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Acknowledgements – The Long Haul

This project was made possible by the Jennifer Blocksidge Award,
received whilst studying at QUT ACTING

This online resource was made possible by ‘The Jennifer Blocksidge Memorial Scholarship’ ; an award that tasks it’s recipient with ‘the creation of a resource that benefits the wider acting community’. I give my heartfelt thanks to Jonathan Blocksidge  and the rest of the Blocksidge family for their generosity in establishing and promoting this award. I love that the recognition of such an award shows faith and insistence in the fact that a young aspiring actor has the capacity within themselves to make a real and tangible difference within the industry they are about to enter into. More importantly, it would become the first resource for Australian actors that would focus specifically on industry longevity and the ability to maintain a healthy and unjaded creative work ethic in a workplace fraught with rejection, unemployment and limited opportunities. In this sense, the creation of The Long Haul aims to genuinely honour and consolidate the Blocksidge legacy by encouraging all actors to ‘walk right on this earth’ by inspiring both themselves and other actors towards a higher creative integrity

It may sound trite, but The Long Haul would never have been possible without the investment of some of the most passionate, talented and knowledgeable people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Some have been close mates and others first time acquaintances. These are the people who have cared enough about YOU and this material to  graciously give up their day to vet and contribute to this expansive resource. Some of these people I had already met on previous occasions and were more than happy to permit me to pass on their incredible mentorship. I owe the quality and passion of this material to the generosity of these organisations and colleagues:    

The Many Casting Directors, Agencies and Management Teams

The Many Producers, Directors and Film & Stage Professionals

SPARC

MEAA

QUT

ESSA

ACSM

QUT Acting Alumni and Support Group

EQUITY Magazine

My Agents

The Equity Foundation

The Blocksidge Family

Patrick Jhanur
Nathan Wilson
Richard Lund
Maddison Burridge
Guy Edmonds
Matt Zeremes
Jessica Marais
Andrew and Liz Buchanan
Adrian and Bridget Plass
James Stewart
Jasper Foley
Sophie Cox
Ash Lyons
Cameron Pascoe
James Stewart
Craig Hall
Sophie Don
Chenoa Deemal
Jackson Blair-West
Cynthia Howard
John O’Hare
Matt Scholten
Kimberley Uljarevic
Sally Mackenzie
Helen Howard
Waleed Aly
Scott Stephens
Michael Futcher
Arienwen Parkes-Lockwood
Sophie Dillman
Tony Gould AM
Melina Vidler
Josh and Sarah McIntosh
Sean Mee
Michelle Lim-Davidson
Elizabeth Simmard
Ell Foreman
Lasarus Ratuere
Liam Nunan
Marcus Vanco
Anna McGahan
Jonathan Weir
Wesley Enoch
Paige Rattray
Damien Strouthos
Reece Milne
Josh Brennan
Frances Berry
Jayden Byrne
Chris Vernon
Ken Gideon
Lauren Spencer
Chris Chapman
Dr. Tammy White
Dr. Michael Free
Dr. Leo Ryan
Dr. Mark Seton
Associate Professor Ian Maxwell
Adjunct Associate Professor Dianne Eden OAM
Dr. Marianna Szabo
Dr. Mark Radvan
Dr. Andrea Moor
Dr Margi Brown Ash
Dr. Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Jill Standfield
Dr. Amy Cuddy
Dr. Adam Fraser
Dr. Susan Chapman
Dean Gould
Chloe Brisk
Ryan Hodson
Annabelle Harte
Patricia Houston
Nick Bartlett
Oliver Wenn
Deborah Mailman
Patrick Brammall
Kristella Finocchiaro
James Reed
Hannah Chapman
Felix Johnson
Kim Krejus
Stephanie and Alison
Jackie Keast
Mary Cotter