Melody Rom is an engaging, bright and enthusiastic 16 year old Perth based actor who brings maturity beyond her years to her career and life. She made her feature film debut in Paper Planes and made Director Bruce Beresford’s short list for feature film Ladies in Black. Melody is currently filming the lead of ‘Evie’ in the Australian short film ‘Evie’. She has recently caught the eyes of USA Casting Directors and regularly self-tapes for US roles.
Over the past 9 years, Melody has had several lead roles in a number of short films, Web Series and TV Commercials but lists playing a challenging feature role in the award winning short film Absolution and more recently a love interest in Barcode as some of the highlights. Her first television casting was to take on the role of Raelene May Eaton who was abducted along with her cousin more than 40 years ago.
Having worked as an actor/model from the age of seven and growing up in a musical family, Melody is comfortable and confident in front of the camera, on set or stage and takes direction in her stride. Her multicultural heritage and diverse upbringing allows Melody to play a broad spectrum of roles and appeal to a wide range of audiences. Praised for her uncanny ability to learn and retain scripts with ease Melody is often asked to help mentor younger actors.
A competition International Elite Cheer & Dance athlete, Melody along with her team has won numerous awards including Aussie Gold Senior Jazz Duo National Dance Champions and WA State Champions in Jazz, Lyrical and Pom.
Melody attends John Curtin College of the Arts (Perth) Gifted and Talented Drama Program and their invitation only Academic Excellence Program. As a testament to her character and despite her hectic schedule, Melody continues to excel academically. She is an adventure seeker and enjoys the great outdoors just as much as she loves make-up artistry!
Melody holds Australian and Canadian passports and is currently working on her Tagalog accent with the help of her Filipino father to be ready for opportunities whether in Australia or abroad, particularly in Canada, USA and Philippines. Melody has recently been crowned Miss International Teen Discovery 2017 and when her schedule permits is looking forward to some modelling assignments in Singapore.