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Dan A'Vard
In order to bring The Players into your presence, Dan A'Vard has taken a wonderful portfolio of production photos which will be revealed as the drama progresses. Below are some behind the scenes pics of the photo shoot to let you see some of the crazy fun we have.

Dan A'Vard
Dan is a Melbourne based portrait and lifestyle photographer who loves telling stories through photography. For as long as Dan can remember he has loved photography: taking photos, looking at photos or talking about photos. For years though, he was terrified of photographing people! The day that Dan finally broke through that barrier he found my calling: to connect with, empower and challenge people through beautiful, authentic portraiture. Dan specialises in headshots, personal/lifestyle portraits and branding portraits. You can find out more about him at

Behind the scenes of The Players photo shoot (these photos by Samsara)

Axle Gunn, Jaclyn Lombardo, Jaq Avery, Justin Groves, Maree Shefford, Scott Knight and Dan A'Vard

Dan A'Bard, Axle Gunn, Maree Shefford and Scott Knight

Jaclyn Lombardo, Jaq Avery, Justin Groves and Dan A'Vard

Jaclyn Lombardo, Jaq Avery and Justin Groves

Scott Knight and Axle Gunn

Scott Knight, Dan A'Vard and Axle Gunn

Maree Shefford and Scott Knight

Axle Gunn, Jaclyn Lombardo and Dan A'Vard

Justin Groves, Jaclyn Lombardo and Dan A'Vard

Maree Shefford, Jaq Avery and Dan A'Vard



CHAPTER 23: The Catchy Barrier

CHAPTER 23 The Catchy Barrier LISTEN HERE Scene 1: The Recovery (Part 2) Brick goes over to build bridges with Kirana who has just finished her set at the Bistro.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd and Justin Groves
Scene 2: The Catch Up It is two weeks later and Ruby drops in at the end of rehearsal to check in with Michael about how rehearsals are going.
FEATURING: Axle Gunn and Maree Shefford
Scene 3: The Barriers Ruby has invited Edward to the Bistro to explain to him how things are going to be.
FEATURING: Scott Knight and Maree Shefford
Scene 4: The Extension Ruby and Edward meet up in Ruby's office to have  Skype call with Flora
FEATURING:  Scott Knight and Maree Shefford

CHAPTER 22: The Recovered Reading

Scene 1: The Reading The cast of Richard III prepare for the round table script reading
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Jaclyn Lombardo. 
Scene 2: The Reading (cont.) The script read through continues
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Jaclyn Lombardo.
Scene 3: The Recovery Brick and Michael get together for a drink at the Bistro bar after a very long day.
FEATURING: Justin Groves and Axle Gunn


In 2019 the role of Kirana has been taken over by Jo Boyd as we sadly had to say goodbye to Gabrielle Reiher at Christmas. Gabrielle has gone on to focus on other exciting opportunities. You may remember Jo from filling in the role of Ruby Drummond when Maree Shefford was a bit poorly. When we realised we needed a new Kirana we didn't have to look far at all. Welcome to the team Jo!!!

Jo Boyd is playing the role of Kirana
Jo is a mother, a grandmother and a small business owner and also really enjoys modelling and creative photography. She has a real passion for acting which has steered her toward film and podcasting and in all of this she relishes a good challenge! Jo's films include The Last Hope, To Love Somebody, Dark Night of the Zomboogies, Blue, Faberge Black, and The Faceless Man. She is currently filming Of Course God Is Italian. Jo also featured in the music video Which Witch is Which. Jo would love to take on more featured speaking roles and extras work.