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Socratis Otto – Homespun (Virtual)
Director | Homespun
Socratis Otto is a multi-hyphenate creative, having worked globally across the industry for over twenty years. Highly regarded as one of our most diverse actors, roles range from his ground-breaking turn as transwoman Maxine Conway in Wentworth, Charles Darwin in the ABC mini-series Darwin’s Brave New World, quirky cop Robert Robertson in Home and Away and the martial arts fighting demon Zuriel in I, Frankenstein. He directed Sydney fringe festival hit and virtual adaptation of mental health-themed THE HOPE SONG, and the online series HOMESPUN which celebrates modern life in the bush, set for early 2021 release. Socs was awarded the 2020 Broadway Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance as Silva Vaccaro in the Australian Premiere of Tennessee Williams’ BABY DOLL. As a voice artist, Socs has a rich natural tone that provides a calm confident trustworthiness. He’s your best mate, your fun uncle, tech expert, wine connoisseur and ever-present spirit guide. His versatile chops allow for an easy switch to strong retail, promo and animation scripts. Infectiously charming, he brings out the best in people and always ensures a harmonious and inspiring working environment.