Raised in Gold Coast, Australia, Jayden is a flexible actor with in depth coaching and expertise on each stage and display! He started performing on the age of 6, and by the younger ag of 8 he was already the youngest particular person ever nominated for a Gold Palm Theatre Award for his first lead position in a theatre manufacturing, taking part in “Oliver Twist” in Oliver! The Musical. Jayden landed his first skilled theatre position the identical yr, taking part in lead position of “Jeremy Potts” in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, two years under the minimal age the producers had initially agreed to for the position, and he acquired rave opinions. Quickly after, he was solid in Opera Australia and Gordon Frost’s The King and I and the London Palladium Manufacturing of The Sound of Music. He received the award for Greatest Actor for his first lead position on display at age 9 at Bond College’s Centrescreen Awards and appeared in TV commercials, quick movies and TV exhibits together with ABC’s Harrow!
Jayden most lately performed the lead male position of American teen, “Cecil” within the re-imagining of Stephen King’s quick story Youngsters of the Corn, written and directed by Kurt Wimmer (Salt) and produced by Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari), Doug Barry (FML) and John Baldecchi (Comfortable Loss of life Day). Now, Jayden may be seen within the family-friendly function movie The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay, directed by Christine Luby and produced by The Steve Jaggi Firm. Jayden performs the lead position of Teddy reverse Izabela Rose (Upside-Down Magic). The movie could have its American launch on June 11th on the Disney Channel and can hit theaters in Australia this Fall. He can even presently be seen within the Netflix Unique thriller thriller Candy River, taking part in Max.
Jayden has been awarded three scholarships by way of the American Arts, Movie and Tv Academy in recognition of his performing abilities! He additionally has eleven years of coaching in singing, dancing and piano and in his free time he may be discovered writing, recording, and producing his personal music! He additionally has a powerful ardour for supporting wildlife charities together with World Animal Safety and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.’
Hello Jayden welcome to OLC! So for all our followers are you able to inform us the place you grew up and the way you bought into performing?
Hello, thanks for having me! I used to be born in Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia and moved right here to Gold Coast, Queensland, once I was a yr and a half outdated. I used to be into entertaining everybody as a child and would act out scenes from films in all totally different accents. So, my mum enrolled me in an area theatre faculty once I was 6 years outdated and it took off from there.
What path did you’re taking that’s landed you on this present place in your profession?
After my first efficiency in a stage manufacturing once I was 6 years outdated, I knew performing/performing was what I wished to do. I did a few neighborhood theatre exhibits and was solid in my first skilled stage manufacturing at 8 years outdated. I did some quick movies after that, then I bought an performing agent. From there I used to be solid in commercials, TV exhibits, function movies, and continued to carry out on stage too. Theatre has been so essential and worthwhile to me. It has taught me a lot and helped me develop in so some ways, not solely as an actor however as an individual too. I’m grateful for all of the alternatives I’ve had and for the place they’ve taken me.
You star within the new Disney film, ‘The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay’, are you able to inform us about it and who you play?
The story revolves round 4 teenagers who’re collaborating in a marine biology summer time internship in Australia. After Quinn and Daniela have a little bit of a fallout, my character, Teddy, convinces Quinn to affix him on an journey. Then some mysterious occasions happen, and the 2 teenagers assume they’re being haunted by an area legend. We filmed it final yr in Brisbane and Gold Coast, Australia, and it premiered on Disney Channel within the US on June eleventh and is streaming on Hulu and the DisneyNow app. It’s going to be launched in Australia in September.
Discuss me by way of the auditioning course of and the way you landed the position?
The audition course of was fairly easy—I needed to ship in a self-tape that included a few scenes and a dance. Nevertheless, I had a bunch of challenges thrown at me for this one, together with an emergency surgical procedure, a lifeless laptop computer, and a stuffed-up web connection, in order that was enjoyable! I used to be actually fortunate that I managed to get it taped and submitted. After that, I used to be invited for a callback, which was a chemistry check with Bella over Zoom, then not lengthy after I discovered I bought the position!
What was your most memorable second being on set of this movie?
I’ve so many memorable moments on set! We shot the entire movie in simply 15 days however Bella, Ella, Allegra, and I grew to become immediate mates the primary time we met. We spent more often than not off digital camera cracking one another up. We have now the identical humorousness and had such a enjoyable time collectively. On weekends we frolicked and went climbing, visited at one another’s homes/lodges, performed board video games, and extra stuff like that. I don’t have one particular favorite second however my favorite recollections for positive are on a regular basis spent with these guys!
You’ve been part of some unimaginable productions each on stage and display, do you’ve got a favorite character or position you’ve performed and in that case what did you like about it?
Oh, that’s a troublesome one! On display, I must say Teddy in The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay. I bought to incorporate lots of my very own character, advert lib and have lots of enjoyable with him. On stage, positively Jeremy Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang—using round in a flying automobile at 8 years outdated is fairly laborious to beat!
In the event you had an opportunity to play any position, or work alongside any actor or director, who would you select and why?
I’d completely like to play a superhero for both Marvel or DC! I’d additionally like to be in a drama that has complicated characters and gritty scenes. Working with Leonardo DiCaprio could be wonderful—he’s an enormous inspiration to me. I like how versatile he’s and the depth he brings to his characters. There are various administrators I’d like to work with, however I completely love Taika Waititi’s type of filmmaking, and he looks like a extremely enjoyable particular person to work with, so positively him.
Who’s been your largest supporter and your largest affect all through your profession?
My largest supporter has positively been my mum who has helped me all the best way. She’s pushed me and my brother to all our rehearsals, performances, and movie units. She’s additionally ready us for each audition we’ve had, reviewed all our scripts with us and taped all our self-tapes. She’s all the time so supportive and inspiring—the whole lot I’ve carried out has actually been due to her.
Do you’ve got any roles or tasks coming in 2022 you possibly can inform us about?
My movie Youngsters of the Corn is coming very quickly! That undertaking was filmed proper in the midst of the pandemic in 2020, and I play Cecil who is among the lead roles. It’s been a very long time coming so I’m actually wanting ahead to folks seeing what we made and seeing it myself.