Timothy is an acclaimed independent filmmaker. Timothy’s unique style and incomparable screenwriting skills have earned him numerous awards both locally and internationally. His most recent feature Throbbin’ 84, a homage to 1980’s Melbourne won the four top acting awards at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
Timothy’s fourth and most commercially successful film, “Boronia Boys”, about two trash and treasure salesmen from the suburbs was released in Australia in 2011 through Metro Cinemas and within two weeks became the highest grossing Australian independent film to screen there. “Boronia Boys” was listed in the Top 5 films screening in Melbourne for two weeks.
He was proclaimed by The Age newspaper as “the unsung hero of Australian Independent cinema. He has written and directed eight feature films including “The House Cleaner”, “Boronia Backpackers”, “Prisoner Queen” and “Nancy Nancy” which were released on DVD and VOD and have both became cult favourites in the USA, UK and Europe.
Timothy’s hands on knowledge of Australian independent filmmaking is an invaluable resource to any film student.
Cameron is a writer, director, producer and actor. His lead role in the hit children television series “Round the Twist”, led to a string of leading roles in children’s programs such as Ratbag Hero, and the award winning “The Big Wish”, for which he received an AFI nomination.
After graduating with a law degree, Cameron incorporated a boutique production company and moved comfortably into directing television and film for which he was employed around the world including a feature length documentary in India, and an anti-racism commercial for which he was invited to France and the Cannes Lion Festival with an advertising nomination.
He more recently wrote and directed his first feature film starring JK Simmons, and Jake Busey, “A Boy Called Sailboat”, which has taken out multiple international awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay at Boston over some highly respected Academy Award nominated company.
His acting credits include “City Homicide”, “Seachange”, “The Jammed”, “Boronia Boys” and “Blackrock”. Cameron’s vast knowledge and experience in the Australian and International film markets is a great resource for students.
ANTHONY KORENY – TRAINER/ASSESSOR – CAMERA, SOUND & EDITING
Anthony is a cinematographer and Footscray City Films alumni. He was the director of photography on the feature films including Netflix’s “Death of a Gentleman” which saw him travelling around Australia, the UK and India with other Footscray alumni, and “Cerulean Blue” an independent feature film which debuted at 2019’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), as well as countless short films, music videos and commercial work with clients such as: Medibank, NAB and Spirit of Tasmania.
As an active member of the film community he brings forward his experiences and networks to the school. Anthony is interested in the language of cinema and how that is conveyed through cinema techniques with camera and editing.
Carla is an actress, teacher, author, television producer and one of Australia’s most beloved TV stars, having starred as Steph Scully on Australia’s longest running TV drama seires, Neighbours. Her global popularity has seen Carla nominated as Best Actress three times.
Carla wrote and published a dating book for men called Hook, Line and Sink Her, and has had roles in Foxtel’s Wentworth, the ABC3 series Ready for This and the comedy Super Wog. Carla has worked on numerous independent short film, feature films and theatre projects and also facilitates acting workshops for young performers.
Carla’s 20 year experience and knowledge from working in the television industry is an invaluable resource to any film and TV student.
Kristen is an award winning actress who is best known for her roles in the feature films “Under A Kaleidoscope”, “Beautiful and The Damned”, “Start Operations Exit” and “Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla”. Dubbed the Indie Queen of Melbourne cinema, Kristen’s catalogue is subversive, challenging and risky. Her other work includes the feature films, “Sizzler ‘77”, “Jugular”, “Landfall”, “John Safron’s Race Relations” and “The Perfect Nonsense”. Kristen has recently also helmed her own web series coming soon to Ozflix.
She is a graduate of the 16thStreet Melbourne Actors Studio and studied at the Ruskin School of Acting in Los Angeles under John Ruskin in the Meisner technique. Kristen brings an enthusiastic approach to screen performance and rehearsal technique.
ALAN KING -INSTRUCTOR-FILM PRODUCTION
Alan is an award-winning filmmaker and actor, who has performed on stage, film and television for over 30 years. In 2013 King formed his production company White Cube Picture Lab with a mission to create intimate, avant-garde storytelling for the screen. His work has screened on national commercial television on the SBS network and has played at some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals including Moscow, Cinequest, Bogota, Las Vegas, Flickerfest, Sao Paulo, Black Maria and New Orleans. His TV credits include productions such as; “Neighbours”, “A Country Practice”, “The Secret Life Of Us”, “Crashburn”, “Blue Heelers”, “Stingers”, “City Homicide”, “Rush”, “Killing Time” and “Underbelly”.
JACK McCULLOCH- INSTRUCTOR-SOUND DESGIN
Jack is a freelance location sound recordist and boom operator for film, TV and media productions. His film credits include Plague, The Neon Spectrum and West of Sunshine.
MICHAEL McCALLUM – TRAINER/ASSESSOR-SCRIPTWRITING
A screenwriter, director and. Michael was the Editor and Post-production Supervisor on the feature film Cerulean Blue(streaming on Stan) and co-wrote the feature film Paper Champions (on Netflix). Recently, Michael adapted the award-winning children’s novel Antonio S. and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman for Paperless Films. Michael is currently writing and preparing to direct Heckler, a psychological horror film, for Proudwing Films
SPECIAL GUEST LECTURERS HAVE INCLUDED:
Ros Gentle – Directing Actors Ros trained at the National Institute for Dramatic Art. She is probably best remembered as one of the most outrageous characters ever to appear in the cult TV drama “Prisoner”. Ros in now LA based and has lectured at the New York Film Academy for the last seven years. Her most recent acting credits include “The People VS O.J. Simpson” and Foxtel’s upcoming series “Picnic At Hanging Rock”.
Leslie Morris – Film Marketing & Distribution Leslie from Bounty Films is a digital marketer and social media expert. Leslie has years of experience in distribution, marketing and publicity for Indie Films.