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Jessica Carrera Producer

Jessica Carrera is Director of Carrera Press Agency and one-fifth of The Dollhouse Pictures. Her experience in film, television and the arts began as in-house publicist at leading Australian theatrical agency, Shanahan Management. Jessica has collaborated with established actors, creatives, musicians, and personalities on projects locally and internationally. As a publicist she has personally represented a number of internationally successful Australian actors and has also been engaged as unit publicist on feature films, including OtherLife, Joe Cinque's Consolation, The Daughter, Backtrack, The Little Death and The Last Impresario. Jessica has been transitioning into production over the past 12 months and was awarded the Screen Australia Enterprise placement with Robyn Kershaw/RPK. Together Robyn and Jessica will produce the film Seriously Red. Jessica was Associate Producer on the feature documentary The Last Impresario, which premiered at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival.

Gracie Otto Director / Producer

Gracie Otto has worked as a director, writer, editor and actress, and is one of Australia’s most respected and successful young filmmakers. Gracie completed an Advanced Diploma in Film at Sydney Film School in 2006. Gracie was recently nominated for the prestigious Australian Academy AACTA Awards for Best Feature Documentary for The Last Impresario, which celebrates the life of British producer and playboy Michael White. It premiered at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival, receiving great reviews from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. The film has now screened at major festivals around the world, and had many theatrical releases. As well, Gracie’s five short films Seamstress, La Meme Nuit, Tango Trois, Broken Beat and Kill Blondes have all won awards and screened internationally. Gracie specialises in cinematic short fashion films for international magazines and major companies. Gracie has a number of film projects in various stages of development through her own company Ralf Films and Dollhouse Pictures, including, Girls In Hotels a feature drama set in a simultaneous time zone in hotels around the world and Rue De Tournon, a co-production set in Paris and Sydney that follows the wild love adventures of two young Aussie girls.

Robyn Kershaw Executive Producer

Robyn Kershaw is an independent producer whose credits include the feature films, Sucker (Director, Ben Chessell), My Mistress (Director, Stephen Lance), Save Your Legs! (Director, Boyd Hicklin), Bran Nue Dae (Director, Rachel Perkins), Looking For Alibrandi (Director, Kate Woods), which won five AFI awards including Best Film, and the AWGIE award-winning television series, Bondi Banquet and Effie: Just Quietly. As the Head of Drama and Narrative Comedy at the ABC she commissioned and executive produced over 150 hours of award-winning television and comedy, including Kath And Kim (series 1, 2 and 3), MDA (series 1 and 2), Fireflies (telemovie and series), the telemovies Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Loot and the mini-series, Marking Time, Shark Net and the short feature The Forest. While General Manager of Belvoir St Theatre, Robyn produced the work of Australia’s most prominent composers, designers, writers, directors and actors, including Geoffrey Rush, Toni Colette, Catherine Martin, Barrie Kosky, Neil Armfield and Jack Davis and the only Australian production of internationally acclaimed director/writer Mike Leigh. Robyn studied at Murdoch University and the Australian Film Television and Radio School and has served on the Boards of the Film Finance Corporation (now Screen Australia) and ScreenWest.

Lee Tulloch Writer

Lee Tulloch is the author of five published works of fiction and a collection of essays. Lee was born in Melbourne and graduated from Melbourne University in Honours Language and Literature. She began writing about fashion, popular culture and travel for Vogue Australia and has written extensively for international publications such as Vogue, Elle, Jalouse, Harper’s Bazaar and New York magazine. She was the founding editor of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. In 1985 she moved from Sydney to New York, where she wrote her first novel, Fabulous Nobodies and later Wraith, Two Shanes, The Cutting and The Woman in the Lobby, plus a volume of essays, Perfect Pink Polish, and In Vogue: 50 Years of Australian Style. With her photographer husband, Tony Amos, she moved between Australia, New York and Paris for more than a decade. She now lives in coastal NSW, where writes a weekly column, Luxe Nomad, for the Fairfax group of newspapers and is contributing travel editor at Vogue Living. Her sixth novel, Her Wicked Wicked Ways, will be published by Penguin in 2017. Fabulous Nobodies is in development with Colac Pictures, New York.

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