Melissa Thompson Pro

Actor, Model, Musician, Dancer, Film & Stage Crew, Stylist

New South Wales, Australia
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Physical Details

Height:
170 cm / 5ft 7in
Hips:
86 cm / 34in
Weight:
63 kg / 138 lbs
Dress Size:
6 - 10
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Eye color:
Green
Chest:
88 cm / 35 in
Hair color:
Brown
Skin color:
White
Hair length:
Long
Waist:
71 cm / 28in
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

2017
  • "Suspicious Minds" Short Film, Alex Lagos Director : Extra
  • Parkinglight Productions, Babbletown Pilot : Diva
  • Bondi & Eastern Suburbs Theatre Company, Salome by Oscar Wilde : Producer, Director, Salome (Lead)
  • Jagged Snake music video "live it" : model
  • omega hydroxy tvc : model
  • "Greed" JCL Productions feature film : Mother at cemetary
  • "Great Australian Bakeoff" (Foxtel) : Stand-in for contestant
  • "The Skydiver & the Scarecrow", Ren Thackman, short film : Theatre goer (extra)
  • "Station the movie", Leonard Johnson, Feature film : Nagaet's mother (support role)
  • "Cop's Enemy", John-K , Feature Film : Detective Stephanie McCall (support role)
  • "The Casting Game" Feature Film, Director Pearl Tan : Extra
  • "Breathe", Short Film directed by Terry Farrely : Rachel (Lead)
  • "Ocean Blue" Sydney Film School short, Director Johan Freedon : Nurse
  • Basler catwalk model March 2017 : Model
  • "Remembering Agatha" Film : Extra
  • "Phake It", web series : Business woman and Bingo Player
  • "We're not here to Fuck Spiders", Feature Film directed by Josh Reed : Drug Buyer (support role)
  • Bondi & Eastern Suburbs Theatre Company, Shakespeare's "The Tempest" : Producer, Director, Boatswain
  • "Tough Love", Feature Film : Auntie
2016
  • P & O commercial, NRL State of Origin Cruise : Queensland supporter
  • Disney Feature Film "Rip Tide" directed by Rhianon Bannenberg : Business Traveller (uncredited)
  • Sydney Film School short film "Aftermath" by Carla Hedley : Katia
  • "You Tuber" Directed by Martin Stara : Brenda Fox
  • Transport NSW TVC : Commuter
  • "Lady Windermere's Fan", (BEST CO) Bondi & Eastern Suburbs Theatre Company : Producer, Director, Mrs Erlynne (Lead)
  • "Irreversible Choices", Feature Film, John-K Films : Sophie McRay
  • "The Knockoffs" , Feature Film : Board member
  • "Just One More Day", Feature Film, Think Grand Films : Paula
  • "12th Night" by William Shakespeare, (BEST co), Bondi & Eastern Suburbs Theatre Company : Producer
2015
  • Janet King (ABC TV) series : Police Sergeant (featured extra)
  • "Brock", Telemovie : Director Launch attendee (extra)
  • Killing Ground Feature Film : Bar Patron NYE (extra)
  • Kill Zone Feature Film : Pole Dancer (Featured Extra)
  • Lady's Day (UTS Short) : Diner (extra)
  • Pacific Opera's The Cunning Little Vixen : Drugged out Hippy Dancer/Dragonfly (Extra)
  • Positive Wednesday's Fashion Film : 1920's smoker (extra)
  • "The Breifcase" (short) : Cafe customer (extra)
  • "The Unremovalist" (Short film) : Jessica's mother (support role)
  • Feature Film, "The Kill Zone" : Assistant Producer
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, BEST Co Production : Producer and Lady Bracknell (Lead)
  • "The Park", UTS postgrad short : Mother (lead role)
  • McDonalds Create Your Taste Burger TVC : Featured Extra
  • Eurobed TVC, Vegatta TVC : TVSN, Advertorial
  • Bondi & Eastern Suburbs Theatre Co (BEST Co) Production of Romeo and Juliet : Producer/Director Costume/Stage Maker
  • Feature Film, "The System", Director Eddie Arya : Production Manager
  • "Atomic Kingdom" TV series : (Masked warrrior), stunt performer, stunt choreographer
  • TV Pilot (Strata Wars), Producer The Box studios, Director Juan Jaramillo : Lead role (the Chairwoman)
2014
  • "Atomic Kingdom" TV series : Art Director, Episode 10
  • "The System", Feature Film Directed by Eddie Arya : Assistant Director
  • "Song Bird" Book Trailer, Interviewer : Director Morgan Way, Way Ward Films
  • Flickerfest Promo TVC : Adoring fan next to Odd Job
  • "Drunk" Feature Film : Party goer
  • "The Truth", Feature Film starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett : CBS Recpetionist
  • Melbourne Cup Catwalk Model : Canada Bay Club
  • "sic.com" tv series pilot : Press, Auditionee and Annoyed Mourner
  • "Safe House" short film : Joanne (mother)
  • Foxtel TVC : Featured Extra on car roof
  • "Inanimate" Short Film : Police Seargant
  • "Ruben Guthrie" Feature Film, starring Rebecca Gibney : Partygoer
  • Sydney International Film School : "Fear and Loathing" dance sequence
  • "Starting From Now", web series, director Julie Calceff, season 3 : Barmaid
  • AFTRS "Beyond the Father's Shadow" Documentary : Edith Cowen's Step Mother
  • "Romeo and Juliet" Bondi & Eastern Suburbs Theatre Company (BEST) Stage production : Producer and Princess of Verona July 2014 - February 2015
  • "Ruby" Tropfest entry, featured family member, on the table : Director Dimitri Ellerington, Star Annie Byron
  • Commonwealth Bank TVC, (Lead) Milkmoney productions : National Television Commercial
  • "Light" short film : Family member
  • "Teenage Kicks" Feature film, nurse and stunt driver for Shari Sebbens : Director Craig Boneham, Starring Anni Finsterer, Sharri Sebbons
  • Mport Advertising Film, Megapod Productions : Lead role
  • AFTRS Trailer, "The Fly" , Director Andrew Perry : Lead role (Mother, Melissa)
  • "The System" Director Eddie Arya, Aryavision Films : Office Worker
  • "Lazurus" Computer Game Images, Director Kitt McDee : Zombie
  • "Unified" Short Film, Director Guy Edmonds, Boomshaka Films : Xmas Partier
  • Easter Show Catwalk Model : Entertainment Quarter
  • AFTRS, Director Christopher Stollery : "The Present", short film starring Peter Phelps, Featured Extra
  • Immortal TVC : Lead role
  • "Embedded", Feature Film : Featured Extra
  • Triple Action Cleanse Detox TVC : Advertorial
  • The Acting Factory : Romeo and Juliet, performance March
2013
  • "The trouble with e" - Feature film : Club goer
  • Feature Film, "No 46" - Director Ariana K : Crying Ghost
  • Short Film (in production) : Lead
  • "Liberty Flights" (TV-commercial) E-cigarette TVC - director - Angus Mullane - Locals Pony : Extra
  • "En Passant" Film : Extra
  • Acting Factory, Romeo and Juliet, 20 weeks rehearsals : Role and Dance Choreographer
  • "Atomic Kingdom", Episode 4, 13 weeks, Director Lily Cheng : Angel 1 and Fight Choreographer
  • NIDA : Screen Acting Techniques 2, 8 weeks
  • NIDA : Screen Acting Techniques 1, 8 weeks
2012
  • "The Worm", Short Film, Director Liam Doyle : Trop Fest short film entry starring Marcus Graham
  • Short Film, Director Aga Switala : "Hard Land of Wonder", Winner Best Film COFA awards 2012
  • Short Film "Cold Feet" : Wedding Guest Extra
  • Queensland Musical Theatre Company : Oliver Twist (musical stage production), weekly Jan to July
2011
  • MELT Entertainment Film Production Company : Producer
  • "Terra Nova", starring Stephen Lang, Stephen Speilberg tv series, episodes 2-13, weekly Feb - Oct : Extra Villager
2010
  • MELT Entertainment Film Production Company : Producer
  • "WW4" - short film Bond University : Lead role - Louise
  • untitiled - short film Bond University : Lead role
  • "C307" - short film Bond University : Lead role - crying patient
  • Australian Film Base School : Film production short course
  • Australian Film Base School : short production course completed
  • Manhattan : American Accent course completed, 10 weeks
2009
  • "An Innocent Sin" - short film Bond University : Lead role - mother
  • "Silence is Golden" - short film Bond University : detective
  • "10 Days to Die" - Australian feature film, Director Elaine Niessner : role Maria (the cleaner)
  • "Beauty and the Beast" - American feature film, Director David Lister : role villager
  • NIDA : Actors Intensive
  • TAFTA : Actors Intensive
2007
  • "Chocolate Strawberry" - Short film entry Melbourne and Sydney film festivals : Lead role - Fran
2006
  • "Matinee" - Short film Bond University : Supporting role - mother
  • "Take Me Downtown" - In the Bin Film Competition entry : Lead role - Olivia
2005
  • "Test of Man" - short film Bond University : Role mother
2004
  • "One Step Too Far" - short film Bond Univeristy : Lead role - sister
2003
  • "Away - short film Bond University" : Lead role - daughter in law
  • Gold Coast Actors Centre : 2003-2009 Acting for Film and TV course, ongoing
2000
  • Miss Sydney Metropolitan : Miss Australia Quest
1989
  • Tanya Powell : Modelling and Deportment
  • Madam Bavichiva's School of Ballet : Russian Ballet

Acting

Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles


Acting agent

Talentbank


Languages
  • English

Accents
  • Australian
  • UK English
  • UK Posh
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • USA Southern
  • French
  • Italian

Main role in Commonwealth Bank ad 2014, Role of Paula in Just One Day Feature (2016), Role of Maria in Ten Days to Die Feature (2010) , Angel 1 in TV series Atomic Kingdom (Episode 4) 2013 (imdb credit), featured extra in Terra Nova television series 2012, cook in cooking series 2011-2, lead role in 30+ short films, extra in feature film (Beauty and the Beast 2009), various TVCs (Subway, banks, government warnings), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, dancer/singer/actor in Oliver the Musical (Qld) 2012, lead role in 4 music videos, lead role in 5 stage musicals, second lead in 12 stage plays, cast member in Romeo and Juliet for 2014.

Modeling

Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


Various catwalk, promotional and photographic modelling, TVCs. Currently doing promotional work. Basler catwalk (Dec 2014), Easter show catwalk at EQ (April 2014), Melbourne Cup catwalk (Nov 2014). Current tvcs airing for Commonwealth Bank, Immortal beauty cream, Flickerfest, Foxtel, Triple Action Cleanse Detox. Worked with alcohol brands (VnC coctails, various wines), food brands (Fritto Lay), coffee brands (Bosch coffee machines) and venue promotions. Miss Sydney 2000 in Miss Australia Awards.

Music

Keyboard ability

Intermediate


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Mezzo-Soprano


Composer ability

Intermediate


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock

Influences: The Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Nivarna, Blink 182, Abba, Eminem,

I sang in choir through school, performed in musicals at school, sang a few stage concerts after school and used to sing in a piano bar.

TV & Reality

Acting in Atomic Kingdom TV series Episode 4, channel 31 in 2014, TV cooking show currently in production (I was the cook and presenter) and acted in Terra Nova tv series episode 2 -13 inclusively (Steven Spielberg) channel 10 in 2011. Various TVCs including Commonwealth Bank and Mport, Music videos, over 30 short films, 2 feature films and multiple stage productions .

Dancing

Dancing ability

Expert


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Bollywood
  • Breakdancing

Qualified ballet teacher, hip hop teacher and performer. Performed in over 20 ballet concerts, including pas de deux and solo roles. Bollywood dancing course completed, ballroom dancing courses completed, latin dancing courses including Salsa completed. Danced in stage production of Oliver Twist in Brisbane and choreogrpahed and performed in ballroom scene for stage production of Romeo and Juliet.

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