Travis McMahon, best known for “Kokoda: 39th Battalion” (2006), “Cactus” (2008) and “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” (2012 – 2015), offered his insight into the world of entertainment to eager Acting for Film students and staff members of the New York Film Academy Australia, Gold Coast campus during a Q&A session on Monday, October 31st.
Nominated for an AFI Award (now known as the AACTA’s) in 2001 for Best Actor in a Guest Role in a Television Drama on popular Australian program “Stingers,” Travis discussed how his training has helped him with his processes as an actor. These processes include that of reading the script as many times as possible when researching a new role, to gain a sense of character and story.
Now that Travis is established in the industry, he looks for good stories to be attached to and characters to be invested in. “When deciding on projects, I look for good writing because it clearly indicates whether the project will be worth it,” Travis told his keen student audience.
His advice to budding actors is to listen to themselves, listen and honor what they are wanting out of their careers, and to never compromise their vision for that of another.