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SOPHIE WIESNER, DIRECTOR

Sophie Wiesner has a passion for documentary storytelling and has over a decade in television working in producing and shooting roles on high profile shows such as ‘Country Town Rescue’ (ABC), ‘My Kitchen Rules’ (Seven), ‘Big Extreme Makeover’ (Nine) and ‘Bondi Vet’ (Ten).

An experienced and skilled observational shooter she is also an accomplished writer and an emerging talent on the directing scene. She is a graduate of the documentary Graduate Diploma at AFTRS and has returned recently to lecture to Foundation students in documentary practice and techniques.

Her recent short ‘Marla’ was selected for the Venice International Film Festival in 2012, followed by in competition screenings at Slamdance, Chicago, Brisbane and Hollyshorts, where it received an honorary mention.

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MARDEN DEAN - CINEMATOGRAPHY

Marden is an award winning cinematographer who works across the board on short films, documentaries, music videos and TVCs. He enjoys close, adventurous collaborations, which have spawned cinematic experiments across the globe.

Recent projects include A Well-Founded Fear, a feature documentary that screened on SBS and went on to receive a gold award at the 2008 Australian Cinematographers Society awards alongside Family Man which took silver.

He recently completed his Masters in cinematography at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. He is always open to hearing about upcoming projects and meeting new people, so feel free to give him a call.

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LINDI HARRISON - EDITOR

Lindi has a wealth of experience in documentary, drama and arts programmes. She cut her teeth on feature films, assisting on productions as diverse as The Sum of Us, which starred Russell Crowe, and The Cup, directed by the revered Bhutanese lama, Khyentse Norbu. Her recent work includes the award wining documentary "4".

In her non-broadcast work, Lindi has edited programmes for the 2000 Olympics and for the Venice Biennale and was recently editor on two hour-long documentaries for SBS Independent; Betelnut Bisnis, set in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, and the acclaimed The Healing of Bali. Lindi was recently nominated for an AACTA award for editing for the feature documentary I Am A Girl.

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CAITLIN YEO - COMPOSER

Caitlin Yeo has composed the music on over 30 film projects including the critically acclaimed feature film The Rocket, documentaries Bomb Harvest, Ochre and Ink, My America, andFooty Chicks, and feature films All My Friends are Leaving Brisbane, Black and White andSex, and Jucy.

Since graduating from Screen Composition at AFTRS in 2003, Caitlin has won two APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards (2013 Feature Score of the Year for The Rocket, and 2007 Best Music for a documentary for Bomb Harvest) and received 3 other nominations in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2011, Caitlin was also awarded the prestigious APRA Professional Development Award, which garnered her a spot at the prestigious ASCAP Film and TV Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles.. Caitlin also has a 2014 AACTA nomination for Best Original Score for The Rocket.

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MADELEINE HETHERTON - PRODUCER

Madeleine is an experienced director and producer working across a wide range of documentary and top rating factual programs. Her long form documentary work includes directing the documentary series ‘Making Babies’ (SBS) reviewed as ‘fascinating and moving’ (The Age), ‘Beats Across Borders’ (ABC /Cirque du Soleil) and ‘Love In Our Own Time’. Her filmmaking has taken her around the world shooting in challenging locations including diamond diving in Africa, wildlife trafficking in Burma and the remote outback of Australia.

She produced and shot for major Australian production companies such as Endemol Southern Star, IMG Media, Freehand TV & Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder on a wide range of programs including over 60 episodes of the top rating ‘Bondi Rescue’ (Ch10/Nat Geo) as well as popular series such as ‘The Nest’ (SBS), ‘Last Chance Surgery’ (Ch7/Discovery) ‘The Poker Star’ (Ch10) and most recently, the popular ‘Outback Truckies’ (Ch 7).

In 2013 she produced and directed ‘The Surgery Ship’ (SBS) reviewed as ‘powerful…a triumph’ (SMH) & was recently nominated for Best Directing at the Australian Directors Guild awards.

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REBECCA BARRY – PRODUCER

Rebecca Barry directs and produces across a variety of genres. She produced, directed and shot the popular series Inspiring Teachers (SBS) and directed the public-polarising Footy Chicks (SBS). She has directed drama for major broadcasters such as the critically acclaimed, Logie and ACCTA nominated series The Surgeon (Ch10) and popular series Home and Away (Ch7).

In 2012 she founded the production company Media Stockade with fellow producer/director Madeleine Hetherton.

Rebecca has won many awards and is passionate about storytelling across multiple genres. She has a strong background in producing and the creative realisation of successful programs. Recent productions include the feature documentary film I Am A Girl (nominated for 4 AACTA awards); and producing the critical and ratings success The Surgery Ship (SBS), with Media Stockade.

TERI CALDER – IMPACT PRODUCER

Teri’s career has spanned almost 20 years across both the film industry and the not-for-profit sector. This experience has equipped her with a unique combination of skills. She has a deep understanding of the social change campaign ethos and how films can create a powerful impact. In the not-for-profit sector, Teri has experience working across communications, advocacy, strategy and fundraising for organisations such as Greenpeace International and Greenpeace Australia Pacific, the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, Jubilee Australia and the Council for International Development. Teri spent almost five years working with Screen Australia across several roles managing the agency’s communications and in her final year, managing the agency's distribution program. In this capacity she worked with both distributors and filmmakers on both traditional theatrical releases and exploring alternative distribution models to connect the dots between content and audiences. She has also worked with boutique distributors running national marketing and publicity campaigns for social impact feature documentaries.

ESTER HARDING – ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Ester is an award-winning all media producer of documentary and drama films. Her previous screen credits include Bush Slam (ABC), Goa Hippy Tribe and After Six-Four, (SBS Online), all media documentary Storm Surfers 3D (SPA Awards 2012 Interactive Producer of the Year, with Firelight Productions) and the short drama films Make Me and Liv.

In 2012 she joined Media Stockade to line-produce The Surgery Ship (SBS) and co-produce feature documentary I Am A Girl (nominated for 4 AACTA Awards, including Best Feature Documentary). As an All Media Producer, Ester works with her colleagues to push the boundaries of form as well as content, encouraging conversations around stories across platforms.

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