Andrew has worked as a producer and director for over thirty years. Combining drama and documentary work, he has created award-winning productions for Australian and international audiences. With a particular interest in the interplay between historical events and the present, recent drama titles include Parer’s War (2014), Sisters of War (2010) and Curtin (2007). Andrew’s documentaries focus on health-related and stories and include Driving with Richard, (1992) Wonder Boy (2001) and Shake Rattle and Roll (2005).
Marylou has worked in the area of social change for over two decades and is passionate about improving the lives of disadvantaged Australians. Whilst her early career was in law, she also produced and directed theatre for a youth performing arts company for many years. Marylou has experience in state and federal politics, including working for a Victorian Minister for Education advising on innovation in education. Marylou’s more recent focus has been on strategy development and impact measurement in the not-for-profit sector and building partnerships with philanthropists and government to achieve enduring social change.
Uri Mizrahi is one of Melbourne’s most highly regarded editors, whose work over thirty years includes drama for cinema and television as well as documentaries. His documentary work has garnered him numerous nominations and awards including the Best Editing AFI Award for Rainbow Bird and Monster Man (2002) and the AFI Award for Best Visual Design with John Hughes for After Mabo (1998). Uri’s recent work includes the telemovie, Parer’s War (2014) and the documentaries, Freedom Stories (2015) and Putuparri.
Ulrich-Stephan Krafzik (BVK)
Ulli was educated and trained in Europe under the masters of cinematography and was given a cinematographer’s residency at the University (HFBK) and Film Art House in Hamburg. In 1985 Ulli’s first major assignment as a filmmaker was a six month documentary expedition into the deep rainforest in Brazil. After working for fifteen years in the European film industry Ulli chose Australia as a new base in 1993. He also develops his own film ideas such as Lobster Tales and AFI Award winner, The Human Race. Ulli considers celluloid to be ‘chaste and true’ and sees film productions as a unique blend of creative team spirit within a commercial reality. He brings a European sensibility to movies and documentaries. His awards include the AFI Award ‘Best Cinematography’ and the national ACS ‘Golden Tripod’ for the drama Pilbara Pearl.
David Bridie is a prominent figure within the Australian music industry with a 30+ year history as a singer, songwriter, producer and sound track composer. With his bands, Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake and as a solo artist, David has released and produced more than 50 albums. David has composed the original music score for over 20 feature films and 50 tele-movies and many documentaries along the way, gathering significant awards and accolades for his original and distinct sound.
For the past decade, Leith has worked in events, sponsorship and marketing across numerous sectors including financial services, health and law enforcement, in Australia and the UK. She trained as a lawyer, and spent several years as an associate and researcher at the Supreme Court of Victoria.
With a strong interest in social justice and community engagement, Leith has held voluntary positions with the Office of the Public Advocate, assisting people with disabilities when dealing with Victoria Police, and with FareShare UK, in the area of corporate sponsorship. Since returning from the UK in 2014, Leith has applied her events and communications skills to the public health sector, as a consultant to Western Health. She likes to think of hospitals as ‘community hubs’, spaces which can bridge a connection between health, education and the community.