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Gracie is an accomplished Australian filmmaker, director, writer, editor and actress.
Coming from an acting family (father Barry, sister Miranda) she graduated from Sydney Film School in 2006. Gracie recently won the prestigious SOYA Film Category competition. Her five short films –Seamstress, La Meme Nuit, Tango Trois, Broken Beat, Kill Blondes – have won awards and screened internationally. She starred in and edited Three Blind Mice that won the Fipresci Prize at the 2008 London Film Festival.
Gracie has two feature dramas in development – Rue de Tournon and Girls In Hotels currently being shot in chapters around the world. The Last Impresario is her debut feature.
Nicole O’Donohue is a Sydney based independent film producer whose debut feature film Griff The Invisible by writer / director Leon Ford screened at Toronto and Berlin international film festivals before being released in 2011 in Australia by Transmission / Paramount, and in North America through Indomina Releasing. The film also won the 2012 AACTA award for Best Original Screenplay. She has also produced many award winning short films, including the internationally loved Spider, directed by Nash Edgerton.
In 2013 Nicole received a Screen Australia Enterprise grant and is currently developing a number of feature film projects through her enterprise company Wild Flower Films.
Karen Johnson is a highly experienced drama and documentary editor, she has worked on over 50 productions and also been nominated for two IF awards in recognition for her editing work on Beneath Clouds and One Night The Moon. Recently, her body of work has included Griff the Invisible (winner Best Screenplay 2012 AACTA Awards) and acclaimed television series First Australians (2009 AFI award best Documentary series).
Michael is a multi-award winning composer, music producer and songwriter. He has composed the scores to some of the most celebrated Australian productions of the last few years including The Black Balloon, A Place To Call Home, and The Lost Thing (Oscar® Winner, Best Animated Short), the theatrical documentary Storm Surfers 3D, Mental, Drift, and the title chapter of the omnibus feature, The Turning.
Michael's concert works include The Red Tree for the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Kaddish Avelim for the Sydney Chamber Choir. He has written for some of Australia’s finest musicians including The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Gondwana Voices, Synergy Percussion, Josh Pyke and star crooner David Campell. His regular collaborators include violinist Richard Tognetti and Oscar-winning artist Shaun Tan.
Originally from New Zealand Lawrence Horne is a Sound Designer and Musician.
After 8 years of working in the Netherlands and Belgium he recently set up Earcraft in Sydney, specialising in Audio Post Production for Feature Films and Documentaries.
Notable credits include the Emmy nominated 'Valse Wals' and 'De Sterkste man van Nederland' from Dutch Director Mark de Cloe and 'Mystery Road' by Australian Director Ivan Sen which received a Best Sound nomination at the 2014 AACTA Awards.
Andrew Kotatko is Australia’s most experienced creative music supervisor for film, television and advertising, with a career that spans over seventeen years in the industry, on both local and international productions.
Andrew began his music supervision career at the tender age of 23 on Jane Campion’s Academy Award nominated film The Portrait of a Lady (1996) starring Nicole Kidman and John Malkovich. His most recent feature film credits include: the French-Australian co-production Adore (2013) starring Naomi Watts and Robin Wright, the period surf drama Drift (2013) starring Sam Worthington, and the forthcoming US romantic comedy Words & Pictures (2014) starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.
Andrew’s directorial debut, the Screen Australia funded short film Everything Goes starring Hugo Weaving and Abbie Cornish, premiered at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival in France. It went on to screen at over 55 film festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards and critical acclaim.
Andrew Kotatko has a MA in Media Arts & Production from the University of Technology -Sydney, and is a graduate of the world renowned Binger Filmlab in The Netherlands.
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Since starting off her career as the Film Researcher for the international television series, Beyond 2000in 1990, Lisa's list of projects has continued to multiply, to the award winning feature film The Sapphires, the documentaries Salute and The Swimmer, television commercials for LG, Audi, Jacobs Creek. Working with Oscar winning producer, Andrés Vicente Gómez and award winning director, Phillip Noyce are a small snapshot of highlights in her long career in this industry.
Lisa works best under pressure on a variety of challenging projects and is usually found buried in her office in the inner west of Sydney.
Mel is a Sydney based producer who began her career working with Cameron Mackintosh on Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Five Guys Named Mo, and Miss Saigon. She transitioned into film, working with producer Tim White as a development and production executive at Fox Icon Productions and Working Title Films Aust (WTa). Films include: Oscar & Lucinda, Two Hands, Strange Fits Of Passion,Ned Kelly, Gettin’ Square, The Three Stooges, The Square and New Zealand film NO.2. Since 2004 Mel has been working as an independent producer, story teller, and resource wrangler in theatre, film, mobile, web, VFX, and interactive digital media. In 2008 she discovered her inner geek, established her story and software design company Nook Studios, and started developing Sacred Scraps.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | PUBLICIST
Jessica Carrera began her arts and entertainment career as in-house publicist at leading Australian theatrical agency Shanahan Management. After 10 years there, she established CARRERA PRESS AGENCY, a niche personal PR and management organisation. The focus of CPA is building relationships and creating opportunities that bridge fashion, art, film, music and television. Jess has worked with a number of established and emerging actors including Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, Teresa Palmer, Joel Edgerton, Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Debicki, Sophie Lowe and Alice Englert to name a few. She is a member of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) Gala Trust Foundation committee (patron Cate Blanchett) and publicist for their annual fundraising event. She has been closely involved with The Last Impresario documentary from its inception as publicist and Associate Producer.
Studied music and performing arts in Stockholm, spent 5 years working as a session singer and songwriter with various record companies in the US, UK and Germany, before taking on a job as Michael White's assistant in 2002. Following MW Entertainments closing, worked briefly on TV show Project Runway for the Weinstein Co before joining Latin America focused documentary and feature film company Buena Onda Americas in Miami, and later branded content company Gramafilm in London.
Established in 1979 by DUBAI TV and Radio personality Richard Coram, with his deep passion for the live entertainment industry. The Talent Brokers was set up to cater to the rising needs in the Middle East region. Expanding the company’s Interest in the industry over the years, today, The Talent Brokers is the longest established licensed company active in both the Middle East and Indian regions and have a proven unbeaten track record in staging successful high profile events and entertainment concerts to an international standard in the Middle East and South Asia, Richard Coram is the associate producer of the documentary feature film The Last Impresario which debuted at the London Film Festival in October 2013.
For a full list of cast and crew please visit IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3164244/