Pitch to the Pros is an opportunity for a representative from each state, selected by a Screen Network organisation, to pitch their project at SCREEN FOREVER to a panel of industry experts. The pitch winner receives a cash prize of $3,000 to go towards their production or to attend an international festival, and one full […]
I worked as a script consultant on the independent documentary, OUT IN THE LINE UP, about homophobia in surfing, which opened the Brisbane Queer Film Festival in style last night and has gone on to win; Best Action Sports Film at Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Surf Film at both the Byron Bay International Film […]
Festival Director Casey Marshall Siemer hosts a seminar on Australian filmmaking and distribution with Seph McKenna (Australian Acquisitions, Production and Distribution Manager – Roadshow Films), Chris Brown (Producer – DAYBREAKERS, THE PROPOSITION), Jonathan Page (Distributor – Bonsai Films) and Ross Grayson Bell (Producer – FIGHT CLUB, UNDER SUSPICION).
I was interviewed this morning on Nicole’s radio show about appearing at the Gold Coast Film Festival Panel on Australian filmmaking and distribution with Seph McKenna (Australian Acquisitions, Production and Distribution Manager – Roadshow Films), Chris Brown (Producer – DAYBREAKERS, THE PROPOSITION) and Jonathan Page (Distributor – Bonsai Films).
Along side Seph McKenna, Head of Australian Production and Acquisition for Roadshow Films and Richard Sheffield, Head of Film Acquisitions for domestic distributor Pinnacle Films, I took part in a series of mentoring sessions with Queensland filmmakers whose films screened as part of the Gold Coast Film Festival’s Queensland Showcase: • producer/director team of Ben and […]
I was in Brisbane today to meet with writers John Lonie and Matthew Ryan for a new TV project about a theatre director, banished to regional Queensland, whose only hope of redemption is to revive the local theatre. Imagine a show with the heart of A COUNTRY PRACTICE married with the droll humour of Christopher […]
Queensland writers share in $160,000 to develop scripts as Screen Queensland’s Writers’ Room Program returns for a second year. I also returned to mentor the five successful applicants in this year’s program: Duncan Kennedy (HELL’S ISLAND), Andrew Macdonald (GOLDEN), Jacqueline Cook (ESCAPE FROM HOLZMINDEN) and writing team Candice Deere and Mark Deere (LET’S SING: THERE’S […]
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 had the great honour of being invited to consult with participants of Screen Queensland’s innovative, script development program, Writers’ Room. Five Queensland writers, (Steve Pratt, Brooke Wilson, Matthew Ryan, Timothy Wade and James Greville), picked from over 100 applications, in a one-of-its-kind program, received $40,000 funding for one year to build their writing skills, […]
The Australian Writers’ Guild and AFTRS are proud to present an evening with Ross Grayson Bell, creative producer behind FIGHT CLUB. Ross has worked with an A-list of filmmakers including directors David Fincher, Gillian Armstrong, Pedro Almodovar, Gore Verbinski, Sam Raimi, Stephen Hopkins. Ross was recently appointed Head of Screenwriting at AFTRS. In conversation with […]