Jess Quilter

Jess Quilter

Age Range
21 - 30
NZ European
170cm / 5ft 7in
87cm / 34in
70cm / 28in
85cm / 33in
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Jess graduated from Toi Whakaari NZ drama school in 2017 with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. Since 2018, she has been the host of weekly educational children's show, Fanimals, where she has grasped copious core industry skills as a presenter. Quilter's talents include auto-cue reading, voice acting, script writing, content researching and working with both native and exotic animals on camera. Her work on Fanimals has helped Jess become an adept interviewer and manage on the spot situations such as taking live callers and improvising on camera when necessary. Season 2 of Fanimals is currently in productions and once finished Jess would have been in 400 episodes of the show with over 200 hours of televised content. 


Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2018-2019 Fanimals Lead Presenter Whitebait Media Other


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2017 Black Confetti Flo Dir. Leo-Gene Peters
2016 The Tempest Miranda and Caliban Dir. Robyn Payne
2016 Caucus, Caucus, Harvest, Dawn Waiter Dir. Christian Penny, Aaron Cortesi, Jonathan Price
2015 August Osage County Jean Dir. Heather Tims, Jonty Henrdy
2015 1st Year Solo Dir. Aaron Cortesi, Holly Chappel, Tom Eason and Paddy Carroll
2015 Open for Bussiness Dir. Tom Eason, Holly Chappel
2014 The Pohutukawa Tree Hilda Kerikeri High School
2012 Bats Kerikeri High School
2011 Jazz Showcase Kerikeri Jazz Company

Short Film

Year Production Role Production Company / Director Type
2017 l'Autre Lead Dir. Margo Deon Short Film
2017 An Arm and a Leg Hope Dir. Jonathan King Short Film
2017 Saturn Sheets Libby Dir. Jonathan King Short Film
2016 Magnolia Claudia Dir. Vaughan Slinn, Heather Tims Short Film
2016 Lord Have Mercy Masiy NZ Film School Short Film
2015 Tip Top Factory Adelaide Dir. Finn O'Connor Short Film


Year Production Role Production Company / Director
2017 Fonterra Barista Colenso BBDO


Year Description Institution / Presenter
2018 - 2019 Maori Language Presenting One on One Ariana Stevens
2014-2017 Bachelor of Performing Arts: Majoring in Acting Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School
2017 PEM Acting Methodology Sarah Victoria
2016 Bouffon Clown Training Lutz Hamm
2016 Workshop John Gibson
2016 Musical Theatre Training Mark Dorrel and Jon Hunter
2016 Chekov Technique Workshop Elena Stejko
2015 - 2016 General Voice Training Jon Hunter
2015 Acting Workshop Miranda Harcourt
2015 Acting for Humans Workshop Britta Mc.Veigh
2011 - 2014 Dance DXT Dance
2010 Jazz Kerikeri Jazz Company


Intermediate: Te Reo Māori


Advanced: Australian | New Zealand | UK - English

Intermediate: American - General


Advanced: Netball | Scuba Diving | Snorkeling | Snow Skiing | Swimming

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Advanced: Animal Handler

Intermediate: Horse Riding | Stage Combat

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Advanced: Driving (general)

Intermediate: Dune Buggy | Farm Equipment | Stick Shift

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Intermediate: General


Advanced: General Movement | Hip Hop

Intermediate: Ballroom | Jazz | Modern | Swing