The Cast

March 2, 2020

 

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Francis Edwards - Narrator

Once a regular young male actor on the late 1960’s television show ‘People in Conflict’ and after a four decade absence from public view, Francis has re-emerged as a screen actor. His first short film ‘HAROLD’ won best actor and associated accolades around the world. As a screen and voice actor for local Australian productions he was in high demand. He starred in many short films shown around the world. Now he moves forward with featured roles in the upcoming American feature film 'Busman's Holiday', Indian feature film 'Redemption' and Australian and Internationally filmed horror film 'It Becomes Her' all scheduled for 2020 release. Francis is also a Vietnam War veteran and acts as a volunteer consultant to the Veteran’s film festival team on matters of historic accuracy.

 

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Jerry Retford - Spin Braddock

Jerry was born, raised and educated in England and showed an early affinity for the arts. He ran off to join a theatre company and began his education literally ‘on the road’ touring the UK and Europe with theatre and dance. For the past nearly 3 decades Jerry has been working on both sides of the stage and camera spanning theatre, dance, performance art, physical theatre and more recently, feature film, short film and documentary. His formative years were spent both on stage and backstage plying the dual crafts of actor and lighting designer, touring theatre and dance around the UK & Europe until travelling to Hong Kong where he crossed over from lighting stages to lighting buildings. Some years after emigrating to Australia in 1998 Jerry resumed his acting career and is now a full-time actor, director and film-maker, with his fingers in many different and flavoursome pies. Jerry is also artistic director of Convict Footprints Productions Inc, a not-for-profit producing immersive living history theatre at historical locations. He also works with his wife Melinda’s production company Films4Change Inc whose mission is to create positive social change through film. He has previously appeared in Steven Hopley's audio production of 'An Artist Descending a Staircase'.

 

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Jett Tattersall - Garvey

Jett is very pleased to be working on Destination: Earth incorporating two of her favourite genres 'aliens' and 'kick-ass woman flying spaceships'. Intergalactic heroines aside... she writes films, interviews pop-stars and ugly laughs, daily.  A professional actress, writer and presenter currently residing in Sydney she has performed all around the globe. Past production credits on either side of the equator include; Lolita in Faction Paradox, Catherine in The Memory of Water, The Woman in Alan Ball's Power Lunch and regular morning television appearances. She skateboards, speaks Italian & in the warmer months attempts to surf but mostly just does a killer flailing seal pup impression attracting local bull sharks.
 
 
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Jemimah Knight - Jenna
 
Jemimah is the quintessential teenage know-it-all and has been for at least 20 years of her life. You might think this would leave her feeling somewhat chronologically confused but, obviously, there are a great many factors you haven’t considered in the concoction of such a hypothesis, but she'd be happy to explain it to you ;). 

Jemimah likes to get her hands dirty (though she’d forgive you for thinking that her manicure might suggest otherwise) and has been involved in a wide variety of creative projects both as an actor and behind the scenes since graduating from Excelsior College (then 'the Wesley Institute'). She’s quite besotted with Voice over work and is thrilled to be a part of Destination: Earth.  
 
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Peter McAllum - Professor Anderton
 

Peter trained at London's Westminster Theatre and has worked extensively in Australian and New Zealand theatre, film and television.

Aussie theatrical credits include Wild Honey (NIDA Studio Theatre), Gift of the Gorgon (Phoenix Theatre Company), Birth, Death and Everything in Between (Tap Gallery), Navigating (New Theatre) and The Balmain Jesus (SBW Stables Theatre). He also played Leonato in the Shakespeare Under the Stars production of Much Ado About Nothing at Coogee.

In 2007 Peter performed in back-to-back Aus/NZ tours with Topol in the hit musical Fiddler on the Roof, and the NY-based production of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, while back in Sydney he played in The Night Heron (SBW Stables), Terrorism (Darlinghurst Theatre), Redheads (Old Fitzroy), Honeymoon Suite (New Theatre) and Away (Impulse Theatre). He also performed in Light Bites and Tasty Treats at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Shakespeare on the Green 2010 production, The Comedy of Errors.

Most recent theatre gigs include Waiting for Godot, Canary, The Weir, The Pillowman, Jerusalem, Wolf Lullaby, When the Rain Stops Falling (all at the New Theatre), Cristina in the Cupboard, High Windows Low Doorways (Subtlenuance Theatre) and The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (Unpathed Theatre). Since relocating to the Blue Mountains, he has done little theatre work, apart from a premiere season production with The Hunter Valley Summer Theatre and a Short and Sweet piece in 2019, and he is champing at the bit to get back on the boards!

TV appearances include Home and Away, Joanne Lees – Murder in the Outback, All Saints, Criminal Investigation Australia, Packed to the Rafters, Rake, Crownies, Deadly Women, Behind Mansion Walls, Wanted and the NZ soapie, Shortland Street.

He features in numerous independent feature films, such as The Tunnel, Fragment, Hobby Farm, Bedlam, Deceit and the web-series, Old Mates. In 2019, Peter played pivotal roles in two exciting up-coming feature films, Streets of Colour and The Flood.

He has worked on many internationally award-winning short films, scoring several Best Actor awards for his performance in Life’s a Drag.

Peter is also one of Australasia's foremost voice-over artists, with vast experience in all aspects of voice work (including corporate, CD ROM, advertising for radio, TV and cinema, on-hold messages, documentary narration, story-reading, ADR/post-synching for film and character voices for animated movies). He recently recorded several leading and supporting characters in animated series “Heidi”, “The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill” and “100% Wolf”, and the movie “Maya the Bee – The Honey Games” for Flying Bark, narrated the major documentary series, “World War 2 – Battles Won and Lost” and “The World’s Greatest” – 36 episodes – for

Wildbear Entertainment , and he has also been the voice of Ancestry.com.au (Australia and New Zealand) for many years.