3 hearts canvas
Bold, brave work
with a strong social responsibility
Actors Oli Higginson and Meaghan Martin founded 3 hearts canvas in early 2019 with a passion to excavate the worlds of theatre, film, and music in search for bold, risk-taking new work that could be produced ethically, sensitively, and with a strong social responsibility.
Three main components for the company's ethos were formed:
All actors and creatives working on the project must be paid fairly for their work and treated with respect. This includes diversity awareness both in casting and creating the project.
The project must be boundary-pushing. Whether it is a world premiere, a rarely seen genre or style, or a piece that treads new social and political ground, the project must be bringing something definitively new to the table.
The project must be financially viable.
Our ethos doesn't prescribe what a project should be or 'look like'. It could be a musical, a Greek tragedy, a silent film, or a piece of music composition. Provided it excites us and follows these 3 points - WE'RE IN!
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Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Meaghan is an American actress best known for starring as Tess Tyler in Disney's hit films Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2. Meaghan went on to star as Jo in Mean Girls 2 for Paramount, as well as the cult-hit films Dear Lemon Lima and Geography Club, alongside a guest star role in House. Meaghan went on to star as Bianca Stratford in the critically-acclaimed TV adaptation of 10 Things About You for ABC Family. For her performance in the series, The New York Times called Meaghan 'the high point of an excellent ensemble'. Meaghan also played Julie 2 in numerous seasons of MTV's Awkward. In 2016, Meaghan relocated to London to train further as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
After graduating, Meaghan starred in The Actor's Nightmare at the Park Theatre in July-August 2019, with The Stage praising Meaghan's 'strong stage debut'. Michael Billington in The Guardian complimented Meaghan's 'chilling' performance in the piece, playing a collapsing stand-up with a 'marvellous mix of ingratiation and panic'.
Meaghan went on to appear in the award-winning short films Unstable Bitches, Wives of the Landed Gentry and the topical Bad News opposite Edward Hogg which premiered at the London Independent Film Festival at Vue Cinema West End in early 2020. She also appeared in Naked Times, a bold satire directed by Jake Kuhn which premiered at the Cannes Straight 8 Film Festival this year.
Following her hugely popular performance in the groundbreaking video game Until Dawn, Meaghan has also worked continually in voiceover and motion capture, lending her voice and likeness to several major video games. She continues to voice the character Naminé in the Kingdom Hearts franchise and is soon appearing in the new radio play series Hell Cats, directed by BAFTA award-winner Kate Saxon.
In addition to acting, Meaghan has a strong passion for directing. Hugely interested in people, culture, and politics, she is currently completing a second degree in Anthropology & Environmental Sustainability which she hopes will further her ability to create important, interesting, and relevant art.
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Oli is an English actor. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2019, he has since made his television debut in the upcoming Netflix series Bridgerton, and received 5 star reviews for his performance as Jamie in The Last Five Years at the Southwark Playhouse in London which Whatsonstage described as
'the definitive production'. Oli was nominated for an Off-West End Award and a 2020 Stage Debut Award for his performance.
Oli is currently filming the role of Colin in the new BBC series The Pursuit of Love,
directed by Emily Mortimer. The cast also includes Lily James, Andrew Scott, and Dominic West.
Following this, Oli will join rehearsals with Ian McKellen for Theatre Royal Windsor's inaugural season under Artistic Director Sean Mathias. Oli will play Rosencrantz in Hamlet and Yasha in The Cherry Orchard.
Since graduating last year, Oli has also appeared as Rob in the world premiere of Al Blyth's new play The Haystack at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by Roxana Silbert, and plays Victor in the most recent series of the Doctor Who radio adaptation for Big Finish Productions.. Extremely passionate about politics, Oli was thrilled to be a part of Michael McManus' new play Maggie & Ted: The Birth of Brexit at the White Bear Theatre alongside Poirot's Hugh Fraser and he also performed in Napoleon Blown Apart at the Arcola, his local theatre.
Oli is also singer, and a published songwriter and composer who has performed in bands around London and composed music for theatre and film.
Prior to training as an actor, Oli graduated with First Class Honors in Theology from the University of Bristol.
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