Augstino Nansen Ieremia-Seulu
Augustino proudly grew up in Mangere, Auckland - or has he says “repping the 275”. One of four siblings, he admits he’s always found actors aspirational, but never thought he had any chances to be on the TV. Scoring the role of Albert in Duckrockers is his first ever onscreen acting gig - having only briefly dabbled in some theatre with a couple of background roles. Despite his humbleness about his acting prowess, there’s no arguing creativity is in the family. His Dad is the guitarist and his mother the manager for a band that performs at local events. While in firm denial there is a ‘family boy band’ in the works, Augstino confirms he and his siblings all have inherited his parents musical genes. Augstino plays the bass guitar, and his younger brother is a singer, with his elder playing the guitar. He’s currently completing Year 12 at De La Salle College which is a school well known for its prowess in rugby, but Austino prefers to play social basketball or ‘street balling’. Augstino never had any intention of auditioning for Duckrockers - instead trying to focus on school - but was asked to help read for his brother Levi’s audition (for the role of Sefa, which he secured) and then from there, the casting team invited him to audition as well! Despite skills in dancing being part of the prerequisite for the character he says that he cannot dance - but luckily for him, neither can the character of Albert. Augstino now says - despite the early starts - he’s caught the acting bug.