Rizz Thomas



Harrison is an 11 year-old kid from Adelaide, Australia who loves making films, acting, singing, producing and presenting. At Prince Alfred College, Harrison is Prep Captain of Performing Arts, lead singer in the Junior Rock Band, featured vocalist in the Junior Vocal Ensemble and Junior Voices, and winner of Most Promising Voice and Best Solo Performer in the Prep School (2020 and 2021) and Most Outstanding Musician Year 6 (2022).

Harrison won three back to back state titles in the IPSHA State Poetry Recital as a year 4, 5 and 6 and earned High Distinction in the Trinity College London drama exams. 

Harrison’s recent film, Selma, which he wrote, directed shot, edited, scored and starred in has already won Best Film (Prep) and Best Cinematography at the 2022 Princes Film Fest since its October premier.  His 2021 short film, The Wanderer, which he also wrote, directed, shot, edited, scored and starred in, won Best Sound Design at the Screen It International Film Festival (Gold Coast), was officially selected for the Setting Sun Film Festival (Melbourne), Sparrowland Short Film Festival (Brisbane) and UnderExposed Film Festival (Adelaide) in 2022, and won two of five major prizes (Best Film-Prep and Best Cinematography) in Princes Film Fest 2021 (Adelaide). His original song ‘The Last Boy in The World’ features in the soundtrack. Earlier films won Best Sound and Best Editing in the 2019 and 2020 Princes Film Fests (‘Isolated’ and ‘I Can’t’, respectively). 

In December, Rizz stars as Pugsley in The Alternative Theatre Company’s production of The Addams Family Musical at Adelaide’s Arts Theatre. In June, Harrison starred as Gavroche in the Elder Conservatorium of Music (Adelaide University) production of Les Miserables, after joining Mark Oates and Dave MacGillivray in Northern Light’s production of Les Mis in April. Recent stage appearances include Young Simba in Lion King Jr (Adelaide Youth Theatre 2022), Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (AYT 2021), Broadway Sessions (2021) and All Together Now (2021). Later in 2022, Harrison will feature in ‘School’s Out at the Royal Show and Newsies! (AYT). Harrison has been a chorister with the St Peter’s Cathedral Choir and studies piano. He enjoys mixed martial arts, Garageband, Final Cut Pro, coding and playing with his little brother.

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