Festival Reviews

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“Allen’s performance is truly memorable. He displays incredible versatility in the characters he portrays…[his] performances are over-the-top and absurd, yet entirely believable – it’s a beautiful thing.” Elyce Phillips – Squirrel Comedy       Full Review HERE

“Allen is a brilliant actor and he moves easily between characters, showing off impressive vocal and physical performances.” Nicole Humphreys – Crikey     Full Review HERE

Scripted Pieces

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A collection (in progress) of some scripted pieces. Initially spawned out of improvs, then distilled.

Michael-Anthony’s Flavour Groove

A new lifestyle program starring music producer and chef, Michael-Anthony. A collaborative piece written by Peter Brennan (dir), Andy Lane and Sam Allen. Currently filming episodes 2-4. Release date in October 2014

 

The Greatest Love of All

A small cameo I wrote and performed in for the web-series The Greatest Love of All. 

 

Lavenders B&B

Myself, Nicky Arnall (Winners & Losers, Neighbours, Home & Away), Paula Salini (ABC) and Chris Harrigan’s sizzle for our entry into ABC’s Fresh Blood, Lavenders. B&B owner Bernithe Taggart introduces us to her wonderful home-based hotel where guests can enjoy her range of towel art and lavender jams (‘Lavvy jam’). We also meet her son Rory – a rainbow hunter and popular voice on Reddit – while Don the local butcher-cum-spray-tan-beautician shows off his small-batch tanning hue ‘Coolangatta Mutt’.

 

Improvisations

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Here is a collection of improvised pieces I’ve made over the last few years. Some like Luke had a rough treatment and others like All Eyes On Thornbury and Will GreeneCat Lover relied on the site to inspire the shoot. At times my writing partner – Chris Harrigan – would throw in suggestions then attempt to film while trembling his hand.

Bernithe Taggart (out take)

 

All Eyes On Thornbury – Part 1

Bored one day, Chris and I walked up to Thornbury village with a camera. The location pretty much wrote itself.

 

All Eyes On Thornbury – Part 2

 

Shamanic Sound Healing with ‘Tusk’

This has confused/upset many on YouTube who were expecting the real deal. The comments are great:

when my mum come into my room, when i watched this video, i switch to a porn it’s better to explain

new age hippu shite….lol 4 me im in to TEUTONIC,GERMANIC and INDO,EUROPEAN shamanic healing allso non as PAGANISM.

This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Period.

 

Will Greene – Cat Lover 1

 

Will Greene – How to Feed a Stray Cat

 

Luke – Part 2

A video part from my theatre show The Creeps.  I plan to edit this down someday as attention spans in the last 4 years have gone from 5 mins to 2.5 mins.

Luke – Part 1

 

 

News and Upcoming Projects

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  • Delighted to be developing a new show inspired by the works of a very talented artist – Kimberly Strudwick. When her drawings appeared in Inside the Egg and the crowd lost it. Have a wander through her Tumblr HERE
  • Dorothy - a short film a starred in – has been nominated for an ATOM award. Hear a glowing review HERE

Dorothy

  • Inside the Egg was granted a festival managed venue for the 2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival. Winning a coveted spot in the the curated part of the festival, after a sell out season at Fringe 2013.