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Chris Ramos - Writer, Director, Producer

Chris has turned his passion for films into a career.

He has studied all major aspects of film making, taking courses at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and Sydney University.

Chris is an active member of many creative and technical groups for film and theatre. Apart from being Associate Producer on the Australian feature film Picture This, Chris's varied roles in short and feature film making have included Writer, Director, 1st Assistant Director, Editor, and Production Manager. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters Degree in Information Technology.

Chris has attended the Cannes Film Festival on a number of occasions.


Tony Chu - Producer

Tony founded NAFA, a networking group for actors, writers and filmmakers in Sydney. He convenes their monthly networking meetings (called Choc Tops), script development workshops and two short film festivals: Show-Fest and Action-Fest.

As a Producer, he has made more than 30 shorts (Director/Producer for 20), and also helped produce a feature film.

As an actor, he has appeared on stage, film and TV, with notable credits in All Saints and White Collar Blue.

Tony is a practicing physician. When he appeared on White Collar Blue, Tony was in the unique position of also being Medical Adviser.


Paul Kolsky - Cinematographer

Paul's narrative filmwork has included the feature film Watermark which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2003 Director’s Fortnight, Sydney Film Festival 2003, Telluride Indiefest 2004, and Key West Film Festival 2004.

At the 2008 Australian Cinematographers Society NSW & ACT Awards, Paul won a Gold Plaque for A Step Ahead.

As well as short films which have screened in festivals around the world, Paul has also filmed many music videos and TV commercials for high profile clients.

Paul began as a Camera Assistant and Sound Recordist on a range of documentary, commercial and corporate projects. Highlights include Rats in the Ranks (Film Australia), Croc People (TVNZ), Journeys (National Geographic), and Lonely Planet South Pacific.

Paul has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Media from the University of Wollongong.


Hayley Lake - Editor

While completing her Graduate TV editing course at AFTRS in 2004, Hayley managed to pack in almost two years of experience including a 35mm project.

At the 2006 Beverly Hills Film Festival in Los Angeles, against a competitive field of 1500 mostly US editors, Hayley won the Best Editor prize for her work on the short film Brother and, in a remarkable achievement, Hayley won the Best Editor award across all categories of films entered, not just short films.

At the 2006 inaugural Australian Screen Editors Awards, Hayley won the best editing award for short film, again for Brother.

Included in Hayley's editing credits is the recent Australian feature film Broken Sun, set during World War II.


Rachel Gaudry - Original Music

Rachel is an Australian composer, songwriter and performer with a diverse background in jazz, classical and pop/rock genres.

She has composed orchestral and acoustic-electronic works for film, TV, animation, documentary, theatre and radio.

Rachel is a recipient of the Johnny Dennis Music Award, and was composer/music editor on the short film Shot Open which was awarded the Verna Fields Award at the 2008 MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) Golden Reel Awards in Los Angeles.

Her music has been featured on radio and TV in Australia, Canada, USA, Spain and Taiwan. Rachel has released two albums of her original music and has performed in the USA, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Rachel studied at the Canberra School of Music, completing a Diploma of Music in Jazz Studies in 1995, then obtained a Masters Degree in Screen Composition at AFTRS.

In October 2008, Rachel won the University of Canberra National Composition Competition.


Emma Lloyd - 1st AD

Emma graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

Within her Communications degree, Emma majored in film and writing, including film production and screenwriting, and within her International Studies degree she majored in Italian and spent a year living in Milan.

In short films, Emma has been a Director, 1st Assistant Director, Writer, Continuity and Script Supervisor.

In 2007, she was NSW Finalist in the SPAA Holding Redlich/AFTRS National Pitching Competition.

Emma is a member of the Australian Writers' Guild.


Benedict Paxton-Crick - Script Supervisor

Ben was Script Supervisor on Purgatory (a recent two-hour/four-part television series), and on Matthew Newton’s feature film Three Blind Mice.

He has also been Continuity / Script Supervisor on many short films, which have usually been AFTRS productions, or NSW FTO Young Filmmakers Fund Productions.

Ben has a BA Joint Honours Ancient and Modern History from Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, and a Computer Science (Software Engineering) Master's degree from University of Wales Aberystwyth in the UK.

Ben also worked as a schoolteacher in Zimbabwe (covering entire curriculum for Years 7-10 at a bush mission school on the Mozambiquan border).

He obtained a Graduate Diploma in Screen Studies from Sydney Film School in 2006, and is now the Film School's Continuity tutor.


Jaclyn Amor - Production Designer

Jaclyn attended The McDonald College of Performing Arts High School in Sydney, majoring in dance, drama, music, and visual arts, before obtaining a Fine Arts/Philosophy degree from the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts.

Jaclyn then undertook Filmmaking/Directing at the New York Film Academy, and  taught acting/drama classes at the New York Actors Garage.

Jaclyn has been writer, director, producer, editor or art director on innumerable short films, music videos and commercials in Sydney, and in New York where she now works.


Fabian Hevia - Percussion, Drums

Chilean-born Fabian Hevia migrated to Australia in 1975 where he undertook classical training at The Wollongong University, Creative Arts faculty, later studying jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Fabian has toured, recorded and performed with many of Australia's finest musicians and overseas artists including James Morrison, Don Burrows, Dale Barlow, Carl Orr, Don Harper, Miroslav Bukovsky (Wanderlust), Lonnie Liston Smith (USA), Budi Assad (Brazil/USA), The Catholics, Steve Hunters 9 Lives, Kristen Cornwell, Vince Jones, Lily Dior, Jimmy Little (Messenger), Karma County (Into the land of promise), Tim Hopkins, Guy Strazzullo, The Mighty Reapers, Jeremy Sawkins, Barnie Mc Call, Kevin Hunt, Birth of the Cool (2003 Sydney Festival).

International tours include performances at Montreaux Jazz Festival, The North Sea Jazz Festival, Nice, Festival de Jazz Vitoria-Gasteiz, Aarhus, Jazzfest Wiesen, Toronto-Quebec & Vancouver Jazz Festival, Rome, Beijing and the Sweet Basil in Tokyo.

Fabian collaborated on the recording of Sandy Evans - Testimony (ABC Drama); with Chris Cody for Sydney Theatre Company production of Don Juan; and Nigel Weslake's sound track to the film The Nugget.

In 1994 Wanderlust won the ARIA award for best jazz recording.

In 1996 Fabian was nominated for an APRA jazz award.

Fabian teaches at Sydney Grammar School, and is an advisor to the Australia Council.


Cameron D'Arcy - Colourist

Technically and artistically adept, Cameron worked as colourist on Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, on X-Men Origins: Wolverine which stars Hugh Jackman, and on the television series Out of the Blue.

Cameron is also the producer of a theatrical dance show called The Next Step Live, and is the co-producer of the upcoming Australian feature film $quid: The Movie.

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