Check out our interview with Australian actor & dancer Seth Collier who is known for his roles in The Portable Door, Viv’s Silly Mango and Boggabilla Bus.
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Hi Seth, American signer P!nk recently watched your award winning dance film RIVER. Can you tell us more about this?
After choreographing, dancing, directing & producing RIVER, I submitted it to the Inspired International Dance Film Festival. I won ‘Best of the Fest’ in the youth category going up against films from all around the world like China, the UK & USA. I was also the only under 18 Australian to be selected in the adult section of the film festival. So my film was showcased alongside people like Emmy award winner Derek Houghs film. After its festival success, it was recently shown to my favourite singer in the whole world P!nk. In a sit down interview with the mega pop star, she watched and reacted to my film saying “Wow. A lot went into this. Come on Seth! That was a lot of work! That was beautiful. Well done”. I made this whole film on my dads farm and in his big shed so I never thought all of these opportunities would come from it! But it’s been epic!
What did you get up to in your recent visit to LA?
Short answer is a lot! I spent just over a month in LA getting up to all things entertainment. I signed with MSA agency, so I am super excited to see what the future holds working with them!
I attended the Outerbanks s3 world premiere at the legendary regency theatres which was something cool & fun that I really enjoyed!
Who are some big names you have been able to work with?
I Recently played Zyg the tunnel blaster goblin in the Jim Henson film ‘The Portable Door’ where I got to work with Sam Neil, (Jurassic Park) Christoph Waltz, (Oscar winner & Django) Miranda Otto (Sabrina the witch Hunter) and Sophie Wilde (Talk to me). All incredibly talented and so fun to be around!
What were some highlights from your time on Stan/MGM+ film ‘The Portable Door’?
The traits my character had led to so many onset highlights. Playing the role of Zyg the tunnel blaster goblin meant getting up to all kinds of mischief like dancing. Being able to dance on set in this heavy prosthetics role was challenging but so fun. I loved how movement orientated it was.
You have played lead roles in many musicals. Can you tell us what your favourite roles have been?
I started off doing a lot of theatre. My first lead role in a musical being The scarecrow in ‘The Wiz’. I was only 14 and I had the time of my life. Since then I’ve played Moonface Martin in ‘Anything Goes’ & Boq in ‘Wicked’. I love when I get to dance, act & sing all together. It’s like one big challenge to be at expert level in all 3 fields. For me I could never let myself half invest in a role. If I was going out on that stage, it was to be the best possible dancer/actor/singer I could be.
Where do you see yourself in the coming years?
My goal signing with MSA is to work as a dancer/performer in LA. I’d love to at some point be backup dancing for an artist or dance at awards shows. I also want to act in movies and series.
Can you name directors & actors/actresses you would love to work with?
My dream directors to work with are Tim burton, Francis Lawrence and Jon watts. I’d love to be on a set with Jennifer Lawrence.
What do you think of social media?
I think that you should go follow me 😉
Where we can follow you?
You can follow me on Instagram @_seth_collier_
Cover Photo Credit: Marcus Walters @marcuswaltersphotographer