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Heath Bergersen

Heath was born on 18 March 1976 in Derby, Western Australia.  Heath is adaptable and talented which makes him an ideal actor for a wide variety of roles in television, theatre and movies.

Heath performs and conducts workshops in schools and for other organisations and is much sort after for his friendly and giving nature.  He is an excellent didgeridoo player and often participates in commercials and documentaries.

Music

 

 

Mauritius Travel Awards

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Launch of OCHRE Dance Co

 

 

 

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Sculpture by the Sea

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Jam Perth

 

 

 

 

Plays lead role of Jay in the movie ReFraction

Great location for shooting ReFraction

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Wild Boys - Channel 7
Photo: James Pozar

 

 

 

Caught in the Middle - KAGE

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Team of Life - KAGE

Inside Out - Yirra Yaakin

 

  • June 2015 - performed at Border Crossings' 'Origins First Nations Fesitval in London.
  • June 2015 - performed with Ochre Dance Company at the Celebrate WA Festival in Perth.
  • March 2015 - performed in Mauritius participating in the Australian Festival
  • July 2014 - performed in foyer of 140 William Street for NAIDOC week.
  • Feb 2014 - performed at PIAF Free Concer
  • Dec 2013 - performed in Mauritius at the Air Mauritius Travel Trade Awards
  • Nov 2013 - performed with Billie Court at ECU Music Under the Stars Concert.
  • Oct 2013- performed at the Curtin University Student Guild Cultural Day.
  • Oct 2013 - performed with Derek Nannup (Duelling Didges) for the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation meeting at Gershwins (Hyatt Regency, Perth.
  • May 2013 - musician with the Tom O'Halloran Trio at the inaugural Perth International Jazz Festival.
  • February 2013 - musician with Billie Court at the Herbicide Conference Night in Fremantle.
  • December 2012 - musician with Billie Court at the Variety Club Awards
  • October 2012 - musician/performer for OCHRE Dance Company - Australia/China Business Council conference.
  • October 2012 - musician/performer for OCHRE Dance Company production of 'Diaphanous'
  • August 2012 - musician/performer for Curtin University Multicultural Week - "Pasar Malam".
  • May 2012 - musician/performer for WAADC at the launch of the OCHRE Dance Company.
  • October 2011 - performed with Derek Nannup – "Duelling Didges"  - at the Kings Square Sound Event in Fremantle.
  • September 2011 - musician/performer for WAADC at the West Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Conference (WAITOC) gala evening at Burswood Ballroom on 22 September 2011
  • August 2011 - performed as musician for WAADC for the opening of 'Local Government Week' Perth Convention Centre on 4 August 2011 for WALGA.
  • March 2011 - performed as musician for WAADC on opening night of 'Sculpture by the Sea' at Cottesloe Beach on 4 March 2011.
  • March 2010 - performed with the Graham Wood Trio and guest artist Martin Piecuch from New York at the Ellington Jazz Club, Fremantle WA.
  • March 2010 - performed with the Barry Bruce Quartet and guest artist Martin Piecuch from New York - 'Didgeridoo Meets Jazz'
  • April 2009 - Performed with Trevor Jamieson and Andrew Thomas at the second LGMA Functional Communities Conference held at UWA in Perth, Western Australia.
  • December 2007 - Performed with Derek Nannup – "Duelling Didges"  - at the LGMA Functional Communities Conference held at UWA in Perth, Western Australia.
  • September 2007 – Performed at the 'World-Melody Folk Art Festival' in Mongolia.  Heath played didgeridoo and performed the Kangaroo and Emu Dance. Heath was the first Indigenous Australian to perform in Mongolia and was a hit with the audiences.
  • July 2007 – performed at the opening reception for the 30th International Conference on Solution Chemistry at the Fremantle Town Hall, Perth Western Australia.
  • July 2007 – CD production of "Friends for Life" with Heath on didgeridoo and Andrew Thomas (Navajo Indian) on flutes.  This CD came as a direct result of Heath's visit and performances at the IIBEC conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June 2006.
  • June 2007 – CD production of "Travelling Friends" with Heath on didgeridoo and 'friends' Trevor Jamieson, guitar and Derek Nannup, didgeridoo.
  • June 2006 - Heath performed at the International Indigenous Business & Entrepreneurship Conference (IIBEC), Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also 'jammed' with well known Navajo Indian flute player Andrew Thomas at Julian Spalding's Arts Alliance Gallery.
  • 2004 - Heath performed in Germany at the Frankfurt Hotel
  • Prior years – Heath has played the didgeridoo for the "Yabbu Band" and the "Alice Haines Band".  Heath is a fine musician and slips easily into the band's style whenever a didgeridoo is asked for.  At the age of 18 Heath had the opportunity to play with the renowned jazz band "Galapagos Duck" and they were high in their praise for his musicality.

Film, Television & Documentaries

  • 2016 - "ReFraction" - short movie directed by Mirko Grillini launched in 2017.
  • 2015 - "Traditional Mob" episode of Black Comedy
  • 2014 - "Secret River" - ABC Production aired in 2015
  • 2012 - "In the Air" short film by Ramu Productions, Broome
  • 2012 - Performer for Video Clip for Toodyay Museum.
  • 2012 - "History of the World" BBC Film Afrika - played the part of Bennelong
  • 2011 - "Mabo" Tradewind Films played Davey, friend of Mabo.
  • 2011 - "Wild Boys" Channel 7 Series Episode 2, Sunday 11 September
  • 2011 - "Australia on Trial - Myall Creek" played Davey for ABC production.
  • 2009 - "Dirt Game" Television Mini Series - plays Grant, produced by the ABC.
  • 2009 - "Stone Bros" Feature Film plays Pauly.
  • 2008 - "The Circuit" Television Series 2 - plays Paul, produced by Media World Pictures Pty Ltd.
  • 2008 - "Jacob" Short Film directed by Dena Curtis, produced by Blackfella Films.
  • 2008 - "My Past My Present" - plays Sprock, Feature Film produced by Melanie Rodriga.
  • 2008 - "The Death of the Megabeasts" - Television Documentary produced by Prospero Productions.
  • 2008 - "The New Black Director's Workshop" - FTC Sydney.
  • 2008 - "Dogs Run Loose Around Here" - short film produced by Tenille Kennedy.
  • 2007 - "To Hell and Back" - feature film produced by Medial World Pictures
  • 2007 - "Wrong Way" – Deadly Yarns Series 3, directed by Mandy Corunna and produced by Irma Woods.
  • 2006 - "Into the Future" – short promotional film produced by Excalibur Productions.
  • 2005 - "Streetsmartz" – played Luke, directed by Annie Parnell and produced by Great Western Entertainment.
  • 2005 - "Main Actors" – Deadly Yarns Series 2, directed by Mandy Corunna and produced by Irma Woods.
  • 2005 - "Weewar" – Deadly Yarns Series 2, produced by Naomi Ashcroft.
  • 2003 - "Babies Break if you Shake Them"  - video produced by the Health Department.
  • 2002 - "Japanese Story" – played Garage Attendant - Gecko Films Pty Ltd.
  • 2001 - "Rabbit Proof Fence" – played 'Wiluna Liar' - Jabal Films.
  • 2001 - "Southern Cross" - Taylor Productions plays Jim.
  • 1997 - to 1999 "Breakers" - Screentime Productions plays Rubin.
  • 1997 - "Ocean Girl 4" - Jonathon M Shiff Development plays Jakamarra .
  • 1996 - "Sweat" - Barron Films Ltd plays Stewie Perkins.
  • 1996 - "Ship to Shore 3" - Barron Films Ltd plays Aaron.

Theatre

  • 2016 - "Caught in the Middle" workshop in Norway with Sami Singers - KAGE
  • 2015 - "Team of Life" performances Country Victoria Tour - KAGE
  • 2014 - "Team of Life" performances at Melbourne Fesitval - KAGE
  • 2013 - "Team of Life" presentation at Canberra  Festival June
  • 2013 - "Playwriting Australia Festival" - Perth February
  • 2012 - "Team of Life" workshop, Melbourne December, Kage Theatre.
  • 2009 - "Talk it Up" - Yirra Yaakin Theatre plays Rusty.
  • 2009 - "Muttacar Sorry Business" - Yirra Yaakin Theatre plays Lanky.
  • 2005 - "Crabbing at High Tide - Barking Gecko Theatre plays Dad (Kel).
  • 2005 - "Uncle Vanya" – Black Swan Theatre Company.
  • 2004 - "Yandy" - played Ernie Mitchell - Black Swan Theatre Company.
  • 2004 - "Bullies House"  – played lead role of Bullie - Border Crossings London.
  • 2003 - "King Hit" - Heath took part in the Yirra Yaakin Theatre presentation of King Hit at the WA Indigenous Arts Showcase (part of the Festival of Perth 2003).
  • 2002 - "King Hit" - Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre plays Geoff Narkle.
  • 2002 - "Inside Out" - Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre plays Charlie.
  • 1997 - "Runumuk" - Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre plays Steven.
  • 1995 - "Changing Time" - Salamanco Theatre Co.
  • 1995 - "No Prejudice" – Kimberly Aboriginal Medical Service.
  • 1994 - "Wicked" - Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre.
  • 1994 - "Price of Love" - Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre.
  • 1993 - "Bran Nue Dae" – shared role of Willie – written by Jimmy Chi, produced by Black Swan Theatre Co.
  • 1993 - Aboriginal Musical Theatre Training Course under the guidance of Michael Lesley.  The three month course taught acting, singing and dancing.

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