THE CREATIVE TEAM
HEAD OF CREATIVE
Gabriel Bergmoser is a Melbourne based author and playwright. His performed plays include Heroes, which was nominated for the 2017 Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing, and Springsteen, which was later adapted into a radio play that hit #3 on the iTunes Performing Arts Charts. In 2015 he won the prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award for his pilot Windmills, which saw him flown to the International Emmy Awards in New York to collect his prize. His first novel, Boone Shepard, was published by Bell Frog Books in 2016 and nominated for the Readings Young Adult Prize. In 2019 he signed a two-book deal with Harper Collins, with the first, The Hunted, due for release in 2020. The film adaptation is currently being developed by Stampede Ventures and Vertigo Entertainment in Los Angeles with Gabriel writing the screenplay.
Ashley has been performing in and directing shows for the past 15 years. She moved from QLD where she managed and taught both the Drama and Musical Theatre departments for Spotlight Theatrical Company's Youth Theatre for 7 years. During which time she directed, choreographed and performed in over 30 shows for the company.Ashley was awarded both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, in the same year, at the Gold Coast Theatre Awards, for her performances in Ruthless and Sweet Charity in 2010. She then collected the award for Best Production the following year for, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which she co-directed. She has worked on various television shows, her last role as Artistic Director for an episode of FOX Networks, Terra Nova. Since establishing Bitten By Productions in 2013, Ashley has directed Below Babylon, The Lucas Conundrum, The Critic, Dracula; Last Voyage of the Demeter, The Commune and Dead Air for the company. Ashley also works as the companies Graphic Designer, having her degree in Creative Media from Melbourne’s SAE Creative Media Institute.
HEAD OF SOUND
Justin Anderson has worked in the performance industry since 1991. Playing a wide range of characters and working with many of Australia’s most talented actors. Much of his training came from mentors such as Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell who took Justin under his wing in the early 90s while working together in The Late Show over two years. Since then he has featured in guest roles on Blue Heelers, Neighbours, Skytrackers, Scooter- Secret Agent, Good Guys Bad Guys, Halifax F.P, Rush, Underbelly, The Slap, Stingers and Killing Time. As well as many short films. It would be fair to say that Justin spent more time on TV sets than in the class room during his high school years. Justin has a passion for history and also researches family histories and Genealogy. Justin has also starred in Bitten By's Reunion, Springsteen, Dead Air and most recently in our rural Victoria tour of We Can Work It Out 2.0
Alicia Beckhurst graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, as the recipient of the Irene Mitchell Award for excellence in training, in 2010. She has made appearances on television programs such as; It’s a Date (ABC, 2014) and Winners and Losers (Seven Network, 2013) and worked with Beyond Blue in their Stop, Think, Respect: Invisible Discriminator advertising campaign. Alicia toured with Complete Works Theatre Company in 2013, performing the lead female roles in both Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. Her other theatre credits include The Critic (Bitten By Productions, 2016) The Winter’s Tale (Class Act Theatre Company, 2016) The Lucas Conundrum (Bitten By Productions, 2016) Look at the Funny Lady (Black Apple Theatre Company, 2014) The First Fireworks (ReAction Theatre Company, 2012) Yakiniku Dragon (VCA/Arts Centre Collaboration, 2011) The Hollow (VCA, 2010) Springsteen (Bitten By Productions) and The Commune (Bitten By Productions).
Since training professionally in Brisbane under QUT’s Fine Arts degree, Kashmir has worked on films such as A Promise Carved In Flesh and Beast which won Best Australian Short at the international film festival; Flickerfest, been involved with Australian premieres of plays such as Toyer (NorthOfEight) and performed extensively with Complete Works Theatre Company, totalling more than 350 shows to date in the roles of Banquo, The Porter and Macduff in Macbeth and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. Kashmir’s other theatre credits include; Springsteen, The Commune, The Last Supper and We Can Work It Out 1 & 2 (Bitten By); Battlefield Blues (Melbourne Fringe); Act A Lady (La Mama); A Month In The Country (QUT); Festen (QUT & La Boite); Summer And Smoke (QUT); Under Milkwood (Fractal Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (QUT) and Jane Eyre (QUT & Matrix Theatre).