Vicki Hansen has over 20 years of experience in composing music for Film, TV, Theatre, Circus and Dance. To date she has composed music for more than 500 documentaries for clients including Channel 9, ABC, SBS, Al Jazeera English, Beyond Productions and many more, about a wide range of subjects varying in style and genre, as well as feature-length movies, short films, advertisements, trailers, corporate videos and much more.View Profile
Dr Craig Morgan is an active Board Member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC). He was recently assigned the ‘Chair of the Mental Health and Well-Being Subcommittee’ because of his tireless work illuminating the needs of the AGSC membership regarding their Mental Health and Well-Being. Craig is an annual jury member for the Australian Academy of Cinematic and Television Arts (AACTA), Tropfest, Tropscore and KidzFlickz. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Screen Music from Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) – his project ‘PIG’ was an Official Selection 61st Berlin International Film Festival in 2011. Craig also holds a Master of Science (MSc) from Macquarie University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from The University of Sydney.View Profile
Born in Melbourne, Robert J. Sedky studied composition at Latrobe University, and has worked tirelessly and passionately since his graduation. He composed the score and sound design for Monster Media’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Melbourne Theatre Company (2017); he composed the score for the Academy Accredited Beast, winner of Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest (2017); and he received his first international score nomination for the film 10 Grand at Cinefest (2018). Sedky was the recipient of Creative Victoria’s Artist in Schools program (2016).View Profile
CARL JOSEPH PAPA is a software engineer by profession but filmmaking has always been his passion. He first dabbled in filmmaking by making experimental and animated short films which have been showcased locally and internationally. His first feature experimental film, The Unforgetting, won NETPAC Jury Prize in QCinema International Film Festival 2014. In 2015 he made his first animated feature film Manang Biring. It was the first animated film to compete and to win Best Film in Cinema One Originals Film Festival 2015. The film also competed and was showcased in several international film festivals and is the first full length animated Filipino film to be selected for Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the premier festival worldwide for animation. In 2017 he made the stop-motion animated short film Love Bites, a finalist in QCinema International Film Festival 2017 and the Grand Prize winner of Animahenasyon 2018, a Philippines based animation festival. In 2018 he made his second animated feature film The Leaving (Paglisan) which won best film in 2018 Cinema One Original Film Festival. The film was also recognised by a number of local film awards.View Profile
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