Michael Henry graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) school of Film and Television in 1998 and has written and directed the internationally successful short film, Without a Sound (BBC British Short Film Festival, Australian Selection: Student Academy Awards 1999). The Shallow End and En Route followed to critical acclaim and wide festival screenings.
Michael has taught numerous classes in screenwriting at CAE Melbourne and was the inaugural graduate from the VCA: Masters of Screenwriting program. BLAME is his debut feature film.
A Curtin University Film and Television graduate, Ryan has been working in the Australian film industry since 1996.
Ryan has been involved in a number of short and feature films and his credits include the FFC funded feature Justice (Associate Producer) and the ScreenWest funded short Crush (Producer). He has also produced over seventy advertising campaigns totalling over 120 commercials. His commercial work has been a finalist and winner at the Campaign Brief Awards (Best TV Advertisement, Best TV Campaign - twice) and Perth Advertising & Design Club Awards (Gold, Silver, Bronze Awards), and featured on bestadsontv.com.
Ryan has also worked as a Project Officer at Western Australia's Government film body, ScreenWest, and taught at the Film & Television Institute in Fremantle. Ryan is currently the Western Australian Chapter Head of the Screen Producers Association of Australia.
Melissa is an independent film producer with a background in the development and production of documentary, drama and comedy/light entertainment.
After working for more than ten years with companies such as Artist Services, Granada Productions, Beyond Productions, The Comedy Channel, Seven Productions and the ABC, Melissa established the Perth based production company Factor 30 Films in 2003.
In 2005 Melissa produced the acclaimed documentary Surviving The Fall: The Gracetown Tragedy (ABC TV) and in 2007 the 17 minute Australian Film Commission and ScreenWest funded short drama Edgar & Elizabeth. The film was nominated for an AWGIE (Best Short Film Screenplay) and the SPAA Showtime Talent Assist Producer's Award in 2007, and won Best Scriptwriting at the WA Screen Awards in 2008. Edgar & Elizabeth premiered at the 2008 Flickerfest International Film Festival in Sydney and has since screened at more than 15 international festivals winning 2 awards.
Michael Robinson is a graduate of the VCA School of Drama where he studied acting before his post-graduate studies took him to the VCA School of Dance where he trained as an Animatuer.
Michael also studied producing and production management at the VCA School of Film and Television and this training in acting, writing, directing and producing has served him well in film where he has written and directed the short films, The Opposite of Velocity (2005), Café Noir (2006) (both of which he also produced), and the Australian Film Commission funded The Hedge (2007). He also directed the 35mm short Covered (2008). As a producer Michael has collaborated on many short and feature projects over the last six years, including three of Michael Henry's short films.
Australian film producer David Lightfoot is one of the most experienced and regarded production executives in the country. Credits include the action/thriller feature film Rogue for The Weinstein Company and Roadshow Films (2007), and the hugely successful 2005 horror/thriller Wolf Creek, both written and directed by Greg McLean. And most recently the Screen Australia financed thriller Coffin Rock, with worldwide sales being handled by Bankside Films in London.
He also worked on Bad Boy Bubby (1994) as the Production Supervisor/Associate Producer, was Producer of the mini-series, Three Forever (1996), an Australian-Italian co-production, and Producer of the feature film Spank! (1998). He was also Co-Producer and Line Producer of The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1997); Consulting Producer on Innocence (1999) and Line Producer on Japanese Story (2003).
Torstein Dyrting ACS is a talented, award winning Cinematographer that has built an innovative, body of work in many film genres with many directors.
Torstein's career in the film industry spans more than 15 years with experience in drama, documentary and commercial cinematography. Torstein's style brings a unique and artistic feel to his work creating powerful pictures for which he has received critical acclaim, including the coveted national Australian Cinematographers Society Golden Tripod Award which he has collected four times in recent years (Torstein has also won 14 state ACS awards including two Best of Shows and six Golds).
In 2008 Torstein received the honour of becoming an accredited member of the Australian Cinematographers Society.
Meredith Watson Jeffrey is an award-winning editor who has been working in Australia and the United States for more than 15 years. She spent 8 years in New York cutting feature films, documentaries, and television projects before returning to Australia in 2002 to cut the critically acclaimed ABC mini-series The Shark Net. Her recent credits include the award winning television series The Circuit, the tele-feature Three Acts of Murder, and the feature film Stone Bros.
Clayton has been working as a Production Designer for the last 15 years. He has worked extensively in Australia and internationally and has credits in television commercials, series television, dramatised documentary, tele-features and feature films. His credits include the feature films Beneath Hill 60 and Last Train to Freo, the telemovies Three Acts of Murder and Rapture of The Deep (Granada Germany), the mini-series The Shark Net, the dramatized period documentary Air Australia and the television series Lockie Leonard (series 1 and 2), Time Trackers, Silver Sun, Wild Kat, Fast Tracks and The Gift. He is currently designing the tele-feature Panic at Rock Island for the Nine Network.
Since graduating from RMIT Fashion Design, Sarah has spent 15 years working in theatre and film in all aspects of Costume Design. Her most recent credits are the critically acclaimed feature film Long Way to Freo, the AFI and Logie award winning series Lockie Leonard, the ABC telemovie 3 Acts of Murder, and most recently the soon to be released BLAME.
Other major credits include Costume Supervision on Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, and a host of feature films and US mini-series over the last decade.
Ric Curtin's 35-year career in sound began in music recording, before he moved into film and television sound. Since then Ric has worked on more than 200 film and television projects including short films, features, tele-series, tele-movies, mini-series and documentaries. His more recent projects as Sound Designer include the award-winning ABC telemovie 3 Acts of Murder, the Emmy nominated documentary Surviving Mumbai, and the soon to be released feature film BLAME.
Ric won the Platinum Remi award for Sound Design at the 2010 World-fest Houston Film Festival for Heartbreak Science (documentary), and has also won an Australian Screen Sound Guild achievement award for Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (short film) and a WA Screen Award achievement award for Submariners (television series). In 2003 he was awarded a Centenary Medal for Services to the Australian Film Industry.
Rogeon completed a BA in Music Performance at the VCA in 1997. His special interests in jazz and Brazilian music have been consolidated through study, performance and recording stints in New York and Rio and he currently works in music performance, production, and composition for film/TV and dance.
As a founding member of the Melbourne-based ensemble Tue Live, Rogeon has performed at festivals across the country including Meredith Music Festival, Falls Festival, Big Day Out and the Adelaide and Melbourne international arts festivals. Recent performances have included touring as a violinist with the Green Room multi award winning contemporary dance work Sun Struck throughout Europe 2010 and a sold out concert of his original music with The Raah Project at the Melbourne Recital Center. Rogeon has also composed and recorded with Orchestra Victoria.