Collaborating together with a common objective under the leadership of Aleksandar Vass OAM, find out more about our league of mercenaries of old who all believe in the creative state unity our society and peoples.
Aleksandar has achieved global success in both manufacturing and the Australia Arts industry. His leadership has established his business brands in more than 60 countries worldwide.
He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2018 for his contribution to the arts and the local community. He also is on a number of boards including the Victorian Police, Blue Ribbon Foundation and various reputable local educational institutions.
Alek studied drama at The National Theatre in St Kilda and then went on to perform in musicals, plays and in television series, after which He became Australia’s youngest agent representing 300 artists. He was Victorian President of the Theatrical Agents Association for several years.
As an independent producer his successes include Fiddler On The Roof with Topol, It’s a Dad Thing, All my Sons, Joseph and His Technicolor Dreamcoat, Burn This, Amadeus, Hair, Barnum, Noises Off, Chase Me Comrade, Hamlet, Evita, Copacabana, A Street Car Named Desire, The Blue Room, Oh Calcutta, The Last Of The Red Hot Lovers and the Play 8.
Alek founded the Vass Production Company to continue his dedication to producing shows of the highest quality. The company’s productions include the Australian Premiere and National Tour of Bad Jews, the Australian Premiere of the international dance and light sensation Pixel, the World Premiere of Sexercise The Musical, the Australian Premier of Around The World in 80 Days and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
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Kate is a producer of feature films, television series, television commercials, live theatre and events. Her company KWFilms develops and produces content with a focus on female audiences worldwide.
Some of Kate’s feature film credits include;
THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME, distributed by Samuel Goldwyn, AFI and IF award winning feature film
THE CATERPILLAR WISH for Palace films. SURVIVING GEORGIA producer/director with Shane Jacobson and Pia Miranda,and DEEPER THAN BLUE with Colin Friels. Kate has also produced a number of short films including OUT OF ORDER that she also directed.
For the stage Kate produced 8 THE PLAY at her Majesties theatre in support of marriage equality and also all women cast for 12 ANGRY MEN at the Alex Theatre in St Kilda raising awareness for white ribbon.
Kate is currently producing the feature film THE CARER by Alan Hopgood that she will also direct. A psychological drama THE UNLIT by Darren Markey, WOLF OF ROSTOV by George Viscas and MAXWELL by Sandra Sciberras. She is also developing for television BEFORE SUMMER an 8 part contempary thriller set on the morning peninsula, GIRLS IN THE STREET the moving 2 part story of the Australian artist Joy Hester and is currently Executive Producer on the Indi thriller LIFE ON EARTH, Kieran Kings debut feature film.
Kate is a member of Women in Film and TV Victoria and an advocate for White Ribbon Australia. Kate is also Industry Liason and initiated the Screenwriters competition for the Lorne Film festival to encourage new writers.
Peter Kalos the founder at The Melbourne Actors Lab and has studied with some of the world's most prolific acting teachers. At age 19 he moved to the USA and commenced his acting journey with master teacher Stella Adler for four years, following which he went on to study full time at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute under the tuiteledge of Anna Strasberg for over ten years. There he trained in the tradition now known as "the method". Whilst at the Institute he studied with acclaimed teachers Mark Marno, Hedi Sontag, Doug Dirkson, Suzan Peretz, Dominic DeFazio, and Sharron Chatten.
For almost 20 years, Peter honed his craft and worked as an actor and director in the USA and Australia. When he returned to Australia to raise his family he founded THE LAB. In doing so it was his desire to create a safe, nurturing environment for actors of all levels of ability to study in the tradition he did; a studio striving for artistic excellence in the style of the great master teachers of a bygone era.
Towards his later years in Hollywood Peter worked with actor / director Barry Primus where Peter says he learned all about being an actor’s actor. It’s through Barry Primus that Peter was exposed to some of the world’s most prominent actors, directors and writers. This opportunity allowed Peter to watch actors like Eli Wallach, Robert DeNiro, Martin Landau, Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, Mark Wahlberg, and many many more. It was Primus who took Peter to the Actors Studio where Peter met and studied with the acclaimed Suzan Peretz.
Peter also branched out into screenwriting. He has worked as a script doctor for many years in Hollywood – working with such producers as Jason Shuman (Role Models, Darkness Falls), Joe Wolf (Halloween, Nightmare on Elm St) and Stratton Leopold (Mission Impossible, Star Trek). He has also taken classes in Stand Up Comedy with Judy Carter and performed at the LA Cabaret and at the Improv in Hollywood.
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Simon has worked in the film and television industry for more than 30 years commencing his career in television working on television programs, news, current affairs and World Of Sport. Since then, he has produced/written/directed; TVC's, television series/specials, documentaries, drama, corporate video’s, network promotions, training and promotional projects.
Simon is an accomplished writer for media with writing credits in television/radio, print, internet, news articles and speeches. He has also developed and managed several production and event companies in Melbourne including a subsidiary of Isis Communications Ltd, a public company developing curriculum and programs online. As a producer, director and scriptwriter, he has received recognition in Australia and overseas with a number of awards including the Mobius Award in New York.
Tim is a veteran of the entertainment industry with deep roots in production and business domains. With over 35 years production and management experience in the industry, his entrepreneurial skills have seen the creation of successful businesses influencing many aspects of entertainment including film, television, new media, technology, advertising and marketing.
Tim is a pioneer with a diverse ability for getting things done as the company’s visionary, chief executive, senior creative, marketing strategist, storyteller, director, producer, technology and business consultant, often simultaneously.
Being a hands on personality, Tim has always maintained a big picture overview for his businesses based on well placed long term strategies. He was founder and chief executive for two of the industries major production and facility companies, the Comcopy Group and Central City Studios (now Docklands Studios Melbourne) servicing the Australian and international entertainment markets.
‘aka, Mr K' works within the shadows of the business as a mysterious impresario who has a strong belief in people collaborating together to achieve a common creative objective and who’s role is to strengthen, resource and give support to the other members of our Tribe. It is alleged that Mr K has created his presence now within various industries, across the private and local government sectors with a background in the technology, entertainment and venue management industries.
It is known that Mr K is an innovative leader and believes in strategic business partnerships, and models his team within the Vass Theatre Group on the ‘Mercenaries of Old’ as it is with a single-minded belief in our mission that drives the business forward. Our mission is to tell a good story for the growth and enjoyment of all involved.
We could have gone into His business background, achievements and education, however, where is the mystery in that? At the end of the day He has a reputation for 'doing stuff' and that is all that matters within the 'Business of Show Business.'
Aneeqe is a devoted highly enthusiastic, self -driven and multi-skilled individual and aims to adds value to everything he undertakes, to achieve the best practices and apply his array of diverse skills.
Aneeqe is a Communications & Technology expert as well as a creative solutionist. His background in Information Technology, communications and Media, allow him to work across a range of fields, Including content creation, web development, online marketing and much more for the Vass Theatre Group.
Outside of business, Aneeqe has a passion for Sports and Fitness as well as Digital Photography and Cinematography That’s why he co-founded Zero media in 2015.
Aneeqe also has a passion for music, he worked as a DJ around Sydney and also Hosted a Friday Night Live radio show, on a community station.
Finally, but most importantly, his true passion is to reach many people as possible with messages that matter through content pleasing to the eye.
Aneeqe is currently working on a special project at the National Theatre in St Kilda the "Theatrical Home' of Aleksandar Vass OAM.
Sam joins the team as a CPA with a wealth of experience across a diverse array of industry sectors as a practicing senior tax and management accountant/consultant.
Sam plays a critical role developing the business structure for our technology incubator as well as guiding the Vass Theatre Group towards best practice in quadruple bottom line framework, balancing the company’s business strategies to ensure its needs and objectives are achieved moving into the future.
Sam has a passion for the arts and technology, which allows him to provide insightful knowledge & ideas t the team in building technology to assist in revolutionising the industry. He is also a serial investor in start up businesses/technology.
The Principal Alan Chalmers is an experienced provider of specialist legal and general commercial services to the Technology, Telco, Media & Entertainment sectors, with a particular focus on small business and technology start-ups.
Terrence is a dynamic thinker with experience in the theatrical technical side of our operations at the Vass Theatre Group. Having worked as a radio DJ, theatre technician, professional photographer and videographer the support Terrence offers our clients is not limited only to sound and lighting.
Terrence has a passion for fitness and co-founded Zero media with Aneeqe Khan in 2015.