ABOUT

Australian Made Entertainment is an independent arts organization, based in New York City, dedicated to bringing Australian works to the United States.

Our aim is to produce theatre and film with a distinctly Australian flavor, whether it explores aspects of Australian culture or simply showcases the rich talents of Australian artists.

In addition to producing classic works from established playwrights, we hope to introduce American audiences to emerging Australian writers, as well as provide opportunities for Australian performers, directors and other entertainment professionals.


Founders

Kathleen Foster is an actor, singer and writer currently located in New York City. She is originally from Sydney, Australia and relocated to the USA in 2009. Kathleen is a student of David Mamet's and William H. Macy's Atlantic Acting School and is currently studying improv at the PIT and voice with Laura Thomas.

Kathleen's favorite theatre credits include Fantine in Les Misérables, Amneris in Aida, Cinderella in Into The Woods, Kate McGowan in Titanic, Carrie in Carousel and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof. She also spent a season in Japan, performing in Tokyo Disneyland's Broadway tribute show, Encore.

Winner of the prestigious Contemporary Singer of the Year Award for Musical Theatre at the Sydney Eisteddfod, Kathleen is also an accomplished cabaret performer. She has appeared on stage at Sydney's Bar Me in the hit cabaret Valentine's Schmalentines and also toured with the dinner theatre show Supergirls.

Kathleen's voice can be heard narrating picture books for Scholastic, the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books. She has also contributed her vocal talents to several cast albums, including Angels the Musical and Dusty Springfield: The Windmills of my Mind.
On film, she recently played the lead role of Mrs. Olsen in the independent feature Secret Guilt.




Matthew Foster initially studied acting at Australia’s renowned National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). He also completed training at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York before permanently relocating to the Big Apple in 2009.

Matthew's many theatre credits in Sydney include Lend Me A Tenor, Noises Off, Twelve Angry Men, True West, Miss Julie, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Since moving to the United States, he has appeared in The 39 Steps, My Fair LadyThe Taming of the ShrewThe Merchant of Venice and The Jew of Malta.

A seasoned improv performer, Matthew won the coveted Cranston Cup in 2008 and represented Australia at the World Domination TheatreSports tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also appeared on the Las Vegas Strip performing nightly at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Aussie Improv Comedy Explosion.

Matthew has been seen on Australian television screens in Home and Away, All Saints, and White Collar Blue, and also appeared in the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce. On film, he has appeared in the feature Neophytes and Neon Lights, as well as numerous short films, including Intervention and Clicked, both of which he also wrote and directed.