Arts Worker Directory

Film and Digital Arts

Owen Elliot

Film and Video Director / Producer

Client focus: mental illness; brain injury; and limited mobility.

Children (0-12 yrs), youth (13-17 yrs), adults (18-65 yrs), aged (65 yrs+)

Biography: As an experienced film director and producer of documentaries, I love to work on a wide range of film, television and video production. I am keen to share my skills and knowledge in documentary film making to help people document their stories. My short film, Matthew Heath was awarded best documentary at the 2006 Hope Awards.  It tells the story of a twelve year old boy caring for his father who has bipolar disorder.  A later project, Road Realities is an eight part , six to ten minutes DVD educational program made for the PCYC for release in late 2009. I am a graduate in Communications (Film and TV Production), University of Newcastle.

Region: Sydney, Western Suburbs, Inner West, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs, Hills District.

Contact: email 76pictures@gmail.com

Website: www.76pictures.com.au

Helen Newman

Film

Client focus: I have experience working with people who have limited mobility; moderate intellectual disability; hearing impaired / Deaf; communication impaired; vision impaired; brain injury; and mental illness.

Children (0-12yrs), youth (13-17yrs), adults (18-65yrs)

Region: Southern regional NSW.

Biography: I have worked with a number of youth and disability groups creating music videos, teaching film making and collaborating on theatre productions. People with whom I have worked include Cooinda Family Care, Club Wild and SITE Wodonga. I have also been a crisis counselor. Filming individuals and families in many countries and situations has given me a breadth of experience. An example of my work illustrating this is Anthem, a film about the refugee experience which I co-directed and which won Best Australian Documentary at ACMI International Documentary Festival in 2006. Companies I have worked with include Circus Oz, the Melbourne Theatre Company and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.

Contact: email helen@nomadfilms.com.au

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Finn O’Keefe

Radio Production and Sound Design (Film)

Client focus: limited mobility; moderate intellectual disability; severe intellectual disability; hearing impaired/ Deaf; communication impaired; vision impaired; brain injury; and mental illness.

Children (0-12yrs), youth (13-17yrs), adults (18-65yrs)

Biography: I am a freelance sound designer and electronic music composer who has produced work for numerous short and feature length films and documentaries. I am also an experienced workshop facilitator who has devised and run workshops for organisations including TAFE outreach, Accessible Arts, Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) and Powerhouse Museum in areas such as radio production, editing with pro tools, music production and other multimedia software. I also have experience in working on CCD projects and community radio. I have mild cerebral palsy.

Region: Sydney, Western Suburbs, Inner West, North Shore, Eastern Suburbs.

Contact: email finn@milcstudio.com.au

Suzie Wicks

Film and Media

Client focus: I have experience working with people who have limited mobility; moderate intellectual disability; communication difficulties; mental illness; low vision / blind; and brain injury.

Youth (13-17 yrs), Adults (18-65 yrs)

Regions: CBD, Northern Beaches, Inner West, North Shore, Eastern Suburbs.

Biography: I am experienced at working with disability, mental health and youth organisations. I have run collaborative arts based workshops and media projects, both formal (TAFE Outreach) and informal using a range of media to find new ways of tellling unique stories with insight and humour.  My recent collaboration with a rural disability service was nominated for the Kit Denton Writer’s Fellowship.  I have worked within the Mental Health Coordinating Council to create Breaking News with Sarah Tonin.  I also won an Awgie award. I can work on short or long term projects using media including video, web and print.

Contact: email suzie@fatmoon.com.au