Ella Gilbert

Profile

Ethnicity

European, Maori

Location

Wellington, New Zealand

Height

165 cm

Age Range

23–33

Career Highlights

Ella graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2016, and has gone on to work in film, television and theatre. She has appeared in feature film In Passing, along with television series Black Hands and web series Burbs. Ella travelled to Tehran, Iran to work with an underground theatre company presenting and developing her solo show Gaggle, which she also performed in New Zealand and Singapore. Her other theatre credits include a lead role in Toi Whaakari’s Mother Courage, Auckland Theatre Company’s Peter Gynt Recycled and most recently, Massive Crushers.

Awards.

2019 Nominated: Most Promising Emerging Artist for "Cartoonaroony"- Wellington Theatre Awards
2019Nominated: Most Promising Emerging Artist for "Soft Tissue"- Wellington Theatre Awards
2019Nominated: Most Promising Newcomer for "Soft Tissue"- Wellington Theatre Awards
2019Nominated: Outstanding Performer for "Cartoonaroony"- Wellington Theatre Awards
2019Nominated: Outstanding Performer for "Soft Tissue"- Wellington Theatre Awards
2018Winner: Grand Prize Monster Valley Super8X8 Film Award - Woo, woo
2017Winner: Monster Valley Best Art house Film Award - Landsick

Short Film.

2019All Blood Is Not LostSarahDir. Irya Ajith
2017CleaverSisterNZFC - Show Me Shorts Film Festival
Dir. Alex McKenna
2017Drop Down Globe Henry VSomeday Series (featured on Maori Television)
Dir. Stella Reid
2017LandsickSand SirenSuper8X8 Film Competition (Stone Fruit Films)
2017Soft Tissue - SoloLittle Blindy Basement Theatre
Dir. Jade Eriksen
2016Tell Me You Love MeDelwyn (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. James Ashcroft
2015Biggest Weta in the WorldElla (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Cathy McRae
2015Too LateAbby (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Paul Murphy
2015Turtle Bank HustlerCashier (Featured Extra)Show Me Shorts Festival
Dir. Steve McGillen
2015VapidVapid Girl (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Olivia Edwards
2013CircadianTeenage WitchLong Cloud Youth Theatre
Dir. Stella Reid

Feature Film.

2019In PassingEveDir. Josh Prendeville
2015The MavensSnowflake (Featured Extra)Toi Whakaari
Dir. James Ashcroft

Short Film.

2018No Vacancy Beach WarriorStone Fruit Films

Film Film.

2018Woo, WooLover (Lead)Dir. Don't Shoot Films

Television.

2020Black HandsCharlotte (Guest)Warner Brothers
Dir. David Stubbs
2015Burbs - Web SeriesThe Whore of BabylonDir. Sevrin Noakes
2014Agenda - Web SeriesBecca (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Stella Reid

Theatre.

2020Massive CrushersTeriDir. Freya Finch
2020Waharoa - Tempo Dance FestivalPerformer/CreatorDir. Ella Gilbert
2019CartoonaroonyDevisor, PerformerTheatre NZ Fringe Festival
Dir. Chris Jannides
2019Second Unit: What We Do In The ShadowsNessTĀWHIRI Festivals and Experiences / New Zealand International Arts Festival
Dir. Stella Reid, Benjamin Henson, Andrew Foster
2018Hansel & Gretel GretelAuckland Live
Dir. Ben Henson
2018RushesGabriellaNew Zealand International Arts Festival
Dir. Malia Johnston
2018Soft Tissue - SoloDevisor / Performer NZ Fringe Festival
Dir. Jade Eriksen
2017Peer Gynt Recycled Troll Princess, BrideAuckland Theatre Company
Dir. Colin McColl
2016Hotel EuropaCirce, Melissa Shields, DaughterToi Whakaari
Dir. Anna Marbrook
2016Mother of CourageMother Courage (Lead)Toi Whakaari
Dir. Annie Ruth
2015Architectura De Feria Antigua I BarbudaPerformerSpain New Zealand International Arts Festival
2015Mau Toi Whakaari Second Year Sight Specific ProjectResearcherToi Whakaari
Dir. Aaron Cortesi
2015Run For Your LifeTeenage GirlToi Whakaari
Dir. Uta Plate
2014Gaggle Solo ShowTODD Charitable
Dir. Jade Erikson
2014Yo FutureThe HousewifeBarbarian Productions
Dir. Jo Randerson
2013OneirounaughtLong Cloud Youth Theatre
Dir. Stella Reid
2013Perfectly WastedPennyLong Cloud Youth Theatre
Dir. Leo Gene Peters
2013The Bacchae 2.0Agave (Lead)Long Cloud Youth Theatre
Dir. Stella Reid
2012Assisted LivingLong Cloud Youth Theatre
Dir. Aaron Cortesi
2012Tom Keeper PassesTom Keeper (Lead)Long Cloud Youth Theatre
Dir. Aaron Cortesi
2011Scene Bites - Spring AwakeningWendlaLong Cloud Youth Theatre
Dir. Willem Wassenaar
2011The Laramie ProjectReggie Fluty (Lead)Long Cloud Youth Theatre
Dir. Willem Wassenaar

Web Series.

2022Self HelpLil (Supporting )Dir. Rawiri Jobe & Michelle Ang

Training.

Liz Mullane & Rachel Bullock Advanced Screen Acting course - 2020
Brita McVeigh Acting for Humans Workshop - 2018
Acting Coach Miranda Harcourt - 2017, Miranda Rivers
Self-tape Master class with Tandi Wright - 2017
Self-tape Master Class with Tandi Wright - 2017
Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School - Bachelor of Performing Arts - 2014