The Cast of ‘Beehive’

A little over a week ago director Alastair Wharton, Producer Chloe Lawrence Hartcher, Assistant Producer Liam Egan and I hosted auditions for over 50 actors for the various roles for ‘Beehive’ a short film I am making in less than 2 weeks.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our cast of magnificent actors. I feel so blessed to have such talent on board my film. Please check out their details and watch their videos.

We have also locked in our crew – you can meet them here.

The Cast

Aimee-Lee DruettPENNY ~ Aimee-Lee Druett

Aimee-lee graduated from Actors Centre Australia’s full-time course in 2011. Since then, she has appeared in numerous television roles including The Chaser’s ‘Hamsterwheel’ for ABC and channel Nine’s ‘Tricky Business’. She has recently wrapped her second feature film ‘Mirror’ set for release later this year.

View Aimee-Lee Druett in the Aston’s Monster Symphony music video

Ted CrosbyANGUS ~ Ted Crosby

Ted Crosby is an actor/filmmaker from Sydney, Australia, and co-founder of Unpathed Theatre Company. Ted is currently performing on stage in Nicholas Kazans ‘Blood Moon’ directed by Christopher StolleryTed is a regular guest actor on the web series “Nick & Seaton’s Palace of Sexy Secrets” made by Paper Moose Creative/Production. After graduating from NIDA’s Screen Actor course Ted has continued his studies with NY/Sydney based acting coach Lynette Sheldon.

Watch Ted Crosby in this excerpt from short film ‘Walter’ directed by Andrew Bennett.

Lauren OrrellVERA ~ Lauren Orrell

Lauren is a Sydney based actor with 5 feature films under her belt. Lauren’s first experiences on film saw her featured her in numerous commercials and film clips, for clients both Australian and International Clients. Her first Dramatic role was in the award-winning short, ‘Immured’, Directed by D’arcy Yuille. Shortly afterwards Lauren made her feature debut as ‘Lucy’ in the slasher, “Voodoo Lagoon”. The short film “Lamb Island” won her best actress at the 2010 Queensland New Film Maker awards.

View Lauren Orrells showreel here

Amanda Wiltshire
MOTHER ~ Amanda Willshire




Joseph FamilafioJULIAN ~ Joseph Famularo

Joseph has appeared in about 12 short films, mostly as the lead child actor. A number of these have screened both in Australian and overseas film festivals, most notably ‘Julian’ directed by Matthew Moore (winner of Best Short Fiction Film at the 2013 AACTA awards), and ‘Scruples’ (‘Your Film Festival’ short film finalist shown as part of the Venice film festival), directed by Adrian Powers.

Watch the short film ‘Scruples’ featuring Julian Familafio here

James E LeeCAMERON ~ James Lee

James studied at the Australian Acting Academy and Griffith University in Acting. In 2010 he won best supporting actor as ‘Dane’ in the Australian feature ‘Charge Over You‘ at the Maverick Film Festival. He has since acted in a number of short films and TVCs and is currently acting in a new Sydney based feature film ‘Drown’.

View James Lees’ Acting showreel here.

James ShepherdSIMON ~ James Shepherd

James Shepherd is a man of many talents; directing, cinematography and acting. He starred in ‘Scruples’ a short film by Adrian Powers, which was a finalist in the ‘Your Film Festival‘ in 2012. The second collaboration between Shepherd and Powers ‘Forbidden Ground’ is currently in post-production.

Watch short film ‘Cinemafilm’ starring James Shepherd here

Dylan JamesROBBIE ~ Dylan James

Having studied at Screenwise Film and Television Acting School, Dylan has gone on to work on a huge number of short films. He recent led was the featured role in a 5 Seeds TVC and is currently involved in Sydney Based feature film ‘Drown‘ directed by Dean Francis.

View Dylan James’ profile here.

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