Former Goulburn youth Sebastien Thornton-Walker has his eyes set on the big time.
Since leaving Goulburn in 2012, Sebastien has been a student of the selective Hunter School of Performing Arts at Newcastle.
He has continuously been in productions since he started out acting with the Lieder Theatre in Goulburn. He performed in the Wyong Theatre Company’s recent production of Oliver and he will be playing the lead role in Peter Pan a Musical Adventure in January with the Gosford Musical Society at The Laycock Theatre.
”Whenever I finish a show, I like to be involved in another one,” Sebastien said.
Recently, the 15-year-old successfully auditioned in Sydney for the Premiere entertainment company that is based in Orlando, Florida, USA. He is heading there this month to perform several showcases in drama, singing, dancing and modelling in front of industry professionals such as agents, managers, and casting agents.
This could be his big break into the entertainment industry as he will also be completing workshops with Disney and Nickelodeon stars and attending a Red Carpet Gala with the Disney and Nickelodeon stars.
“It is a great opportunity,” Sebastien said.
“I auditioned singing the Wham song – Wake Me Up before You Go Go and they liked it so much they started calling me George Michael. There were 1100 kids trying out but I got through this audition to the second stage and then I passed that too – so I am off for a week in America!”
“While I am there, I will have five celebrity intensive sessions with Disney Chanel stars. I will also be performing monologues (comedic and dramatic), as well as acting in various sitcom scenes, commercials and also doing some modelling.”
He will also be linked up with a mentor, in his case the actor Drew West, who he will have Skype sessions with next year.
“This is what I want to do. I don’t have a back-up plan,” he said.
But his mum Karen assures me that he does – that he will complete his HSC.
“If I don’t get a role overseas, after my HSC, I will be applying to get into NIDA and WAAPA and I would love to get into either,” he said.