Thomas "Wombat" Goth-Towney is a Sydney based performer with well-rounded training having completed certification in stunts, acting, and filming, with a credit list to match (linked below).
Wombat began as a martial artist starting off with BJJ, and quickly adding Thai Kickboxing and MMA to his regular schedule. After almost 5 years by chance he stumbled upon a stunt performer while training at a gym and was instantly hooked. He spent the next decade learning off the industries best, such as Tony Lynch and Kyle Rowling, growing to specialise in fight sequences. He is currently graded as a Stunt Action Person (SAP) with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and an intermediate stage combatant with Australian Stage Combat Association (ASCA).
Wombat began acting shortly after he began stunt training. First appearing in a few plays (A Broken Law, Sydney Fringe – 2014, Romeo and Juliet, BESTC – 2014) he decided to take it up full time and auditioned for an acting school. He trained full time at Sydney Theatre School (STS) from 2015-2017, graduating with an advanced diploma after the three years. Over this time, he appeared in many plays and films, including a leading role in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, and filming an appearance on season 5 of RAKE for ABC, which would go on to air the next year.
Since graduation Wombat has gone to appear in multiple plays and short films, as well as completing multiple shorter courses.
Wombat first took an interest in directing whilst studying acting at STS. He directed a few short plays and one short film before graduating from the institute. Since then Wombat has gone on to start his own production company (WPP) and is focused mainly on creating films. At the start of 2019 he started a degree in film making at SAE, which he is still studying with a high distinction average. Upon completing the degree Wombat hopes to work on WPP full time and finally launch a career which will be over a decade in the making.