Natalie Vella comes from a theatre background having trained with world-renowned acting teacher Dr. Experience Bryon in the Integrated Performance Technique (IPT). Natalie then went on to produce and perform in several plays as co-Artistic Director of The Front Room. She has also written and directed several short films which have screened in film festivals. Natalie is currently based in Paris where as well as filmmaking is the co-ordinator of The Sexy International Paris Film Festival.
John Forman, more widely known as a third of the comedy trio “The 4 Noels” who have played at several festivals including The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (M.I.C.F), Wellington Fringe Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Adelaide Fringe Festival. “The 4 Noels” were twice nominated for best show at M.I.C.F and have won best show at the Wellington Fringe.
Paul Lapierre studied comedy at the famous French acting school “Florent” and started his career on stage in Paris and Avignon : "Percolateur Blues" written by Fabrice Melquiot (for which he received the best male performance award in 2007 at the Saint-Cloud Theatre Festival) and in 2008 "Pierre et Papillon" a play by Murielle Magellan. He has also acted in several short films: "Condamné" directed by Hadrien Cardon, "La vie de Georges" directed by Jeremy Strohm, "En boite" directed by Jean-Philippe Boisumeau. This is his first feature film role.
After migrating from Cyprus at the age of fifteen Anna grew up and studied in Melbourne. In 1982 at Deakin University she completed a Bachelor of Education in Drama and Media where she studied drama, film, screen-writing, photography and fine art with further courses in the ‘80s and ‘90s in writing and directing.
In the 1980s she worked as an actor with a Theatre in Education team and a Greek Theatre company. She also travelled extensively to Europe and filmed Ten Years After, Ten Years Older in Cyprus.
She has directed several plays and short films including one play at La Mama Theatre in Melbourne and has worked as a writer, actor, director and animator.
In 2002-3 she travelled to Paris and Cyprus and completed a novel called Stefanos of Limassol.
In 2003 she received funding and filmed her first feature film called Dreams for Life, which was released in Australia in 2005. In 2006 Anna travelled with Natalie Vella to Paris to film her second feature film, Kissing Paris.
She also completed her second novel, So Much Joy - Lisboa! Her two novels will hopefully be published in the near future.
After suffering for years from the condition of scleroderma, Anna died on May 5, 2011 from cancer.
Natalie Vella & Natalya Beloborodova