Star shines after move to Brisbane
MOVING to Brisbane to pursue an acting career was a gutsy decision and one that is paying off for former Urangan State High School student Ebony Nave.
After starring in a series of short films earlier this year, Ebony is set to make her feature film debut in A Hand of Art, which is being produced by Inside Out Studios.
She has been cast as Luka, an artistic free spirit who influences the life of a struggling young painter.
While it is a low budget production, it is an ambitious endeavour which will be shot over three weeks in three different states.
"Luka is one of the leads," Ebony said.
"She is kind of vibrant and energetic and has a lot of fun."
Luka uses her positive nature to try to pull the lead character, Dee, out of his depressive state, Ebony said.
Ebony, who was heavily involved with Hervey Bay's Z-Pac Theatre, sent her profile to Inside Out Studios a month ago and was asked to go in for a reading.
The next day she got a call telling her she had the role of Luka.
Ebony, who works as a receptionist in the city, could barely contain her excitement.
While she misses Hervey Bay, especially the beach, she said she was glad she made the decision to move to Brisbane.
Not only has she made seven short films since arriving, she has also made a pilot for a TV series.
She said she is grateful to her boss, who has allowed her the flexibility to pursue her acting dreams.
"It is tricky at times. But my boss is really great about it."
Ebony will audition for entry into the Queensland University of Technology's Bachelor of Fine Arts and Acting in November.