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  Profile:  Shivantha Wijesinha
 
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Linked under Actors in USA New York/New Jersey.
I am a Manhattan based Actor, who graduated from a 3 year conservatory program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts this year.
Credits: Amrit (The Librarians, Australia) (DR), Imran (Kath and Kim, Australia) (DR), Osama's Taxi (Simon Kattagen, Australia) (SH).
Contact: [send email]   Tel: 6463635425

 

SHIVANTHA WIJESINHA (shavster@hotmail.com)    (646)-363-5425               

 

THEATER/ MUSICAL THEATER

INDIAN INK

Nirad/Anish (Understudy)

Roundabout Theater, Carey Perloff, dir

Sep 2014

BAD IMPERSONATOR

Man#1

Magnet Theater, Chas Dente dir

Apr 2013

PRELUDE TO 35

Jay

ABC Showcase 2012, T Slubersky, J Ward

Oct 2012

TENNIS IN NABLUS

Rajib/ BBC News Reporter

Stageworks, Hudson, Laura Margolis, dir

Sep 2011

REASONS TO BE PRETTY

Kent

AADA (Company), Andy Polk, dir

Feb 2011

WALL OF WATER

Dr. Hollis

AADA (Company), Jonathan Bolt, dir

Dec 2010        

ESCAPE FROM HAPPINESS

Mike

AADA (Company), Derek Ahonen, dir

Oct2010                                     

THE GREAT MAGOO

Sailor Burke/ Leo Mcafferty

AADA (Company), Jonathan Bolt, dir

Aug 2010

TROJAN WOMEN

Talthybius

AADA  Heather Benton, dir

April 2010                 

SCENES AND REVELATIONS

The Man

AADA  Janice Powell, dir

Aug2009                                     

CRIMES OF THE HEART

Barnett Lloyd

AADA Lisa Milinazzo, dir

Aug 2009                                

IL TROVATORE

Soldier

(Australia Opera) Elke Neidhardt, dir

April 2007

COCONUTS & CONQUESTS

Dil

(Monash University, Australia)

Mar 2002         

MY FAIR LADY

Freddy

(School Production, Sri Lanka)

       1995        

CHICAGO

Roxy’s Boy

(School Production, Hong Kong)

       1993           

PIED PIPER OF HAMLIN

Mayor

(School Production, Sri Lanka)

       1990          

 

TELEVISION

REAL MITCHES OF NEW YORK

Jose (Co Lead)

Secret Angel Productions R Marksman

Mar 2013

BROWN NATION

Gautum (Supporting)

Infamous Coconuts, Abi Varghese

Oct 2012

IS ANYONE LISTENING (WEB SERIES)

Gambino (Supporting)

Miss. Risk Media, LLC, Lindsay Rootare dir

Mar 2011

 

THE LIBRARIANS

Amrit (Supporting)

ABC (Australia), Wayne Hope, dir

Jan 2009

 

CARLA CARMETTI

Laughing Man (Principal)

SBS, (Australia) Ian Watson, dir.

May 2008

 

KATH AND KIM

Imran (Supporting)

ABC (Australia)

July 2003

 

 

FILM

 
OUT OF MY HAND

Rob (Featured)

Television-pictures, Takeshi Fukunaga

Jul 2014

A WALK ON CUTTER'S RIDGE

Taylor (Co Lead)

Dog-Eared Media, Tim Covell, dir

Oct 2013

HECHKI

Sandip (Supporting)

Luminous Studios, Kartik Singh, dir                  

Jun 2013

DIM SUM

Kebin (Co Lead)

James Northrup

Feb 2013

A LOTHARIO’S LAMENT

Man (Co Lead)

Sheila Mitchel Simmons

Jan 2013

OLD HABITS DIE HARD

Randy Parkins (Lead)

NYU Tisch, (Wesley Trimble, dir)                 

Apr 2012

 

LIKE YOU MEAN IT (TRAILER)

Nassir (Lead)

Nian Productions, dir, Niyi Oni

Mar 2012

 

FIND THEM

Jeffrey (Co Lead)

Hofstra Uni, dir Michael Cutrone

Mar 2012

 

CAUGHT IN THE ACT (Scene)

Taylor (Co Lead)

NYU’s Tisch, dir Paulo Testolini

Feb 2012

 

ASK ME AGAIN (Scene)

Roy (Co Lead)

NYU’s Tisch, dir Mohammad Tavakoli

Feb 2012

 

LYING IN THE BLAZE

David Menza (Co Lead)

Mike Torhan Productions (Mike Torhan, dir)

Jan 2012

 

LOVE IS…

Jared (Co Lead)

New York University, Wesley Trimble, dir

Dec 2011

 

DAN’S FAMILY

Jack (Co Lead)

School of Visual Arts, Kareem Atallah, dir

Nov 2011

 

HOUSEGUESTS

Brian (Co Lead)

Digital Film Academy, Jim Oliver, dir

Nov 2011

 

AMERICAN GANGSTER (Reenactment)

Frank Lucas

(Brooklyn College Film) Karim Azzat, dir

Nov 2011

 

I MISS MY MIND THE MOST

Dave (Co Lead)

Simon Kattagen, dir.

Mar 2007

 

GAS

Station Attendant (Supporting)

Jacob Brown dir.

Oct 2006

 

OSAMA’S TAXI

Osama (Lead)

Simon Kattagen, dir.

Sept 2005

 

LOVE AND ICED TEA

Shanker

Indozia Films, Jag Bathia, dir

Aug 2002

 

 

INDUSTRIALS (EDUCATIONAL & VOICE OVERS)

PIRACY PROMO

Lead

Reach Media, Karim Azzat

Feb 2014

STEALING SUBURBIA

Various

Conjure Arts & Media, David Shapiro dir

Apr 2013

JACK OF SPADES

Various

Chibi Moku Productions, Trip Nixon, dir

May 2013

WRITER’S BLOCK

IF

New York University, Mary Lan, dir

Dec 2011

 

10 THINGS NOT TO DO IN AN INTERVIEW

Interviewee

V.E.A (Australia)

Aug 2006

 

INSIDE STORY CONFLICT RESOLUTION

News Anchor

V.E.A (Australia)

Aug 2003         

 

EDUCATIONAL VIDEO

News Reporter

V.E.A (Australia)

Mar 2003

 

TRAINING VIDEO

Narrator

Australia Post (Australia)

June 2003

 

SEXUAL AWARENESS SERIES

Narrator

V.E.A (Australia)

Jan 2003            

 

IGA TRAINING VIDEO

Deli Assistant

Bold Productions (Australia)

Aug 2002

 

 

COMMERCIALS

CHASE BANK (Meatball Shop)

Principal

 

Aug 2012

COKE@HOME INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN

Featured

LVA Represnts, Inc, R Hoffman, ph,

Oct 2011              

 

CHECKPOINT DATE (WEB)

Lt. Anthony Roy (Principal)

Nadia Awad, dir

Oct 2011

 

MICROSOFT AD CAMPAGIN

Featured

Deutch/ 2D Photo Productions

Aug 2011              

 

SECURING JOBS FOR YOUR FUTURE

Train Driver (Featured)

Vic Government (Australia)

Jan 2009              

 

DFAT COMMERCIAL

Background

(Australia)

Dec 2006

 

JETSTAR TVC

Background

(Australia)

July 2006

 

 

BACKGROUND/ STAND IN

SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT (For KAL PENN)

Caryn Waechter, dir

Nov 2012

KNOWING

(Australia)

Oct 2008

VILLAGE CINEMA GOLD CLASS

(Australia)

Oct 2006

BO ‘SELECTA

(England)

Aug 2004

SECRET LIFE OF US

(Australia)

June 2003

STINGERS

(Australia)

Sept 2002

 

 

OTHERS

BAKER HEART RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Nelson Mandela

(Australia)

April 2005

MONASH MEDICAL STUDENTS

Role Player (Patients)

(Australia)

2003-2006

MUSIC VIDEO (ASUNTHA K)                                  

Lead Male Model

(Australia)

July 2006

MUSIC VIDEO (JAYASHRI)                                     

Lead Male Model

(Sri Lanka)

July 2002

 

 

 

MODELLING/ PRINT

GATES FOUNDATION

Hungryman NYC

 

Apr 2012

CABLE VISION

 

 

Mar 2012

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY               

YellowDog Productions

Jane Klonsky, Photography

Mar 2012

CAESER’S ENTERTAINMENT AD CAMPAIGN

Porkchop Productions

 

Jan 2012

CORBIS MEDICAL HEALTHCARE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY

Corbis

Drew Myers Photographer

Oct 2011

CATWALK MODEL

Bent Fashion 06

(Australia)

Sept 2006

AD CAMPAIGN AURORA MELBOURNE

 

(Australia)

May 2008

NEWQUAY AD CAMPAIGN

 

(Australia)

Sept 2006

MEDIBANK PRIVATE AD CAMPAIGN

 

(Australia)

July 2006

FASHION MODEL           

PolyModa School of Fashion

(Florence, Italy)       

June 2004

‘I’D RATHER GO NAKED THAN WEAR FUR’

Choose Cruelty Free 

(Australia)

May 2003

FASHION MODEL

Melbourne School of Fashion

(Australia)

Dec 2002

MODEL FOR ANNUAL HAIRSHOW

Rokk Ebony Hair Salon

(Australia)

May 2000

 

ACTING TRAINING

Janis Powell 8 Week Intensive Workout

Janis Powell Studios

(New York) Janis Powell

Nov 2012

BOB KRAKOWER ONLINE CAMERA CLASS

One on One Studios

(New York) Bob Krakower

Feb 2012

Directing the Actor                            

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts

(New York) dir, Moammad Tavakoli

Nov 2011

Member of the Company

American Academy of Dramatic Arts     

(New York)

2010-2011

Two year Conservatory Program

American Academy of Dramatic Arts     

(New York)

2008-2010

The Actors Playhouse

 

(Melbourne)                                              

2007-2009

American Dialect Master Class

Professor John Higgins

(Melbourne)

April 2007

Interpreting Scripts’

NIDA OPEN PROGRAM

(Sydney)

Jul 2003

An Insight into the Nature of Auditioning

Brooke Howden and Melissa Quinn

(Melbourne)

2003

Member of the British Council Drama Society

 

Sri Lanka

1991

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

MUSIC

Professional guitar player – 17 years experience

 

1995 - Now

Lead Singer, Songwriter and front man of the band Shivantha       

 

2003 - Now

Released the album Words From Not Long Ago

Julian Davis Productions             (Australia)

 2014

Fallen Into You’ debuted at #5 on Charts

Sri Lanka’s Most Requested Songs for the Year 2004

2004

Instruments played - Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Singing

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                      

EDUCATION (TERTIARY)

Grad Dip in Legal Studies   

College of Law

(Melbourne)          

2008

LLB (Bachelor of Laws)       

Monash University      

(Melbourne)

2005

B.A (Bachelor of Arts)

Monash University      

(Melbourne)

2002

                                                                                                                                                                                   

Languages spoken: English (Proficient), Sinhalese (Proficient), Italian (Intermediate), French (Intermediate)

 

TRAINING – OTHER

- Sports played for School/ College: Kung Fu, Rugby Union 1st XV (Captain), Discus, 4x100, Cricket, Swimming, Water Polo, Badminton and Tennis

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