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TIMOTHY SPANOS – PROGRAM MANAGER – TRAINER/ASSESSOR SCREEN PRODUCTION

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’ and “Prisoner Queen” and “Nancy Nancy” which were released on DVD and VOD and have both became cult favourites in the US, UK and Europe.

Timothy’s hands on knowledge of Australian independent filmmaking is an invaluable resource to any film student.

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CAMERON NUGENT – INSTRUCTOR – SCREEN PRODUCTION

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.

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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.

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KRISTEN CONDON – INSTRUCTOR – DIRECTING ACTORS & FILM INDUSTRY

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 techinique.

OUR GUEST LECTURES INCLUDE

Ros GentleDirecting 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”.

Matt Thomas – Score & Soundtrack Production Matt is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter and producer. He was the lead vocalist and song writer of the Australian band The Mavis’s, who achieved gold album and singles with the Top 10 hit “Cry” and album “Pink Pills”, for which he was nominated for several Aria awards.  He has also fronted several other bands, including The B-Dolls and the disco-rock band The Blow Waves and synth-pop trio Video Video.

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.

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