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Ambassador for Stunt Bumpers

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Official Trailer for Daimonion

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Team Demon!

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Daimonion filming part 2…

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Daimonion – short film by Naomi Karpati

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Persian Tea Party @ Roushani Design Gallery

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Australian Stunt Academy Training

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Meeting a very special RSPCA dog

27th April

This week I popped in to the RSPCA Brisbane Adoption centre to have a few snuggles & chat about the upcoming Adopt A Bull campaign.  Each time I go in to the centre, I like to cuddle as many animals as I can & learn about their story, why they are at the RSPCA, how they got there, things like that.  Any excuse to spend some time with them, playing & having cuddles!

One particular gorgeous boy I met was the handsome “Rubble“.  Rubble is a beautiful Neapolitan Mastiff cross English Staffordshire Bull Terrier who came into care in March.  He was a lost dog found by Council and sadly his owner didn’t come forward to claim him.

Rubble has a marvellous story!  He was recently undergoing his desexing surgery and as fate would have it, he was the perfect blood-type match …



TV Training Australia

1st April

It is an honour to join the team at TV Training Australia as a Media Training Consultant!

The TV Training Academy is a part of TV Training Group Ltd which includes the UK’s leading TV presenter training facility in Pinewood Studios, London, which has operating for over 10 years as a leading platform for presenters working on broadcasts world-wide.

Based out of their Brisbane campus, I look forward to sharing my knowledge & experience with emerging talent, from kids to corporates, absolute beginners to established industry professionals.  The TV Training Academy offers a wide range of courses, check them out here & send me an email if you’d like a discount code to use on one of their courses.

 



Hosting the Gold Coast Million Paws Walk

1st March

I’m delighted to announce that I will be hosting the Gold Coast’s 2018 RSPCA Million Paws Walk!

Join me to help raise money & awareness for the many animals in need across Australia by heading to the MPW website here & finding a walk location near you!  My gorgeous furry pal Emmett is a seasoned MPW attendee & is again registered to walk proudly with us on the day!  Please show your support for animals that aren’t as fortunate as Emmett & sponsor us for RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event of the year.

On behalf of the 250,000 animals that walk through the RSPCA’s doors each year, we thank you!

RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2018

Emmett, by Ian McKenzie

 

 

 

 



RSPCA Pop Up Adoption a success!

25th February

Wow what a day I had hosting RSPCA QLD’s 2018 Pop Up!  A massive 432 animals found their furever homes by the end of the day!   A wonderful result indeed, and there are still hundreds of animals in care looking for a family of their own, check them out here www.rspcaqld.org.au/adopt

The next major event will be the Million Paws Walk on May 20th – I look forward to hosting the Gold Coast walk, hope to see you there!

 

RSPCA

One massive day with 432 animals in their forever homes by the end of it ? #PopUpAdoption may be over for another year, but there are still hundreds of animals in care looking for a family of their own www.rspcaqld.org.au/adoptThank you to our sponsors: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Hit105, Channel 7 Queensland, Sunsuper, Hanrob Pet Hotels and Team Transport & Logistics, …



New Headshots with Johnathon Stewart

31st January

I feel honoured to have had my headshots updated with my very talented acting coach, mentor & friend Johnathon Stewart.   John is a wonderful support network for myself & fellow actors in Queensland.  And an amazing photographer as well!  See my full portfolio here

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart


Hosting the RSPCA Pop Up Adoption

11th January

I’m excited to be hosting the 2018 RSPCA Pop Up Adoption at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this Saturday 13th January!  The 4th annual Pop Up is sees dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from all over the state brought together under one roof in hopes of finding their furever home. Throughout the event there will also be information, entertainment, food, activities and RSPCA stalls and information & I will be MC’ing the event throughout the day, talking with sponsors & keeping the crowd posted about the tally of adoptions – last year there was 485, for 2018 we are aiming for 500+!  The event is on from 9am-4pm, entry is a gold coin donation & you can fast track your adoption process online prior to the event!  For registration & more info, head to www.popupadoption.com.au

Check out my …



RSPCA Qld Ambassador

28th November

I’m honoured to have become an official RSPCA QLD Ambassador!   As a volunteer and fundraiser for RSPCA for many years in Melbourne & The Whitsundays, I’m excited to now be assisting my favourite organisation by hosting some of their Queensland events as MC, helping raise awareness about the importance of adoption and of course visiting their Adoption Centres regularly to get to know & promote the animals in need of their “furever” homes.

My first visit to the Wacol Centre in Brisbane was an emotional day for me!  I was blown away by the size of the centre & the amazing staff & volunteers attending to all the animals.  Meeting and playing with some of the animals waiting for adoption was both heart-warming & heart-breaking. They were all certainly very well looked-after, comfortable & well-loved & generally happy in there, but you …



Host/MC

26th November

Jessica spent 7 years as one of Australia’s most sought-after Civil Celebrant/MC’s, hosting many high-profile weddings & celebrations for sports stars & celebrities alike.  Her MC work saw her win 6 National & International wedding industry awards.

Jessica has hosted large-scale events, most recently the 2017 Brisbane Fashion Runway at Lightspace in Brisbane & the RSPCA Big Adopt Out at Brisbane Showgrounds.  Jessica is an RSPCA QLD Ambassador & will be seen at many of their upcoming events as Event Host & MC.

Based in the Gold Coast, Jessica happily travels for work. To enquire about your next event, MC rates & further information, contact Jessica here

2017 Brisbane Fashion Runway  (MC/Event Host)

“Jess is an extremely talented professional. We hired Jess to work with us as the official host and MC for our event, Brisbane Fashion Runway on November 3 2017 in Brisbane. …



Presenter

26th November

Jessica is an experienced presenter, with numerous corporate videos, TVC’s & interviews to her name.  She is also a member of the TV Training Academy, working alongside their team of established presenters as a Media Training Consultant.  Jessica enjoys working with students at the academy, sharing her knowledge & experience with upcoming presenters, industry professionals & corporate speakers.

Current Presenting Showreel:

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Actor

26th November

Acting Showreel:

LINKS TO CASTING & CREDITS

IMDb   Casting Networks   Showcast   AT2   eCaster

JESSICA STAFFORD CV 2017

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Hosting the 2017 Brisbane Fashion Runway

7th November

What an honour it was to host the 2017 Brisbane Fashion Runway!  I was blown away by the talent at Brisbane’s most glamorous event of the year.  Eight emerging Australian fashion labels showcased their designs to an audience of fashion experts & glitterati – the energy in that room was absolutely pumping!  A huge testament to the level of fashion-design talent here in Australia.

I had so many people ask me about the gown I wore – I was delighted to be wearing the “Valentine” gown from Grace and Hart, thanks to GlamCorner who dressed me on the night.  GlamCorner are an online designer fashion hire studio, stocking everything from Zimmermann to Thurley.  Perfect for an event or special occasion!  Check them out here

It wouldn’t be a night out in Brisbane without the bright lights of the Valley setting the scene – …



Clash Royale Episode 1 out now

29th October

At long last, Epic Clash Battles episode 1 is out – it was a blast to play the Musketeer in this webisode for Wicked Gaming & Clash Royale. What a fantastic crew to work with. And check it out – my first Dab!

Watch it here:



Brisbane Fashion Runway

16th October

I am delighted to announce I will be hosting the 2017 Brisbane Fashion Runway, Brisbane’s Premiere Fashion Showcase on November 3rd at the iconic Lightspace.

Previously called Infinity Fashion Runway, the glamorous social event is the leading fashion exhibition of emerging talent & their designs to social media influencers, media, prospective buyers, investors and industry professionals.

I am excited to be dressed on the night by GlamCorner, a leading online destination for women in Australia to rent designer dresses & major sponsor of the event.  I can’t wait to show you all the beautiful gown I have chosen from their amazing collection of designer couture!

To purchase tickets & for more information on the event & their wonderful sponsors, please head to www.brisbanerunway.com



Clash Royale: BANDIT vs MUSKETEER

3rd September

Well I have played some interesting characters before, but I have to say playing the Musketeer from Clash Royale in an epic battle with the Bandit was pretty crazy!

It was an honour to work with Wicked Gaming on this project, alongside talented actress Lark Lee & the stunt team from the Australian Stunt Academy.   Special thanks to our amazing hair & makeup artist, Beth Wallis, for keeping us in character in the challenging terrain!  We had so much fun filming this & I can’t wait to see the full episode soon.  Check out the trailer just released today!



Live…or DIE

12th July

I’m so excited to be collaborating with two of my favourite creatives on a new project, Live Or Die, an exciting new web series.

Without giving away too much just yet, Live Or Die will be a shocking & exciting production, at the same time educational & informative.  Working with Colin Handley & Naomi Karpati, it has been so much fun shooting the first scenes & getting things kicked off with a bang!

We just had a studio session with award-winning photographer Shane Monopoli of Exclusive Photography to create our character  & promo shots.  It was great to work with Shane again, after cruising around in his collectable Buick for a real estate promo earlier in the year.

Live Or Die is sure to turn some heads so head on over to the website, Youtube channel & social media pages to find out …



Daimonion selected at AOF

22nd June

Great news for the cast & crew of SF Daimonion being selected to screen at the Action On Film Festival in Las Vegas in August!  I’m so grateful to have worked on such a rewarding film & it will be great to see it on the big screen in Vegas – maybe another trip is on the cards!

Watch my IMDb interview here



Underwater Shoot in LA

18th June

The day before I left the States I had one last exciting experience – shooting underwater with another amazing LA female photographer, Eryn Brydon & Hair & MUA Suzy Balderas.

The theme was “Dark Mermaids” & with Suzy’s creative talent we created some amazing looks incorporating opaque skull lines & iridescent splashes of colour.

Stepping into the water I knew the task ahead of me would be challenging, however I had no idea just how so!  Shooting underwater is quite difficult & I have a new found respect for the models & photographers now.  Focusing on body form, air bubbles, timing,  wardrobe (some of it was quite heavy & swimming in a mermaid tail is also not easy!), light markers, etc all whilst trying to hold my breath for as long as possible was truly hard work, but I loved every minute of …



LA Woman-inspired Shoot with Jessica Robles

3rd June

I was looking forward collaborating with a few local photographers during my visit.  The months leading up to my trip I was doing my research & I stumbled across Jessica Robles & I just knew I wanted to work with her while I was in town.

Shooting with Jessica was so much fun!  I love her quirky retro vision & the theme we came up with was so fitting for my time in LA.  A mixture of the recent La La Land movie style & old-Hollywood glamour, we created a few different looks & shot around LA finding the groove of of my inner “LA Woman”.

I was blessed to have the amazingly talented Hair & MUA Britt Kaye, who created the most amazing retro-insured faux finger-waved bob & classic makeup with bold red lips – I was defiantly feeling some Norma …


Advanced Stunt Training in Hollywood!

28th May

It has come to the end of the most intense, exciting, fun few weeks of my life!

Since arriving at Rancho Indalo in Southern California, I feel like I have been living in another universe, like on a true American Western movie set.

Home to legendary Hollywood Swordmaster & Action Actor, Anthony De Longis & his wife Mary, the ranch was out of this world.  Complete with horses, training materials galore & a spectacular view like nothing I’ve ever dreamed of, we were made to feel right at home straight away with our hosts’ beautiful hospitality.

Every day was made the most of – up early tending to the horses, helping in the kitchen & preparing for the day’s activities ahead, we were straight into training after breakfast up until the last light of the day, and sometimes also into the twilight.

A mixture …


Taurus World Stunt Awards 2017

17th May

It was a thrill to attend the Taurus World Stunt Awards with the Australian Stunt Academy & Anthony & Mary De Longis!

Held annually at Paramount Pictures Studios, the Taurus Awards is held to honour the world’s best stunt professionals that risk their lives to perform the most daring stunts that bring action and excitement to the movie-going public. Voted by Taurus members (Stunt Industry professionals), the awards are a huge honour to the movie industry’s “unsung” heros.

It was a special moment seeing fellow Australian Stunt Academy Graduate Toby Fuller receive an award with his team for “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble” for Hacksaw Ridge & celebrating with our Principal, Colin Handley afterwards.  Very inspiring!

I was amazed at just how many people I recognised at the event from the introductions we had already made on our stunt course with …



Hollywood Movie Premiere

9th May

Last night was my first night at Rancho Indalo, the home of legendary Hollywood Swordmaster & Action-Actor Anthony De Longis, joining 9 other Graduates of the Australian Stunt Academy for an Advanced Stunt Training Course.

After a quick tour of the ranch we were straight into training, with Anthony & his assistant Kendall Wells taking us through an intensive “recap” of the basics of fights & swords, creating a solid foundation for the 2-week intensive training ahead of us.

After a solid afternoon in the sun it was a wrap & we were getting ready for our first night of the program – no less than a movie premiere at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood!

With only a days notice & having packed mainly training clothes apart from our (Taurus Awards formal wear for next weekend), we all managed to put together a …



Ambassador for Stunt Bumpers

29th April

I’m thrilled to join the Stunt Bumpers team as an Australian Ambassador!  Stunt Bumpers protective gear was originally developed for Ice Figure Skaters to protect them from ice falls.  Now supplying Stunt-specific protection for Stunt Performers and those involved in the motion picture industry, Stunt Bumpers is fast becoming an industry leader.

I was super-excited to unpack my new gear & look forward to trying it out at my upcoming Advanced Stunt Training course in Hollywood with the Australian Stunt Academy!

If you would like an exclusive discount code for Stunt Bumpers gear please send me a message here & I’ll get right back to you with your code.

Stay safe!

J x



Headshot session with Daniel Sommer

27th April

Last month I had the pleasure of working with Daniel Sommer for a headshot session in his Sydney studio.

I was one of the lucky handful of people to be chosen for the shoot, organised by The Right Fit, WINK Model Management & Daniel himself.   With Olimpia Zajac as the MUA Sydney Makeup Artist Nicola Johnson tending to my locks, I was certainly in the best of hands!

I love Daniel’s commitment to capturing the true essence of his subject. He is so particular about his angles & getting just that right look on your eye. He is extremely against heavy makeup & this shoot was the barest my face has ever been for an up-close shoot. For a model this can be daunting, but I was really happy with the end product, some fantastic natural shots to add to my …



Ad for Karpati Productions with Bubbles & Woofy!

9th April

I had a great time shooting an Ad for Karpati Productions last week, talking about the importance of digital marketing & online presence in today’s competitive advertising market.

Joining us on set were some cute friends, Bubble-eye Goldfish “Bubbles”, Karpati Productions’ newest addition & “Woofy” the Cavoodle who is a regular visitor to the studio!

In addition to the popular corporate presenting videos & the “Luxury Series” I have been working on with them, Karpati Productions also produce Ads for brand awareness.  I look forward to working as a Presenter on future projects with the KP crew, always a blast!

Screen Grab from an Ad for Karpati Productions – meet Woofy the Cavoodle!

Screen Grab from an Ad for Karpati Productions – meet Bubbles the Goldfish!



Presenting with a twist for the Luxury Series

17th March

I had a fantastic time shooting the next edition of the Luxury Series with Karpati Productions a few weeks back.  For this palatial residence in Sovereign Island, we chose a different angle for the showcasing of the property – a dream sequence of the “perfect home”.

One of the highlights was being chauffeur-driven by award-winning photographer, Shane Monopoli in one of his gorgeous classic cars – a limited edition 1958 Convertible Buick Limited.  There were only 86 ever made in the USA and this was the only one in Australia and one of about 10 left in the world.  Fancy hiring it for yourself?  Check it out here

Working with Karpati Productions is always so satisfying. Naomi has such a fantastic vision & I really enjoy helping her tell her story, whether it be for film or for a presentation like this one.

Follow …



Concept Shoots

7th March

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, Los Angeles May 2017

LA Woman Shoot with Jessica Robles & Britt Kaye H/MUA, …



Official Trailer for Daimonion

1st March

And here it is…the official trailer for Daimonion!

Naomi has submitted the film to Cannes & from there it will start the festival run…

How exciting!  Well done everyone to involved!

Read more about the film at Karpati Productions



Team Demon!

27th February

I’m thrilled to be a part of Team Demon with the Demon United crew!

Demon United are known for their awesome protective gear for extreme sports & I was honoured when they approached me to join their team as an Ambassador during my journey to becoming a Stunt Performer!

Looking forward to testing out my new gear!

Team Demon 2017

Demon United

Team Demon 2017

 

 



Daimonion teaser is out!

26th February

 

 

Here is the first look at short film, Daimonion!

Trailer to follow soon…

Read more about the film at Karpati Productions



Milk Bath Shoot

20th February

Last week I had the most amazing time with two wonderfully creative artists – Photographer, Craig English & MUA Kerri Nash.  Craig wanted to experiment with a “Milk Bath” setting for a shoot & I was only too happy to get involved!

Yes, the bath was filled with milk!  Around half milk, half water with milk powder.  It was a strange feeling stepping into a bath full of cows’s milk, especially since I don’t consume dairy!  I found the shots where my face was half-submerged quite challenging, as the milk did burn the back of my throat when I accidentally breathed it in, which was difficult to avoid.  With challenge comes satisfaction, and this shoot was a success!

I had absolute ball on this sproject & can’t wait to see the final edits.  Be sure to check my gallery page soon!  In the mean time, here …



The Luxury Series with Karpati Productions

18th February

Not only have I been fortunate enough to work with Karpati Productions on short film Daimonion, but we are now collaborating on a new project, The Luxury Series, where we showcase the “best of the best”, from real estate to cars to travel & beyond.

With a history of presenting & public speaking, I absolutely loved the opportunity to join KP as the presenter for the series, bringing to life some wonderful properties through story-telling in a way that differs from the usual real-estate approach.

There are some exciting things in the pipeline, so stray tuned for more to come!

For now, here is our first project, a house for sale in the exclusive Sanctuary Cove region of Queensland:

 

 

 

 



Daimonion filming part 2…

16th February

That’s a wrap on the Australian filming for Daimonion!  The past few weeks have been so much fun, filming the last scenes in the city & the sand dunes…

A vast contrast to the wild, green jungles of Indonesia, filming in Brisbane city was all about the class – the sleek settings, the bright city lights.  And to finish off the picture, we meet the slick male lead played by talented Aussie actor, Guy Williams.

It was an absolute honour working with Guy, not only is he a brilliant actor but an awesome person with the very get-up-and-go drive that helped make the cogs of production on Daimonion run so well.  Our characters grew together as we worked, often through some difficult & confronting scenes, and I feel so grateful that I was able to share this experience with an artist of such outstanding calibre.  I learnt …


Daimonion – short film by Naomi Karpati

31st January

The past few weeks I have been working on my most exciting & rewarding role in a production to date.  Daimonion is a short film written & directed by Naomi Karpati, an award-wining action actress & one of my physical & spiritual mentors.

I have been training with Naomi for about 6 months now.  Naomi is a fantastic martial artist & action-actress & has helped me immensely in my action/fight training for film.  The skills she has taught me & the way she has helped me open my eyes to many possibilities, both physical & emotional, has been an absolute blessing at such a turning point in my life.

Naomi asked me to join her in Indonesia to play the lead character in her film & I was honoured to say the least.  It all happened so quickly, I barely had time to think about …



Stunts

12th January

My second home!

Australian Stunt Academy, 2016, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Prepping for 2nd Open-face burn with Colin Handley @ Australian Stunt Academy, 2016, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Prepping for 2nd Open-face burn with Darko Tuskan @ Australian Stunt Academy, 2016, Photo by Stevie Roushani

2nd Open-face burn with Darko Tuskan @ Australian Stunt Academy, 2016, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Abseiling 2016 @ the Australian Stunt Academy, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Highfalls 2016 @ the Australian Stunt Academy, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Window Breaks 2016 @ the Australian Stunt Academy, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Learning Air Rams with Yasca Sinigaglia, ASA 2016, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Australian Stunt Academy Class of Dec ’16 Photo by Stevie Roushani

Stairfalls 2016 @ the Australian Stunt Academy, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Stairfalls 2016 @ the Australian Stunt Academy, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Stairfalls 2016 @ the Australian Stunt Academy, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Car Hits 2016 …



Test Blog

24th December

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Persian Tea Party @ Roushani Design Gallery

20th December

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the gallery of Photographer & Designer, Stevie Roushani of Roushani Design.  Stevie is the resident Stunt photographer & head Motorcycle Instructor at the Australian Stunt Academy & has become one of my much-loved, special mentors as I make my way through my journey of becoming a Stunt Performer. Stevie’s passion for everything in life inspires me to be my best & to step out of my comfort zone every time I think I can’t do something.  Not just in my training but in life in general too.

Stevie’s gallery on the Gold Coast is a spectacular display of intriguing pictures all taken by the man himself in his home country of beautiful Iran.  He has an extensive background in photographic journalism & has captured some of the most incredible images I have ever seen.

After a tour through …



Back to the best place on earth…

18th December

Well I did it…again!  Just graduated (for the 2nd time!) from the Australian Stunt Academy, after doing the awesome 2-week Professional Course.  After my injury in September I was keen to get back out there & finish some of the training I was unable to push myself in previously.

I met another bunch of incredibly talented, awesome thrill-seekers & can’t wait to see some of them & some of my September crew again next year as we take on the Hollywood Advanced course in May.  Yep, I’m hooked!

Check out some of the action here…

Australian Stunt Academy Class of Dec ’16 Photo by Stevie Roushani

Highfalls 2016 @ the Australian Stunt Academy, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Prepping for 2nd Open-face burn with Colin Handley @ Australian Stunt Academy, 2016, Photo by Stevie Roushani

Prepping for 2nd Open-face burn with Darko Tuskan @ Australian Stunt Academy, 2016, …



Australian Stunt Academy Training

30th September

It’s been a crazy few weeks to say the least!  I just finished the 2-week Professional Course at the Australian Stunt Academy & I can’t explain the rush I am feeling (& the blues now that it is over!)

I had the most amazing time, learning so many new skills – Highfalls, Fireburns, Fight Choreography, Martial Arts, Wirework, Car Hits & Drags, Stairfalls, Windowbreaks, Safety & Teamwork to name a few!  It was a physically gruelling 10 days but the adrenaline kept us all going!  I made some wonderful new friends who I know I will keep in touch with forever.  10 other crazy misfits like myself who were crazy & ballsy enough to enrol in the course.

My favourite part?  Definitely fire!  I think I might have found my stunt calling!  So many of the skills I learnt will be of great …



Hollywood on the Gold Coast!

15th July

After having a taste of stunt training with Colin Handley & the Australian Stunt Academy at the start of the year and flying south quite a bit for various productions over the last 12 months, I have been itching to throw myself back into my acting full time & have taken the plunge – I am now based in the Gold Coast permanently & looking forward to starting my full-time Professional Course at the ASA in September!  As much as I enjoyed my time in the Whitsundays it was time for me to head back to where the action is & be amongst the entertainment industry once more.

Watch this space as I start my journey of becoming a Stunt Performer & re-immerse myself back into the wonderful arts industry.

J x



Shoot with Court & Spark Boutique

20th June

Last month I had the pleasure of working with one of my favourite photographers, Toby Kroner, along with the fabulous Nicky Williams of Whitsunday Hair & Makeup.  Shooting with some gorgeous items from Court & Spark Boutique’s latest collection, I just couldn’t resist some of the pieces & just had to make them mine!

Wearing: Shorts by Indikah • Top by Angel Biba • Dress Mika and Gala.

Here are some of the shots from the day…

Behind the scenes at the Court & Spark Boutique shoot with Toby Kroner, HMUA: Nicky Williams.

Court & Spark Boutique Shoot 2016 Photographer: Toby Kroner HMUA: Nicky Williams

Court & Spark Boutique Shoot 2016
Photographer: Toby Kroner
HMUA: Nicky Williams

 


Follow me on Instagram…

30th May

 

I’ve joined Instagram! Follow me @miss_staffo

I will be posting regularly on there, keep an eye out for some of my stunt training pics & clips, like this one of me & my gorgeous rider training horse, Flame!

J x

 

 



4 Day Workshop with the Australian Stunt Academy

1st February

It’s always been a dream of mine to expand my skills as an actor & learn the ropes as a Stunt Performer.  I had been thinking about it for years! I still remember meeting my first Stuntie & being in absolute awe of what they did.  I went straight home & googled the hell out of it & I found the “Australian Stunt Academy” in the Gold Coast, run by Colin Handley.  It had been going since 1993 & was the obvious choice for any aspiring stuntman to attend.  I had so much going on back then, and I thought, no way, I couldn’t do that, that’s crazy!  But it had always stuck in the back of my mind…

You could imagine my excitement when I heard the ASA was coming to the Whitsundays in January for a workshop with the Whitsunday Film, Music …


Weapons Training for Film

6th July

 

Yesterday I attended a Film Industry Weapons Training Workshop with Michael Bate & Allan Mowbray at AP8 on the Gold Coast.  It was so interesting to see how guns & ammunition are modified to use on set & the safety that is involved.  I have a new respect for any performer handling weapons on a production & look forward to using my new skills on set one day in the future.



Another Sistaco Shoot

30th June

I was honoured when Sistaco contacted me about shooting with them again for their Winter line 2015!  I always have such a great time working with the women who run Sistaco, its such a relaxed vibe, yet so professional & we always get so much done.

Here are some of the shots from the latest shoot…

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015



GBR – doing my bit for the Whitsundays!

1st February

Being away from the hustle & bustle of my home town of Melbourne, I’ve found living in the Whitsundays is so unique & so beautiful.  I’ve been fortunate enough to live so close to & learn so much about the Great Barrier Reef.  I’ve become so intrigued with our stunning surrounds that I have become involved in both Marine Conservation with the AMCS as a Sea Guardian & have also been working as a volunteer at the Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre for the past 8 months.

The WTRS was launched at Eco Barge HQ in May 2013, to ensure that any sick or injured marine turtles are provided the care that they need.  The Centre has five quarantine tanks, with 55 turtles being received for care since opening.   My duties as a Turtle Carer include feeding, medicating & nursing the Turtles, cleaning their …



Sistaco Lookbook out now!

11th July

It’s always a wonderful feeling seeing the finished product of a creative project I’ve worked on!

The new Sistaco range is out now – check out the website, catalogue & Lookbook…

For the full shoot please see my gallery.

Enjoy!

J x



Behind the scenes @ the Sistaco shoot

16th May

This week I had the pleasure of working  with a team of amazing women for the new line of Sistaco jewellery & fashion alongside fellow model Nadia Stamp.

Sistaco is a company run by women, for women, with the philosophy being to inspire women to be strong, independent and confident.  They support charities around the world, including Awaken Mozambique, a ‘not for profit’ organisation in Africa.

Sistaco helps support the women in this community to start their businesses.  A lot of these women are the only means of income for their family and are often providing for children from other families where there are no surviving parents.

Not only was the shoot a wonderful experience & a great addition to my portfolio, it was also a proud moment to be representing  such a pro-active, meaningful Australian-based International company.

Looking forward to seeing the new catalogue when it …



“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” Season finale airs tonight!

25th February

Tonight, the final episode of “It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” airs on Channel 31.

I had such a blast working on this independent production & learnt so much.  I made some wonderful friends along the way too & look forward to working with the crew again somewhere down the track.  Thanks to our wonderful director, Shane Dunlop, for believing in me & taking me along for the ride.  Shane, you are such a funny, talented guy & I can see you going far in this industry.

I heard a rumour that INYIB has been picked up by a Foxtel channel for 2013 so stay tuned.  As for a 2nd series?  There has been talk of a spin off… but for now Shane is working on his next local production for Channel 31, Leongatha, with a great cast line-up, including a guest role by …



“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” Episode 5 airs tonight!

18th February

Tune in to Channel 31 tonight for episode 5….

On the eve of her first book, The Birds and the Bree’s: Six Steps to a Sexier Sex Life, Bree is about to become an officially published author and she is filled with excitement. If only her clients shared her enthusiasm for its contents. -iMDB

Enjoy!



“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” Episode 4 airs tonight!

11th February

 

Hi all!

Episode 4 airs tonight – “The Group Consultation: Honesty & Openness”.

This was my favourite episode to shoot!  It wasn’t often the whole crew were in the same place at the same time so it was a great chance to catch up.  It’s fairly challenging when you are filming a group scene in a long take – there’s a bit of pressure not to mess up your lines & let the team down.  But, of course, it was pretty hard to keep a straight face & keep focused when you are working with not only fantastic writing material but great comedic actors that truly deliver.

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!

Cheers,

Jess

 



“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” Episode 3 airs tonight!

4th February

Hi all!

Don’t forget to tune your tellys in to C31 in Melbourne & Geelong tonight for episode 3 of “It’s Not You. It’s Bree.”

My character, Cass, doesn’t make an appearance in tonight’s show, but will be back for the next 3 episodes.

Tonight’s episode is titled “Hello Melbourne! Love & Happiness” It’s the first day of Bree Browning’s run of appearances on the Melbourne morning television show “Hello Melbourne!”. Plus it looks as if there is a budding romance occurring from within Bree’s clientèle. -IMDb

Enjoy!



“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” Episode 2 on tonight!

28th January

That’s right, Episode 2 of the 6-part series airs tonight 10pm on Channel 31…set your DVR’s if you’re heading out…or catch the repeat weekly on Wednesdays 1am!



“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” premiers tonight!

21st January

How exciting – INYIB debuts tonight 10pm on Channel 31 Melbourne & Geelong!

Watch the Channel 31 On-Air Promo here:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150609877226103&set=vb.267953413241270&type=2&theater

“Follow” Bree Browning! https://twitter.com/#!/MsBreeBrowning



Current

19th January

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Headshot 2018 by Johnathon Stewart

Natural Headshot 2017 Daniel Sommer Photography

Natural Headshot 2017 Daniel Sommer Photography

Natural Headshot 2017 Daniel Sommer Photography

Natural Headshot 2017 Daniel Sommer Photography

Headshot 2017 Dean Agar Photography

Headshot 2017 Dean Agar Photography

Headshot 2017 Dean Agar Photography

Portfolio 2017 Dean Agar Photography

Headshot 2017 Dean Agar Photography

Shoot with James Curtain, 2017

Shoot with James Curtain, 2017

Shoot with James Curtain, 2017

Court & Spark Boutique Shoot 2016 Photographer: Toby Kroner HMUA: Nicky Williams

Court & Spark Boutique Shoot 2016
Photographer: Toby Kroner
HMUA: Nicky Williams



Campaigns

19th January

Australian Outback Spectacular 2017/18

Cruise Whitsundays Campaign 2015

Sistaco Collection

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2015

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2014

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2014

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2014

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2014

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2014

Sistaco Jewellery Campaign 2014

Virgin Blue/Europcar National Campaign Billboards & Trucks 2010

Coles – Print, In store & Window Banner National Campaign 2010

L’Oreal Feria Campaign 2004

Woodstock Bourbon National Campaign 2003



Magazines

19th January

Ralph Australia 2002

FHM Australia feature 2002

FHM Australia feature 2002

FHM Australia feature 2002

Maxin Magazine UK 2005

Platinum 2004

Heral Sun News Article Miss Superbabe Australia win 2003



Events

19th January



Archives

19th January

Portfolio Shoot 2014 Photographer: Rob Kellett, HMUA: Nicky Williams

Portfolio Shoot 2014 Photographer: Rob Kellett, HMUA: Nicky Williams

Portfolio Shoot 2014 Photographer: Rob Kellett, HMUA: Nicky Williams

Headshot 2014 Photographer: Rob Kellett, HMUA: Nicky Williams

Headshot 2014 Photographer: Rob Kellett, HMUA: Nicky Williams

Test Shoot 2013 Photographer: Rozie Graham, HUMA: Nicky Williams

Test Shoot 2013 Photographer: Rozie Graham, HUMA: Nicky Williams

Test Shoot 2013 Photographer: Rozie Graham, HUMA: Nicky Williams

Concept Shoot with Basis Book (HMUA, Styling Andrea Micich) “A Night In” 2011

Concept Shoot with Basis Book (HMUA, Styling Andrea Micich) “A Night In” 2011

Concept Shoot with Basis Book (HMUA, Styling Andrea Micich) “A Night In” 2011

Concept Shoot with Basis Book (HMUA, Styling Andrea Micich) “A Night In” 2011

Concept Shoot with Basis Book (HMUA, Styling Andrea Micich) “Camden Calling” 2011

Concept Shoot with Basis Book (HMUA, Styling Andrea Micich) “Camden Calling” 2011

Concept Shoot with Basis Book (HMUA, Styling Andrea …



Calendars

19th January

Bodyline 2002-2003

Bodyline 2004

Bodyline 2005

Miss Pearl Coast Australia 2005



Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes. Comments Off on Behind the Scenes

19th January

BTS Epic braid by Suzy Balderas, Underwater Shoot, LA May 2017

BTS With LA Underwater Photographer, Eryn Brydon, May 2017

BTS Eryn Brydon Underwater Shoot, LA May 2017

BTS Insanely awesome makeup by Suzy Balderas, Underwater Shoot, LA May 2017

Character shoot for Live Or Die with Shane Monopoli

Character shoot for Live Or Die with Shane Monopoli

BTS shooting for Live Or Die

BTS shooting for Live Or Die

Screen Grab from an Ad for Karpati Productions – meet Woofy the Cavoodle!

BTS Shooting for the Luxury Series with Karpati Productions

BTS Shooting for the Luxury Series with Karpati Productions

Behind the Scenes – Milkbath Shoot 2017. Photographer Craig English, HMUA Kerri Nash.

Behind the Scenes – Milkbath Shoot 2017. Photographer Craig English, HMUA Kerri Nash.

Behind the Scenes – Milkbath Shoot 2017. Photographer Craig English, HMUA Kerri Nash.

Behind the Scenes – Milkbath Shoot 2017. Photographer Craig English, HMUA Kerri Nash.

Behind the …



Whitsunday Times Article

19th January

This week I spoke with the lovely Sharon Smallwood from the Whitsunday Times about the upcoming debut of “It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” Read the article here…



“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” debuts soon!

13th January

Only ONE week to go!

Seven more sleeps before we hit the AIR. “It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” debuts on Channel 31 (Melbourne) on Saturday 21st January 10pm. Stay tuned for other airing dates around the country TBC.

Watch a Web Promo for the show here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di069v_5m-Y



Follow me on Twitter!

11th January

Yes, I have joined the world of Tweets….follow me:  https://twitter.com/#!/MissStaffo



Concept Shoot with The Basis Book

6th January

Towards the end of 2011 I had the pleasure of working with Beauty Stylist & MUA Andrea Micich & Photographer Greig Duncan of The Basis Book in Melbourne.

Andrea had sent me a concept folder with some ideas she wanted to shoot & I loved her vision. We collaborated soon after in South Yarra and after a 16 hour day it was a wrap! I was blown away with the end result – “A Night In”, “Camden Calling” & “Mod Revival” were born & yes I did manage to get that magnificent mow-hawk out with about 50 litres of conditioner!

Here are a few photos from the shoot…

 

Visit The Basis Book’s website



“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” TV Show

2nd January

Over the past few years I have been working on an independent TV production titled “It’s Not You. It’s Bree.”  Written & directed by Shane Dunlop of Commedia Productions & filmed in Melbourne, the show is a mockumentary comedy based on Bree Browning, “the world’s worst sex therapist” & her equally dysfunctional clients.

I play one of Bree’s clients, “Cass”.  It was a challenging role for me, as Cass is one half of a nudist couple.  Filming in no more than custom-made modesty patches, sometimes in public, I had to really bite the bullet & get comfortable in my own skin.  I worked with such an amazing cast & crew who immediately made me feel comfortable & confident, so filming was a blast.

Due for release on Saturday January 21st on Channel 31 In Melbourne & Geelong & soon after around the rest of the country, …



Welcome

1st January

Hi all!

Welcome to my new website.  Here in my Blog section you can keep up to date with news, events, thoughts…& all that’s going on!

Don’t forget to subscribe!

Happy new year!

I hope you enjoy,

Jessica