Tonci Pivac

Tonci_articleWhat year did you graduate South Seas?

2009

How has South Seas equipped you to face the industry?

South seas provided me with the industry knowledge I needed to get ahead, prepared me for the likelihood of rejection and how to deal with it. Johnny especially got me to a point where I had to have much thicker skin as an actor, because if you are to precious and take everything to heart, you will sink. Basically, South seas hardened me up a bit.

What are some highlights of your career so far?

I’ve been a guest on Shortland Street twice now, first time in 2011 and second time 2014. Plus I’ve been involved with a number of feature films and a few shorts that did rather well in Cannes. I have also started my own production company this year called Anarchy International Pictures.

What’s one thing you would tell current acting students?

Start hating money. Haha.

What do you love most about your work?

The most important thing in life I think is to do something you really enjoy, and not settle for something you hate just because it pays well. What I love most about what I do is that it’s fun. Being on set is an amazing feeling.