Actor, Journalist, Educator
Belinda has appeared as an actor on television, film and stage. The hit comedy webseries ‘HActresses – Series 1,’ which she co-wrote, co-created, co-produced and starred in is set to screen and stream on 9Go! and 9Now respectively later this year. The series also gained official selection and garnered a slew of nominations on the international festival circuit including HollyWeb 2018 (L.A), International Online Web Festival (I.O.W.F) 2018 (U.K) (Winner of Best Upcoming Actress), Web Series Festival Global 2018 (L.A) (Finalist), Moving Parts Festival 2018 (L.A) (Semi-Finalist and Finalist), Asia Web Awards 2018 (Seoul, Korea) (nominated for Best Sketch Comedy and Best Ensemble Cast) and Apulia Web Fest 2019 (Italy).
Her other film, television and web credits include: ‘Rostered On – Series 2 (7Mate) (the promo clip of this scene went viral with other 4 million views on Facebook),’ ‘The Cult of the Family (ABC) (as the infamous ‘The Family’ Cult Leader Anne-Hamilton Byrne),’ ‘Dave’ (Channel 10 Pilot Season), ‘Night Mayor’ (short film which has been commissioned to become a web series), ‘Neighbours’ and ‘A Night at The Paris Cat’ (interactive VR film).
Her theatre credits include: ‘Mate’ (Belvoir Street Theatre) ‘Albatross,’ ‘Rave New World,’ ‘Elixir,’ ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘Blood Wedding,’ ‘A Red Gum. A Rock. A Duck.’ and ‘Daddy Would Come.’ She has also worked on numerous film, television and stage development readings.
Her screen and stage writing credits include: ‘HActresses – Series 1,’ ‘Nylon Nights’ (La Mama/The Carlton Courthouse) and ‘Daddy Would Come.’ As a recipient of the 2019 ‘In One Act Playwright’s Program,’ she is currently developing the play ‘Factory’ through a series of workshops and rehearsed readings. She has trained as a performer at the VCA and at St Martins (as a recipient of The Be Your Best Acting Scholarship Program) and as a writer through her Bachelor of Arts and Postgraduate Journalism degrees. Belinda’s passion for great comedy, drama, literature and poetry has been life-long.
As well as performing and screenwriting, Belinda has also worked as a journalist across television, radio and print. For television, she worked as a news reporter for WIN News, Prime News and Southern Cross News and as a presenter on the music show: ‘Noise TV’ (SBS) and the live entertainment show ‘1700’ which she co-hosted. She also worked as a presenter and assistant producer on the breakfast radio show ‘The Hoist.’ She has written for The Melbourne Weekly Times, The Melbourne Arts Monthly, The Geelong Advertiser, The Geelong News, Lip Magazine and Pecado aswell as numerous other publications.
Belinda holds the following qualifications: Postgraduate Degree – Journalism (Deakin University) Bachelor of Arts – Majors: English and Gender Studies, (The University of Melbourne), Postgraduate Degree – Teaching – Majors: English and Psychology (The University of Melbourne). Due to her excellent academic and intern rounds results, Belinda was invited to complete honours in both English and Gender Studies and is two subjects off a Masters in Media from and a Masters in Education (if she ever gets time to complete any of these!).
Since accidentally stumbling into the wrong lecture theatre in her first year of university to hear radical feminist Sheila Jeffreys speak, Belinda has always had a passion for gender, feminism and women’s rights both locally and internationally. As a rape and sexual assault survivor, her interest in helping to discuss, tackle and dismantle misogyny and achieve equal rights for women within society has only strengthened. Sex and sexuality is also a major area of interest, particularly the psychological and sociological aspects and the effect of the sexual self on health and wellbeing. Issues born out of class and education have also been lifelong passions and Belinda has been actively involved in advocating for equal access to quality education and opportunities for all Australians.