Talented local youngsters set acting world alight

Ex-St Kentigern student Amelia Elliot has recently been cast in “Black Hands”, a new TV series based on a podcast of the same name.

Amelia plays Laniet, younger sister of David Bain who was killed along with the rest of the Bain family in a crime that David Bain was convicted for. He served 13 years before being released on appeal.

Amelia Elliot plays Laniet in ‘Black hands’. Photo supplied

The talented youngster is represented by local Howick talent agency B&M Creative Artists.

“I’ve loved performing at various local theatres out east throughout high school.  It’s amazing to now be putting these skills into practice on screen,” she says.

In 2019 she was awarded her school’s award for Senior College Solo Music ‘Best Vocalist’.

New Zealand Drama School graduate Richard Crouchley will play David Bain.

David’s parents Robin and Margaret will be played by well-known actors Joel Tobeck and Luanne Gordon.

Another promising performer, 19-year old Cameron Carter-Chan was a student at Sancta Maria Catholic College. Carter-Chan recently starred in TVNZ’s Kura,and most recently shot NZ feature film, Juniper where he plays the role of Shaggas.

Cameron Carter-Chan featured in the iconic ‘Ghost chips’ campaign. Photo supplied

Cam is known to TV audiences from his small but memorable part in the well-received ghost chips advertisement. Cam teaches and performs at the local Carter-Chan Dance Performance Centre.

“Working out east has given me a huge advantage due to extensive amount of talent here,” says Cam.

“Working with local creative’s has provided me with a lot of knowledge and experience and has really set me up for an ongoing career in the performing arts.”