With Channel Ten pulling Heartbreak High out of the archives for streaming it brings back many fond memories for us here at MCTV. One of the best is how Tasneem Roc started out landing a small part with MCTV and went on to land a major role (Thania Saya) in Heartbreak High.
There’s a great interview on the Heartbreak High website where Tasneem explains:
“I was sent along by my agent (MCTV) for the role of Mariel, a waitress in a scene with Drazic. The director on the episode (Jess Hobbs) asked me if I was being auditioned for any main roles. I was then asked back to audition for the role of Thania and it got down to me and two other girls, and I got the part – yay!”
Of course it didn’t stop there and Tasneem has gone on to perform in a range of other productions such as Head Start, East West 101, Kath and Kimderella and Reef Doctor.
Then there was Katherine Hicks. Katherine only made an appearance in the last nine episodes of the show, but her character, Tess sure made an impact. MCTV got Katherine her first role when she was 16yrs old on Heartbreak High, she has gone on to do Rescue Special Ops, Devils Dust and Winners & Losers
Over the years we had loads of people performing in various capacities on Heartbreak High. We recently received a lovely Facebook comment from Erin Wise who was reminiscing about her time on Heartbreak high (see below).
Here at MCTV we are very proud to have played such an important role for Heartbreak High and all the other productions we work on each week. It’s a great reminder of how getting a small role on a production can lead to much bigger things. We see it here at MCTV all the time.