AKL Jaya Beach-Robertson

Jaya Beach-RobertsonFeatured Popular

Retail, Character, Accents, Energetic, Smooth


TELEVISION

2016 Shortland Street 'Jade Bradley'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2013 Shortland Street, 'Cassie McPherson'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

THEATRE

2015 It Ends With the Sea, 'Sylvia'
Luke & Lucy Create, Dir. Luke Wilson
2014 Yo Future, 'Ensemble'
Show Pony, Dir. Jo Randerson
2014 Little Things, 'Natalie'
Dirs. Jessie Lawrence & Kellie Gilbride

SHORT FILM

2015 Lock & Key 2: Rise of the Demons, 'Liz'
Dir. Nick Garrett

AWARDS

2016 Best Actress
Tropfest Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2016 McDonald's
Australia, 3 Months
2015 Anchor Yoghurt
NZ
2014 Instant Kiwi
NZ
2014 The Most Epic Safety Ever Made
NZ
2013 Just Another Day in Middle Earth
NZ

TRAINING

13-16 Meisner Technique
with Michael Saccente
2013 Audition & Screen Weekend workshop, Audition Technique
with Andrea Kelland & Vicky Yianntousos
10-12 Theatre Major - BA
Victoria University of Wellington />
Recent credits only
TELEVISION

2016 Shortland Street, 'Jade Bradley'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors
2013 Shortland Street, 'Cassie McPherson'
South Pacific Pictures, Various directors

THEATRE

2015 It Ends With the Sea, 'Sylvia'
Luke & Lucy Create, Dir. Luke Wilson
2014 Yo Future, 'Ensemble'
Show Pony, Dir. Jo Randerson
2014 Little Things, 'Natalie'
Dirs. Jessie Lawrence & Kellie Gilbride

SHORT FILM

2015 Lock & Key 2: Rise of the Demons, 'Liz'
Dir. Nick Garrett

AWARDS

2016 Best Actress
Tropfest Awards

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS

2016 McDonald's
Australia, 3 Months
2015 Anchor Yoghurt
NZ
2014 Instant Kiwi
NZ
2014 The Most Epic Safety Ever Made
NZ

Biography

Jaya is an emerging writer, director, and actor who is best known for her award-winning web series, PSUSY.

In 2018 Jaya’s child (PSUSY) won best web series at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Through this win, she gained representation with a literary manager at Silver Lining Entertainment. In 2019 she took the plunge and moved to the US. While the adventure was cut short to COVID-19, Jaya has made the most out of being back in New Zealand, creating a new pilot born out of lockdown which has received an evaluation of 8 from The Blacklist. Jaya has been working on story tables and writers’ rooms for local productions in 2021 whilst developing a variety of series concepts and pilots. She has studied the Meisner Technique for seven years and is mentored by respected coach, Michael Saccente.

Growing up as the lanky weird kid with a strange accent, Jaya has become accustomed to, and even fond of, being an outsider. Born and raised in the perpetually overcast Seattle, she moved with her family to Nelson, New Zealand. Outside of the arts and the industry, Jaya is a budding and enthusiastic roller skater.

Her creative voice is a true reflection of her upbringing and self. Her protagonists are outsiders, othered, always flawed, and invariably sit somewhere on the spectrum of quirky to outright strange.

ACCENTS

American (standard), Bronx, Mid-Western, New York, Australian, Canadian, British, Cockney, Newcastle, RP, Scottish, Welsh, French, Russian, Irish

Additional Samples

Additional Characteristics

Soft Sell, Bubbly, Comedy, Friendly, Gaming, Young Mum

Skills

  • Restricted Licence
  • Personal Trainer
  • Petanque
  • Pool
  • Roller Skating
  • Skiing
  • Stage Combat Training
  • Swimming
  • Voice Artist
  • Yoga

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