyarothe.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50:18

19 Dec 19

Kevin Jackson Explains The One Similarity Of All The Famous Actors He Has Worked With

Kevin Jackson is one of the country’s most experienced acting teachers and theatre directors. In 2011 he retired from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) after twenty seven years service to the school, and in the process trained some of the most prominent and emerging actors in the industry today. For twenty one years Kevin also taught at the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco, and more recently at Sydney Actors School and now at The HubStudio. Graduates Kevin has taught during his time at NIDA include, Baz Luhrmann, Richard Roxburgh, Jacqueline McKenzie, Miranda Otto, Cate Blanchett, Essie Davis, Nicholas Bishop & Sam Worthington. www.thehubstudio.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Kevin Jackson Explains The One Similarity Of All The Famous Actors He Has Worked With

Kevin Jackson is one of the country’s most experienced acting teachers and theatre directors. In 2011 he retired from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) after twenty seven years service to the school, and in the process trained some of the most prominent and emerging actors in the industry today. For twenty one years Kevin also taught at the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco, and more recently at Sydney Actors School and now at The HubStudio. Graduates Kevin has taught during his time at NIDA include, Baz Luhrmann, Richard Roxburgh, Jacqueline McKenzie, Miranda Otto, Cate Blanchett, Essie Davis, Nicholas Bishop & Sam Worthington. www.thehubstudio.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:04:52

5 Dec 19

Director Kriv Stenders Explains How Filmmaking Is Like A Piece Of Music

Kriv Stenders is one of the most renowned and accomplished Australian Directors. He has numerous critically acclaimed and award winning shorts, documentaries, music videos, television commercials, television series and feature films to his credit. These include 'Red Dog', 'Danger Close', 'Boxing Day' and 'Kill Me Three Times' to only name a few. Kriv approaches film as if he is creating a piece of music and in this episode he explains how that process works for him and his team. Also go check out 'The Long Haul' website at thelonghaul.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Director Kriv Stenders Explains How Filmmaking Is Like A Piece Of Music

Kriv Stenders is one of the most renowned and accomplished Australian Directors. He has numerous critically acclaimed and award winning shorts, documentaries, music videos, television commercials, television series and feature films to his credit. These include 'Red Dog', 'Danger Close', 'Boxing Day' and 'Kill Me Three Times' to only name a few. Kriv approaches film as if he is creating a piece of music and in this episode he explains how that process works for him and his team. Also go check out 'The Long Haul' website at thelonghaul.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45:53

7 Nov 19

Launching 'The Long Haul' Website- Rowan Chapman

'The Long Haul' is the first Australian online resource geared towards taking new and seasoned actors through a step by step guide of 'what to's' after leaving drama school. Rowan Chapman, the creator of the website has spent 4 years interviewing the best Australia has to offer in the entertainment industry in order to develop key points to help actors navigate the industry as well as the mental health and wellbeing aspects that go hand in hand with the job. 'The Long Haul' will be launched on the 30th October 2019 with a launch party being held at The HubStudio in Chippendale, Sydney. All welcome to come along and say hi to myself and Rowan! Launch Party: 1pm  The HubStudio 18 City Road Chippendale, NSWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Launching 'The Long Haul' Website- Rowan Chapman

'The Long Haul' is the first Australian online resource geared towards taking new and seasoned actors through a step by step guide of 'what to's' after leaving drama school. Rowan Chapman, the creator of the website has spent 4 years interviewing the best Australia has to offer in the entertainment industry in order to develop key points to help actors navigate the industry as well as the mental health and wellbeing aspects that go hand in hand with the job. 'The Long Haul' will be launched on the 30th October 2019 with a launch party being held at The HubStudio in Chippendale, Sydney. All welcome to come along and say hi to myself and Rowan! Launch Party: 1pm  The HubStudio 18 City Road Chippendale, NSWSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55:00

27 Oct 19

Daisy Hicks- Casting Director at i4 Casting

Daisy Hicks is an Australian Casting Director at i4 Casting in Sydney. Daisy is one of the youngest members of the Casting Guild of Australia and is a CGA nominee for best casting in a short film and best casting in a TVC. Since joining casting, she has worked on many notable theatre and musical shows, films and TVCs. www.thehubstudio.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daisy Hicks- Casting Director at i4 Casting

Daisy Hicks is an Australian Casting Director at i4 Casting in Sydney. Daisy is one of the youngest members of the Casting Guild of Australia and is a CGA nominee for best casting in a short film and best casting in a TVC. Since joining casting, she has worked on many notable theatre and musical shows, films and TVCs. www.thehubstudio.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

59:04

6 Oct 19

Linda Nicholls-Gidley- Accent and Dialect Coach

Linda Nicholls-Gidley is a renowned voice coach in Australia. She has worked across a broad range of media, including film, television, radio, voice over and theatre productions and has a strong corporate training profile, including presentation skills for Australia’s Channel 9, 10, the ABC, SBS and Fairfax Digital. Linda was a lecturer in voice at NIDA for many years as well as numerous other acting institution around the Sydney area. She is currently a coach at The Hub Studio, running frequent voice and accent workshops. www.vocovox.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Linda Nicholls-Gidley- Accent and Dialect Coach

Linda Nicholls-Gidley is a renowned voice coach in Australia. She has worked across a broad range of media, including film, television, radio, voice over and theatre productions and has a strong corporate training profile, including presentation skills for Australia’s Channel 9, 10, the ABC, SBS and Fairfax Digital. Linda was a lecturer in voice at NIDA for many years as well as numerous other acting institution around the Sydney area. She is currently a coach at The Hub Studio, running frequent voice and accent workshops. www.vocovox.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43:16

22 Aug 19

Darren Gilshenan- Australian Actor and Comedy Masterclass Coach

Darren Gilshenan is an Australian actor with an extensive list of screen and theatre credits to his name. He has been involved in such productions as Full Frontal, No Activity (for which he received an AACTA nomination for best performance in a TV comedy), The Moodys and Harrow as well as having toured with the Bell Shakespeare company for multiple shows. He has also worked with Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and Ensemble Theatre (for which he received a Best Actor nomination for his role in 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?') On top of all of that, he is also a coach in comedy acting. Darren has created a masterclass designed to coach actors in the art of comedic performance and runs his classes at NIDA and The Hub Studio. To check out his classes you can go to www.thehubstudio.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Darren Gilshenan- Australian Actor and Comedy Masterclass Coach

Darren Gilshenan is an Australian actor with an extensive list of screen and theatre credits to his name. He has been involved in such productions as Full Frontal, No Activity (for which he received an AACTA nomination for best performance in a TV comedy), The Moodys and Harrow as well as having toured with the Bell Shakespeare company for multiple shows. He has also worked with Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and Ensemble Theatre (for which he received a Best Actor nomination for his role in 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?') On top of all of that, he is also a coach in comedy acting. Darren has created a masterclass designed to coach actors in the art of comedic performance and runs his classes at NIDA and The Hub Studio. To check out his classes you can go to www.thehubstudio.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56:45

14 Aug 19

Neel Kolhatkar- Stand-up Comedian, Actor and Youtuber

Neel Kolhatkar is a Sydney based performer who is best known for his stand up comedy and online social media content. Neel decided to pursue acting at a young age and has used his success in many different avenues to push his creative career forward. You can follow Neel at: www.youtube.com/user/neel30394 www.facebook.com/Neel.Kolhatkar94/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Neel Kolhatkar- Stand-up Comedian, Actor and Youtuber

Neel Kolhatkar is a Sydney based performer who is best known for his stand up comedy and online social media content. Neel decided to pursue acting at a young age and has used his success in many different avenues to push his creative career forward. You can follow Neel at: www.youtube.com/user/neel30394 www.facebook.com/Neel.Kolhatkar94/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47:26

10 Jul 19

Short Rambles- My Mental Health

Back with another short ramble, this week I thought I'd discuss some thoughts I've had about my own mental health over the past few weeks. After finishing a short film of mine I found that I was feeling really down when my logical mind was telling me I should be feeling happy. So, of course, I recorded myself thinking through that.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Rambles- My Mental Health

Back with another short ramble, this week I thought I'd discuss some thoughts I've had about my own mental health over the past few weeks. After finishing a short film of mine I found that I was feeling really down when my logical mind was telling me I should be feeling happy. So, of course, I recorded myself thinking through that.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10:18

3 Jul 19

Host of the 'Don't Be So Dramatic' podcast - Rachel Baker

Rachel Baker is the host of this podcast as well as an actor and producer based in Sydney. If you've be wondering who the hell the voice and brain behind this podcast is, then you're about to find out!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Host of the 'Don't Be So Dramatic' podcast - Rachel Baker

Rachel Baker is the host of this podcast as well as an actor and producer based in Sydney. If you've be wondering who the hell the voice and brain behind this podcast is, then you're about to find out!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57:58

3 Jul 19

Fungus Monk AKA Oliver Boston

Fungus Monk is the drag queen persona of Oliver Boston. Oliver has a background in design in areas such as millinery, cordwaining, curtain making and dress making. He is currently based in Melbourne and Fungus performs regularly at Drag Roulette and Honcho Disco.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fungus Monk AKA Oliver Boston

Fungus Monk is the drag queen persona of Oliver Boston. Oliver has a background in design in areas such as millinery, cordwaining, curtain making and dress making. He is currently based in Melbourne and Fungus performs regularly at Drag Roulette and Honcho Disco.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:01:05

27 Jun 19

Acting Coach and Award Winning Director- Ben Mathews

Ben Mathews is an acting coach with classes at NIDA, Screenwise, The Hub Studio, AMAW and his own program Acting Mastery. Ben is also an actor and a writer as well as an award winning director for his short film 'Emily', for his series, 'BedHead' and pilot episode, 'Deadbeat Dads'. www.actingmastery.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Acting Coach and Award Winning Director- Ben Mathews

Ben Mathews is an acting coach with classes at NIDA, Screenwise, The Hub Studio, AMAW and his own program Acting Mastery. Ben is also an actor and a writer as well as an award winning director for his short film 'Emily', for his series, 'BedHead' and pilot episode, 'Deadbeat Dads'. www.actingmastery.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:13:53

27 Jun 19

Founder of Plus One Management and Model Scout- Hareth Tayem

Hareth Tayem is the founder and scout of Plus One Management who started his career in the industry as an international model. He is also currently a photographer and actor whilst running his own designer label, Sand The Brand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Founder of Plus One Management and Model Scout- Hareth Tayem

Hareth Tayem is the founder and scout of Plus One Management who started his career in the industry as an international model. He is also currently a photographer and actor whilst running his own designer label, Sand The Brand.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

01:44:44

27 Jun 19

Short Rambles- Disappointment and Failure

I wanted to discuss the idea of disappointment in the entertainment industry and the idea of how talking about and promoting our failure is no go. This is a short ramble from me, Rachel, and if it fails that's ok!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Short Rambles- Disappointment and Failure

I wanted to discuss the idea of disappointment in the entertainment industry and the idea of how talking about and promoting our failure is no go. This is a short ramble from me, Rachel, and if it fails that's ok!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12:25

27 Jun 19

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