Tammy Honey is an Australian film producer and gender innovator with a keen interest in arthouse cinema. Having lived in the region for over ten years, Tammy has been involved in the production and advocacy of Australian cinema through active engagement of film markets such as the Cannes Film Festival and in the gallery sector, the TATE Modern, Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane, ACMI and FACT Liverpool. She has managed cultural and arts events in Melbourne and curatorial projects at CAST Hobart, and Gasworks Arts Park Melbourne.
Shaun Wilson is an Australian film producer, director, writer and academic. His work has exhibited and screened nationally and internationally since the early 1990s and has been involved in various incarnations over the years of curatorial, film distribution and sales, and academic adventures. Shaun is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at RMIT University, a film distributor with Bakers Road Entertainment and manages the art and design curatorial nodes of the GBiennale.
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Aishwarya Ramji is a visual effects artist, actor and teacher. Originally from India where she studied Electronic Media and film, worked on set with regional and Bollywood films before moving to Melbourne to study animation and visual effects. Since being in Melbourne she has worked with independent film directors which includes acting as well as post-production work. She is currently teaching film pre-production and sound design at RMIT University and creating visual art.
Janis Lesinskis is an independent producer and visual artist. His work has been selected for festivals including Melbourne International Film Festival and the international touring exhibition Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition curated via the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. He has worked substantially in the school of film and television at the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Media Arts and Screen and Media Production programs at RMIT University, Melbourne as a lecturer, curriculum developer and supervising producer.
Amber is a writer, former journalist, and community development specialist currently running ACMI’s coworking space, ACMI X. Combining her studies in Media and Communications and Health Science, Amber’s work aims to help practitioners across the screen industry to collaborate and connect to industry.
Alexander D’Aloia is a writer, screenwriter, and philosopher specialising in slowness and science-fiction. He is currently undertaking a doctorate at RMIT University investigating the relationship between time and affect across the moving image.
Cara Culligan is an American actor based in Melbourne, Victoria. She is known for her work on The Last Man in Vegas and Black Garden. She moved to Melbourne in 2015 to pursue her education and dream of living abroad. She earned her Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) at RMIT University. During her studies, she discovered her passion for acting and film. Today, she continues to work within the Australian film industry independently.
Joshua Hunter Adams
Joshua Hunter Adams is a film and digital film production professor who has worked in the film and television industry for 20 years, from Eastern Canada to Los Angeles California. His areas of speciality: no-budget film production, location filmmaking, directing, the Hollywood model, screenwriting (the Sequence Approach), and digital production. He has also served as Director of the SUNYWide Film Festival.
Pearl Wilson is a published author and former journalist. She has worked in print media and public relations both in Australia and the United States. Part of her work as a journalist included reviewing films at various festivals including the Melbourne International Film Festival during the 1960s. She is one of the founders of the North Bellarine Film Festival and has a special interest in supporting emerging filmmakers.
Damian Schofield grew up in a small mining town in the north of England. He has spent most of his life living on different continents including Europe, southern Africa, India, Australia and the USA. Damian has had a wide range of previous employment including working as a consultant for the FBI, a company director, software developer and he has even built facial reconstructions of Egyptian mummies for television documentaries. He is now settled in upstate New York where he works as a computer science professor specialising in graphical reconstructions used in TV, movies and video games.