Kym Bidstrup “Bid” is an Australian Actor, Writer, Film Maker, Voice Artist and Teacher.

He is the founder and principal of 4th Mesa Productions.


He has taught Journalism at Curtin University, Media Training at St John Ambulance and many other organisations, as well as Voice Production classes at a variety of venues and Creative Writing in Bandyup Women’s Prison (all in Western Australia).

Bid returned to acting ~ his first love ~ in 1996 after 28 years in journalism which took him all over the world.

Since then, Bid has appeared in more than 40 short and feature films, stage shows, animated films and television & web series.


  • Actor

  • Writer

  • Film Maker

  • Voice Artist

  • Teacher

  • 4th Mesa Productions


In 2009, he wrote, shot, directed, edited, wrote & performed the score and appeared in his own short film “The Urban Hopi” and is currently working on his second, “The Man Who Loved Bears”.

In 2011, he completed studies for a Diploma of Screen Acting at the Film & Television Institute in Fremantle.

Bid is currently a Teacher with Nicholson’s Academy of Screen Acting (N.A.S.A.) and a Committee Member of groundbreaking Australian performance art group, Ellandar Productions.

Photography by Tim Fay. Reproduced courtesy of Ellandar Productions

Bid has been:

  • a Foreign Correspondent in Europe and the USA
  • a documentary filmmaker
  • the London Bureau Chief for the Seven Network
  • a talk show host
  • a radio and television newsreader
  • a very poor barman
  • a marketing consultant
  • and a performance poet.

Acting ~ and his amazing family ~ saved his life.

He has been an MEAA Member since 1970 and a proud Actors Equity Member since 1996.

Here is a more formal Acting resume and Bid’s Acting Showreel:

Kym Bidstrup’s Acting CV