Sydney Eisteddfod champion Jack Andrew landed a role in 2018 film Aquaman as 'Mike the Bully'.
Jack Andrew first performed at Sydney Eisteddfod in 2014, where he won the Classical Singing (12/U) event with a score of 95/100. Jack entered the event “just for the experience” as he was just 10 years old at the time. Jack had an incredible feeling of achievement to win this section and often looks back at his adjudicator’s comments with fond memories.
Reflecting on his recent successes, Jack says working on the set of Aquaman was an amazing experience, from filming on the Gold Coast to walking the 'blue carpet’ alongside renowned actor Jason Momoa at the film’s Australian premiere.
He did not know many details about the nature of the film going into his first audition, but had he known, he would have been very nervous. Jack’s highlights during filming included having his own trailer and being taken to set each day in his own limo. On set, Jack made a close friend of his offsider Frankie Creagh-Leslie.
Jack learnt a lot from his experience onset with director James Wan. He learnt how special effects work and how to use your imagination to make reactions believable. He also worked on his American accent for the film.
Jack feels that performing at Sydney Eisteddfod helped him to get over nerves, lift his game, rise to the occasion and perform better than ever. He also credits Sydney Eisteddfod for his success in later auditions, particularly with Opera Australia.
Since his debut on Sydney Eisteddfod stages in 2014, Jack has seen much success outside of his role in Aquaman. He has performed in several seasons with Opera Australia including La Boheme and Parsifal. He has worked alongside director Fraser Corfield in the production of The Big Dry with Ensemble Theatre Sydney and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP). Jack also played the role of Joe in Masquerade - a joint production of Griffin Theatre Company and State Theatre Co (South Australia) which he performed at Sydney Opera House, Her Majesty’s Theatre (Adelaide) and at the Melbourne Festival.
Jack hopes to continue doing what he loves. In between professional work, he strives to work on his skills and is studying a Certificate IV in music industry at Newcastle Cathedral College of Music. He is an assistant tutor at Hunter Drama, takes classes in musical theatre and tap dance and attends Hunter School of Performing Arts in Newcastle.