2017 Speakers

Sue Maslin is one of Australia's most successful film, television and digital content producers with a track record of creating award winning feature and documentary films. Her most recent is the smash hit The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis. It grossed more than 20 million at the box office and garnered the highest number of nominations at the 2015 Australian Academy Awards, winning five including the coveted People's Choice Award for Favorite Australian Film. 

Feature credits include Road To Nhillwinner of 2003 Best Feature Film at Thessaloniki International Film Festival; Japanese Story, winner of 2003 AFI Award for Best Feature Film, IF Award for Best Feature Film, Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Feature Film; Celebrity:Dominick Dunne; and Hunt Angels,winner of the 2006 AFI Award for Best Feature Documentary Film. Her innovative company, Film Art Media,produces and distributes screen content across many platforms with a focus on blue chip documentaries including The Edge of The Possible: Jorn Utzon and the READ MORE

If you are looking for relevant and customised LinkedIn training, career planning or business coaching solutions, Karen can help. As the founder of Think Bespoke, Karen leads a collective of experienced content marketing & career planning professionals dedicated to helping Australians achieve their business & career goals. With a warm, friendly & down to earth approach that encourages new ways of thinking, Karen enjoys helping individuals & organisations communicate more effectively - online and offline.

Available as a Speaker, Specialist Trainer & Facilitator, recent workshops & training Karen has developed and run for clients in Melbourne and Sydney include:
- How to Raise your Professional Profile with LinkedIn
- LinkedIn Business Success
- LinkedIn Career Success READ MORE

Film making has been a large part of Peter's life. From his first memory of being in the cinema at the age of five, seeing ET on the big screen made he wanted to create his own worlds, which then turned into film making. Peter loves to immerse himself in the art form of making films and be part of the whole process.

Director of Photography - It is his passion to take an idea and create something visually stunning. He wants the viewer to be drawn into the imagery, to forget they are a viewer and instead become part of the experience when watching my work.

Digital Colourist- He feels in these days of digital filmmaking that it is important for the cinematographer to digitally colour the film in the same way they would have by choosing specific film stock in the past.

Humdrum Films is Jacob Williams and Jared Kettle. They met in 2008 while studying Film & Digital Media at Deakin University. They’ve been co-conspirators ever since. Together, they have over 10 years of wedding experience behind them, and they feel incredibly lucky to have couples invite them into what is a very special day in their lives. It’s an enormous privilege to be entrusted to capture that memory for them. It’s not something they take lightly.

Humdrum was born as a creative outlet, a way for them to tell unique stories through the moving image. Their films are made out of moments. Some are small. Some are big. Some are happy. Some are sad. Some are loud. Some are quiet. And some can go unnoticed. So, to capture the best moments they don’t look in the obvious places. Instead, they seek those moments in the trees, in the aisle, in the car, in whispers, in the wind, in reflections. The precious (best, most special) moments aren’t where you think you’ll find them. These moments are the basis for READ MORE

Steve Hubbard is a ‘son of the west of the west’ who moved to Melbourne from Western Australia in 2007. For more than a decade Steve was the Sport, Recreation & Culture Manager with the City of Rockingham, before a two year stint at Brimbank Council in Melbourne’s West convinced him that it was time to re-career!

From 2010-2012 he studied a Masters of Marketing at Monash University and started using social media for community engagement and marketing communications in consultancy roles.

Since that time Steve has gone on to become ‘arguably’ Australia’s best ‘local social media marketer’ having provided social media marketing services for 150+ of predominantly Melbourne based micro-small businesses - including many well known franchise brands, branches of a major bank, a National sporting team, a political party and the Footscray Traders Association. READ MORE

Lorna-Jean Bradley is a professional editor with over 8 years experience working for Untitled Film Works. Having worked on many award winning films in wedding, corporate and documentary categories, she is passionate about the art of storytelling.

"I love editing because you are turning raw elements into something that affects people, you can make people laugh and cry and really connect to something that you created. I get a thrill every time an edit comes together and communicates a story. It’s that moment that drives me, and it gives me goosebumps when it just feels right and the music, the words, the images all just flow and create something beautiful. It’s awesome!"