Meet the AFTT Team

Meet the Team

AFTT’s courses are delivered by Australia’s leading performing arts tutors and award winning professional film makers, all of whom have made their own definitive mark on the industry. Get to know the 'Be Fearless' team here.

Adrian Bilinsky

Adrian Bilinsky

Sound & Sound Design

Adrian has over 10 years’ experience working in both Sydney and London as a sound professional across many disciplines, from feature films, television, music, radio, advertising, promos and documentaries.

Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran

Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran

Screenwriting & Directing

Half Chinese, half Irish, born in England, raised in Australia, Aimée-Lee grew up poor in Sydney’s richest suburb, is six foot tall and useless at sport. All of these factors have influenced Aimée-Lee’s love of writing films that celebrate difference and those on the outside. 

As a director, Aimée-Lee’s passion lies in working with actors to craft truthful and nuanced performances, and collaborating with production designers to create unique worlds that bring her writing to life.

Her short films Jump and The Palace that I Live in have played at over 25 festivals across America, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia, including three Academy Award-accredited festivals. Jump won Best Short Film at the Palm Springs International ShortFest (USA, 2013), Blue Mountains Film Festival (2013) and the Provincetown International Film Festival (USA, 2014), and was programmed by Tribeca Film Festival and Flickerfest to screen on United Airlines and Virgin Australia flights.

In 2014, Aimée-Lee was the director’s attachment on the feature film Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Joseph Fiennes. She has also worked as a writer’s assistant for Glen Mazzara (Showrunner onThe Walking Dead), and Producers Su Armstrong and Brian Rosen (Good Will Hunting, Red Dog).

Alex Kiu

Alex Kiu

Marketing Manager, South East Asia

Alex joined the AFTT team in 2017 with experience in international education marketing for Malaysian and UK institutions. He has over a decade of experience specialising in the higher education sector, and solid knowledge of the creative industries, especially in Malaysia where he is based. 

Alison Rooke

Alison Rooke

Guest Dramaturg – Festival of the Creator

Alison Rooke is a writer and dramaturg from Sydney.  A graduate of NIDA Playwrights Studio and AFTRS (Screenwriting), Alison also has a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) from UTS. Her plays include, You Are Here (Stories from the 428), Apples and Onions (Brand Spanking New), Sharks Can Smell Fear (Bare Boards Brave Hearts Festival), and Combat Fatigue (Sydney Fringe Festival). She has been an Inscription Edward Albee Playwriting Scholarship finalist and her short film Apples and Onions was released in 2016.

Her play The Blackbird and The Whale was selected for the prestigious National Script Workshop (Playwriting Australia) and has received support from the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Fund. It was also a finalist in the 2017 Silver Gull Awards. Her screenplay Firebug was a finalist in the 2017 Smart For a Girl: Roar initiative. She was a founder and artistic director of Somersault Theatre Company and was the recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts JUMP grant. Alison teaches writing and works as a freelance dramaturg. 

The world premiere of her latest work, Slow Burn will be performed as part of Flight Path Theatre's 2020 season

 

Andrew Lindsay

Andrew Lindsay

Movement

Andrew is a graduate of the Lecoq Theatre School and was a participant in the LEM with Jacques Lecoq and Krikor Belekian, and the Sydney Morning Herald described their first work as "perfection". Andrew then co-founded Red Weather and worked as writer, performer and director. Credits include Canberra Theatre Company, Entr'acte, Kickhouse Theatre, Deckchair Theatre, Skylark Mask and Puppet Theatre, Gonghouse, and Ethnochip (Berlin). He is the author of The Breadmaker's Carnival and The Slapping Man, and most recently he co-wrote and performed Mermaids in the Well and The Devil's on my Shoulder with Kavisha Mazzella at Melbourne's La Mama Theatre.

Anthony Skuse

Anthony Skuse

Guest Director

Anthony is Head of Performance at Actors Centre Australia. He was Associate Lecturer for Performance Practices at NIDA from 2009 to 2012.

Training: Drama Studio Sydney. In 1997 and 2001 he worked with Javanese Movement Practitioner Suprapto Suryodarmo.

 

Anthony’s directing credits include: Alistair McDowall’s Pomona, (KXT, Secret House); Three Sisters (AFTT, Belvoir Downstairs);Katie Pollock’s Normal (Uncertainty principle); Jen Silverman’s Bones at the Gate (AFTT, Belvoir Downstairs); Crime and Punishment (Secret House); The Street of Crocodiles (AFTT, Belvoir Downstairs); Joanna Erskine’s Air  (Old 505); Chekhov’s Seagull (Secret House); Chekhov’s Play Without a Title (AFTT, Belvoir Downstairs); Simon Stephens’ Birdland (New Theatre); Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis (Old Fitz); Simon Stephens’ Herons (ISA); Suzie Miller’s Sunset Strip (Uncertainty principle & Griffin, and with Critical Stages National Tour); Melita Rowston’s Between the Streetlight and the Moon (KXT, Mophead Production); Bathsheba Doran’s Mystery of Love and Sex (Darlinghurst Theatre); Charlotte Jones’ Airswimming (The Vaults, London);Tadeusz Słobodzianek’s Our Class (AFTT, Belvoir Downstairs); Nick Enright’s Man With Five Children (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); Katy Warner’s Dropped (Old Fitz); Christopher Harley’s Blood Bank (Ensemble Theatre); Jane Bodie’s Fourplay & Ride (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); José Rivera’s The House of Ramon Iglesia (MopHead Productions); Suzie Miller’s Caress/Ache (Griffin Theatre Company); Jessica Bellamy’s Shabbat Dinner (Rock Surfers, Rocks Pop Up Festival, Griffin Theatre Company); Nick Payne’s Constellations (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); Diana Son’s Stop Kiss (Unlikely Productions); Bite Me (ATYP); Simon Stephens’ On the shore of the wide world (Griffin Independent); Amy Hertzog’s 4000 Miles (Under the Wharf, Sydney, La Boite, Brisbane & Critical Stages Regional Tour); Stephens’ Punk Rock (Under the Wharf) three Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Independent Production and Best Direction ; Tracy Lett’s Bug , Rivera’s References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Marius Von Mayenburg's The Cold Child and Michael Gow’s Live Acts On Stage (Griffin Independent); Mark Ravenhill’s pool (no water), The Presnyakov Brothers’ Terrorism (Darlinghurst Theatre Sydney)

Ben Brockman

Ben Brockman

Guest Lighting Designer

Ben is an award-winning Lighting Designer who works both nationally and internationally 

Bens Lighting Design Credits Include: 
Legs on the wall: Cat’s Cradle, The Raft Development, Waters Edge; Shaun Parker & Company: In the Zone, King; for Griffin Theatre Company: Family Values, Splinter, Replay, Diving For Pearls, 2016 Season Launch, 2018 Season Launch; For Ensemble Theatre: Tribes, The Big Dry, The Plant, Neville’s Island; For Darlinghurst Theatre Company: Torch Song Trilogy, Broken, Detroit, Mother Fucker With a Hat, Tinder Box; For NTOP: Lady Tabouli, Girl in the Machine, The Girl/ The Woman; For Pinchgut Opera: Farnace; For Apocalypse: Metamorphoses, Angels In America part 1 and 2; For Mad March Hare: Cripple of Inishmaan, Eurydice. You Got Older, Bengal Tiger at Baghdad Zoo, Belleville, Dark Vanilla Jungle, Shivered; For Bakehouse Theatre Company: Dresden, Visiting Hours, The Laden Table, Jatinga, Straight; For Bontom: Chamber pot Opera (Sydney Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival); For Squabbalogic: Good Omens the Musical, Herringbone, Grey Gardens The Musical, Mystery Musical, Man of La Mancha; For Spark Youth Theatre; Political Children, Haunted; For Hayes Theatre Company: Razorhurst, Carmen Alive or Dead; For For 

Ben’s Website with his portfolio and upcoming productions can be found at: www.benbrockman.com

Bryan Coelho

Bryan Coelho

Cinematography

Bryan Coelho is a Sydney-based award-winning director and cinematographer with over 10 years’ experience working in the industry. Bryan has directed a variety of work including TVCs, short films and music videos, his short films travelling on both the domestic and international circuits. He has also worked extensively as a cinematographer and television editor for shows such as Mythbusters, Wrecks to Riches and Hard Shine. With his hands-on approach Bryan is focused on the future of the Australian industry, driving forward to produce powerful, emotive cinema.

Clare Heuston

Clare Heuston

Singing

Clare holds a BA (Hons) from Sydney University and an A.Mus.A from the AMEB. After directing several original music theatre works for The Native Rose Music Theatre Society, in 1998 she won the Lady Persia Galleghan Award for Operatic Voice at the Sydney Eisteddfod and made her musical debut at the National Lieder Society, singing with chamber music legend Rachel Valler (AM) at the piano. Since then she has performed as a recitalist all over NSW, as part of various ensembles featuring such instrumentalists as Fiona Ziegler (violin), Jocelyn Fazzone (flute) and Robert Johnson (French horn). In 2012, she wrote, performed in and composed music for her first play Televention which was produced at the King St Theatre, directed by Deborah Jones. In 2014, she composed and performed in Distilled with folk pop act The Slow Days, as part of the Sydney Fringe.

Courtney Farrow

Courtney Farrow

Head of Student Services and Admin
Having completed her studies in Theatre and Stage Craft, Courtney sought a way to combine her passion for Australian creative content and helping others achieve their creative dreams. Courtney has found a home at AFTT supporting students in their pursuits to enter the Australian film/stage industry and beyond. Her background is in Theatre, Facilities and Customer Service.
David Caesar

David Caesar

Screenwriting & Directing

A graduate of AFTRS, David has written and directed five feature films, including Idiot Box, Dirty Deeds and Mullet, which won the AWGIE for Best Original Screenplay in 2001, and Best Direction at the Shanghai Film Festival in 2002. His film Prime Mover won the Queensland Literary Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2009.

He has also directed over 100 hours of television drama, including Rush, Underbelly: Razor, Phryne Fisher and Underbelly: Badness. Most recently he co-wrote and co-directed the mini-series Power Games for Channel 9 and is currently directing Nowhere Boys the Movie for Matchbox Pictures.

Deborah Jones

Deborah Jones

Acting

Deborah gained a Diploma of Performance in 1995, from the inaugural graduating class of the Actors College of Theatre and Television, (ACTT). Since then, Deborah has not only worked as an actor but also as a director, producer and teacher. Her acting credits are numerous, some of which include: Rake, Love Child and Redfern Now for TV; and on stage, Mother Clap’s Molly House (New Theatre), Apples & Pears (Old 505), Thank You for Being a Friend (Comedy Store), The Art of Success (Pact Theatre), Holiday in the Sun (Sidetrack Theatre), Baby With the Bath Water (Bondi Pavilion), and Anthology, Hungry (Stables Theatre).

Deborah’s directing credits include The Women (New Theatre), Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Tap Gallery), Televention (King Street Theatre), Tidy Town of the Year (Old Fitzroy), Wind in the Willows (Haven), and Cosi (Haven). 

In 2016, Deborah is playing Sister George in The Killing of Sister George (King St Theatre). 

Dr George Markakis

Dr George Markakis

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Bachelor of Business - University of Technology

Professional Doctorate - University of New England.

George Markakis started in accounting and business over 20 years ago. George has studied and worked in a number of business areas, including but not limited to compliance, business advice and management practices. He is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He has been a key member in all accreditation and re-accreditation processes for vocational and higher education, and was integral in the expansion of the College into Victoria in 2000 and Queensland in 2008. George has overseen the growth of JMC Academy, from being a single campus vocational education provider with just over 200 students to a private Higher Education provider across three states, over 15 qualifications and in excess of 1,600 students. 

George is a member of the Australian Council of Private Education and Training (ACPET) Finance Committee, a judge for the AIMIA awards (Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Awards), a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Dr Mark Seton

Dr Mark Seton

Actors Wellbeing

Dr Mark Seton is an Honorary Research Associate at The University of Sydney. He lectures on stage and screen performance histories and practices. His research interests include the psychological wellbeing of performing artists, ethical teaching and research practices in higher education creative and performing arts, and discourses of spirituality. Alongside membership of the editorial board of the international Journal of Applied Arts and Health, Mark is Chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee for the Australian College of Theology and is on the advisory panel of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare. 

Dr. Georgia Wallace-Crabbe

Dr. Georgia Wallace-Crabbe

PRODUCING

Dr. Georgia Wallace-Crabbe produced;The Earth and The Elements (Gallery Multi-screen installation) Sydney  Adelaide(16) Memories of the Struggle  (17)(Museum Multi-screen Installation)  Australia- Sydney Customs House Gallery: South Africa -Johannesburg Constitution Hill Museum and Cape Town Fort Museum.
These Heathen Dreams (14) Ex- pat poet Chris Barrnett is still a subversive influence on the Australian literary scene.  New Beijing-Reinventing a City, director (09) The world's super star architects show us their most extravagant buildings as Beijing goes through a massive urban transformation. (Sydney Film Festival); Jabe Babe: A Heightened Life (2005), winner of an AFI Award in 2005 for Best Direction in a Documentary and an IF Award for Best Documentary. Our Place (‘98),Temple on the Hill (‘98), Life Chances (‘95), Mandalay  (‘94), A Meeting Of Ways  (‘88), and Can’t Catch Prawns Without Ice-cream (‘87). She was the Australian co-producer for Shark Tracker (02) which screened on Network 9, France 5 and France 3 in 2002. She was Associate Producer of Besieged-The Ned Kelly Story  (2003) and  Production Manager of King Of The Market (2001). She was  the TV Producer of the LOUD Media Festival of Youth Culture and the Arts in Jan ‘98 and Executive Producer of LOUD Dox, a 4 x 28 mini series of documentaries for ABC TV Australia and the curator of the Loud Televised Short Film Festival on ABC, SBS and Pay TV

Erin Good

Erin Good

DIRECTING

Erin Good is an award-winning writer & director represented by RGM Artists. Erin’s work has been selected for 42 national and international film festivals. She has won 15 awards in Australia and internationally specifically for her writing and directing and has been nominated for many more including two Australian Director’s Guild Awards.

Erin is a 2014 recipient of the Emerging Filmmakers Fund from Screen NSW for her short film Alone (Starring Shari Sebbens, Charlotte Best and Nathaniel Dean). 
Erin’s digital series Jade of Death was one of ten projects worldwide selected for the Berlinale Project Lab, and Erin was selected as a writer/director at the Berlinale Talent Campus. The series premiered in Australia to a sold out screening at the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival in February 2018. The series has been selected for 17 festivals around the world including Series Fest where it was selected as one of only sixteen independent television pilots from around the world. Jade of Death has been nominated for 44 awards including a C21 Drama Award. The series has won 12 award including Best Series and Best Director at the International Academy of Web Television. Season 2 was supported by development funds from ABC and Screen Australia.

Erin has worked with some fantastic Australian actors including Ashleigh Cummings, Susan Prior, Max Cullen, Sara West, Richard Green, Charlotte Best, Nathaniel Dean, Shari Sebbens, Leeanna Walsman and Nicholas Hope.

Erin has a number of television and feature projects in development also works as a commercials director for Taste Creative Agency.

Farlie Goodwin

Farlie Goodwin

Live Production

Farlie has trained as a Stage Manager at The London Academy of Music and Dramatics Arts (LAMDA). She has worked in Events and Stage Management since 2000, working in both Australia and Europe.

Some of Farlie’s credits include:
Theatre: - Darlinghurst Theatre Company (Sydney), Heathers, the Musical (Sydney), Eugene Onegin (Norway), This Fella, My Memory (Sydney), Moving Parts, (Sydney), Billy Elliot (Sydney), Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (Sydney), Blackbird (London), Far Pavilions (London), The Full Monty (UK). The Boyfriend (UK).
Events: - Fourth Wall, Invictus Games, Opening Ceremony, Youth Winter Olympics, Lillehammer, Vanfest, Parramasala Festival, Yellamundie Festival, Sydney Royal Easter Show - Main Arena.

Farlie is honoured to be imparting her knowledge and passion of Stage Management to the students of AFTT.

 

Fernanda Barros

Fernanda Barros

International Agency Support Manager

Fernanda has been working in the Education field since 2010 and has had vast experience dealing with international and domestic students. Initially focused on international recruitment and student support, Fernanda now provides support to all AFTT education agents, onshore and offshore.

Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid

Equipment Manager

In 2006 Fiona gained her Masters degree in Film & TV at the University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh College of Art and gravitated towards specializing in documentary Editing. 

She gained her first broadcast credit as an editor with A Story about Hope in 2003 with STV for their Artery series. Since then Fiona has been editing documentaries for independent production companies and has added BBC, Channel4 and SBS (Australia) to her list of broadcast credits.

Additionally, films she has worked on have enjoyed successes in film festivals worldwide. Bon Voyage won the Venus of Badalona award for best documentary at the Festival Filmets Badalona in Barcelona. The Great Flood was re-selected for Sheffield Doc/Fest as part of their 20th year anniversary.
Other projects have screened in official selections at film festivals including Edinburgh, Seattle, Milano and HotDocs.

Fiona is the full time Equipment Manager here at AFTT.  Whilst providing continuous technical support for teaching and film productions, her editing background ensures that she can assist with the navigation through, and problem solving of workflows of the varied nature of productions that AFTT’s students produce.

Glen Hamilton

Glen Hamilton

Course Director - Acting

Glen is Course Director at the Academy of Film Theatre and Television and is an experienced teacher, director, producer and arts professional. He has directed over one hundred theatre productions, including small independent shows, touring performances and a range of fringe and festival productions.
As an arts professional, Glen founded his touring theatre restaurant business, Leading Arts in 2006, producing original theatre restaurant shows to more than forty venues across Sydney and regional NSW. Through his own business, Glen has also developed and facilitated training services to a range of medium and large corporate clients as well as successful community acting and performance programs.
Glen’s expertise has been recognized by Bauer Media, through his invitation to judge the Most Outstanding awards for the TV Week Logie Awards, for the past five years. He has also accepted judging appointments with the Short and Sweet Festival, and Sydney Festival.
Glen defines a successful career in the performing arts where the skills of performance, creativity and innovation are brought together to develop the actor not only as a versatile, dynamic and spirited performer, but as an artistic entrepreneur, able to claim their unique space in an exciting and challenging industry.

James Smithers

James Smithers

Guest Set Design

James is an Actor, Producer and Designer. Designing credits include: Pomona (KXT), Bird (Old Fitz Theatre), Three Sisters (AFTT at Downstairs Belvoir), Jekyll and Hyde (AFTT at Downstairs Belvoir). As an actor his credits include:
Pomona at KXT, Joseph K and Crime and Punishment at Limelight on Oxford. Troilus and Cressida, The Seagull, The Winter’s Tale and Cymbeline at The Depot Theatre and The Ritz at The New Theatre. He recently appeared as Jesus De Sade in the fourth series of the Hit US series Preacher. James is Co-producer for Secret House Theatre Company.

Jenny Tran

Jenny Tran

International Student Support & Marketing Officer

Jenny joined the international team in 2019. She focuses on facilitating student services and providing direct support for international students.

In her spare time, Jenny enjoys outdoor activities and travelling. Her extensive travel experience has sharpened her intercultural communication skills and honed her ability to adapt to different cultural backgrounds.

Jessica Farrugia

Jessica Farrugia

Administration

Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/Bachelor of Education from Sydney University and has taught English language in Sydney and Europe. Working at AFTT has brought together Jess’ love for performing arts, film and education. She enjoys being part of a creative institution helping to shape young artists. Her hobbies include dance, reading and watching films.

Jill Brown

Jill Brown

Voice

Jill Brown is an acting graduate from Theatre Nepean (Western Sydney University), studied singing at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and has a Masters in theatre studies from UNSW. Jill has 30 years’ experience as a professional singer/ actor and has directed numerous theatre productions. She was the head of voice studies and a lecturer in performance at Theatre Nepean for ten years, and studied and performed with Roy Hart Theatre (France) as well as producing the Australian tours of company members (2010, 2012 and 2013). Jill is Artistic Director and conductor of a cappella ensemble Let it Go Edith. Jill has taught voice and coached voice skills in productions at AFTT since 2011. 

John L Simpson

John L Simpson

Marketing & Distribution

John L. Simpson is a graduate of the Masters of screen arts and business course from AFTRS, with a BA in performing arts. He is an award-winning creative producer/ distributor with over thirty years’ experience working in the performing arts arena. As a producer, John L. began working in film with Al Clark (Chopper, Priscilla Queen of The Desert), and on Thunderstruck, before producing Razzle Dazzle and Mike Bullen’s directorial debut Amorality Tale

John L. was also the co-writer and producer of the powerful film Men’s Group, winner of the Digispaa, Spaartan Award, and winner of Best Film, Best Actor and Best Script at the 2008 Inside Film Awards. 

John L. launched distribution and production company Titan View in 2007, in order to bring important Australian films to Australian and international audiences. Titan View’s first release, The Jammed, was the highest grossing independent Australian film on screen average ever, during its opening two weeks. In recent years, John L. pioneered in distributing the first international co-production between China and Australia to be released in Australia and New Zealand – 33 Postcards – starring Guy Pearce.

John O'Hare

John O'Hare

Acting

Renowned WAAPA and QUT graduate John O'Hare was Head of Acting and course supervisor at ACTT for fourteen years, and is co-founder of O'Punksky's Theatre Co. One of Sydney's premiere companies, O’Punksky’s received numerous awards and industry accolades, including the Sydney Critics Award for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Production.

John has been an integral part of the Australian theatre, film and television scene for three decades, working as an actor, director, producer and teacher for ABC TV, Channel 7, TEN, The Nine Network, Channel 4, Palm Beach Pictures and Fox Studios, Belvoir St, Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company and Playbox.

Production awards include Irish Times Critics Award, four Green Room Awards, two Glugs Theatrical Awards, a Logie and an AFI nomination. 

Karel Segers

Karel Segers

Screenwriting

Karel Segers wrote his first produced screenplay at the age of 17. Today, he is a story consultant, writer and producer, with experience in film rights acquisition, development and production. Karel is a certified teacher whose lectures have inspired students in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His clients include award-winning filmmakers, as well as three Oscar nominees. 

Karel is the founder of The Story Department and www.Logline.it! and he ranks in the world's Top 10 of most influential people for screenwriting on Twitter.

Kim Ramsay

Kim Ramsay

Production Support

Kim fell in love with the medium of film at the ripe old age of five when she first saw the movie Jaws. That initial moment of inspiration provoked her to dedicate her life to filmmaking. She began her film career as a continuity woman working on independent feature films such as Bitter & Twisted, Gabriel, Left Ear and over 40 short films. 

Going on to pursue a path as a storyteller, she has written and directed seven short films, which have collectively screened at over 60 festivals internationally and received 22 awards. Her work has screened on The Comedy Channel, Foxtel and SBS.

In 2012, she directed IFSS Uncut, a four-part TV series for Foxtel about the craft of short filmmaking, which screened primetime on Sunday nights.

In the past few years she has worked extensively in the field of documentary creating powerful stories for non-profits and charities such as CanTeen, CerebralPalsy Alliance and The Cancer Council, as well as directing TVCs and branded content. 

She is currently in post-production on a feature documentary about the empowerment of women in Nepal which will premiere mid 2016. 

Kyle Rowling

Kyle Rowling

Stage Combat

Kyle is a professional actor, director, weapons master and fight director with over 25 years’ experience in martial arts. He has trained, choreographed and performed stage combat for STC, Opera Australia, Ensemble Theatre, Belvoir St, Marion St, Bell Shakespeare, the David Atkins Group, Sydney Shakespeare Globe and more. He teaches regularly at AFTT and has worked in many theatre and film productions including Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as Christopher Lee's fight double, Eric Bana's personal weapons trainer for Troy, fight director and performer for Pan at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, and the New York tour of STC's The White Devil.

Leng Te

Leng Te

International Communications Manager

Leng looks after marketing and communications for all international-related activities at JMC Academy. She joined the JMC Academy team in 2010 with experience in international education marketing in the language school, vocational education and higher education sectors.

Her interest in the creative industries has seen her release a few music projects, publish a book and spend a year working for an arts production company. Leng serves on the boards of Tabor Victoria and Candlelight Productions.

Lex Marinos

Lex Marinos

Acting

Lex studied Drama at the University of NSW, and later with renowned American acting teacher, Stella Adler. Since then he has worked in all areas of the entertainment industry as an actor, director, writer, broadcaster and teacher. He is best known for his television performances in Kingswood Country and The Slap, as well as other series, films and countless stage productions. Lex has also worked extensively on ABC radio, and has held many advisory and governance positions with arts and cultural organizations including SOCOG, The Australia Council, and Community Broadcasting Foundation. His memoir, Blood and Circuses, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2014.  

Lucia Mastrantone

Lucia Mastrantone

Movement

Lucia has enjoyed a successful and varied career in theatre, film and television with an extensive list of credits as an actor, physical performer/ movement director, movement teacher, writer and voice artist. She toured nationally and internationally with physical theatre companies such as Legs on The Wall, NYID and in Shaun Parker’s Blue Love and the internationally acclaimed physical theatre piece Verona for Magpie Theatre Co. 

As an actress she has worked with many of Australia’s major theatre companies including Belvoir St Theatre Co, Bell Shakespeare Company, Sydney Theatre Company’s Romeo and Juliet, Griffin Theatre Co., STCSA and MTC. In film and television Lucia was seen in the John Edward’s award-winning TV series Tangle and in AFI-winning film Look Both Ways. Lucia worked on the very successful production of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe as an associate director and movement director. This production was critically acclaimed and won The Humanitarian of The Year award, and toured the WOW festival, London and Sydney. She is co-starring in a Working Dog animation called Pacific Heat released early 2016. Her teaching experience at AFTT has spanned across 18 years and keeps her inspired to always be reinvigorated and keep abreast of performing arts industry trends.

Luke Eve

Luke Eve

Directing & Producing

Luke is an award-winning producer and director who began his career working as a freelance photographer. His passion for film lead him to form his own production company More Sauce. Over the years the company has produced multiple award-winning short films, music videos and online series. His short film Australian Summer was the winner of Tropfest and his recent online series Low Life, which he co-created, co-produced and directed, has won a dozen major international awards. In the meantime, Luke has directed several television series including Sex: An Unnatural History, Great Southern Land, Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery and The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting. He currently splits his time between Sydney and LA directing high-end commercials for Sydney production company Playbig Film, while also developing a number of feature film projects both as a producer and director.

Luke Rogers

Luke Rogers

Acting

Luke Rogers is a theatre director, actor, producer and teaching artist. He is a graduate of NIDA (directing), Theatre Nepean (acting) and is the Artistic Director of Stories Like These. Luke has directed at Griffin Theatre Company, ATYP, Seymour Centre, Old Fitzroy Theatre, New Theatre and NIDA, and has worked with many drama schools including ACTT, Sydney Theatre School, CQUniversity, Actors Centre and AIM Dramatic Arts. Previous positions include Resident Studio Artist with Griffin Theatre Company (2014), Theatre Manager of New Theatre (2007 - 2012) and the Artistic Director of The Spare Room. 

Lyn Norfor

Lyn Norfor

Producing

Lyn is one of the three founding partners of Emerald Productions (2009), a boutique film and television production company with a slate of original projects across feature film and television drama, comedy and documentary. Lyn currently has 4 feature films in development, including two – Undertow (writer/director Miranda Nation) and Bereft (writers Andy Cox and Ranald Allan) – funded through Screen Australia.

Lyn's credits as a producer encompass drama and documentary film and television productions. Her films, including On The Loose, have won numerous awards and screened at the Sydney Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival.

Lyn was selected for Screen Australia’s Springboard program (2011-12) for debut features with writer/director Miranda Nation for their psychological thriller Undertow. Lyn and Miranda’s Springboard-funded short film, Perception, won best Short Film in the Dendy Awards at the Sydney Film Festival, has been nominated for Best Short Film in the AACTA Awards and selected for screening in the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in 2014. Undertow received script development funding from Screen Australia.

The Love Song of Iskra Prufrock (writer/director Lucy Gaffy) won 12 international and domestic short film awards, screened at over 60 international film festivals and was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award for Best Short Film. Lyn and Lucy are recipients of Screen NSW’s Emerging Filmmakers Fund for their next short film, The Gift, which is about to launch on the festival circuit.

Margaret Kaye

Margaret Kaye

Feldenkrais

Margaret Kaye has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method of Movement for a really long time...

Due to an Occupational Overuse injury Margaret was unable to work for several years. This is now a speciality area, amongst others.

Margaret also specialises in working with performers, such as actors, musicians and athletes.  

Matt Bartlett

Matt Bartlett

After-Hours / Events

Matt is a working actor, musician, writer and director. A graduate of AFTT and a member of the AFTT community since 2015, he now works mainly in independent theatre and has appeared in several television commercials. Matt sees the AFTT after hours office as a useful hub for the student and alumni community. It is a place where students can network amongst themselves and with alumni, share artistic visions and collaborate on projects. The arts industry can be enigmatic at the best of times and solidarity among the community we build at AFTT and beyond is a vital component for any arts graduate to enter the industry and build their career.

Michael McLennan

Michael McLennan

Film

Michael McLennan is a Sydney-based independent filmmaker whose films have played for festival audiences around the world. These films include 'Go Quickly', 'Small Things', 'Magpie', 'Why We Trade' and the films of the Secret Film Society, which he founded in 2009. Recently he completed the short films 'Standby' and 'A Tea Party for Sad People’ and is currently in post-production on a proof of concept film, and currently has three feature scripts in development. He has lectured and mentored hundreds of filmmakers.

Michelle Dado

Michelle Dado

Production Design

Michelle is a NIDA design graduate designing for film, TV and theatre since 1988. She has lectured in design at AFTRS, SFS and IFSS from 2006 until the present. Michelle is currently developing an online and for-broadcast natural world issues series.
    
Michelle’s production and costume design credit highlights include the films: Scratch (2013); Soulmates (2006;) and The Easter Tide (2003); TV shows: Living Black (SBS); Sports Tonight (TEN); Saturday Disney; Roy and HG’sThe Monday Dump; The Cream; Denton; and The Wiggles (7 Network); production design for: Nickelodeon; The Lifestyle Channel; Channel V; Arena; XYZ Entertainment; and Foxtel; and theatre shows: The Life and Music of Stevie Wright and The Easybeats; Lovers at Versailles (Sydney Opera House); Marmalade and Egg (Perth Theatre Company); Shadow of the Eagle; Stories from Suburban Road (Ensemble Theatre/ Perth Theatre Company); Fully Committed; The Shoe Horn Sonata (Ensemble Theatre); and Europe (The Stables). 

Over the last 25 years, Michelle has production-designed numerous theatre productions, TV shows and pilots, special events, expos, conferences, promos, press launches, exhibitions, cyber casts and festivals here, in the USA and the UK. 

From 1988 - 1993 Michelle worked in the art and costume departments of multiple prime time television shows and feature films in the USA and the UK including Star Trek, Batman, Cheers, Dynasty, LA Law and Murder She Wrote.

Michelle St Claire

Michelle St Claire

Post-Production

Michelle is an AFTT graduate and award winning editor of over a dozen shorts, several web series, and the feature film Kairos. After spending several years editing digital content and acclaimed shorts, she started teaching post-production at AFTT

Michi Marosszeky

Michi Marosszeky

Film

Michi is an AACTA nominated film maker, she has been working in the film industry for the past twenty-seven years. She has worked both in Australia and internationally on large budget feature films, television dramas as well as on commercials. She has shot several documentaries in locations as diverse as central NSW and the Middle East. She directed and shot Third Time Lucky, an autobiographical documentary about cancer, which was distributed by Australia Network.

Between 1990-94, she studied Fine Arts at the National Art School, majoring in photography. 
In 2011 Michi completed a Graduate Diploma in Cinematography at the Australian Film and Television School. In 2012 she continued studying and completed a Certificate in Screen Culture. Since completing her Cinematography course, Michi has continued to shoot a variety of projects such as short films, corporate work as well as develop her own projects. Michi has completed the first series of an animation documentary series, Woven Threads -stories from afar which she created, directed, designed and produced with Paul Sullivan from Benchmark Media and Entertainment. This series is now showing on iview and a second series Woven Threads -stories from within on Mental Health is currently in development and the early stages of production.
In 2020 Woven Threads - stories from within was installed at the Powerhouse Museum on permanent display. In 2019 the series was nominated for an AACTA award and in 2016 and 2017 two different episode of Woven Threads premiered at TEDx Sydney. 

Michi is a passionate filmmaker and enjoys being involved in the creation and vision of projects

 

Miro Bilbrough

Miro Bilbrough

Screenwriting & Directing

Miro trained as a curator of contemporary art and was employed as an art critic, however after migrating from New Zealand to Australia in 1990 she began writing poetry and film scripts.
 
Her film debut as writer-director was with the award-winning short Urn (1995), which enjoyed a theatrical release and a strong festival life internationally. Later she made the award-winning Bartleby (2001) and the short feature Floodhouse (2003), which was nominated for three AFIs and an AWGIE, and was broadcast by Arte/ZDF in France and Germany and by SBS in Australia. 

Her feature film Being Venice (2012) premiered at the Sydney Film Festival, and was nominated for The Age Critics Award. Internationally, it premiered in competition at Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF, has been broadcast by Arte/ZDF and enjoyed theatrical release in New Zealand.
 
Miro has written for animation and docu-drama. Animation Bad Baby Amy was nominated for a BAFTA in 2002, while docu-dramas Carcrash (1994) and The Fifth Continent (1998) were short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. More recently she has written voice-over narrations for Neil Oliver in Coast Australia, series 1 and 2.
 
Her script editing credits include Kim Mourdant’s The Rocket, a multiple winner at Berlinale 2013, and Kathy Drayton’s critically acclaimed documentary about Australian photographer Carol Jerems, Girl In A Mirror (2005).

Miro is currently developing her feature screenplay Joyriding as part of a creative arts doctorate at Western Sydney University. As a poet she is widely published online, in literary journals and in her debut collection Small-Time Spectre.

Nate Edmondson

Nate Edmondson

Guest Sound Designer

Nate is an international, multi-award winning Composer and Sound Designer for stage and screen. His scores have been heard across the world, including multiple Off-Broadway and West End runs of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, and Paddington Gets In A Jam (Rockefeller Productions), which have reached a global audience of more than one million people.

Nate’s theatre credits include; For STC: The Harp In The South (Parts 1 & 2), Blackie Blackie Brown, Three Sisters, Cloud Nine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo And Juliet. For Belvoir: Mark Colvin’s Kidney, Mortido, Seventeen, This Heaven. For Bell Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Romeo And Juliet, Macbeth, The Winter's Tale. For Griffin: Dead Cat Bounce, Good Cook. Friendly. Clean., The Ham Funeral, MinusOneSister, Caress/Ache, The Witches, Music, Jump For Jordan, Rust And Bone, This Year’s Ashes. For Ensemble: A Broadcast Coup, Fully Committed, Baby Doll, Diplomacy. For Malthouse: Blackie Blackie Brown, Salomé, Lord Of The Flies. For Monkey Baa: Edward The Emu, Possum Magic. For DTC: Love, Torch Song Trilogy, Savages, Good Works, Daylight Saving, All My Sons, The Seafarer. For Hayes: HMS Pinafore, Evie May. For ATYP: Political Children, Fireface, The Hiding Place. For Critical Stages: Stones In His Pockets. For Riverside Theatres: Shellshock. For Sport For Jove: Of Mice And Men. For Siren Theatre Company: The Moors, The Trouble With Harry, Good With Maps [AU & UK], Misterman [AU & UK]. For Rockefeller Productions: That Golden Girls Show! [US & CA], The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show [Global]. For Street Theatre: All My Sons [UK].

Awards: 2016 and 2015 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Score / Sound Design of an Independent Production (Good With Maps, Misterman), 2018 and 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Score / Sound Design of a Play (The Harp In The South, Leaves), 2014 Brian Dyer Trophy for Best Score / Sound Design [UK] (All My Sons). In 2019 Nate was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Sound Design for his work on The Harp In The South.

Patricia Rowling

Patricia Rowling

Stage Combat

A graduate of The Sydney Acting School, UNSW and Charles Sturt University, Patricia has an impressive roll call of experience. Her theatre credits include: 11 seasons of Shakespeare by the Sea; The Women of Troy (Sydney Theatre Co); Actors at Work and The Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare); Canute Production’s Shakespeare on Trial and Soldier Boy; Cut Theatre’s Queen Lere; Wendy Darling in Pan (Capitol Theatre); and Bard On The Beach. Her TV credits include: Tricky Business (Nine Network); All Saints (Channel 7); and Double the Fist (ABC). Film credits include: Phobos: Fear Kills; and Domestic. Patricia is a dance choreographer, a certified stage combat instructor, and Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach.

Paul Barakat

Paul Barakat

Screenwriting & Directing

Paul has been under the spell of cinema since he accidentally saw ‘Taxi Driver’ at the age of 8. That same year, his parents took he and his siblings to war-torn Beirut to see their ancestral homeland before it completely imploded. They also went to Disneyland. 

The absurdity of these vastly different experiences profoundly influenced Paul’s work and life. He has been an ardent student and practitioner of many facets of the screen craft, beginning his career in his late teens as a freelance camera operator and editor.

As a filmmaker, he has written, produced and directed numerous award-winning short films, including ’Squalor’, ‘Pavel’ and ‘Fragments’, which took him to New York in 2005. 

Paul is also a former graduate of IFSS. He returned to the school to teach screenwriting and within two years, he was promoted to the Head of Teaching, overseeing the development of the school curriculum and managing the faculty and students.

In 2014, Paul decided to pursue a screenwriting opportunity in Los Angeles after his pitch for an original TV series, ‘Zealot’, garnered strong interest from multiple production companies. He was mentored by leading industry consultant and former TV exec, Jen Grisanti, who championed the project. During his time in LA, Paul also had a chance meeting with a well-known U.S. director, who gave him an opportunity to write a feature screenplay. The film is currently in financing stage. 

In 2015, he was commissioned to create the multi-platform sci-fi project ‘Gish’, through which he developed his first comic book with artist 
Marcelo Baez. After securing finance for his low-budget feature film, Paul is set to direct the production at the end of 2016.

He is also a professionally trained actor, having appeared in local and international productions, including ‘ East West 101’, ‘ Love My Way’ and ‘Farscape’, as well as numerous TVC's and stage productions. 

Besides sharing his passion and knowledge of the craft as a tutor, Paul also works as a script consultant for multiple screenwriters and directors across the globe.

Peter Gainey

Peter Gainey

Director of International Services

Master of Education (International Education) - Monash University

Peter Gainey is responsible for overseeing all international initiatives, including outbound and inbound mobility of staff and students, offshore and onshore pathway partnerships, and offshore course delivery initiatives.  
 
Peter’s previous roles included directing the Wollongong, Flinders and New England universities’ Japan office and the Australian National University’s Asia regional office.  His extensive independent consulting experience focused on developing international student recruitment channels, profile raising and brand building in new markets, sourcing transnational education opportunities, institution linkage development, and market entry strategising and implementation. 

Renee Oldfield

Renee Oldfield

Student Admissions

Having completed her Diploma of Music concentrating on song writing, Renee is now harnessing her passion for creative expression by assisting future entertainment industry professionals through their creative education journey at AFTT. Renee’s background stretches across customer service, operations and sales as well as her career as both a solo artist and the lead singer for a Sydney based alt-pop band. Renee’s role in Student Admissions sees her support and guide future students through their journey from application to their first day at AFTT.

Richard Michalak

Richard Michalak

Cinematography

Richard Michalak has been shooting film since 1969 and has worked in the film industry since 1973. He has shot 18 feature films and many commercials, music videos and documentaries, gaining a wealth of experience shooting in many countries and all budgets and formats.

Richard was a successful, award-winning student director and cinematographer at AFTRS when he completed the course in 1980. He then concentrated on cinematography for 30 years but is once again branching back into writing, producing and directing. From this he brings a broad understanding of the cinematography process from all angles.

Romney Stanton

Romney Stanton

Yoga

Romney is an actor, voice over artist, director, yoga teacher and health coach with a passion for helping others to discover mindfulness through yoga, body/breath connection and deep listening. Romney proudly owns 'Darlo Drama' which brings confidence and creativity to adult actors and 'Sprout Wellness with Romney' a place for clients to rediscover their health!

As an actor, Romney's theatre include; 'Lady Macbeth' in Macbeth with Barestage Theatre, ‘Rose’ in Scarecrow for which she won Suzy Goes Sees “Top 5 Best Supporting Actors for 2018”, other theatre credits include ‘Paulina’ in The Winters Tale (Secret House), Pisanio' in Cymbeline (Secret House), ‘Ros’ in Henna Night (Mercury) ‘Alice Flack’ in That Eye, The Sky (New Theatre), ‘Mother Superior’ in Roundheads and Peakheads (Bondi Pav), ‘Octavia’ in Antony and Cleopatra (Secret House), ‘Molly’ in Love Song (Gamut Theatre Co). 

Directing credits include 'Death comes for Breakfast' as part of the Sydney Short & Sweet festival where the play made it the finals. Assistant director on “The Jungle” presented by Darlo Drama in 2018 and Director 'Welcome to the Moon and other play' at Darlo Drama in 2019.

Romney has been a proud member of Equity since 2015. 

Ryan Tate

Ryan Tate

Stage Management

A graduate of ACTT and The University of Wollongong, Ryan has worked in events and stage management in both Australia and Britain. Australian theatre credits include: Strictly Ballroom The Musical; Hot Shoe Shuffle; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; and Bell Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. His British theatre credits include: 42nd Street; The King and I; Singin’ in the Rain; and Cameron Mackintosh’s Hair: The Musical. He was also Venue Coordinator for the 2012 London Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies.

Samantha (Sam) McLean

Samantha (Sam) McLean

Campus Manager

Thanks to her extensive background in customer service, administration, hospitality and film & tv makeup,  Sam brings a broad range of experience and expertise – both creative and commercial – to her role as AFTT’s Campus Manager.
Sam has undertaken a number of different roles at the film school since 2008 (Enrolments & Administration Officer to Admin Coordinator, to Course Operations Manager, and everything in between), she has a unique and  thorough understanding of the processes required to keep the Academy running smoothly. Sam has lived and breathed every moment of her exhilarating journey with the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television.
In 2018, Sam took on the role of Campus Manager, and oversees all the day-to-day operations at our Holt Street Campus.

Sean O'Riordan

Sean O'Riordan

Acting

Originally from London, Sean graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. After working on the London stand-up circuit he toured the UK for six years, playing everything from Macbeth to Captain Hook. 

In Sydney he worked with the Sydney Theatre Company with is Shakespeare detective show, before joining AFTT and forming Barestage Theatre – writing, directing, producing, and performing in many plays. He teaches/ directs for a number of Sydney schools and companies and his film credits include Candy with Heath Ledger, and The Man Who Sued God with Billy Connolly.    

Simeon Lewis

Simeon Lewis

Course Supervisor - Live Production

Simeon has been working for over 20 years as a professional Stage / Production Manager since graduating from Rose Bruford UK in 2000 with a BA Hons in Stage Management. During his career Simeon has worked across a broad range of sectors including Theatre, Dance, Music and major sporting events, clients include Birmingham Royal Ballet, D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, Barbican & Southbank Centre, London Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Festival. Simeon completed a Post graduate diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2012 which has enabled him to teach Stage and Production Management to many of the best Drama schools in the UK and Australia, from Mountview to NIDA and AFTT.

 

Sinclair Suhood

Sinclair Suhood

Tech Support

Sinclair’s role at AFTT varies from supporting the Tech Manager in the Tech Store, supporting marketing with content, filming & editing, and he also works within the after-hours team.

Sinclair graduated from AFTT in 2018 with an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media in the industry focus area of Film. Throughout his time at AFTT he focused on cinematography while also networking with the tutors and students. This opened many opportunities up to him, such as shooting music videos as well as being a 1st AC on a few, too.

While at AFTT, Sinclair shot and directed a myriad of short films. Several were selected for international film festivals, with three of them gaining a place in the semi-finals, one in the finals and one claiming first prize.

Sinclair is currently a 1st AC on an Australian feature film.

Steven Ljubovic

Steven Ljubovic

Student Admissions, After-Hours & Alumni Program

Steven is one of AFTT’s Acting alumni and has worked professionally on numerous stage shows since graduating. Steven also works as part of the Student Admissions team and is the co-creator of AFTT’s Alumni Program that launched at the beginning of 2020. He has loved being a part of a creative institution that highlights the importance of community in the ever-changing world of creative arts.   

TJ Narula

TJ Narula

Production Support

With experience in working on over 150 films with 120-plus students, TJ is a creative producer as well as a documentary film director. TJ's passion is  bringing important human stories to life (be it drama or documentary).

Vincent Ho

Vincent Ho

International Student Admissions Officer

Vincent started his journey in Melbourne as an international student. His passion for the international education industry started during his studies, where he volunteered in an international club and was given the opportunity to meet with students from many different countries. When he graduated, he joined the international education industry and has been active in recruitment and admissions ever since. He loves meeting international students from different countries to share his experience as well as the beauty of studying in Australia.

Virginia Ferris

Virginia Ferris

Dance

Virginia is a choreographer, artistic director, adjudicator, dance tutor and event coordinator specialising in contemporary choreography, musical theatre and jazz styles. As a classical ballet dancer for the Tasmanian Ballet Company, Virgina has performed as a TV and film dancer, as a musical theatre performer in shows such as Hello Dolly, and Dancin’ Man, and as a contemporary performer for Company in Flight (San Francisco). She has also choreographed and performed with Frank Sinatra, Kylie Minogue, Peter Allen, Marilyn Jones, KD Lang, Kath & Kim, Bob Downe, Keith Bain and Jimmy Somerville to name a few. 

Career highlights include: City of Sydney Chinese New Year 2016 (Performance Director); Dance Fusion Red Earth Arts Festival 2015 (Artistic Director); Daft Punk Launch 2013 (Creative Consultant); The McDonald College (Head of Dance); Gay Games 2002 (Director of Choreography); Australian Dance Awards for Ausdance (Director); and Superleague Launch (Choreographer).

Winston Cooper

Winston Cooper

Acting

Winston is an MFA graduate from Queensland University of Technology. With 20 years’ professional experience, he is an acclaimed performer who has trodden the boards in major, indie and regional theatres across Australia and New Zealand. He has also filmed television and feature film roles screened nationally and internationally, and has been awarded Best Actor recognition at a number of international festivals.   

Winston has an inherent passion to empower artists in their technique, and help them understand what makes them tick as an artist. He looks to inspire dynamic and honest performances, as well as addressing the welfare of the actor on and off the stage. He considers it his personal goal to see actors flourish.   

Woody Naismith

Woody Naismith

Course Director - Film

For almost two decades Woody’s acting roles in film, theatre and television have not only nurtured his dramatic instinct, they’ve allowed him to explore the dramatic arts extensively. He’s worked on productions in Australia, Tahiti, Japan, UK and America before a five-year stint in which he called Hollywood home. Here his acting branched into teaching and  film production. 

As a teacher, Woody desires to encourage others to understand their empathetic self by attaining the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Woody aims to inspirer his students to evolve their artist voice, their creativity and to develop a strong point of view through teaching them a true understanding of themselves and how they relate to their craft. 

Having written, produced and directed fashion videos, art films, short films, behind the scenes, and commercials, Woody has become an experienced camera operator, editor and colorist. Woody has a keen eye for capturing moments and conveying visually appealing and interesting stories. His work both in front of and behind the camera gives him a great sensibility and understanding of film production. 

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