ACTRESS | STORYTELLER

The Front Door

“Shut the door! Were you born in a tent?!”
– Everyone’s mothers proverb


ARTIST STATEMENT

‘What do I want to say?’ is the question I’m forever coming back to. I’m an Australian, born to an Italian and a Greek, who’s living in Canada as a woman of the 21st century. I have a lot to say.

Storytelling is one of the oldest rituals in the world. We share stories to remember, to entertain, to provoke change. We give voice to the voiceless but when that voice is funnelled through a very limited perspective, then limited conversations is what we end up with. I believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that when we include more diverse stories from more perspectives, more genders, more ethnicities, more sexual preferences, more abilities, more socioeconomic backgrounds and more ages, we create rich, interesting, complex and entertaining perspectives for better conversations. Now remembering that it’s called show – business, more engagement means more dollars.

What we say matters, what we do matters and if the conjunction of the two doesn’t have a platform to exist upon then we get up and make it happen.

As storyteller’s our wealth lies in both the monetary and the experiential we so courageously and vulnerably explore. Whether it be on the stage of a small independent theatre or for a blockbuster on the big screen. We have the ability to change lives, to change minds and to save lives. Maybe not on the ER table but in conversations at your own table. And so, I invite you to explore this home I’ve set up, to take it out to the streets and onto your own table.

What do you want to say?

 

BIO

Film and theatre trained in Sydney, Australia, Kristina has played roles from Carol in Oleanna to Lysander & Robin Starveling in Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), The Actor’s Centre Australia (ACA), Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop (AMAW) in LA & NY and appears in NYC Comic Con nominated film Looking for Heroes as well as Plant Love 2 and Tinder: Face to Face.

Kristina is represented by The Characters Agency in Canada and Mollison Keightley Management in Australia. Follow her on Instagram for her latest stories.

  • TIMOTHY WILDE, Award-winning Writer, Director & Producer

    “Kristina joined us with little more than a day’s notice when we were making a video for our online channel. From the moment she walked through the doors, her smile and energy infected everyone in the most wonderful way. Despite her character not having any dialogue or action, on watching the rushes back, we realised she was doing a lot more than just sitting in front of the camera looking pretty, she was having an unspoken conversation with the other actor making the scene genuinely funny.”

    TIMOTHY WILDE, Award-winning Writer, Director & Producer
  • KYM JACKSON, Actress (Criminal Minds, NCIS LA) & Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide

    “Kristina is an exceptional individual, both in the quality of her work and her determination to succeed.  She has a powerful screen presence which is rarely seen in such a stunningly beautiful actress!  With an extraordinary work ethic, Kristina consistently seeks out and creates her own opportunities with unwavering commitment & tenacity.

    Her passion and joy is magnetic, and comes with a highly empathetic and caring nature, uplifting & inspiring those around her.  She carries herself with integrity and a social responsibility that contributes to a picture bigger than herself.”

    KYM JACKSON, Actress (Criminal Minds, NCIS LA) & Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide
  • DANIEL KRIGE, Filmmaker

    “It’s a pleasure to work with Kristina on set but, more importantly, she is an actor who delivers. She’s prepared, focused, ambitious and talented. I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again in the near future.”

    DANIEL KRIGE, Filmmaker