Who is Hitting Heads?

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It was the autumn of ‘07…

Tamalynne and Xiomara met at Danube International School, Vienna, and immediately bonded over a love for theatrics, film, and dark humour. They took part in every possible high school production, and always vowed to continue their creative endeavors after graduation.

In 2012, Meyer moved to London and Grant stayed in Vienna, but they kept in touch and, subsequently, decided it was time to create something bigger than just spoof videos and spontaneous midnight karaoke sessions.

So in April 2018, they created Hitting Heads Productions with the aim to elevate not only their own creative projects, but also (in the near future) to help fund and support creationists all around the world.


 
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Tamalynne Grant

Tamalynne Grant is an actress/director and co-founder of “Hitting Heads Productions”.

She was born, raised and currently based in Vienna, Austria with Scottish/Uzbek roots.

In October of 2017, Tamalynne Grant graduated from a conservatoire in Vienna, Austria, achieving her diploma in dancing, singing and acting.

Since then she has starred as the “Punk Girl” in an Austrian play called “Bravo Girl! Weil ich ein Mädchen bin” written and directed by Nico Wind performed at Theater Drachengasse Vienna, Austria. She also took part in Jason Cloud’s English play “The Fall of Alice” (an adaption of “Alice in Wonderland”) where she played the supporting role “The Cheshire Cat” at Theater Spektakel Vienna, Austria. Not only does she work in theatre, she has also extended her work to film and chooses to be an all-round performer.

Currently she’s working on her own play "The Struggling Life of an Artist".

Xiomara Meyer

Xiomara Meyer

Xiomara Meyer is a Mexican-born German actress, writer, and producer.

In 2016, she graduated from Kingston University London with a bachelors degree in Drama with Creative Writing, and subsequently joined The Impi Theatre Company as executive producer for the premiere of their show The South Afreakins. They went on to have a sell out season at the EdFringe’16, as well as revered performances at London VAULT Festival and overseas in New Zealand.

A self-proclaimed horror nerd, her short horror story “The Canvas” was published in her university’s literary magazine in 2016. She has written for theatre and screen, but her most recent literary project is a horror fantasy novel in the final stages of editing (she is also seeking literary representation, just to put it out there).

Currently she works as executive producer for The Impi Theatre Company, trains at the London Meisner Company and is also working on her own play "The Struggling Life of an Artist".

 

Edinburgh Fringe 2019

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Sylvie Taniguchi -
Technical Manager

Sylvie Taniguchi is a lighting, sound designer/operator and actress currently studying Drama with Film at Kingston University, London.
She was born, educated, and is presently based in South West London, with English and Japanese ancestries.
She has worked as lighting and tech manager for No Small Parts Theatre Production’s rendition of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Season’s Greetings”, as well as lending her technical knowledge to help run monthly cabarets hosted by Nonsense Theatre.
Sylvie was proud to be a part of the creative team for the first Hysterical Showcase, created by India Hammond, Izzy Danilczuk and Rhondda Rhiannon, performed at Stockwell Playhouse.

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Stefanie Matei -
Social Media Manager

Stefanie Matei is a Romanian-Born film student living in France, striving to be a director/screenwriter.

She was Head of Creative Writing for two years at her college newspaper at the European School of Strasbourg, and as a self-proclaimed lover of taboo subjects, her genre of choice was murder mysteries. 

She moved to the UK in 2016 and recently graduated with a degree in Film, Television and Digital Production from Royal Holloway University of London, where she directed and wrote numerous films and held the position of Head of Post-Production at the student TV station, Rhubarbtv. A self-taught special makeup effects artist, she also enjoys working on costumes and set dress.

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Charli Weston -
Production Assistant

Charli Weston is an actor, director and producer currently studying Drama with Film at Kingston University, London. Born and raised in Kent, she moved to London in 2016 to pursue further education in drama and the creative arts, and has since completed a Foundation Diploma at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in Wandsworth.

Her most recent works include credits as producer and director for No Small Parts Theatre's production of “Season's Greetings” by Alan Ayckbourn, as well as acting as part of the chorus for the Rose Theatre's production of “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Simon Dormandy.