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CREATIVE

Jake Nielsen

Writer / Director / Lyricist / Co-Composer / Co-Orchestrator

Jake Nielsen is a Composer, Writer and Director for stage and screen. His debut musical, The Atheist’s Guide to the Galaxy, with co-writer Matthew Predny, won the Audience Choice at the Sydney Fringe Festival (2012). His musical short film Did I Tell You ‘Bout Jasper? won the Audience Choice at the World of Women’s Cinema Festival (2015) and was an official selection at the Byron Bay International Film Festival, where he was nominated for ‘Young Australian Film-Maker of the Year’ (2015).

Matthew Predny

Musical Director / Co-Composer / Co-Orchestrator / Tap Choreographer

An actor, musician & composer, Matthew Predny graduated from NIDA with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) in 2014. While studying, he appeared in Sunday In The Park With George (2012), Cosi (2013), Woyzeck (2013), Kandahar Gate (2014) and Light In The Piazza (2014).

As a musician, he has worked as the Musical Director and Composer of The Atheist’s Guide to the Galaxy (Audience Choice - Sydney Fringe 2012), Did I Tell You ‘Bout Jasper (Audience Choice - WOW Festival 2014), Hunger (2014), Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (2015), Space Cats (2015) and Yarramadoon (2016).

As an actor, he has played the lead roles of Princeton & Rod in LCW’s production of Avenue Q directed by Jo Turner (2015) and has appeared in the Australian tours of Fiddler On The Roof (2015/16) and Kinky Boots (2016/17), High Fidelity (2017) and Gypsy (2018) at the Hayes Theatre, Yarramadoon at Belvoir, Into The Woods (2019) and the world premiere of This Bitter Earth (2019)  He was also a finalist for the Rob Guest Endowment Award in 2016. 

His screen credits include Problem Play (2015) and Blue Water Empire (2017) for the ABC.

Grace Rein

Producer

Grace Rein is a highly proficient producer who has worked a number of short films and

music videos.

 

Her producer credits include female-centric ensemble comedy Free Bleed

(2018, in post-production), written and directed by Zoë Rae (SHAN AND KATE, 2016;

SLAUGHTERHOUSE BRIDE, 2013); Phobos Corporation Instructional Training

Video #3 Conflict Resolution (2016 Official Selection Olympus Filmmaker Challenge, St

Kilda Film Festival); L-Fresh The Lion’s single “1 in 100,00” (2016, label: Elefant Traks); as

assistant producer on Meat (Official Selection, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

2016; Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015); and co-producer on Twisted (Short of the

Week, 2014).

 

Grace also works full-time as a vfx and animation production coordinator, most recently on Sony Picture’s Peter Rabbit hybrid feature (2018).

Alicia Easaw-Mamutil

Producer

Alicia Easaw-Mamutil has worked as a producer on short films, online video content, commercial

advertising shoots for brands such as Revlon, St. George Bank and WD40 and she has recently

finished working on Fox8’s broadcast television series, "The Slot."

 

In 2015, she directed the dystopian short, "Fully Funded" that screened at “OZPLOIT!” as part of the official selection for the Sydney Underground Film Festival (2015) and she also produced the short film, "Amsterdam" that screened at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (2015).

 

She also works full-time as the Producer and Director of Photography for the social media channel, “Friendlyjordies.”

Tom Montefiore

Producer

Tom Montefiore is an experienced producer and digital strategist. After working within agency

environments, Tom co-founded Three Point Films, a digital agency that primarily deals in through

the line advertising for clients such as Telstra and Westpac.

 

During this time Tom also wrote and produced content for the popular social media channel 'Friendlyjordies' as well as being the VFX producer on the feature film Crushed (2015).

Jack McAvoy

Director of Photography

Jack McAvoy is a Glasgow born, London and Sydney based cinematographer. 

Since completing his postgraduate diploma in cinematography at AFTRS in 2012, Jack has been shooting around Australia and internationally.

Jack's work has screened at numerous festivals including Telluride Film Festival, BAFTA Cymru, Palm Springs, and Raindance, winning numerous awards including the prestigious Iris Prize, two Australian Cinematographers Society Silver Awards, FlickerFest, and Best Short at Cinema Antipodes at St Tropez. 

In addition to his main focus on narrative work, Jack shoots a variety of projects including commercials, music videos, and documentaries.

Laura Murray first discovered a love of filmmaking in the summer of ’02 when she forced her cousins to star in a Blair Witch reenactment set in a dry paddock in rural NSW. 

 

From there, she studied Media Arts and Production at UTS (BA Comms 2011) and developed an unhealthy lust for colour palettes and perfect props, which she solidified at AFTRS with a Grad. Dip. in Production Design (2012). Post-graduation, Laura got her start as Prop and Costume Designer for ABC2’s The Roast (2013/14). The following slew of commercials (Coca Cola, Optus, Telstra), music videos (Carly Rae Jepsen) and shorts culminated in 2017 when Laura made her feature film debut as Production Designer for ‘Reaching Distance’ (David Fairhurst). 

 

A self-confessed method designer, Laura is passionate about strong visual storytelling and grounding environments in character detail. Her head is full of images, her house full of props and paint tins, and she’s always itching to create new cinematic worlds. 

Caitlin is a Sydney based costume designer. With a Bachelor of Design in Fashion from the University of Sydney under her belt she dabbled in fashion design before making the leap into costume. She has worked in a variety of film and TV including 'Chosen', 'No Activity', 'Growing Up Gracefully' and 'Acute Misfortune'. Her work has been recognised and screened at international festivals including 'Flickerfest', 'The Berlin Music Video Awards' and 'Monsterfest'. She has also held down a couple of shitty office jobs which need not be mentioned here.

Alana Greig

Editor

Alana is a passionate film editor, with a particular interest in character driven stories. She has worked on in a variety of film and television, including ‘Blinky Bill’, ‘No Activity’ and ‘The White Rabbit Project’. She has a Diploma in editing from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and a Bachelor in Media Production from the University of Technology Sydney.

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