Ned Lander is an independent writer, director, producer currently producing the telefeature Dangerous Remedy, a true-life crime drama set in Melbourne Australia in 1969. He is co-producing the feature documentary Make Hummus Not War.
From 2001 to 2009 Ned Lander worked at SBS (Australia's second national broadcaster) as a Commissioning Editor and then General Manager SBS Independent - responsible for all Australian commissioning. He oversaw around a thousand hours of television of all genres. His factual commissioning included multi-award winning authored documentaries such as The President Versus David Hicks and landmark series such as the epic indigenous history series, the First Australians, living history The Colony and the Australian Who Do You Think You Are?
Lander produced the feature film Radiance nominated for Best Film and won Best Actress (Deborah Mailman) at the 1999 AFIs, it screened at Toronto, London, The Hamptons, Wellington, Vancouver, Sydney and Melbourne Int'l Film Festivals.
Lander directed and co-produced 50 Years of Silence, about the first European woman to speak out about her treatment by the Japanese military as a 'Comfort Woman'. 50 Years of Silence was broadcast in over 30 other countries. It won a Logie and the AFI Award for Best Documentary. Ned also directed the AFI Award winning feature film Wrong Side of The Road and produced the four- hour docu-drama series Blood Brothers. Ned directed two episodes including Broken English starring Hugo Weaving, Noah Taylor and Indigenous actor Lawrence Turner. In 1987 he co-produced the one-hour documentary for director Trevor Graham, Painting The Town about artist Yosl Bergner, which won the AFI for Best Documentary.
Andrew V Myer
Grad Dip Bus Mgt, MBA - Executive Producer
Andrew Myer pursues a variety of business interests through the A.V Myer Group of Companies, including property development, investment, film and philanthropy. Andrew established his own philanthropic foundation, Andyinc Foundation, in 2002 and is Vice-President of Bush Heritage Australia and Deputy-Chair of the Melbourne International Film Festival. Andrew is a Trustee of The Sidney Myer Fund and for five years held the position of Director and Co-Vice President of The Myer Foundation.
A producer and executive producer of more than six Australian feature films, Andrew's credits include Radiance, Three Dollars, Look Both Ways, Romulus My Father, My Year Without Sex and Balibo in 2009. Andrew was Deputy Chair of the Australian Film and Television School for 5 years from 1997.
Dr Trevor Graham has worked as a writer, producer and director of documentary in the Australian industry for almost 30 years. His documentaries have been screened and broadcast nationally and around the world. He has made numerous co-productions and commissioned works for Channel 4 and the BBC (Britain), WGBH (America), ARTE (France/Germany), AVRO (Netherlands), SBS and ABC TV (Australia). In 1997 Graham wrote and directed Mabo Life of an Island Man, a feature film about Eddie Mabo's personal struggle for recognition of his native title rights to his home on Murray Island in the Torres Strait. The film won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Documentary, was nominated for a Logie and won both the prestigious NSW Premier's History Award and the NSW Premier's Award for Best Screenplay.
Throughout 2002 and 2003 Graham lived for a year in Arnhem Land where he directed and filmed Lonely Boy Richard for ABC TV, an intimate account of alcohol addiction and one man's personal journey to jail. The project was nominated for an AFI Award Best Documentary in 2004. Graham was employed by ABC TV throughout 2008 & 2009 as both a Series Producer and Executive Producer on the broadcaster's flagship Indigenous weekly TV strand Message Stick. The series featured indigenous stories made by young Indigenous directors.
Prior to this Graham was a Commissioning Editor for Documentary at Australia's multi-cultural broadcaster SBS-TV, where he worked for three years. At SBS he commissioned over 90 hours of prime time television; including Eco House Challenge a series promoting environmental sustainability in the family home, Destination Australia, and I'll Call Australia Home, both compelling stories on the hardships faced by recently arrived refugees. He has also worked in online documentary producing and directing Homeless for ABC online, nominated for a Webby Award, an 'on-line oscar' by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and Mabo - The Native Title Revolution, (www.mabonativetitle.com) which was nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA) and won the 2008 United Nations of Australia Peace Award. In 2010 Graham was awarded a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Using pictures to tell stories first attracted Jenni Meaney to the film industry. Her career began at the ABC where she spent 12 years filming everything from drama to news. Her television work required her to travel far and wide which suited her desire to see the world. For the next 15 years, Jenni freelanced, focusing her attention on filming documentaries, which suited her natural curiosity about the world and the people who live within it. Her interest in telling stories has now taken her into the world of museums. For the last eight years she has broadened the scope of her film work to produce multimedia for museum exhibitions. She is grateful that this project- based work still enables her to work on documentaries.
ASE – Editor
Denise Haslem likes jigsaw puzzles. She is an accredited screen editor with over thirty years experience in the industry. Her achievements include the award winning Australia Daze, For All the World to See, Mabo - Life of an Island Man, Lonely Boy Richard, The Safe House and Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler? Her latest editing credits include the On Trial series, three episodes of The Making of Modern Australia, Recipe for Murder and Series Editor for the 10 part series Dancing Down Under.
Seven time ARIA award winning songwriter and composer David Bridie has enjoyed a distinguished career as one of Australia's most innovative musicians. Recording artist, soundtrack composer, producer, lyricist, expert in the music of Melanesia, and a uniquely Australian songwriter and singer, Bridie has certainly made his mark.
Since 1983 he has balanced his career in bands including Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake with the composition of soundtrack music including Proof, Bran Nue Dae, The Man Who Sued God, Strange Birds in Paradise and Circuit, as well as Remote Area Nurse and In a Savage Land both of which he won an AFI for. 2012 saw him compose the music and soundtrack for the ABC TV series The Straits.
Along with his 6 albums and 3 soundtracks made with Not Drowning Waving, 7 albums with My Friend The Chocolate Cake, Bridie has released 4 solo albums: Succumb, Nautical Forlorn, Hotel Radio, and Act of Free Choice.
Tim Richter is a Sydney based designer and animator. He has been involved in the production of feature films, documentaries, television commercials as well as large scale museum installations. He was a designer and Animation Supervisor on Gillian Armstrong's documentary Unfolding Florence, as well as Screen Graphics Supervisor on The Matrix sequels Reloaded and Revolutions. Twice nominated for an AFI Award (Visual Design), Tim graduated from AFTRS with a Masters (Hons) in Film and Television (Design) specialising in Titles and Animation.
New Media Producer
Rob Wellington's career began in music making clips for bands like Models (Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight and John Farnham (You're The Voice)in the late 80s. Clips animated on the early Macintosh computers led to work in the US with Apple, indoctrination in user-centric design and a passion for interactive multi-media. Back in Australia he produced Film Australia's first CD-ROM, the aawrd-winning Totally Gorgeous with Kaz Cooke which led to the production of Mabo - Native Title Revolution with Trevor Graham (www.mabonativetitle.com). Trevor and Rob collaborated again on the Webby nominated Homeless.