Attempting The Impossible: An Australian Actor In Germany

This isn’t a story of success or failure, it’s an ongoing journey.

I relocated to Hamburg, Germany, from my hometown Melbourne six years ago, primarily to be with my son. I accepted that my aspiration to be an actor had come to an abrupt end having only taken a few baby steps through training and playing a role in a short film.

Standing in the rain outside a film festival marquee in Hamburg not long after my arrival, an industry professional turned to me and said, ‘I am sorry. There is no need for an…