Age Range: 30-35
Eyes: Blue / Grey
Ethnicity: Caucasian / Italian / Mediterranean
In My Mind * Lead Dir. Melissa Brattoni
The Hitchhiker Featured Dir. Adele Vuko, Jungle Entertainment
Swipe Left Support Dir. Caroline McQuade, Grafitti Tree Films
The Life of Baldrick Support Dir. Brendan Byrne & Frazer Ruddick, Shadow Wolves Productions
A Shot to the Heart Support Dir. Matt Nicol
Upsold Featured Dir. Angela Blake, Queen of the Jungle Productions
Hold The Pineapple Featured Dir. Ben Wilding, Wildthing Productions
Guilt Featured Dir. Lyndsay Sarah & Karl Jenner, Digital Realm & Little One Films
Angels of the Battlefield Support Dir. Nick Bleszynski, Sydney Institute Film Academy
A Good Witness Support Dir. James Nolan-Neylan, Western Sydney University
Aiden Support Dir. Angel Li
Endless Road Support Dir. Marcio Souza, SAE Institute
Helplessly Devoted (To You) Support Dir. Ben Wilding, Wildthing Productions
Meshes of an Autumn Afternoon Lead Dir. Melissa Brattoni
* Best Actress Nomination, Alternative Film Festival 2017
TV | WEB SERIES (selected)
60 Minutes Ep. 20 'Captive' Lead Dir. Scott Morelli, Nine Network
Deadly Women S13 Ep 5 Bit Player Dir. Dave Wallace
Deadly Women S12 Ep 10 Bit Player Dir. John Mavety
Thirty Season 2 Ep. 3 & 4 Featured Dir. Leah Pellinkhof
Starting From...Now Season 5 Ep. 6 Featured Dir. Julie Kalceff, Common Language Films
Ocean Spray ‘The UTI Dance’ Support Dir. Adele Vuko, Greta Lee Jackson & Sarah Bishop, Skit Box Productions
Lufkin Maverick 'Australian Made' Featured Dir. Nick Donovan, SixtyFour Films
Jetstar 'Head on Holidays' Featured Dir. Jesse McElroy, J. Walters Thompson
Steer Clear Lead Dir. Blake Williams, Northern Sydney Institute
NRMA 'Precious' Featured Dir. Steve Rogers
Shoal Internship Video Support Dir. Ben Wilding, Wildthing Productions
FACS Caseworker Series Featured Dir. Grant Dodwell, RealPlay Media
Dave Newman Self Testing - Online Course - The Warehouse Workshop Screen Acting Studio
Andrew Hearle & Dorje Swallow Voice Over Masterclass - StageMilk
Greg Apps Creating Compelling Characters - The Audition Technique
Barbara Hastings Level 2 American Accent Training
John Hresc, Barbara Hastings ADR Course - Sydney Sound Brewery
Maha Wilson Screen Acting - The Scene on Screen
Various Workshops - TAFTA
Greg Apps Self Testing Workshops & Green Room - The Audition Technique
Various National Actors Intensive - TAFTA
Various Full-Time Screen Actor Training Program - TAFTA
Doris Younane Masterclass - West Side Actor’s Studio
Les Chantery Screen Acting Techniques II - NIDA
Emily Rose Brennan, Brendon McDonall Screen Acting Techniques I - NIDA
Daniel Fenech Acting for Screen - Powerhouse Youth Theatre
Member of MEAA and AFI / AACTA
Languages - English, Italian
Accents - Australian, General American
Recreational - Swimming, Bike Riding, Yoga
Driving - Full Drivers Licence (Manual)
Graphic Designer; Interned with SmartFone Flick Fest, The HubStudio, and Short+Sweet Film Festival
Bachelor of Media Communication - Charles Sturt University
Advanced Diploma Graphic Design - TAFE NSW
We have just had the great pleasure of working with Melissa Brattoni in a series of challenging re-enactments for our recent special, "Captive" on 60 Minutes.
Of all the actors and extras I have worked with over the years, Melissa stood out as one of the very best.
Melissa played a backpacker.... lt was a difficult role she took on with relish and incredible attention to detail.
I must commend Melissa on her talent and unflinching professionalism in the face of some difficult conditions. Nothing was too much of a challenge for her. It was an absolute pleasure to work on this story with her.
I would heartily recommend Melissa and would jump at the chance to work with her again in the future.
- Garry McNab (Producer - 60 Minutes)
Melissa was an absolute asset to our production. She was incredibly invested in the shoot, turned up for costume fittings, supplied key wardrobe items and was friendly and respectful on set. Her communication has always been professional and direct. We thank you so much for your time on Skinford 2 and wish you all the best in the future!
- Natalie Verriest (Producer - Immortal Films)
Melissa is an absolute pleasure to work with. She was prompt and efficient and even stepped up into a bigger role with more dialogue with only moments notice. And also helped out as crew when her role was completed.
- Brendan Byrne (Director / Producer - Shadow Wolves Productions)
Melissa was fantastic to work with on set. She was super professional and reliable, great fun, and delivered a superb performance. Would work with Melissa again in a heartbeat!
- Caroline McQuade (Director / Producer / Writer - Graffiti Tree Films)