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Martha Coleman Producer

Martha Coleman is partner and co-managing director of film and television production company, Revlover. Martha began her career as a producer of the seminal Australian feature film Praise (Fipresci TIFF, Sundance, Berlin), after which she moved to London for seven years. She was Executive Producer/Head of Creative at Icon and at Newline owned Material Entertainment. Her first film as EP at Material, Run Fat Boy, Run, achieved number one at the UK box office, where it remained for six weeks, taking $US25 million at the box office. She produced the final 13 episodes of Freefonix, a half-hour animated series for Cinnamon Entertainment/BBC1, and Executive Produced Eddie Perfect’s ABC pilot The Future Is Expensive for Goalpost Pictures. Martha has been involved in the development, financing, distribution, sales and production of films in Australia, the UK and US. Martha was Head of Development for five years at screen Australia, where she also sat on the production funding and producer offset committees. Martha is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and sits on the board of the Adelaide Film Festival.

Sarah Bishop Director / Writer

Sarah Bishop is an actress, writer, director and producer. She is one-third of the comedy trio Skit Box who have achieved over 30 million hits online for several viral videos including the parody song Activewear. They received the Genre Excellence award for their live show at the 2015 Sydney Comedy Fringe Festival, and are currently in pre-production on their sketch comedy TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, which will premiere on ABC iView in Australia and Seeso in the US in 2016. Sarah is also heavily involved in independent film and is the lead actress and producer in the award winning independent feature film Crushed, which has played at several festivals including the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival and the 2016 Miami International Film Festival. In 2016 she will play the lead opposite Harold Perrineau (Lost, Romeo & Juliet, Oz) in US independent feature The Dutchman, and will also appear as part of the ensemble cast in Australian horror/comedy Red Christmas with Dee Wallace (E.T., The Howling).

Ainslie Clouston Writer

Ainslie Clouston is a Sydney-based actor and writer. She has appeared in a number of TVCs, theatre productions and short films including Overtime (2016) and Endo and Us (2014). After being cast in Joel Edgerton’s feature film Felony (2013), Ainslie made her TV debut in 2014 on Channel 7’s mini-series Winter, followed by an ABC pilot, BedHead (2015), as part of their Fresh Blood initiative. She is also appearing as Lois Lane in the second series of the award winning web-series Justice Lease: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice released March 2016. Aside from acting Ainslie is a keen creator of new comedic work and currently has two projects in development with two different production companies. One of which she co-created and is co-writing and the other she is the creator, writer and co-producer.

Claire Phillips Writer

Claire Phillips is a Sydney-based writer. She is the co-creator, co-writer and producer of BedHead, a half-hour comedy about two best friends and their single sexcapades. BedHead was commissioned as part of Fresh Blood, an initiative from ABC and Screen Australia to unearth new comedy talent. Claire is currently the Trainee Script Editor on Channel 10’s The Wrong Girl with Producer and Head Writer Judi McCrossin. Claire has worked in development on numerous feature film and television projects, including as a Script Co-ordinator on both Offspring and Gallipoli with Producers John Edwards and Imogen Banks. Claire was shortlisted for the Foxtel Award for Exceptional New Talent at AFTRS and has twice been nominated for an AWGIE Award, including the Monte Miller Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay for her pilot script The Box. Set in the competitive world of sports broadcasting in the 1970s, The Box tracks a young production assistant who dreams of one day becoming the first female commentator in Rugby League. Claire has worked extensively in film distribution for Australian distributors, such as CinemaPlus (Robert Connolly, Liz Kearney and John Harvey), Titan View (John L Simpson) and Australian Film Syndicate (Allanah Zitserman and Stavros Kazantzidis.)

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