Homegrown talent shining across domains of film, fashion, sport and music. Here are just some of the ones to watch:
James Pratt – Hollywood film maker and auctioneer
Award winning actor, director and auctioneer to the stars James Pratt has quietly been one of Australia’s most successful exports overseas since 2018.
Pratt last month won Best Supporting Actor at the 2021 American International Golden Film Festival for his role as Ethan Rogers in the feature film, On Halloween. In December he took out, Top Presenter at the Europe Film Festival For hosting Conversation Hollywood, and was also a keynote speaker at the American Film Market, While as an auctioneer, James continues to establish himself as the best in the world for selling houses, Last month he made history by winning the prestigious REB Australian Auctioneer of the Year award for 3rd straight year in a row.
However the big excitement for Pratt in 2021 is his directorial debut in the comedy feature film, Malibu Crush, The movie which he wrote and directed is scheduled for release in June has already attracted buzz in Hollywood making it onto Hollywood’s watch list for the Top 100 films coming out in 2021. Hollywood Producer Justine Levine, commented, “ James is one of those rare talents in the film industry, from what I’ve seen Malibu Crush looks great, I think it’s going to be well received by audiences when it comes out.
Also appearing in Vogue’s 6 future faces to watch in 2019, Australian model Aylah Peterson is leading the pack in 2021, already appearing twice before in Saint Laurent campaigns she made her third appearance last month in the latest campaign for Spring 2021 alongside Naomi Campbell, Paper Towns actor Justice Smith and Tik Tok star Guage Burek.
Originally from Thirroul, New South Wales, Aylah first got her break through the Dolly model competition at 15 and by 21 was working non-stop with fashion power houses from around the world.
Aylah continues to become one of the most sought-after faces across the globe representing Australia with class and style.
Oscar Piastri – Racing Driver
Melbourne racing driver Oscar Piastri recently joined a long and distinguished honour list – including Formula One race winners Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo and Indycar star Will Power – taking out Motorsport Australia’s Sir Jack Brabham Award. Piastri, who won the 2020 FIA Formula 3 Championship, is hoping to eventually emulate Sir Jack, Australia’s first ever F1 world champion.
Following his F3 title win, Piastri was rewarded with a test drive in Renault’s Formula 1 car. He recently confirmed his seat for the 2021 FIA Formula 2 Championship, with the leading Prema team.
“To win this award is a massive honour, not just because of the award in general but also having Sir Jack’s name attached to it. It’s very special,” Piastri said.
Following in some very big shoes we are excited to watch Oscar in 2021.
AMY SHARK – Musician
Having already worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Diplo , Travis Barker and the Chainsmokers along with winning 8 ARIA Music Awards from 22 nominations, Amy Shark has had enormous success in the past.
So what does 2021 have in store? On 4 December 2020, She announced her next studio album, Cry Forever, is due for release in April 2021 and would be supported by a headline tour in mid-year.[56
To give her fans more behind the scenes experience Shark has also confirmed via Instagram a forthcoming docuseries titled FOREVER, AMY SHARK. It takes fans behind the scenes on the recording of Shark’s forthcoming follow up to Love Monster.
Model Beti Chuol has been fast emerging as a force to be reckoned with since 2018 after when she became the model ambassador for Sunshine Coast International Fashion Festival ( SCFF ), In 2019 she was featured in Vogue magazines 6 faces of fashion to watch and in 2020 was booked solid representing some of the top brands within fashion globally
Beti in a recent interview described her personal look mostly involves jeans and a body suit with high heels. That’s basically it, but I make it look amazing. When it’s cold I love to wear jumpers with boots but still keep it simple with jeans.
We are excited to see where this momentum where she soars in 2021.