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Meet the Cast
Zane
Zane Menegazzo
Ethan White

Zane is our lead actor, bringing with him experience in short films and theatre. Zane has dedicated considerable time to his acting craft. He made the decision to decline an offer to study at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts in order to star in the film, and we are thrilled with his casting and performance.

Zane’s Work

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Jarrod
Jarrod Gildea
Oli

With experience in television, short films, and commercials, Jarrod is a dedicated and talented performer. 'Cooked' marks his debut feature film. Since Cooked Jarrod has worked in films including Lucky Devil, Christmas Need and Chasing Lemons.

 

Jarrod’s Work 

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Jake
Jake Willis

A stand-up comic by trade, Jake exudes all the confidence one could ask for. With a background in film and television studies at Swinburne University of Technology and appearances in several short films, Jake had no trouble bringing his humour and charisma on screen.

Jake’s Work

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Tobias
Tobias Atallah

As the only cast member with no prior acting experience, Tobias, a Newcastle local discovered by Cameron, surprised everyone with his natural presence on screen and a complete understanding of his character. It was clear from the start that Tobias was destined to thrive in his role.

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Baylee Arndt

Baylee brings a wealth of experience to the world of acting, with a portfolio that includes feature films, short films, and commercials that have been broadcast worldwide. His extensive experience was a valuable and welcome addition to the cast.

Baylee’s Work

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Jacob
Jacob O'Neil
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After landing a lead role in the critically acclaimed feature film 'The Xrossing,' Jacob went on to tackle his next leading role in 'Cooked,' where he brought his expert grasp of drama to the screen and collaborated seamlessly with his fellow cast members.

Jacob’s Work 

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Sam
Sam Folden
Xav

Sam has appeared in television, short films, and commercials, with one of the most exciting highlights being the short film 'Not Today,' which was recently selected and screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Since Cooked Sam has worked in films including Ruby’s Choice and Door Stories.

Sam’s Work 

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Cameron Utiger

Director, writer, producer, and editor of 'Cooked,' Cameron makes his debut with this feature. Studying law and communications with a major in media production. This film is a culmination of Cameron’s experiences, both behind the camera and in his life.

Cameron's Work

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Meet the Crew
Joel Black
Joel Black
Joel Black

The owner of Tommirock Studios, Joel is a Newcastle local who has been honing his craft for many years. With several features, documentaries, shorts, and music videos under his belt, Joel brought his vast knowledge of cinematography and production to the film.

Joel's Work

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Zachary Stolenberg

Editor and camera operator at Tommirock Studios, Zac has a number of shorts and music videos to his credit. Zac brought his extensive experience in lighting and camera work to the production.

Zac’s work

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Arne Utiger

With a master's degree in Music and exceptional skills as a bass player, Arne has been an integral part of the Sydney music scene for over a decade, performing with artists such as Bin Juice, Velvet Trip and Dominic Breen. His extensive experience and undeniable talent has undoubtedly elevated the film.

Arne's work 

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Ryan Whare
Ryan Whare
Ryan Whare

A successful musician known as Ryanosaurus, Ryan has travelled the world performing. In addition to creating music, Ryan is an expert producer and mixer. Ryan led the sound department, handling the on set recording and mixing of the film's sound.

Ryan’s work 

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Clint Topic

Clint Topic from Sawtooth Studios brought his vast experience for recording, mixing and mastering, contributing to content for established professionals including National Geographic, SBS, the 2018 Commonwealth Games and producing music for Novocastrian Indie Rock band the Vacations. Clint worked on the film’s sound mixing and mastering, foley and ADR in post-production.

Clint’s work 

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Hamish Ragg
Hamish Ragg
Hamish Ragg

With experience with all aspects of post-production sound design, foley, ADR and sound mixing, Hamish Ragg worked on the film’s sound in post-production prioritising sound mixing and mastering, foley and ADR. Hamish has had experience with location recording for film and advertising, voice acting and video game sound design.

Hamish’s work 

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Amber Travers
Amber Travers
Amber Travers

As talented as she is easy to get along with, Amber possesses a wide-ranging skill set in makeup artistry. From special effects (SPFX) to character makeup, Amber elevated the production with her exceptional skills and professionalism.

Amber's work 

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Kate Grant

Cameron met Kate Grant whilst studying Communications at the University of Newcastle. Kate brought her skills to the team as she helped assemble and refine the storyline in post-production. As editor, Kate worked with Cameron to create a seamless final product.

Kate Grant
Kate Grant
Arielle Cartwright
Arielle Cartwright
Cory Newman
Cory Newman
Amit Pal Bharath
Amit Pal Bharath
Lelong Hu
Lelong Hu
Stephanie Kelly
Stephanie Kelly
Emma Monk
Emma Monk
Matthew Coumpos
Matthew Coumpos
Nick Shugg
Nick Shugg
Sophie Harper
Sophie Harper
David Hecimovic
David Hecimovic
Isla Hutchinson
Isla Hutchinson
Jackson Gosling
Jackson Gosling
Simon Ghibli
Simon Ghibli
Ethan Lawrence
Ethan Lawrence
Patrick Bacon
Patrick Bacon
Cass Lobb
Cass Lobb
Adyn Rhoades
Adyn Rhoades
Ellenor Hughes
Ellenor Hughes
Ethan Wright
Ethan Wright
Emily Steel
Emily Steel
Lachlan Mayfield
Lachlan Mayfield
Kathryn Utiger
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Nic Atallah
Nic Atallah
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Margaret Atallah
Margaret Atallah
Tom Kelly
Tom Kelly
Bailey Stone
Bailey Stone
Peter Utiger
Peter Utiger
Anthony Marsh
Anthony Marsh

Anthony Marsh has worked as a sound designer and mixer in the film industry for years working on several short films, documentaries, television series and feature films. Anthony is currently helping curate the sound design for The Film Cooked at his local Production Station Studio in Newcastle.

 

Anthony’s work

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Oliver Top, graduated from Australian Film Television and Radio School, was the VFX maestro for the film and turned imagination into on-screen magic. During the sweltering hot summer of 2017, he finalisted at Tropfest Jr. where he met Hugo Morgan and then Alessio Mazza shortly after. He is also currently developing his first feature film  which he plans to shoot in the summer of 2024.

Oliver's work 

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With more than 10 years’ experience in film, television and advertising, Nicholas was a welcome addition to the team bringing Joel’s cinematography to life through colour

Nicholas's work 

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