I once again joined the National Screenwriters’ Conference, held for a second time on Victoria’s spectacular Mornington Peninsula, as a mentor in the micro-mentorship program. Run by the Australian Writers’ Guild, the conference provides an inspiring forum for emerging and established screenwriters to meet and discuss current trends in the industry. This year’s guest speakers […]
Returned to work with Screen Tasmania as a script consultant on Daniel Weavell’s script, A GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM. I met Daniel when I was in Hobart last year and had the opportunity to mentor him in a one-on-one session. The consultancy consisted of fortnightly Skype calls, pages of notes, numerous treatments and even more […]
Following on from last night’s seminar on High Concept films for Screen Tasmania, I had three mentoring sessions today with the next wave of talented, local filmmakers. Selected by Screen Tasmania’s Development Manager, Even Maloney I gave career advice to the filmmaking teams of: • Rebecca Thomson (writer/director) and Rogan Brown (producer) who are turning […]
I was thrilled to join actor, John Batchelor (RED DOG), and Toowoomba Councilwoman, Ros Scotney, as judge of the Origin8 Fast Film Festival. Back for its third year, budding filmmakers are given a theme and twenty-four hours to make a film of up to 8 minutes for a chance to win up to $10,000 in […]
I was a mentor in Melbourne International Film Festival’s Accelerator Program. Open each year to those directors who have had their short film selected for screening at the festival, the program involves a series of workshops, seminars and networking events designed to launch the next stage of the director’s careers.