Young actor earns award nomination

SINCE her time playing a young Rebel Wilson in the movie, ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ in 2016, talented Menai High School student Alex Kis, 12, has been busy with other projects and has now been nominated for Best Young Actor in movie ‘Disco Dykes’ as part of the St Kilda Film Festival.

Screening on SBS, ‘Disco Dykes’, directed by Sara West, is an eight-episode series on Nickelodeon for Lego friends.  

Promoting diversity in all of its forms, ‘Disco Dykes’ tells the story of Gert, an outcast at school, who loathes her little sister (Alex) who bursts with confidence on a bad day. 

To make things worse, Gert’s mum Sal has decided, since leaving her husband, that she’d like to have a girlfriend and become a dyke. Then it’s time for the ultimate test; can they all survive the dreaded family road-trip? 

Alex has presented for The Morning Show and interviewed Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki for the Australian release of ‘Peter Rabbit’, after featuring in the Northern Pictures and Screen Australia TV series called ‘Hardball’.

She has also just recently wrapped a 12-episode kids TV show called ‘News of the Wild’ which is set to be aired in July 2019.

Alex said: “Keeping busy auditioning and being on set helps me learn how to manage my time as time management is not something I’m very good at.

“I like doing a variety of roles not just screen acting.  I do love stage and theatre as well as television presenting. It’s just so different and fun.”

Alex is heading to the US later in the year after being offered a role on another project.