About Thundering Productions

Thundering Productions is a fresh, new theatre & film production company based in the Gold Coast, Australia! Headed by an experienced team of creatives, we’re passionate about telling great stories, producing quality entertainment, and providing useful services. 

Thundering Productions was founded by Jack Lovett and Mikayla Maree Melo in October, 2021. Our vision is for Thundering Productions to be an avenue for creatives to collaborate and share fun, unique, original stories. Community is important to us, so we make an effort to hold open auditions for our theatre and film productions. 

Another goal of ours is to provide services that are accessible and affordable for actors and creatives who are studying or are in the early stages of their acting / theatre / film careers. Having both graduated from film school in the past several years, we understand the emotional and financial pressure involved in studying and finding the path to a career in the arts industry. 

About What We Do

We’re excited to be able to present our live theatre productions in the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. Our previous productions include the newsroom comedy “LIVE IN FIVE” by Beth Greetham, and wedding farce “WHAT THE RABBI SAW” by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore. Both productions showed at the Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre in the Gold Coast. Keep an eye out for announcements about our upcoming shows!

We also produce our own original short films! Take a look at our “Films” page – we love to release our work online for public viewing. 

Our experienced team is equipped to provide a growing range of services at competitive rates to actors and other creatives and professionals. These services currently include headshots, showreel scenes, and video editing. 

About Our Founders

Jack Lovett

(Owner / Director)

Jack is one of the co-directors and co-founders of Thundering Productions. He is a trained filmmaker, with several years’ experience producing, directing and writing for screen and stage. He has worked in the post-production department for shows by major companies including Stan, Warner Bros., and most recently for an upcoming Disney+ show. He is also an experienced actor, having performed in a plethora of theatre and film projects over the years, from slapstick comedies to gripping dramas. He has big plans for Thundering Productions and the stories we’re going to tell! 

Mikayla Maree Melo

(Owner / Director)

Mikayla is one of the co-directors and co-founders of Thundering Productions. She began acting at the age of four. Growing up, she always knew that the performing arts industry was going to be her future. She has worked in theatre and screen as an actress, and has worked behind the scenes as a writer, director and make-up artist. Mikayla has extensive training in the Meisner Technique, having trained under one of Sanford Meisner’s students.