Nakama Afterhours: Natasha Eyles – Business Support at Nakama London

Get to know what the team at Nakama Global do after 5pm!

Name: Natasha Eyles

Day Job: Business support at Nakama London

What do you get up to afterhours?

After hours I like to dabble in all sorts of new things! My persuits include archery, power-hooping and acting. I’m sure there will be more to add to the list soon (I can also be found at Stickman Cartel gigs after hours and now consider myself a full blown groupie – “Wooh Greg!!”)

How long have you been doing film/theatre – what was your first role?

I have been doing the odd bit of acting for just over a year now. My first short film was a little murder mystery called ‘The strange case of the theatre murder’ – being a huge fan of ‘Murder, She Wrote’ I was thrilled to be cast as Rosie in his little piece.

What got you into doing film and theatre? 

Sitting at home one cold December, bored and browsing the Internet I came across a website called City Academy. They do all manner of classes from script writing, dancing, singing lessons, burlesque and acting. So, I put myself out of my comfort zone and clicked on the 6-week acting course that was to be held every Saturday at the Saddlers Wells theatre in North London!

What productions have you appeared in? 

So far I have been in two short films with the Reading Film and Video Club (all amateurs). The first one as mentioned earlier and the second film is called ‘The 12.15 to nowhere’ (in production).

How do you get over the stage fright?

While doing my acting lessons we had to act out a couple of scenes, one of which meant I had to stand-up on my own, in front of the rest of the group and recite the lines I had to learn and it took me completely out of my comfort zone. To say I was nervous is the biggest understatement of 2015! But I did it! I had sweaty palms, a dry mouth And a heart rate equal to that of an Olympic 100m sprinter! It made me realise that theatre is not for me and I’m better suited to TV/Film.

Where can we see your films? 

Here is the link for my first film, all done as a hobby and we have a laugh so don’t expect a performance worthy of an Oscar https://youtu.be/zXOPWHs9Gz4

Are you working on anything at the moment?

I’m not currently working on anything at the moment, but I know there will be another phone call when they have a script ready for action! Who knows…one day an Oscar may well be sitting on my sideboard (if not I’m sure you can buy one on eBay).

NAKAMA After Hours: Charlie

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Get to know what our Consultants are up to when they’re not busy recruiting!

Our first spotlight is on our very own artiste and Melbourne Sr Digital Consultant, Charlie Krowitz!

What type of art do you identify with the most? I identify most with painting (especially oil) but I appreciate all art forms and creative expressions, which would also include music, dance and theatre. 

At what age did you start painting? And what was your inspiration to do so? My uncle is a well known artist and jeweller in South Africa, so from a very young age I was exposed to and inspired by his creativity. Art class was my favourite extra curricular activity – I love/d the way it felt applying the medium to canvas. 

Who is your favourite artist and why? It’s hard to narrow it down to just one. I am very fond of Paul Gauguin, William Kentridge, Andy Warhol and Tim Storrier.

Do you get inspiration from any particular artists or pieces? Absolutely! Each artist’s style and interpretation is unique and every art movement so different so its difficult to narrow it down to one artist or piece. I really enjoy looking at paintings that are hundreds of years old and wonder about what life would have been life back then. 

Recently you entered an Art competition?  Yes! I entered my recent painting into the Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, one of Australia’s most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

How did you find creative inspiration for this piece? The name of the piece is Perpetual Creative Impact. I have always admired Ken Cato’s massive contribution to the design world, especially here in Melbourne. He has built a highly successful design studio which has offices located in 11 different countries. His influence is everywhere. He has designed thousands of corporate identities including myki, Commonwealth Bank, Network Seven. For the past 20 years, Ken has organised the annual AdIdeas conference which inspires designers and talent. I have attended numerous times and has been so amazing by the talent that present who are from all corners of the world. 

What does this piece represent? It represent’s Ken endless ideas and never-ending impact on the design world.

How long did it take you to complete? Endless hours! I lost count but I worked on it for approximately 4 months.

Charlie is a Senior Consultant for Digital & Technology roles at Nakama Melbourne. If you’d like to get in touch with Charlie email ckrowitz@nakamamelbourne.com or phone +61 (3) 8610 6784