Genre: New Zealand/American filmmaker and performer

Date Born: Not available

Website:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1079035

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Charles Bracewell is a New Zealand/American filmmaker and performer.

He produced and/or directed six films and one documentary television series, most notably short film Siren starring Craig Hall (actor) and Dean O’Gorman. The film screened at forty film festivals worldwide and was described by ImageOut as being “A beautifully shot piece on the process of grief, this film deftly explores the conflicted emotions of a young soldier whose mysterious encounter with a siren allows him to come to terms with the loss of his best friend (and lover) in battle”.

He co-hosted In The Pink disambiguation needed the first GLBTIQ show on an FM station in New Zealand, with Rick Huntington on Auckland’s 95bFM Radio from 1991 to 1998.

Notable TV credits include three appearances as singing drag character Miz Ima Starr on Australia’s Got Talent including handing over the winners cheque to Bonnie Anderson (singer), and having his life and creative work profiled in a segment of 60 Minutes (New Zealand) entitled “I’m A Star”.

He writes, records and performs as Miz Ima Starr, whose albums include My Heart’s A Drummer and American Pie. Her duet with Baitercell of Trippin’ (Push Push song) is included on the soundtrack album to the film I’ll Make You Happy released by Flying Nun Records.

Miz Ima Starr cabaret shows include: If Life Gives You Lemons at Festival of Voices and TasPride Festival; My Heart’s A Drummer at Hobart Spiegeltent; You Asked For It! at the Feast Festival and Adelaide Fringe; Gender (Off)ender at the Sydney Opera House; Bassey Your Ass Off at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Welcome to Wherthehellawee! at Adelaide Fringe; Up The Disco at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival; and Hello Miz American Pie at Festival of Voices, Aroha Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Festival – where the show was reviewed as “an expert blend of song and soliloquy retracing her fictional showbiz history”.


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