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Michala Banas Geelong

Geelong Waterfront Meet Up with special guest, Michala Banas

🎬 Unlock the Secrets: A Night of Inspiration with Michala Banas

Meet the go-to-girl for drama (and comedy) in Australia, Michala Banas.

Join us for a fun evening of inspiration at our next Friends of Geelong Waterfront Film Meet Up, “Unlocking the Secrets: What We Wish We Knew.” 

Michala Banas.  Actor. Sometime singer. Overeater of chocolate. Lover of laughter.

Why should you come along? 

Meet Michala: Meet the multi-award-winning film, television, and theatre actor, well-known for her role in “Upper Middle Bogan.” If you loved her as Amber Wheeler, now’s your chance to meet her in person and see what she’s really like!

In-Depth Interview: Hear Michala’s fascinating insights as she chats with Geelong Waterfront Film Director, Ryan Chamley.

Open, frank discussions: Learn from some of the best talent we’re bringing to Geelong. Michala will share her candid thoughts on career-building and filmmaking.

Behind-the-Scenes Stories: Discover what it takes to succeed in the film and entertainment industry from a seasoned professional.

Exclusive Networking: Connect with other amazing members of the Geelong Waterfront Film community and expand your network.

Fun and Engaging Atmosphere: Don’t be shy!

Our Meet Ups are known for being relaxed, inclusive, and full of energy.

They are becoming very popular, and we hope to see you at this one!

Eveyone is welcome. But, if you’re a Michala Banas fan, this really is a must-attend. 

Event Details:

When: Thursday 18th July | 6pm – 8pm 

Where:  Holiday Inn | 40 Ryrie Street, Geelong

Tickets: Available at Eventbrite

Friends of Geelong Waterfront Film (paid-up): $15

General Admission: $25

Includes canapes. Drinks available at the bar. 

Why not become a Friend of Geelong Waterfront Film for only $20 per year? Sign up here. Makes our Meet- Ups and other events that bit cheaper! 

Michala Banas Headshot

About Michala Banas

Michala Banas is a multi award-winning film, television and theatre actor.

Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Michala’s career began very early with her first film credit at the age of 5.

Since then, she has forged a remarkable career, starring in over 90 film, television and theatre productions.

She’s the go-to girl for drama in Australia.

Michala has appeared in Always Greener, McLeods Daughters and Halifax Retribution to name a few), Michala has more recently been in high demand for comedy after the huge international success of Upper Middle Bogan, in which she plays the much loved and feisty Amber Wheeler.

Michala is also an Intimacy Coordinator, writer, director and founding member and co-artistic director of Green room nominated theatre company, The KIN Collective. 

Most recently, Michala has completed filming a short film she wrote, co-directed and starred in alongside her father John.

She is currently working on a TV drama in Queenstown New Zealand, before she heads north to Brisbane to perform in a play in a few months’ time for the Brisbane Festival.

About Ryan Chamley

Ryan Chamley is an award-winning writer/director and co-owner of Robot Army Productions, Geelong. 

In 2016, his debut project ‘Rostered On’ made Australian television history as the first independent comedy acquired by Netflix, with the second season commissioned by 7mate.

He also wrote and directed ‘My Friend Anxiety’ in 2021, which won “Best Screenplay” at The Hollywood Short Film Festival. Following the success of “Rostered On”, Ryan went on to develop ‘Counter Girls’.

Ryan Chamley Australian Film Director

Currently, Ryan is working on his debut feature film and exploring animation, continuing to showcase his passion for storytelling and innovation in filmmaking.

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