When Bella Rose was cast as Meg in the film Magdala Rose, it became a three generational film debut for the family.
Joining her as extras on set were Bella Rose's mother Leisa Rose, formerly of Capalaba and her grandmother Brigette Noonan, 69, of Capalaba.
The film is entrenched in the Redlands with some scenes shot at the blacksmith's forge of the Redland museum and involving some local blacksmiths. It will have its Australian premiere on November 25 at Cineplex, Victoria Point.
The role of Meg was written especially for Bella Rose, and is touted to be her breakout role after working on over 70 smaller productions including Aquaman in the past five years.
Bella said highlights included working on a green screen, doing her own stunts both in the studio on a green screen and in some outdoor cliff locations, riding a horse, wearing her own medieval dress (made by medieval designers Armstreet) and working on spectacular locations in south east Queensland.
Magdala Rose has been nominated for 11 Australian Screen Industry Network awards including a nomination for Bella Rose as best supporting actress.
Bella is touted as one to watch and is already making waves in Hollywood after recently securing management and representation in the USA with Fullscreen Media.
In 2017, she received best supporting actress from the Griffith Film School drama production awards for her workon the short film Paradise. Bella has been featured in six Australian children's television series including Crocamole (series 1 and 2), Pipsqueaks; Imagination Train, Magical Tales Surprises, Beyond the Bricks - Lego Presenter; and Gamify. Bella has also appeared in a number of national television commercials for Movie World, Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Vuly and Andersen's Flooring.
Bella's international debut occurred in 2018 on Japanese TV, where she played the role of Neanderthal Girl in a three-part Square Enix documentary The Evolution of Man, filmed in Queensland. The show aired on NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation in May, 2018.
She has performed in two musicals for Queensland Musical Theatre, Cinderella and Carousel and recently performed in Smart Bob Slow Jimmy at the Powerhouse, for the Short and Sweet theatre festival.
Magdala Rose is the fourth feature film produced by Paul Day at Angel Studios. It is based on real events in 13th century southern France. This medieval adventure drama, follows the crusade against the Cathar heretics who made their last stand at the Castle of Montsegur. It stars bachelorette Wesley Ford and iconic Australian actress Rowena Wallace.