ACTOR - Role of Frank
John Flaus is an iconic and highly respected Australian talent with over 160 credits in theatre, film and television. Screen credits include: The BBQ, Jack Irish, Rake, Winners & Losers, Kath & Kim, Rush, Hotel Sorrento, Harvie Krumpet, Crackerjack, The Dish, Good Guys Bad Guys, Seachange, The Castle, Lillian’s Story, Police Rescue, Bloodlust, Spotswood and Newsfront to name only a few.
ACTOR - Role of Rose
Brenda Palmer is a stalwart of the Australian theatre community and is a hugely successful actor on screen. Screen credits include: The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Winners & Losers, Utopia, The Ex-PM, Please Like Me, Paper Giants, Twenty Something, Animal Kingdom, Bed of Roses, Lake Mungo, Puppy, Thank God You’re here, Micallef Tonight, Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Jimeoin and The Flying Doctors.
An award winning filmmaker, Penny’s debut film was screened at the Brisbane International Film Festival in 1995 and was awarded Most Original Script. Penny also received an Outstanding Achievement Award from Canberra for her documentary work in Queensland. In addition to her independent work, Penny has 8 years of experience working in production management and 7 years of experience freelancing as a writer. Penny is committed to making original and independent content for the screen.
With experience in film and theatre production, Derek also provides location management services. With a background in financial and creative management, Derek was an active director of a multi-million dollar company with multiple branches around Victoria. Derek has worked on a number of feature films, including: The 25th Reich, The Caretaker, Cliffy and he played a significant role in helping produce The BBQ, which was released in cinemas around Australia.
Greg is the founder and director of Script Central in Sydney. Greg has been a script editor and consultant for all of the Australian film funding bodies and for the AWG for twenty years. An award-winning writer and director, Greg’s films and documentaries have screened nationally and internationally at over 60 film festivals & on numerous TV channels.
Maria is the founder and director of Open Door Media Productions based in Melbourne Australia. Her passion for storytelling has seen her collaborate with numerous creatives of various disciplines. As a script writer and producer Maria has consulted and collaborated in the development of short films to feature films and is currently in development on a children’s web series and a feature film.
Leanne never considered film as a career until she was on set as an extra for 'Knowing' a feature film starring Nicolas Cage in 2009. The following year she worked on the ABC TV show 'Wilfred' and these two experiences sparked the journey she is now on as an emerging filmmaker. Leanne has a number of projects in development and is keen to establish herself as a producer in the local industry.
Rachel Hudson has always had a creative mind and she often likes to watch film and TV to escape from the real world. Rachel majored in her media studies in high school and continued her passion for the subject at La Trobe University focusing on the screen industry side of things. Rachel wishes to gain experience in various roles within the production stages of film and TV.
Con Filippidis has been involved in the film & television industry since the early 90’s and has over 25 years of industry experience. Since 1998 he has been freelancing as a Director of Photography, Cinematographer & Camera Operator, working on numerous projects from feature films, dramas, TV series, TVC’s, corporate and web videos