Meet the Team
ADAM JACOBS (we call him Ads) is the CEO here at Bubblegum Academy. You may recognise him as the Managing Director of Hunter Talent and Bubblegum Casting.

Ads' previous accomplishments include launching UberX Australia, being Gordan Ramsay's publicist and creating Australia's first online sock subscription service! He is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Writer and contributes to Forbes, Entrepreneur and the Today Show.
California native, AUSTIN VALDEZ is an accomplished actor, writer and creative producer. From performing at the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to writing, directing and producing the web series How To Write Your Soul, Austin's credits have taken him all over the world.

Notable highlights include working with Bazelevs Productions (Searching, Hardcore Henry, Whiplash) on developing new and exciting film and tv projects for their Screen-Life division, pitching and selling shows to Amblin', DreamworksTv, Netflix, Channel 4, Sky, BBC etc. to writing and performing in an educational children's show with director Jonathan Geraghty (Hi-5) and Craig Lines (Tracy Beaker Returns).

Above all, teaming up with creative partner and life-long love, Verity Van Dams, is without a doubt his greatest success.
NICOLAS SUPPA is a Freelance Writer, Director, Casting Assistant, and Production Assistant/Coordinator from Westlake Village, CA. In 2019 he graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a BFA Film Production/Business Minor degree.

He has worked for a variety of different advertising agencies/production companies in Los Angeles, CA and has gained a wide variety of experience working with production teams and crews on set. He has written a full-length Fantasy Adventure novel touching on themes of family dynamics, environmental decline, and emotional strife.

Always looking for a new adventure, Nicolas has studied International Business in Barcelona, worked at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and traveled extensively throughout South-East Asia.
DARCY HOLDSWORTH is the admin and troubleshooting guy for Bubblegum Academy. If you send us an email, give us a call, or send us an enquiry, then you'll probably hear from him!

A former English (ESL) tutor in France and Belgium, and a sports teacher in Melbourne, Australia, Darcy has extensive experience with both teaching and technology challenges, so was the perfect fit for our online drama academy.

His acting highlight was playing Lobster #4 in 'The Sign of the Seahorse' at high school. He had one speaking line.