Virginia Whitwell was born in the UK and is a highly experienced film practitioner and producer with more than 20 years in the industry including projects for Warner Bros, HBO, Lucasfilm, EON, 20th Century Fox and Universal. She is the Head of Production at Good Thing Productions with Nick Batzias after having worked at Madman Entertainment. She has co-produced and produced many scripted and factual projects from Australia and New Zealand including All for One, Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy and Spookers, A Month of Sundays starring Anthony LaPaglia, all in 2017 and Damon Gameau’s That Sugar Film (2014), which is the highest-grossing non-IMAX Australian documentary of all time and which won an AACTA Award. She also produced Gameau’s follow-up, 2040 (2019), which premiered at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. She received her first APSA nomination for The Australian Dream about the Adam Goodes race saga in Australian football.

Accolades

Daniel Gordon and Sarah Thomson and Nick Batzias and Virginia Whitwell and John Battsek
Best Documentary Film, 2019

The Australian Dream

Best Documentary Film, 2019

The Australian Dream

In the years since winning Australian of the Year in 2014, Aboriginal Australian footballer Adam Goodes took a defiant stance against racism in mainstream culture.…

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Films

The Australian Dream
2019

The Australian Dream

Australia, United Kingdom
2019

The Australian Dream

In the years since winning Australian of the Year in 2014, Aboriginal Australian footballer Adam Goodes took a defiant stance against racism in mainstream culture.…

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