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Aidee Walker

Actor, Director

At Hamilton Girls' High School Aidee Walker was part of band Handsome Geoffrey, which won the 1998 Smokefree Rockquest. Acting soon took centre stage. In her final year of acting studies at Unitec, Walker was cast in horror film The Locals. Following an extended, on-off role on Outrageous Fortune — as the feisty Draska Doslic — she was nominated for comedy How to Meet Girls from a Distance. She has also written, directed (and often acted) in a run of shorts, and helmed two episodes of Westside while seven months pregnant. Her short Friday Tigers won two awards at the 2013 NZ International Film Festival.

She's played rep hockey and studied Māori. She plays guitar. She has directed three music videos for her friend, singer Anna Coddington ... She's been to five universities, was sports captain at her high school, has a bachelor's degree in performing arts from Unitec and has made an award-winning short film which she wrote, directed and acted in ... if this was anyone else, I expect they'd have collapsed from exhaustion, or exploded from the effort. Writer Greg Dixon in The NZ Herald, 5 October 2013