All tutors have a verified Working With Children Check. The Director also holds a First Aid/Apply CPR Certificate.
LIS SHELLEY (Film School Director)
Lis co-founded Footprint Theatre in 2009 and is Director of StageFlight Drama School and IT company Nullarbor Consulting. She has taught drama, film and animation since 2008 and has directed, produced and performed in regional productions including The Wind in the Willows, Ironbark, Inheritance, Ruby Moon, Ferdinand The Bull, Creche & Burn, Back to the Old Selection, The Dog Logs and Shorts in Winter. She performed in Bombshells and Steel Magnolias for Theatre Onset. Her play Call Out was staged at the 2015 Canberra SHORT+SWEET Festival and her documentary Connecting With The Earth – filmed and edited on an iPad – was broadcast on ABC TV and Radio in 2015.
DAVID STOCKER (Script From Scratch)
David graduated from Flinders University with a BA (Hons) in Drama and Film and from the Australian Film and Television School in 1973. He was winner of the Alan Stout Award at the AFI Film Awards in 1973 for Most Creative Entry. He worked with the South Australian Film Corporation as a Writer and Director and has since worked in film and theatre, including Theatre Onset in Bega and as Director of InTheatre. Most recently David worked as Dialogue Coach and assistant to Director Tom Cowan on the feature film Life Class, filmed in the Bega Valley in 2014.
BRENT OCCLESHAW (Making Your Film Sound Great)
Brent runs a full service TV and video content production house called GooseBoy TV. You have probably seen his ads at the Picture Show Man Cinema. Brent has worked all over Australia and overseas on news, current affairs, lifestyle and children’s shows, documentaries and advertising. He has worked for TV channels 2, 7 and 9, Warner Bros, AAP, various tourism bodies, banks, car makers, large corporations and non profit organisations. Brent has recently invested in a 4K studio and is passionate about quality sound in film.
TONI HOUSTON (Making A Music-Based Film)
Creative Director of a multimedia production company specialising in social documentary, natural history and privately commissioned life stories, Toni has a particular passion for working in non-narrative, music driven works. Her film AQUA – about the demise of the Great Barrier Reef, told entirely through contemporary dance music – was the only Australian event at the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, and was accompanied by live performance. Toni has a range of TV and documentary broadcast credits as scriptwriter, cinematographer and editor, and is currently working on a cross-media project about Eden Yuin elder Uncle Ossie Cruse and the Bundian Way.
PATRICK DICKSON (Framing the Story)
Patrick is an actor/teacher/creative with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Stage acting credits include lead roles at the Ensemble Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Melbourne Theatre Company and O’Punksky’s Theatre. He has performed in Australia, UK, Ireland and Europe. TV/film credits include The Timeless Land, Carson’s Law, Sea Change, Rake 3, Lillian’s Story, A Bridge Too Far, Pride and Panacea. He has written and directed corporate films and has produced short films, theatre and audiobooks including Toilers of the Sea. He has taught at UWS, ACTT, Bell Shakespeare in Schools and Corporates. Patrick was a tutor at the 2012 Footprint Theatre Drama School.
HIROMI MATSUOKA (Framing the Story)
Hiromi is a researcher and producer for film, TV and the advertising industry. She has worked on everything from 15 second spots to feature length films and has loved every minute of it! She was previously the Manager of Screen Illawarra South East and now has her own production company called Indigo Pictures. Hiromi was a film tutor at the 2012 Footprint Theatre Holiday Drama School.
Meet Our Guest Speaker
KATE HOWARTH (South East Arts / YoofTube Film Festival Coordinator)
Kate is the Communications Officer for South East Arts. During her career she has worked for the Historic Houses Trust, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Crown Lands, NSW Education and the Australian Bureau of Statistics in a variety of roles from Comms Officer and Web Manager to Assistant Director. She has experience in community and stakeholder engagement, media relations, social media and web publishing. Instagram addict. Kate can’t wait to see your entries in this year’s YoofTube Youth Film Festival, or at a SEA Screen workshop!