Key Crew

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Randall Wood

Writer / Director /

Cinematographer / Producer

Randall Wood is a multi-award-winning documentary film maker, accomplished concert pianist, scriptwriter and cinematographer with a unique eye for technology and storytelling.

His awards include an AFI for best Documentary Sound, an AWGIE for Best Australian Documentary, Special Jury Prizes at numerous film festivals including Sydney International Film Festival and Slamdance International, a Film Critics Circle award for Best Short Documentary, an ACS award for best Cinematography, an ATOM for best Vocational training program, and was a finalist in the 2012 AACTA Awards for best feature documentary.

His works include series and films for various networks including: ABC, Fox Movie Channel, SBS Television, Japan TV. Among his pieces are the highlights ‘Restoration Australia’, ‘To be or not to be’ ‘Hello Birdy’ starring William McInnes, ‘Traditional knowledge and Climate Science’ a 3 part series for the United Nations, ‘Worm Hunters’ for National Geographic, and ‘Curse of the Gothic Symphony’.

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Rebecca McElroy

Producer / Co-writer

Rebecca co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced the highly successful ABBA: Bang-A-Boomerang for ABC 1, in 2013. In 2019 she was a producer and script editor for the documentary Lili directed by Peter Hegedus, which premiered at the Sydney Film Festival. In 2018, Rebecca was Field Producer for Smith and Nasht’s Joyride directed by Randall Wood, which screened on ABC TV as well as internationally.

She was Line-Producer for Gulliver Media’s ‘The Lost Years: A Sea Turtle Odyssey’, and The Worm Hunters again directed by Randall Wood for ABC TV, Nat Geo Channels US. She also Line Produced Virgo Productions Show Me the Magic and Rise of The Eco Warriors, both directed by Cathy Henkel. Rebecca was a Field Producer for the top rating Channel 7 series, ‘RSPCA Animal Rescue’.

Over a long and diverse career, Rebecca has worked on projects for ABC, SBS, PBS, BBC and ARD Germany. Rebecca has written and directed short films, which have been screened at national and international festivals including Flickerfest and the St Kilda Film Festival.

Rebecca’s experience across a wide variety of projects continues to drive the development of her own projects; while she continues her successful collaboration with both Peter Hegedus and Randall Wood.

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Aline Jacques

Executive Producer

Aline Jacques is a creative and strategic media executive who has developed and produced documentaries across a wide range of genres for many of the world’s major broadcasters and distributors.

Her slate as a producer is diverse – ranging from musical feature doc, Slim and I, to cutting-edge science in The Living Universe; politics and money in The Big Deal; history with The Pacific in the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill and contemporary journeys with Miriam Margolyes’ Almost Australian.

Clients include the ABC, SBS, BBC, Netflix, Amazon, National Geographic, Arte, PBS and Curiosity Stream as well as theatrical distributors, Madman and Universal Pictures.

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Alex Barry

Writer

Alex has been making one-off documentaries and series for more than 15 years for cinema release, broadcast and streaming.

He has delivered to Australian networks ABC, SBS, Foxtel, Channel 10, and the 7 Network, and to international broadcasters and SVODs including ARTE, Al Jazeera, National Geographic Channels, Discovery Networks, Curiosity Stream, BBC, ITV and Channel 4. He has worked as a writer, director, and cinematographer on subjects as diverse as science & natural history, fine art, true crime, news & current affairs, music, religion, and sexuality.

For the ABC’s international current affairs program Foreign Correspondent, he has covered dementia care in China, illegal logging in Papua New Guinea, child trafficking in Nepal, and more.

Theatrical credits include Living Universe (2018) and broadcast credits The China Century (2021), Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law (2019), Search for Second Earth (2018), and Between a Frock and a Hard Place (2015). He is the winner of the Australian Director’s Guild Award for Best Direction in a Documentary Series for The Surgery Ship (2016).

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Suzanne Smith

Producer / Co-writer

Suzanne Smith is a six-time Walkley Award- and two-time Logie award-winning journalist, author and writer. She has received numerous domestic and international awards for her reporting, scripting, directing and producing of podcasts, television stories, documentaries and digital long form online series. She was the script adviser for an A.F.I. winning episode of ‘Frontline’ and ‘The Devil’s Playground’ on Foxtel.

Her narrative non-fiction best-selling book: The Altar Boys, has been published in the US, the UK, Ireland and Australia and was shortlisted for the Walkley, the Prime Minister’s Literary Prize and the NSW Premier’s Regional History prize for literature.

Her 33-year career in journalism includes senior editorial, writing and/or reporting roles at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, including on Foreign Correspondent, Australian Story, Background Briefing, ‘Unravel True Crime ‘Audio investigations, Radio National, ABC News, and Radio Current Affairs. She was the senior investigative reporter and producer at Lateline on ABC TV for 15 years reporting many stories, which helped trigger a Royal Commission and many public inquiries. She is currently an editorial and script adviser for Audible and a screenwriter and producer for several independent film and television documentary and drama companies. She has also written for Crikey, The Australian, and The Griffith Review.

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Scott Walton

Principal Editor

Scott is a freelance screen editor with a committed focus to both documentary and drama. With a background in Architecture Scott found an affinity with the world of filmmaking and was compelled to make the move. Scott has over 30 years creative experience, and the majority of those years have been spent editing and collaborating with directors.

In 2018, the feature film ‘Dancing the Invisible’ was nominated for an AACTA Award, in the Best Feature Documentary category. In 2013 Scott was awarded an ‘Ellie’ by the Australian Screen Editor’s Guild for Best Editing in a Documentary Feature for the film ‘Show Me the Magic- The Adventures of Don McAlpine’, and in the previous year he was also nominated for the same award. In 2008 Scott received an AFI nomination for Best Editing In A Documentary for the film ‘Rare Chicken Rescue’ which was nominated for a total four AFI awards including Best Documentary.

As a co-founding member of production house 50/50 Films, director/editor Scott Walton has received seven ARIA Award nominations for ‘Best Australian Music Video’ and collaborated with many great artists and institutions such as actor/director Russell Crowe, director Ron Howard, Australian rock band Powderfinger, World Champion Boxer Anthony Mundine, AFL star Ben Cousins, LIVID festival and music legends DEVO.

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Andrea Lang

Principal Editor

Decades of experience, earning awards in Australia and

internationally for her work making stories with purpose, beauty and drama, Feature documentaries include Cunnamulla, We Don’t Need a Map (Opening night film SFF), BackTrack Boys.

Loves the bush, the sea and birds of all feathers.

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Judy Yeh

Senior Editor

Judy is an experienced film editor, post-production specialist with over 10 years of successful projects demonstrated in the arts, documentary, television, film and media industry. Her background of different cultures not only made her highly adaptable, but have also enriched her creative language and experiences, which she expresses through her craft. Judy co-edited the feature documentary “Lili”, which was nominated and premiered at the Sydney International Film Festival, and won the Best documentary for the Hungarian Film Critics Award. The short documentary, “Lost Contact” that Judy also edited, was the winner of Best documentary at St Kilda Film Festival, and official selection int he Flickerfest. She also edited “Good Times and That’s Okay”a short drama that has embraced the festival circuit with many prestigious awards. Beyond broadcast and cinema, Judy has produced and edited numerous exhibition videos for the State Library of Queensland, and also the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art. Judy is passionate about stories and will embrace all creative possibilities through vision, sound and technology, to bring together an engaging and emotive film.

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Cezary Skubiszewski

Composer

Cezary Skubiszewski is a Polish-born Australian film and television composer whose work has received international acclaim winning numerous awards. Most notably Cezary is the recipient of three Australian Academy Cinema Television Awards and IFMCA (International Film Music Critics) Award for best film music.

In 2003 Cezary received the Centenary Medal “For Service to Australian Society and Australian Film Production” and in 2010 Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) award “In recognition of contribution to Australian Cinema”.

Cezary’s film scores include Two Hands (with Heath Ledger), Death Defying Acts (with Catherina Zeta -Jones), Red Dog (with Koko), Bootmen (with Sam Worthington), The Sapphires (with Chris O’Dowd), Black & White (with Robert Carlyle), Women He’s Undressed (with Jane Fonda), La Spagnola (with Lola Marceli) and Amazon TV series Picnic At Hanging Rock (with Natalie Dorman).

Most recently Cezary scored UK/USA film Falling For Figaro (with Joanna Lumley) , Polish historical epic film Truth Makes Free, USA/Polish film Mosquito State and Australian TV mini-series Halifax Retribution.

Skubiszewski has composd music for many btelevision films and programs as well as the Sydney 200 Olympic Games, AFL Finals and the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

His music can be heard in the advertising campaign for Carton Draught Big Ad, VB Stubby Symphony and Wolf Blass “Silk Glove”. Those ads became a sensation all over the world.

Cezary contributed to the recordings of Jebediah, Killing Heidi, The Cat Empire, Things of Stone and Wood, Rocky Horror Show and many more.

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Andreas Gomez Isaza

Special Effects / Animation

Andrés is an animator and motion graphics director with more than 20 years of experience and is the the founder of the studios lafinka.tv and thebureau.tv.

His work spans broadcast, documentary, short films, as well as concert and museum visuals working for clients such as National Geographic, Animal Planet, Disney, Google, MTV, Foreign Correspondent and Australian Story among others.

His short film Butterflies/Mariposas has won multiple awards including the special award at the 2018 Annecy Film Festival.