AKL Donna Brookbanks

Donna BrookbanksFeatured Popular

Retail, Bubbly, Energetic, Upbeat


FEATURE FILM

2010The Ambitious Gentlemen, 'Henchwoman'
Dir. Benjamin Bode
 

TELEVISION

2016 Funny Girls 2 'Various'
Mediaworks, Dir. Madeleine Sami
2015 Funny Girls, 'Various
Mediaworks, Dir. Johnny Barker
2015 Shortland Street, 'Leonie McDowell'
South Pacitic Picgtures, Various directors
2015 Jono & Ben, 'Donna'
MediaWorks TV Lts
2015 Best Bits, 'Panelist'
The Down Low Concept, Various directors
2014 Best Bits, 'Panelist'
Downlow Concept, Various directors

2002Shortland Street, 'Whitney'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2001Dark Knight, 'Catherine'
Palana Productions, Various directors
2001Shortland Street, 'Mandy'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

THEATRE

2016 Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die, 'Genevieve'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Kate McGill
2016 Next Big Things, 'Comedian'
NZ Comedy Trust / Q Theatre
2015 Social Climbers, 'Sinead'
Tadpole Productions, Dir. Janice Finn
13-15 SNORT, 'Various' (sketch show)
Basement Theatre
2014There's a Bluebird Inside My Heart but I Tell it to Shut Up, 'Various'
Playfight Productions/Basement Theatre, Dir. Jessica Joy Wood
2013 Looking at Stuff in Clouds, 'Various'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Jessica Joy Wood
2013 The Women, 'Peggy'
The Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2012 Leopard, 'Rebecca'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Chris Neels
2011 Emotional, Cripple. , 'Nana'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Nic Sampson

2010Tits & Assets, 'Carla'
American Theatre of Actors NY
2009Haus of Plays, 'Mona'
The Real Theatre Company NY
2009Kung-Foolery Middle School Dance, 'Karly / Rebecca'
Richmond Shepard Theatre NY
2009Jon, 'Ruth'
Godlight Theatre / Bridge Theatre Company NY (play reading)
2009Lord Byron's Love Letter, 'The Old Woman'
Rita-Morgenthau Theatre NY
2009The Real Inspector Hound, 'Mrs Drudge'
Rita-Morgenthau Theatre NY
2009Mamma Mia, 'Rosie'
The Neighborhood Playhouse NY
2003Lysistrata, 'Spartan Woman'
Auckland University, Dir. Michael Hurst
2002Little Women, 'Jo'
Dolphin Theatre

SHORT FILM

2009The V Factor, 'Jennifer'
NYFA, Dir. Sara Seligman
2009Beautiful, 'Judge'
Dir. John Gallagher
2009Alone, 'Lead'
daneljohnsonfilms, Dir. Daniel Johnson

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2015 ASB
NZ, 6 months
2014 Telecom
NZ, 6 months
2013 Bookings.com
Worldwide

TRAINING

2010 ATC Voice Masterclass
with Cameron Rhodes 
2010 On Screen Acting, Full Day Clinic
with Barefoot Casting

09-10Reader for Judy Henderson
Casting Director NY
08-09Acting, Singing, Dance, Voice & Speech, Stage Combat, Alexander Technique, Shakespeare & Acting for Camera
The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre NY
2009Acting for Film with Kimberly Graham
Casting Director NY
06-07Acting with Irene Bradshaw
London tutor
2005Meisner Class with Michael Saccente
Meisner Technique
2005Bachelor of Arts in Film & Theatre
Auckland University
2001ATCL Diploma in Speech & Drama
Trinity College of London

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FEATURE FILM

2010The Ambitious Gentlemen, 'Henchwoman'
Dir. Benjamin Bode


TELEVISION

2016 Funny Girls 2 'Various'
Mediaworks, Dir. Madeleine Sami
2015 Funny Girls, 'Various
Mediaworks, Dir. Johnny Barker
2015 Shortland Street, 'Leonie McDowell'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2015 Jono & Ben, 'Donna'
MediaWorks TV Ltd
2015 Best Bits, 'Panelist'
The Down Low Concept, Various directors
2014 Best Bits, 'Panelist'
Downlow Concept, Various directors

THEATRE

2016 Benedict Cumberbatch Must Die, 'Genevieve'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Kate McGill
2016 Next Big Things, 'Comedian'
NZ Comedy Trust / Q Theatre
2015 Social Climbers, 'Sinead'
Tadpole Productions, Dir. Janice Finn
13-15 SNORT, 'Various' (sketch show)
Basement Theatre
2014 There's a Bluebird Inside my Heart but I Tell it to Shut Up, 'Various'
Playfight Productions/Basement Theatre, Dir. Jessica Joy Wood
2013 Looking at Stuff in Clouds, 'Various'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Jessica Joy Wood
2013 The Women, 'Peggy'
The Court Theatre, Dir. Ross Gumbley
2012 Leopard, 'Rebecca'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Chris Neels
2011 Emotional, Cripple. , 'Nana'
Basement Theatre, Dir. Nic Sampson

2010Tits & Assets, 'Carla'
American Theatre of Actors NY
2009Haus of Plays, 'Mona'
The Real Theatre Company NY
2009Kung-Foolery Middle School Dance, 'Karly / Rebecca'
Richmond Shepard Theatre NY
2009Jon, 'Ruth'
Godlight Theatre / Bridge Theatre Company NY (play reading)
2009Lord Byron's Love Letter, 'The Old Woman'
Rita-Morgenthau Theatre NY
2009The Real Inspector Hound, 'Mrs Drudge'
Rita-Morgenthau Theatre NY
2009Mamma Mia, 'Rosie'
The Neighborhood Playhouse NY

SHORT FILM

2009The V Factor, 'Jennifer'
NYFA, Dir. Sara Seligman
2009Beautiful, 'Judge'
Dir. John Gallagher
2009Alone, 'Lead'
daneljohnsonfilms, Dir. Daniel Johnson

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2015 ASB
NZ, 6 months
2014 Telecom
NZ, 6 months
2013 Bookings.com
Worldwide

Biography

Donna Brookbanks has over (cough, mumble) years using her voice. She loves character work and comedy. Donna has read audio books and magazines at The Blind Foundation for the past 4 years She is an actress, writer and comedian and can sound just like your grandmother, 3 year old child or annoying 13 year old niece.

ACCENTS

American (standard), Bronx, New York, Southern American, Australian, British, Cockney, RP, Welsh, South African

Additional Characteristics

Accents, Comedy, Young Mum

Skills

  • Artist
  • Comedian (Stand-Up)
  • Ballet Dancer
  • Ballroom Dancer
  • Jazz Dancing
  • Full Licence
  • Piano
  • Netball
  • Singer
  • Mezzo Soprano
  • Stage Combat Training
  • Swimming
  • Theatre Sports

Notes:

Barista. Can drive manual and automatic.