WESTSIDER PROFILES – GREGORY CAINE

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Gregory Caine
Gregory Caine

An actor of nearly 20 years, Gregory Caine plays unscrupulous Wall Street banker Larry in the feature film Marriage. Directed by Katerina Philoppou-Curtis and due for release later this year, the film was shot in England and highlights the socioeconomic, refugee and political crisis currently facing many countries in Europe – a worthy winner of 45 International Film Festival Awards.

Gregory Caine
Gregory Caine

His most recent TV roles are in Seasons 2 & 3 of Working Dog Productions ABC comedy Utopia, Ch10’s Wrong Girl, as well as ABC dramas 7 Types of Ambiguity, Newton’s Law and Jack Irish.

Gregory has only been in West Footscray for three months but absolutely loves it for the convenience of access to rehearsals and auditions.

“I wanted to be close to the city for work and when I looked around I really couldn’t go past Footscray for value for money, access to transport, and availability of services, shopping and entertainment. Of course the rich and vibrant arts community in the area was icing on the cake.”

He will soon be making his directorial debut for Bitten By Productions in a play about the Beatles called ‘We Can Work It Out’ by award winning Melbourne playwright Gabriel Bergmoser for Melbourne Fringe Festival at The Butterfly Club.

In his short time in the West he has already noticed changes with new housing, improvements to local roads and the investment going in to local works.

For the small joys away from the set, Gregory loves making things and has just finished a new custom made wooden work bench. It fits perfectly in his garage and has already been put to good use for projects around the house.

And his favourite activities?

“I love cycling along the Maribyrnong River cycle path. I recent acquired an old racing bike that I have been fixing up and a friend told me about a repair shed right on the banks of the river called the Cycle Saloon at Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Ave, Maribyrnong. It’s a not for profit shed and the volunteers there provide specialist tools and replacement parts and advise you on how best to repair your bike. Amazing! Never heard of anything like it. Its that type of community and friendliness that abounds in the area and has made me feel right at home.”

Coming up: Gregory plays August Mulholland in Bitten By Production’s Dead Air by Tom Reed, at the Bluestone Church in Footscray, and vampire Vladimir in I am Not a Monster at the Butterfly Club, Melbourne.

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