REEL IMPACT INDUSTRY DAY: SESSION 2
Saturday 14th October 2017 | 12.45pm to 1.45pm | ACMI
Join us in conversation with established environmental filmmakers reflecting on what they’ve learnt since their first enviro film, their experiences working with NGOs, making an impact with their work, and their thoughts on the current state of the industry.
Full day pass $65 + booking fee. Individual sessions $18 + booking fee.
Heidi Lee Douglas - Dark Lake Productions
Heidi Lee Douglas is award-winning filmmaker who focuses on socially and environmentally conscious documentary and drama film. Heidi’s autobiographical documentary Defendant 5, about her personal experience being sued by the biggest logging company in the Southern Hemisphere, has been repeatedly broadcast by ABC and Al Jazeera to 260 million homes worldwide. Heidi is currently in post-production for her environmental horror short Devil Woman. Her early career experience includes working as the in-house filmmaker for The Wilderness Society where her films were pivotal to their campaigns; and running Dark Lake Productions, specialising in creating social change content for arts, environmental and Aboriginal organisations throughout Australia and the South Pacific.
Mark Pearce - Imagica Studio
Mark Pearce is a director, writer, producer at his production company, Balangara Films in Melbourne, Australia. He creates stories for social and political change and has worked on successful environmental campaigns with The Wilderness Society and AYCC. His films have been distributed to the educational market and won international acclaim at enviro film festivals throughout Europe, the United States and Australia.
Michael Lutman - Lutman Films
American/Australian Michael J. Lutman is a Melbourne based filmmaker whom is driven by the passion to use the medium of visual arts to address environmental, as well as social justice issues. Michael has had three films screen at the Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA), including his first independent feature documentary PLASTICIZED in 2011, as well as the award-winning short film BAYKEEPERS in 2014. During the last seven years Michael has also worked as a commercial and film editor at respected post-production house The Butchery. There he cut project such as a segment of The Turning with acclaimed director Justin Kurzel . Currently, Michael is producing another independent documentary about a young Afghani girl's struggle to attend a co-ed music school in Kabul.
The Reel Impact: Environmental Film Industry Development Day is aimed at connecting environmental film practitioners, communicators, educators, eNGO workers and other interested folk to share information, exchange battle stories, build skills and catalyse the production of more high quality environmental video content.
The event panelists are industry leaders in the film and environmental sectors who will draw upon their extensive knowledge of innovative techniques and industry trends. The day will consist of a series of themed panel discussions, and conclude with a networking event for all ticket holders.