“It's hard to put into words just how deeply honored I am to be receiving the Heath Ledger Scholarship, not just for the invaluable support it offers in my career, but also for what it means to me personally,” said Fern.
“Growing up in a small country town, Heath's journey from Perth to Hollywood acts as an inspiration for me, always fueling my passion and reminding me to dream big. I am so grateful to the Ledger family and Australians in Film for affording me this incredible opportunity.”
“Congratulations to Charlotte and Axle as Runners Up in a super amazing field of applicants. We were so excited by the sheer numbers across such a broad range of talent, in every sense,” said patron of the scholarship, Kim Ledger. “To the final winner, Cody Fern, we have no doubt you will gently lift the mantle from James and project forward your fabulous talent in Heath's good name, and go on to carve a place in film history."
Screenwise was established fourteen years ago to provide specialist, career-focused training in acting for film & television by employing the crème de la crème of industry professionals - award-winning actors, directors & casting consultants who are articulate and inspirational teachers.
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