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Curriculum Vitae

Joanna Prendergast

Actor / Improvisor

166cm / 5ft 5in
22 April 1969 (54 this year)
Eye Colour
Hair Colour
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Other Accents
Upper Class British
Vocal Range


Feature Film

2021 Taniwha Gorge (Pilot) Witch Dir. Corran Lindsay, Christchurch, NZ
2017 LimpDick Michelle Dir. Mason Cade Packer, Christchurch, NZ
2016 The Stolen French Washer Woman Stolen Lights Limited, Dir. Niall Johnson, Christchurch, NZ
2016 The Changeover Assistant Surgeon Dir. Miranda Harcourt and Stuart Mackenzie, Christchurch, NZ


2017 Inner Ivy - Adam and Eve Show Barbara (recurring) Whitebait TV, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Dead Famous Helen 03 Production, Dir. Max Hoffman, Christchurch, NZ
2013 Hope and Wire Court Registrar GPP, Dir. Gaylene Preston, Christchurch


2017 The Sourcer's Appendix Multiple Roles No Productions, Dir. David Allen, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Token of Friendship Miroslava Orange Studios, Dir. Nataliya Oryshchuk, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Lifecycle of Refridgerators Linda Orange Studios, Dir. Nataliya Oryshchuk, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Riccarton House Ghost Tours Dorcas No Productions, Christchurch, NZ
2015 - current Untold Stories Improviser Impulse Theatre Company, Dir. Jonathan Briden, Christchurch, NZ
2005-Now Improvised Theatre Performances Improviser The Court Theatre, Dir. Various, Christchurch
1999 Popsters Improviser-Long Form Dir. David Bloustein, Sydney
1994-2004 Improvised Theatre Performances Improviser Impro Australia, Dir. Various, Sydney


2017 Ace Video Lead Whilm Films, Christchurch, NZ

Short Film

2022 The Outsider School Principal Dir. Sukvivar Parmar, Christchurch, NZ
2017 And They Were All Yellow Mother University of Canterbury, Dir. Corey Middleditch, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Awkward Interview Lawyer Whilmfilms/Strang Entertainment, Dir. Rowan Strang, Christchurch, NZ
2016 12 Hours Aunt Dir. Mark Chan, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Horror Kitten Mother Canterbury University, Dir. Daniel Sheridan, Christchurch, NZ
2016 Every Romance Trailer Ever Mother Strang Entertainment, Dir. Rowan Strang, Christchurch, NZ
2015 The Ask Lead Broadcasting School, Christchurch, NZ
2015 The Prisoner Lead Broadcasting School, Christchurch, NZ
2015 Doodlebug German Rocket Scientist Canterbury University, Dir. Hayley Sheppard, Christchurch, NZ
2015 Detention Headmistress Upshot, Dir. Debbie Klausen, Christchurch, NZ
2014 Twitching Lead University of Canterbury , Christchurch, NZ
2014 The Cake Lead Broadcasting School, Christchurch, NZ
2014 St Lyricals Lead Upshot, Christchurch, NZ

Web Series

2017 Circle Mother Whilm Films, Dir. Jonathan Briden, Christchurch, NZ
2015 I Can't I Have Rehearsal - Web Series Pilot Dancer/Actor/Singer Strang Entertainment, Christchurch, NZ


2015 - current Medical Simulations Role Play Actor Totara Productions, Christchurch, NZ
2014 - current Medical Simulations Role Play Actor Outstanding Performance, Christchurch, NZ

Stand Up Comedy

2023 Solo Comedy Show - Cancer and Cartwheels Christchurch, NZ
2020 - 2022 Solo Comedy Show - The Cool Mum Christchurch, NZ

Training & Education

2017 Tuneup Masterclass Cameron Rhodes
2017 Screen Acting Workshop Peter Feeney
2017 Comedy Danny Mulheron
2017 Standup Comedy Workshop Meegwai
2017 Improv for Actors Bobbi Block
2017 Improvisation Dave Razowsky
2016 - 2017 Workshops and Productions NZ Improv Festival
2016 Voice on Screen Cameron Rhodes
2016 Masterclass Stu Turner, Catch Casting, Auckland, NZ
2016 Actor in Process Sara Wiseman
2016 Improvisation for Actors Dave Razowsky and Bobbi Block
2015 Art of Acting Jennifer Ward
2015 Screen Acting Masterclass Miranda Harcourt
2015 Masterclass Sima Urale
2014 Screen Acting Miranda Harcourt
2014 Audition Technique Barefoot Casting Company
2014 Voice and Performing Jane Oakshott
2013 Acting for Film Tuition Totara Productions-Ron Rodgers
2005-Now Improvisation Workshops The Court Theatre-Keith Johnstone and Court Jesters
1994-2004 Improvisation Workshops Impro Australia-Lyn Pierse and Others
1993 Acting for Film Course Wellington Polytech-Peter Jackson and Others


2020 Best Solo Show Nelson Fringe
2020 Audience Favourite Show Nelson Fringe
2020 Breakthrough Comedian Nominee NZ Comedy Guild


Competitive Horse Riding, Skiing, Swimming, Dance, Yoga, Certified Scuba Diver
Medical Doctor
Some French and Spanish