Ivy Mak - Actor / Writer / Producer

A graduate of Ensemble Acting Studios and Macquarie University, Sydney, Ivy has worked as an actor for the past fifteen years. After further studies at AFTRS and NSW Writers' Centre, Ivy continued to develop her writing and producing career. She was selected as SPA's Ones-to-Watch Producer in 2015 and worked at Essential Media and Entertainment as Producer's Assistant and Drama Development Coordinator. She is currently a producer on LUCKY LEE, a mystery comedy in development at Easy Tiger and a development producer on several comedy projects from Ampel/A-List Entertainment. She also has several film, TV and web projects in early development.

Acting credits include Simon Stone's feature film THE DAUGHTER (Sydney Film Festival), CARELESS LOVE (dir: John Duigan), THE HOME SONG STORIES (dir: Tony Ayres, AFI & Golden Horse award winner 2008), SLEEPING BEAUTY (dir: Julia Leigh, Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2011), RANDOM 8 (dir: Kathryn Millard, 2011), and HAPPY FEET 2 (dir: George Miller, 2012). Television credits include THE GLOAMING, PULSE, JACK IRISH, THE PRINCIPAL, JANET KING, COPS L.A.C., ALL SAINTS, WHITE COLLAR BLUE, A MODEL DAUGHTER: THE KILLING OF CAROLINE BYRNE and children’s television shows MY PLACE 2 and MAGICAL TALES. Ivy also worked on award-winning webseries HIGH LIFE and ULTIMATE FANJ.

In theatre, Ivy acted in MCREELE and QED for Ensemble Theatre, the national tour of MONKEY…JOURNEY TO THE WEST for Theatre of Image and the "24-hour Play Generator" for Griffin Theatre. She wrote and acted in the AWGIE nominated play THE QUIET BROTHER staged at Downstairs Belvoir. She has also participated in improvised shows at The Roxbury Hotel and El Rocco Bar. Most recently, she worked on Sydney Theatre Company’s Patrick White Award Presentation of new play MIRROR’S EDGE. She has also worked as an actor in developing works presented at Playwriting Australia, Griffin Theatre and Riverside Theatre.