Level 17 - Actor Profiles
ETHAN - Hjálmar Svenna
Hjálmar Svenna studied and graduated from The Adelaide College of the Arts in 2010. Since graduating, Hjálmar has been in a number of theatrical productions including ‘Miller and Moore Presents…’ (2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival); ‘And Their Ghosts May Be Heard’ (Splash theatre company); ‘Innocence’ by Dea Loher and ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago’ by David Mamet. In the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival Hjálmar performed in ‘His Ghostly Heart’ written by Ben Schiffer (UK writer on the TV show ‘Skins’). Also in 2012 Hjálmar made the transition from theatre to screen in a series of short films including ‘The Colour of Kerosene’ (Nominated for 7 South Australian Screen Awards) and ‘Elegy’. In 2013 Hjálmar plays Ethan, the male lead in John deCaux’s web series ‘Level 17’.
DANIELLE – Melissa Martins
Melissa Martins passion is acting since she was young and has endeavored to pursue that career ever since. Obtaining a Diploma in Theatre Performance and completing all acting courses through
Actors Ink are testimonies of her drive and passion. Melissa continues to study and fine tune her skills in theatre productions and has made her way in appearing on film such as the feature film ‘Bianca’ (2014). Melissa stars as Danielle, the lead female protagonist in the web series ‘Level 17’, playing with differing emotions and welcome challenges the role has.
PROFESSOR ANDERSON - Ben Todd
Ben Todd has been performing since 2011, having been involved in a number of theatre productions in Adelaide. Most notable of his theatrical roles has been playing Thomas Putnam in ‘The Crucible’ (2011). Level 17 is Ben’s first acting role on screen and hopes it will open up further opportunities in the future.
JULIE - Pamela Perre
Pamela Perre has a strong passion for movies and television shows. At the age of 17 she starred in her first feature-length film, ‘Almost There’, nominated as best feature film in both 2011 and 2013 at the SASA Awards. Pamela has acted in several theatrical plays based in the Riverland and hopes to become a well established actress. Level 17 is her first web series and she hopes to become more involved in more of John deCaux's movie projects in the future.