Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

The New 'It' Girl on Screen

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

The New 'It' Girl on Screen

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Byline: Javier Encalada

YASMIN Honeychurch grew up in Launceston Tasmania until the age of 8, when she moved to Lennox Head with her family.

She then started acting training with Byron Bay Film & Television School with director Mark Piper (Home & Away), and was recently cast in the upcoming Kriv Stenders film Australia Day.

Last January, Yasmin featured in two films selected for Byron All Shorts, the local leg of Flickerfest 2017.

One of those films was In a Cane Field, which picked up Best Cinematography at Flickerfest 2017 at a national level and Jury award for Best Short Film at the Byron All Shorts.

On TV, she had a credited role in Mako Mermaids 2.

Her modelling career is growing parallel to her acting roles, with a feature published last week in Ascension magazine, a publication specifically for people of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Yasmin's background is a mix of Aboriginal, Fijian, French Polynesian and Chinese, as well as English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh.

How was the experience of filming a short with such a grim synopsis such as In a Canefield? How did you deal with the subject?

I think trying to find the light in each darker role and to have fun off screen can impact actors in a positive medium to help them deal with some of the more grim subjects seen in film.

Emotionally, it all wouldn't be possible to cope (with) without the amazing crew on set, who were so light-hearted and supportive.

You have been also very busy with modelling ... what were you up to in that regard in 2016?

I was very lucky to be featured in some amazing photoshoots.

I did a tropical themed blog shoot with Eye of Horus, and felt absolutely spoilt.

Harriet Jane Designs was another in 2016 and I was lucky enough to shoot with my favourite photographer Donatella Parisini. …

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