Ana Scotney

Ana Scotney

European, Jewish, Māori
Age Range
25 - 33
170cm / 5ft 7in
89cm / 35in
76cm / 30in
106cm / 42in

MGMT Entertainment - US Manager

Iwi: Ngāti Tūhoe
Te Reo Level: Fluent

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Ana plays Petunia in Alice Englert's debut feature, Bad Behaviour, set to premier as a part of the global cinema competition, at Sundance in 2023.  She was also selected as one of ten emerging directors to participate in Dame Jane Campion's ground breaking Pop-up film school,A Wave In The Ocean, created by Jane, Philippa Campbell & Netflix, to further develop her voice as a film maker, and writer director.

In 2022 Ana played the lead role of Millie in the New Zealand made feature film Millie Lies Lowdirected by SXSW award-winning director Michelle Savill.  Ana was also part of the lead cast in the Netflix original comedy series God’s Favourite Idiot playing Wendy, alongside husband-and-wife team Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.  Other screen credits include 2021 intergenerational Māori feature Film Cousins playing Young Mata and Sepa in the 2018 comedy hit feature film The Breaker Upperers.

Ana was a recipient of one of six prestigious Springboard awards, from Te Tumu Toi: The New Zealand Arts Foundation, where she has been mentored by acclaimed film maker, Dame Gaylene Preston, to develop her voice as a film maker. 

 Ana is Māori, Pākehā, Jewish. she is represented by Gail Cowan Management & MGMT Entertainment in the US.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Bad Behaviour Petunia Badly Behaved Babes, & Protagonist Pictures, dir: Alice Englert Feature Film
2022 Millie Lies Low Millie Sandy Lane Productions, dir. Michelle Savill Feature Film
2021 Cousins Mata Miss Conception Films 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 Company / Director Type
2022 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 Company / Director
2019 The Educators Maria South Pacific Pictures, dir. Jesse Griffin
2018 The Watercooler Various Breakdown Productions


Year Production Role Company / Director
2024 Scattergun Solo Performer Silo Theatre, Sophie Roberts
2022 Scattergun Solo Performer dir. Eleanor Bishop and Stella Reid
2019 Waiporoporo Solo Performer Kotiro Publishing Grant, Meanwhile Gallery, dir. self
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
2017 D.O.Cing BJ NZ Intl Comedy Fest. dir Tom Sainsbury & Chris Parker
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 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 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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