Ana Scotney

Ana Scotney

Age Range
22 - 30
European, Maori
170cm / 5ft 7in
89cm / 35in
76cm / 30in
106cm / 42in
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Ana captured the world’s hearts in 2018 for her role as Sepa, in the hit feature film The Breaker Upperers by Jackie Van Beek & Madeleine Sami. The same year she played she-wolf, Sheena, in Wellington Paranormal the spin-off of What We Do in the Shadows from directors Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.

Ana graduated from Toi Whakaari, New Zealand’s foremost drama school in 2016 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting. During her time at Toi, Scotney constructed and performed in two solo shows: Death of Nomad and Mighty Boy both toured nationally, in diverse contexts such as prisons and Marae.

Ana is of Māori (Tūhoe), German, Jewish and Irish decent and is a proficient speaker of Te Reo. She is confident in public speaking, guitar, piano, hip-hop and jazz dancing.

In 2017, Ana played multiple roles in The Auckland Theatre Company’s Peer Gynt [recycled]. Her recent theatre work includes Anne Washburn's Mr.Burns, a Post-Electric Play in its New Zealand debut with Silo Theatre Company (2018), The Contours of Heaven (2018), which she co-created and won “Best Theatre, “Best Performance (Theatre)”, “Basement Theatre Migration Award” and “Auckland Arts Festival Fringe Award” at Auckland Fringe, 2018. 

Ana is also a film maker herself, her first short film, Dance of Lonely Birds, created during her final year at Toi Whakaari, was shown at WINDA Indigenous Film Festival in Sydney, The Bali Indigenous Film Fesitval, and at Māoriland film festival.


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2021 Cousins Mata Mis Conceptions Feature Film
2018 The Breaker Upperers Sepa Miss Piki Ltd /Jackie Van Beek, Madeleine Sami Feature Film
2015 Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses Georgina Moses KHF Media - David Stubbs Feature Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2021 God's Favourite Idiot Wendy Netflix Drama
2019 Shortland Street Angel Schmidt South Pacific Pictures Drama
2018 Wellington Paranormal Sheena the Shewolf New Zealand Documentary Board, dir. Jemaine Clement, Jackie Van Beek, Taika Waititi Comedy
2018 Golden Boy - Pilot Leah Mediaworks Comedy
2018 Mangere Vice - Pilot Beatrice Adrenalin Group Comedy

Web Series

Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2019 The Educators Maria South Pacific Pictures, dir. Jesse Griffin
2018 The Watercooler Various Breakdown Productions


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2018 Mr Burns Various Q Theatre, dir. Oliver Driver
2018 The Contours of Heaven Lead The Basement Theatre, Ana Chaya Scotney, Puti Lancaster & Owen McCarthy
2017 Peer Gynt Various Auckland Theatre Company, dir. Colin McColl
2016 Dying For It Margarita Toi Whakaari, dir. John Bolton
2015 Courage (An adaptation of Mother Courage and Her Children) Anastasia Agapova (Lead) Toi Whakaari, dir. Annie Ruth
2015 Run For Your Life Sally Smith Toi Whakaari, dir. Uta Plate
2015 Mighty Boy Mighty boy Dir. Jake Eriksen
2014 Death of Nomad Writer, Deviser, Solo Performer Dir. Jo Randerson
2013 Wheeler's Luck Queenie Long Cloud Youth Theatre, dir. Aaron Cortesi
2013 Tom Keeper Passes Textiles Girl Long Cloud Youth Theatre, dir. Aaron Cortesi
2013 Yo! Future Hoodie Long Cloud Youth Theatre, dir. Jo Randerson

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2016 Dance of Lonely Birds Director/Writer Ana Scotney/Gabriella Gilbert (co production.) Short Film
2015 BURBS: Owhiro Bay Ana the Mermaid Laura Robinson Short Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2018 Tanas Adventures - Animated TV Pilot Tana/Tua/Pekapeka/Launa Taiwan NZ Screen Ltd


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2013 2016 Bachelor of Performing Arts in Acting Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
2014 Screen Workshop Miranda Harcourt
2014 Screen Workshop Brita McVeigh
2011 2014 Acting Long Cloud Youth Theatre Company
2006 Jazz Ballet, American Jazz, Hip Hop Jean Goodman Dance Studios


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