Hal Cumpston, an Australian native, wrote, produced and starred in his first feature film Bilched at the age of 18. The film won The Grand Prix Award for Best Film and Best Screenplay at the 2019 Chelsea Film Festival in New York City. Rather than sitting around and waiting to be cast in a film, Hal set about writing a feature film that reflected Australian teenagers and their culture. And then, in 2019 Hal was cast in a lead role in the Hugely popular International hit American Television series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, with production commencing in August for the award winning AMC Networks. Hal was born in Sydney to parents who are both involved in the Australian Film & TV Industry. His mother Rachel Lane is a Producer and his father Jeremy Cumpston an Actor. Hal was heavily involved in drama programs throughout high school and knew his chosen career path would be an actor/comedian. He was recognized with a State award for his High School final year drama performance, whilst also dabbling in stand up comedy; his first stand up earning him a finalist position in the Australian Class Clowns competition.