On the Couch with Guy Edmonds

Guy Edmonds_photo by HaiHa Le_oncWho is Guy Edmonds?
Son of Luke and Rosie, fiancee to Haiha and the hand that feeds to Dudley and Yoda.

What would you do differently to what you do now?

Who inspires you and why?
People who are masters of anything. Concert pianist, receptionist, lawyer, chef, concierge, whatever. Be great at it and love it. That inspires me. Also, anyone that is friendly and supportive of their fellow human is awesome.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Firstly, would need to become a politician or media mogul. Or both. Then I would tax my billionaire buds a few % more and tell them to “suck it up”.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
At the moment, Hobart, because its cold, has whiskey and old buildings. Last week it was Toronto, because I was there and it was new. Changes often.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
My home, and I would cook them awesome food and give them awesome wine. Because my wine and cooking is awesome.

What are you currently reading?
An Australian Arts Review Questionnaire!

What are you currently listening to?  
The street outside my Hobart hotel room mingled with the light hum of a refrigerator.

Happiness is?
My fiancee, my pets and a good meal.

What does the future hold for you?
Hopefully more of the same but at a larger scale with a pay rise.

As a director, producer, writer and editor, Guy Edmonds has eight short films, one feature and many TVC’s to his name. These have played internationally and won awards around the world. His feature directing debut Super Awesome! had its world premiere in Toronto in 2015.

He is repped as a director with Curious film and is co-owner of production company Boomshaka Film. He is currently directing the series Age of Consent, producing a film starring Academy Award Nominee James Cromwell and putting the final touches to Unified, a high-concept short. As a theatre director, his credits include the QUT Actors Showcase for 2014 and 2015 and multiple works for NIDA’s Open Program. As a theatre writer, he is a part of the Griffin Theatre Studio where he is co-writing a stage musical called Rock the Boat.

Guy is also an accomplished actor, in theatre, some credits include Rupert as ‘Young Rupert’ in the Sydney, Melbourne and Washington seasons, Dream Home for the Ensemble, The Witches with Griffin and Malthouse Theatre, Toy Symphony with Company B, Belvoir and the original production of Holding the Man in Australia and in London’s West End.

On the small screen, Guy has appeared in The Moodys, A Moody Christmas, Wonderland, House Husbands (Series 2), Camp, Underbelly: Razor, Black Comedy, Home and Away and more. Guy’s feature film credits include the lead role in the thriller Bedlam, Drone, Tumblegum and Rapid Fear.

Guy will be appearing in The Witches at the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre from 30 June for a limited season. For more information, visit: www.monkeybaa.com.au for details.

Image: Guy Edmonds – photo by HaiHa Le