Myles Pollard is such a unique talent. His abillity as an actor on everything he does is always worthy. Myles will play the lead role in Piggy as the Schools Drama Teacher Mr Morgan. This will be something very powerful for viewers who have seen Myles over the past two decades play an assortment of roles in things like “McLeod’s Daughters”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, “Looking for Grace” and “Jasper Jones”. A role that I can’t wait to see Myles play is that of Frank in “Frank and Frank (or the Valley and the Walrus: Ruminations on the Mystery from Soup to Nuts). I can’t wait to work with Myles on this amazing film!
More About Myles:
Myles has a Bachelor of Arts in Education (Secondary) from Edith Cowan University and a Bachelor of
Dramatic Art in Acting from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art).
Myles made his directorial debut with his short ﬁlm Payne’s Find which gained ofﬁcial acceptance to
festivals including CinefestOz Western Australia 2018, CITYFLIX International Film Festival Toronto
and the Crossover Film Festival in Virginia USA, winning international awards including Best Director,
Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design and Best Actor. Myles directed a short ﬁlm titled
Christine which has won multiple awards online at the Oniros Film Awards, including Best Director,
Best Drama, Best Under Five Minute Film, Best Actress and Best Cinematographer. The ﬁlm also won
the Best Indie Fim at the New York Film Awards. Myles wrote and directed the short promotional ﬁlm
A Boy and His Boat, for True North Adventure Cruisers which impressed on the world stage coming
second in the 2020 Traveller Made Brand Storytelling competition. He also wrote, directed and
produced a documentary series pilot about maritime explorer Phillip Parker King titled Off The Charts.
Myles wrote, directed and produced a high concept short ﬁlm titled Inheritance securing high proﬁle
actors Matt Nable, Chris Haywood and Travis Jeffery to play the lead roles. With a complex animated
component, Inheritance is currently in post production and will premiere at CinefestOz in 2024.
Myles produced Wayne Blair’s writing and directing debut ‘Jubulj’ (fair hair aboriginal woman) staring
Jub Clerk (Sweet As). He also produced (and acted in) the 11.4 million dollar feature ﬁlm Drift which
won the Extreme Cinema Award at the Maui Film Festival, won Best of Fest and the Audience Choice
Best Feature Film award at the Rincon International Film Festival in Puerto Rico.
Myles has appeared as an actor in many Australian television series including Australia’s most
successful TV series McLeod’s Daughters for which he received two Most Popular Actor Logie
nominations. He has appeared on Home and Away, Packed to the Rafters, Underbelly, Double Trouble,
East West 101, All Saints, Rescue Special Ops and Mystery Road. His feature ﬁlm credits include
Wolverine and Drift for which he won the Best Actor award in the Western Australia Screen Awards. He
acted in The Turning, The War That Changed Us, Looking For Grace, Jasper Jones, and The Gateway
for which Myles was nominated for the Best Actor at FilmQuest Cthulhu Utah and was awarded The
Best Actor award at the Austin Revolution Film festival Texas. Myles also featured in the Vietnam war
movie Danger Close, WA comedy How To Please a Woman, independent war movie Before Dawn and
Frank and Frank.
Myles was the Director of the Creative Arts Initiative (CAI) leading the ﬁlm making process across ﬁve
schools annually, over ﬁve years teaching university and high school students the rudiments of ﬁlm
making. He has directed thousands of kids and adults in his Acting For Camera workshops many of
whom have gone on to carve out international careers for themselves.
Myles has been a CinefestOz Patron for the last 10 years supporting student ﬁlm making across the
South West and helping CinefestOz grow into a renowned international ﬁlm festival.
Myles has twenty years experience as an actor, writer, director and producer at the coal face of ﬁlm
and television production. His comprehensive understanding of ﬁlm and television production from
both creative and logistical perspectives enables him to shoot complex scripts to challenging
schedules without ever compromising honest acting performances and stories rich in humanity.