Geraldine Hakewill graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2008. She has rapidly established a career across film, television and theatre in Australia and internationally. She has worked for many of the major theatre companies in Australia, including starring roles for the Sydney Theatre Company in Chimerica, Fury, directed by Andrew Upton, Les Liaisons Dangereuses opposite Hugo Weaving, and Baal directed by Simon Stone.
For Belvoir Street Theatre, Geraldine played Wendy in Ralph Myers’ Peter Pan which also made a highly successful tour to New York. Geraldine will next be seen in Melbourne as Lady Macbeth opposite Jai Courtney in Macbeth for the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Geraldine has also appeared in many Australian feature films including the lead in Bill Bennett’s Uninhabited and Wasted on the Young with Adelaide Clemens and Oliver Ackland, as well as the recently released Joe Cinque’s Consolation. For television, Geraldine appears in Seven Network’s Wanted alongside Rebecca Gibney. Her performance in the series has garnered her a TV Week Logie Nomination for the Graham Kennedy Award for the Most Outstanding Newcomer. She has also been seen in the US series Camp for NBC Universal, ABC TV’s Soul Mates (Series 2) and will soon be seen in the second instalment of Here Come the Habibs!
Since graduating from New Zealand Drama School, Michael Whalley has established a fine career in film, theatre and television in New Zealand and now Australia. Michael’s film credits include Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut feature Unbroken, John Maclean’s Slow West with Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn, the Michael Bennett directed drama Matariki, the crime/drama Out of the Blue and was recently seen in the thriller Backtrack alongside Adrien Brody and Sam Neill.
For the small screen, Michael has appeared in the critically acclaimed SBS drama The Principal, Nine Network’s much loved Love Child (Series 2), and Lippy Pictures’ three most recent telefeatures Pirates of the Airwaves, Field Punishment No.1 and Jean.
He is most known Internationally for his character ‘Flynn’ in the US series Legend of the Seeker. Renowned for his fine theatre performances, Michael’s work onstage includes the award-winning Cock (Red Line Productions), Romeo and Juliet in the title role (Auckland Theatre Company), Tarantula (Tredwood Productions) and Te Karakia (Taki Rua Theatre Company).
Michael’s work in music theatre includes the lead in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Hayes Theatre), An Officer and a Gentleman (Gordon Frost), The Threepenny Opera (Malthouse Theatre) and the lead ‘Troy Bolton’ in High School Musical (Wellington Musical Theatre). Michael has also performed in and co-devised Apollo 13, a multi award-winning interactive theatre piece, which has toured extensively in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
David Field has held an exceptional career in Australian film and television and is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most highly renowned actors. He made a remarkable debut as the lead in the multi-award winning Ghosts of the Civil Dead and has continued to work in other critically acclaimed features such as Chopper, Gettin’ Square, Two Hands, The Night We Called it a Day, The Oyster Farmer, Blackrock, Down Under, Silent Partner, on which he co-produced, Last Cab to Darwin, Now Add Honey, The Inbetweeners 2, David Michod’s The Rover, Ivan Sen’s celebrated Mystery Road, The Long Goodbye and the sci-fi action adventure The Battle of the Damned.
His TV credits are just as long and varied. As a director, David is highly renowned for his critically acclaimed feature film The Combination. Following the success of this film, David rejoined forces with the lead George Basha to co-direct Convict. He is now in post-production with his third feature, The Hard Road.
David has been widely acknowledged by his peers and the public with multiple AFI’s, IF Awards, Helpmann Awards, Sydney Theatre Critic Awards and FCCA nominations for his work. In 2006, he was awarded the Centenary Medal of Australia for Contributions Made to Australian Society and Australian Film Production.
Benedict Wall is a respected film, television and theatre performer. Benedict gained his bachelors degree in journalism from the Auckland University of Technology before switching his focus to acting and taking up a place at the prestigious Neighbourhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. Since graduating Benedict has worked widely in theatre, television and film.
On television, his credits include Home and Away, Underbelly, Brock, Ready For This, Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, Breaker Morant: The Retrial.
Benedict’s feature film credits include The Pretend One, Pirates of the Airwaves, Psychoanalysis.
Benedict’s Stage credits include Tape, Loser, The Mall, Beast, You Will Not Play Wagner. Benedict recently directed his first short film, Best Mates which premiered at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Bruce Corwin Award for Best Live Action Short Film.