Holly Shanahan

Vitals

Gender
Female
Age Range
37 - 47
Ethnicity
European, New Zealand
Height
165cm
Base Location
International
Skills
Actor, Director, Presenter, Voice Artist, Musician, Producer, Singer
Hair
Red, Dark Brown, Red(Strawberry)Blonde
Eye
Green
Memberships
Actors Equity NZ, M.E.A.A

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Pro Actors
Phone

Feature Photo
Holly Shanahan

Credits

Commercial

2020
Hero
McDonalds Summer America's Cup
Fish
Ben Briand
2015
Hero
Devondale 8 Bar Iced Coffee
Scoundrel Films (AUS)
Tim Bullock
2014
Hero
ASB Campaign
GoodOil Films
Hamish Rothwell
2013
Support
Philadelphia Cream Cheese 'Garden Vegetable
Cowley Films (USA)
Dir. Bruce Dowad
2012
Hero
Worksafe 'Home Early'
Shannon Company, Sweet Productions, Australia
Shirley Barrett
2009
Hero
Nestle - Sneaky Snacks
Otto Empire (AUS)
Ben Saunders
2008
Hero
McDonalds - Queue Jumping
Automatic Films
Greg Wood
2004
Hero
Marmite
Curious Films
Robin Walters
2004
Hero
Massey University
Flying Fish
Greg Page

Feature Film

2014
Sandra Garner
Venus and Mars
Screentime
John Laing
2014
Tracey Lee
How To Murder Your Wife
Screentime
Ric Pellezerri
2008
Cheryl Rose - WINNER Supporting Actress of the Year 2008 Qantas NZ Film Awards
Second Hand Wedding
GarageSale / NZ Film Commission
Paul Murphy
2007
Katie
The Last Great Snail Chase
White Balance Pictures
Edward Lynden-Bell

Short Film

2020
Director
Bathtime: Episode One
BohoHobo 48Hr film
Holly Shanahan
2019
Director
Riley
West Coast Youth Theatre
2019
Director
Grammar Club
West Coast Youth Theatre
2019
Demelza / Director
40 Candles
Spacies Crew 2019 National Finalist 48hr Film Festival
Karlos Ruakere/Holly Shanahan
2017
Director
The Princess and the Neighbour
48hr Film - Regional Runner Up
2015
Director
You. Me. Them
Independent
2014
Mother
Hypothermia (pre production)
Pavel Kvatch
2014
The Wife
The Rewrite
48HR Film Competition
Dean Hewison
2011
Director
JIM
2010
Director
Mes Aubergines
2008
Lead
Snow Dropping
Joy Ride Films
Pete Force

Stage

2019
Director
Villy, Vonka and the Gummi Varehouse
West Coast Youth Theatre
Holly Shanahan
2018
Director
Yours Truly
West Coast Theatre
Holly Shanahan
2016
Director
The End of the Golden Weather
West Coast Youth Theatre
2015
Virginia
SEED
Circa Theatre
Kerryn Palmer
2014
Director
Wheeler's Luck
West Coast Youth Theatre
2013
Susan
Sydney Bridge Upside Down
Taki Rua Theatre - NZ Tour
James Ashcroft
2011
Elizabeth
Skin Tight
SaySIX Theatre & The Groundswell Division - fortyfivedownstairs
Justin Martin & Tom Hodgson
2010
Fabiana Azizza Cunningham
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
HST Theatre - Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
David Myles
2010
Heather
Blue Surge
Winterfall Theatre
Paola Unger
2007
Gaby
Part of Me
BATS Theatre
Danny Mulheron
2007
Jasmin
Aladdin
CIRCA Theatre
Susan Wilson
2007
Molly
Female of the Species
CIRCA Theatre
Susan Wilson
2007
Pissed Off
Brain Power
BATS Theatre
Dean Hewison
2006
Mary Kelly
Yours Truly
LeftofCentre / BATS Theatre
David O'Donnell
2006
Louise Maske
The Underpants
CIRCA Theatre
Ross Jolly
2005
Anya
The Cherry Orchard
CIRCA Theatre
Susan Wilson
2004
Director
The Eight Reindeer Monologues
BATS Theatre
2004
Origin 7
NZ Fringe Festival
Devised Work
2003
Director
Head of the House
BATS Theatre
2003
Jia Minh
Junk
NZ Fringe Festival
Devised Work
2003
Hedgehog and the Kaitiaki
Porirua Regional Educational Tour
Rob Ormsby
2002
Director
America Hurrah
Studio 77

Television

2019
Ms Gooseberry
The Feijoa Club
BrownSugarAppleGrunt
Nicole Whippy / Kerry Warkia / Matasila Freshwater
2016
Rental Agent
Wanted
Seven Network / Screen Australia
Peter Salmon
2012
Eadie McIntyre
The Dr Blake Mysteries
ABC, Australia
Andrew Prowse
2011
Carole Derwent
Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud
Screentime
Mike Smith, Ric Pelezzeri
2010
Christine 'Coco' Tompkins
Bed of Roses
ABC, Australia
Ted Emery
2010
Constable Lynette Marr
RUSH
Southern Star, Australia
Various
2008
Camille
Power Rangers Jungle Fury
Ranger Productions / Disney USA
Various
2008
Self
Special Features
C4
Nigel McCulloch
2007
Lucy
Welcome to Paradise
Gibson Group
Geoff Murphy
2007
Penelope Ryder
Killians Curse 2
TVNZ
Thomas Robbins
2006
Jools
Outrageous Fortune 2
South Pacific Pictures
Various
2006
Leelee
Power Rangers Mystic Force
Ranger Productions / Disney USA
Various
2005
Bride
The Insiders Guide to Happiness
Gibson Group
Brendan Donovan
2005
Babysitter
Freaky
TVNZ / Avalon
Thomas Robbins

Photograph / Stills

2004
Volkswagon - King Kong
Wingnut

Online

2015
Pakeha Woman
Only in Aotearoa - webseries
Kura Productions
2014
Marian Moonbeam (guest appearance)
CNT Live! Webseries
Bea Joblin
Bea Joblin

Training

2008
Qantas NZ Film & Television Awards
Winner - BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
2011 - present
Private Acting Teacher - TV & Film, Theatre
10yrs - Adult - Melbourne, Wellington, Taranaki, Manawatu
2013
Equity NZ
International Casting Hothouse - Marcia Ross (USA), Christine King (Australia), Matt Skrobalak (CBS USA), Mike & Matt Dwyer (Barefoot Casting, NZ)
2011
MEAA Equity Australia
Masterclasses - Aidan Fennessey (MTC), Sir Ian McKellen
2004 - present
Various Acting Technique / Casting Courses
Miranda Harcourt, Rachel Bullock, Terri D'eath, Vicki Yiannoutsos, Sean Allan,
2000 - 2002
Victoria University of Wellington
BA - Theatre
2000
Globe Theatre
NZ Young Shakespeare Company - London

Skills & Attributes

Shoe Size
8
Clothing Size
Female - 14
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Accents
American Standard, Australian, East Coast American, West Coast American, Cockney, English, French, Irish, Maori, Mid Western, New Zealand, Scottish, Southern
Instrumental
Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar, Piano / Keyboard
Singing
Blues, Country & Western , Folk, Jazz, Rock
Singing Range
Alto, Mezzo, Mezzo Soprano
Sport
Badminton, Cricket, Netball, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga
Circus
Puppeteer, Stage Combat
Drivers Licences
Car, Car
Professional Skills
Actor, Director, Presenter, Voice Artist, Musician, Producer, Singer

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