Felix Cameron nominated for Logies

Macedon Ranges local Felix Cameron was nominated in two categories of the TV Week Logie Awards (Supplied).

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Macedon Ranges local Felix Cameron was nominated for two Logie Awards for his role as Eli Bell in Australian Netflix series, Boy Swallows Universe.

For this year’s TV Week Logie Awards, Felix was nominated in the categories of Most Popular New Talent and ‘Best Lead Actor in a Drama’.

Felix said that it was “hard to explain” how he felt receiving the news, but he was excited to be nominated alongside some of his favourite actors.

He said that growing up in the Macedon Ranges helped him enter the world of acting.

“A general audition for ‘Penguin Bloom’ came up and we thought that I could do it because they were looking for kids who loved the outdoors and were quite active,” Felix said.

One aspect of this audition involved sharing an interesting story about animals.

Felix said he told the story of a goshawk that got stuck in his family’s chicken pen and how he and his friends set out with torches and a blanket to rescue the bird in the dark without injuring it or themselves.

“That wouldn’t have happened if I was still living in the city. Where I live and the adventures I have had living here gave me new freedoms and helped me play the character Rueben in the movie,” he said.

Felix said that Hanging Rock is a particularly meaningful place for him as it’s where he joined his first cricket club after his family moved to the region and where he ran his primary school cross country trials.

He said that some of his favourite memories from the set of Boy Swallows Universe was spending time with the cast and crew.

“I loved everything about playing Eli, but my favourite was being able to show up on set and hang out with cast and crew [because] they were all awesome, talented people… My main highlights were stealing [the makeup department’s] mints every day and playing street cricket and footy in between filming scenes,” he said.

He said that he looks forward to playing similar roles in the future and keeping up his passion for sport.

“I hope to play some interesting characters with lots of meaning like Eli, or just play ‘Div 12 Ressies’ for the rest of my life!” he said.

The TV Week Logie Awards winners will be announced on Sunday, August 18, and voting will close on Saturday, August 17.

Details: vote.tvweeklogies.com.au