Artists and collaborators
To make The Amelia Project come together we are working with an amazing team of talented creatives. Scroll down and take a closer look at the people behind the podcast.
Core Team Members and Actors Appearing in Multiple Seasons
Philip is one of the creators of The Amelia Project. He currently lives in Paris and divides his time between writing, directing, dramaturging, translating and practicing magic. He is Joint Artistic Director of Imploding Fictions.
Øystein is one of the creators of The Amelia Project. He is based in Oslo, Norway where he works as a freelance theatre director, playwright and dramaturg. He is Joint Artistic Director of Imploding Fictions.
Fredrik is our sound designer and composer. He trained at the Institute for Musical Sciences at the University of Oslo. He has previously composed music for theatres such as The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Teater Innlandet, Nordland Teater, Centralteatret and the National Theatre of Korea.
Alan Burgon plays The Interviewer. He also occasionally directs episodes of The Amelia Project. Alan is a freelance actor and director with a BA in acting from Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. His film credits include The Leeward Side of the Moon, Thank You For Bombing and Grimm’s Snow White. His theatre credits include leading roles in productions such as Hedda, Twelfth Night, The Glass Menagerie and Romeo & Juliet. His directing credits include productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, Much Ado About Nothing and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is the creative director of Open House Theatre in Vienna.
Julia plays Alvina and is the voice of the intro and outro credits. She also does project management for The Amelia Project. As a bilingual actress, she has worked in English and German theatre since graduating from drama school in Hamburg in 2010. Previous work includes: Carol in David Mamet's “Oleanna” at Theater Lüneburg and Sheila Birling in J.B. Priestly's “An Inspector Calls” at the International Theatre in Vienna. In 2012, Julia co-founded Open House Theatre. She has appeared in many of the company's productions, including roles such as Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet”, Laura Wingfield in “The Glass Menagerie” and Tara in “Hedda”. She also works as the company's Educational Manager.
Julia is the one who welcomes you into every episode of The Amelia Project as the voice on the answering machine. In the audio drama world, Julia is best known as the voice of Dr. Bright in “The Bright Sessions.” She is a Los Angeles-based actor with most of her experience in film, theatre and new media. Career highlights include “Judas Kiss” (feature film), Lewis Black’s “The Root of All Evil” and “ER” (TV), “Masha No Home” (play) at East West Players, and “Star Trek: Odyssey” (web series). She has also written and produced the award-winning projects “JesusCat (or How I Accidentally Joined a Cult)” (feature film), “Sin & Lyle” (short film) and “Twenty-Two” (play).
Anders is the illustrator and graphic designer of The Amelia Project, and the man behind our awesome logo. He is a regular collaborator of Imploding Fictions, and has designed a number of our flyers and posters through the years. He is also the artist behind the comic strip "Et øyeblikk", published in the Norwegian comic book Rutetid.
Ida Oppen is a photographer, and has taken many of the photos that enrich the visual world of The Amelia Project. She started out with a mainly technical photography education, but ended up back where she started; with her main focus on the creative process, the passion, and the freedom that lies within the digital medium. Her archive of photographs is an eclectic heap where paid assignments are only the tip of the iceberg. For the Amelia Project the archive has been opened, dusted, sifted through, and viewed with new eyes. Random, weird and rather meaningless everyday-photos suddenly found their home and purpose, and Ida got a good excuse to go out and point her camera at stuff she otherwise wouldn’t. The photo of Ida was taken by Kine Øynes.
Gianluca plays Joey. He trained at the Italian National Film School – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome, receiving a BA in Acting and Film under the direction of Academy Award Nominated actor Giancarlo Giannini. He currently works as a freelance actor and director alongside his job as associate professor and head of studies at the acting department at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO, Teaterhøgskolen).
Ravdeep plays Salvatore. He trained as an actor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO, Teaterhøgskolen) graduating in 2015. His film and TV credits include Børning 2 (dir.: Hallvard Bræin), Neste sommer (TVNorge), Lillyhammer (NRK), One night stand (dir.: Øyvind Holtmon), Best før (dir.: Line Fougner Christensen), Match (dir.: Liv Karin Dahlstrøm og Martin Lund) and Mortal (dir.: Andre Øvredal). In theatre he has worked with directors such as Bjørn Helge Warud, Line Fougner Christensen and Bjørn Birch.
Benjamin plays Haines. Starting out at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, Benjamin went on to train at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic arts (LAMDA), recently voted as the Number 1 acting school in Europe by the ‘Hollywood Reporter’. After graduating he performed in many films, including Academy Award Winning ´The Duchess`, on the biggest stages across the UK, including the Royal Haymarket and Royal Court, and as a commercial voiceover artist for companies such as Apple, Barclaycard, HTC, Aker Solutions, Mens Wearhouse, Bolia, and the London Olympic Games. Benjamin has also written plays and films that have travelled the globe, beginning on the Royal Court Theatre’s infamous Invited Studio Writers Group (“The most important theatre in Europe” New York Times), to winning him an ‘Award of Excellence’ at the Los Angeles Movie Awards. He is a member of this years BAFTA Crew and BFI Network.
Torgny plays Cole. An Oslo-based Freelance actor, Torgny is no stranger to Imploding Fictions, having been a frequent guest player in their Oslo productions going all the way back to 2007. In addition to doing voice work, which he does quite a bit, Torgny spreads his talent-butter all over the proverbial bun, doing stage work, radio, tv and film. He dreams of world domination for the common good - and that he one day may learn how to drive a car. Both are equally unlikely. He is part of the ensemble at the Oslo improv theatre Det Andre Teatret. Notable film and TV work includes "Aber Bergen" and "12th Man".