Debby Ryan is one of the most watched young stars in the business today, having become known for her unmatched comedic timing, flexibility to give powerful dramatic performances, and the ability to illuminate the television and film screens with her casual confidence and genuine performances. Debby is most known for her starring role on The Disney Channel Original series “Jessie”, as Jessie Prescott, a Texas teenager who moves to New York City and becomes a nanny to four children of a high profile couple.
Debby most recently branched out and continued to build her brand. After successfully becoming the youngest female director of episodic television she went out on tour with her band, The Neverending, opening for Fifth Harmony on their wildly successful 2015 world tour, and she optioned and produced “Jessica Darling’s It List” with longtime producing partners Sandy Popp and Mar Vista Entertainment. Debby can next be seen on the big screen starring alongside Melissa McCarthy in New Line Cinema’s 2017 comedy “Life of the Party”.
Rip Tide is an exciting new feature film starring Debby Ryan, Naomi Sequeira, Andrew Creer and Genevieve Hegney, as well as an amazing supporting cast. Rip Tide is the second film from director Rhiannon Bannenberg (click here for more info on her first film, Ambrosia), is based on an original screenplay by Georgia Harrison and is produced by Steve Jaggi.
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Andrew Creer is a graduate of the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Prior to graduation he was offered a lead role in Ambience Entertainment’s “Tomorrow When the War Began”. Following this, Andrew began production in Matchbox Pictures’ critically acclaimed series adaptation of the Christo Tsiolkas novel “Barracuda” directed by Robert Connolly. Most recently, Andrew completed the short film “Adult School”.
Naomi Sequeira is a two time ASTRA Awards nominee best known for hosting Disney Channel’s “Backstage Pass” as well as her lead role of Tara in the Disney Channel original series “Evermoor”. In 2012, Naomi was also selected for a “Dance Around the World Tour” which saw her tour overseas, performing in Hollywood, Universal Studios and Disneyland.
Genevieve Hegney is a graduate of NIDA and also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia. During her career, Genevieve has performed extensively in theatre, film and television including “ The Kettering Incident”, “Janet King”, “Rake”, “Home & Away”, AFI award winner “Out There”, “The Little Death”, “Burning Man” and “Happy Feet”.
Valerie Bader’s prodigious acting career includes theatre, film and television. Recent screen appearances include Kieran Darcy-Smith’s feature thriller, “Wish You Were Here”, and the award-winning “Black & White & Sex”. On the small screen Valerie’s work includes Foxtel’s acclaimed drama “Devil’s Playground”, “The Chuck In”, “All Saints”, “East of Everything”, “Come in Spinner”, “True Believers”, “Murder Call” and “GP”. Valerie also has an impressive track record in theatre, having worked for just about every main stage theatre company in Australia, most recently: “Children of the Sun” (STC), “M Rock” (STC/ATYP), “Australia Day” (MTC), “The Floating World” (Griffin Theatre). Over the years Valerie has also made regular appearances in the Sydney Theatre Company’s sell-out satire, “The Wharf Revue”.
Aaron Jeffery has built a solid career in film, theatre and television and has become one of Australia’s most sought after leading men. Aaron is renowned for his work on “McLeod’s Daughters”, where he played the male lead of ‘Alex’ for seven series. This role has garnered two TV Week Silver Logie Awards for Most Popular Male Actor and has captured the hearts of the public in Australia and internationally. His work in “Underbelly: Badness” drew exceptional commendation, with Aaron winning an AACTA Award for his performance as bikie turned police informer ‘Frank O’Rourke’.
Aaron also starred as prison guard ‘Fletch’ in three seasons of the critically acclaimed “Wentworth” television series, consolidating his place as an exceptional talent. Other television credits include “The Strip”, “East West 101 (Series 3)”, “Old School”, “Wild Boys”, “Texas Rising”, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”, “Water Rats” and New Zealand’s Outrageous Fortune and telemovie “Cancerman – The John Scott Story” as the lead. Most recently, Aaron was seen in the riveting legal thriller “Janet King (Series 2)” as ‘Major Simon Hamilton’. Coming up next will be the mini-series The High Road. Aaron’s film credits also include the US features the blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the action/adventure feature Turbo Kid, as well as the locally made films Locks of Love, Beautiful, Strange Planet, and The Interview.
Well known to Australian audiences for a variety of roles across film, television and theatre, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor has appeared in Gallipoli, Home & Away, Puberty Blues, Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Wild Boys, Serangoon Road, House Of Hancock, Something in the Air, The Secret Life of Us, McLeod’s Daughters, False Witness, Rescue Special Ops, Dance Academy, City Homicide and in a principal role in the first three series of Sea Patrol. Jeremy has also featured in “Manny”, “Tom White”, “Em 4 Jay”, “Bad Bush” and critically acclaimed short films “Second Hand” and “The Ravens”.
Nominated for the 2012 AACTA Choice Award for his outstanding portrayal of Norman Bruhn in “Underbelly: Razor”, Jeremy previously received an AFI Award nomination for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama for his role in “False Witness”. Currently appearing in the new Channel Nine drama series “Hyde & Seek”, Jeremy has also most recently appeared as new regular character Leon in the third season of “Love Child”, in the adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ novel “Barracuda”, and in SBS landmark mini-series “Deep Water” produced by Black Fella Films.
Danielle Carter is a NIDA graduate who can be recognised for her regular roles in "MAL.COM", "Something in the Air", "Medieval", and "Richmond Hill", in addition to her recurring guest roles in "House Husbands" and "Elephant Princess". Danielle has also starred in "Nothing Better", "The Legend Maker", "Reason to Smile", "Last Dance", "Knowing", "Eustice" Solves A Problem", "The Blue Lady", "The Fortune Teller", "A Few Things I Know About Her", and "Sweet as a Peach".
AFI award winning and Logie nominated actor Marcus Graham, first gained wide acclaim while starring in the Australian TV soap “E Street” as 'Wheels'. He has been a professional actor for twenty – eight years and has performed in over eighty productions in theatre, film and television. Marcus has gone on to receive prestigious acclaim landing roles in several projects including David Lynch directed “Mulholland Drive”, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, “The Blue Room”, “Angels in America” and “Noises Off”. His extensive television credits include “Hiding”, “Underbelly 1”, “Crownies”, “Janet King”, “City Homicide”, “Good Guys Bad Guys” for which he was nominated for an AFI best actor award, “Home and Away” and “Blue Heelers” which won him the AFI.
Most recently Marcus has appeared in the Australian film “Holding the Man” and has completed work on the upcoming television series; “Secret City” and “Jack Irish”. Most recently Marcus appeared in the well-received ABC drama series “Cleverman”, which was picked up by Sundance TV and renewed for a second season to be released in 2017. He will next be seen in the highly anticipated 9 Network biopic “HOUSE OF BOND” as ‘Michael Williams’.
Rhiannon Bannenberg is an energetic and passionate emerging Australian filmmaker. Her first film, Ambrosia, was released theatrically to sold out theatres in Australia by Fan-Force. Filmed on location in the picturesque Illawarra, this Young Adult drama tells the story of unraveling relationships during an outwardly appearing innocent summer and received rave reviews from critics.
Georgia Harrison is an experienced freelance writer based in Sydney, Australia. She specialises in writing for the page and screen, with a BA in Theatre Arts, Acting and has studied the art of playwriting at the renowned Royal Court Theatre in London.
She is a highly versatile writer, and has delivered polished and professional content for a range of performance projects. Her work has included numerous scripts for production company Sparrow Films, and creation and ongoing script development for the award-winning web-series, The 27 Club.
She has also ghost-written extensive media content, has worked with published fiction authors on story development and is currently developing three act play, The Butterfly House for the stage in late 2016.
Canadian born and Australian educated, Steve Jaggi is a versatile and ambitious producer, whose credits span from festival darlings 'Embedded' and 'Skin Deep' to the highly commercial 'Spirit of the Game', 'Circle of Lies' and 'Rough Stuff’. Late 2016 saw ‘Spirit of the Game’ released theatrically in the U.S. and Canada by Samuel Goldwyn, while earlier in the year ‘Embedded’ impressed audiences at the Sydney Film Festival and ‘Skin Deep’ played to sold out audiences at the Austin Film Festival. The recently completed ‘Rough Stuff’ is currently receiving a theatrical release in Australia.