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Poppy Stockell Producer / Director

Poppy Stockell is a multi-award winning film and television director, writer and producer with a penchant for stories exploring human interest, identity and humour. Poppy has directed and produced for many of Australia’s major broadcasters including ABC TV (Bushwhacked! Exhumed), Foxtel (Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, Ultimate Cage Fighter, Scrum), NITV (Move it Mob Style, Fusion), and SBS (The Block: Stories from a Meeting Place, Scrum). The last of these won the 2013 Walkley Award for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs, two AIMIA awards as well as a UN Media Peace prize. Both series of Move It Mob Style were nominated for Logies, Most Outstanding Children’s Television Program. Alongside her work in broadcast, Poppy has spent significant time in remote Aboriginal communities across Australia working with marginalised young people developing, scripting and producing short films. Poppy’s most recent film Scrum, premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June and has since screened at Frameline39, Montreal World Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and opened the Iris Prize. Scrum will broadcast on SBS, RTE and CBC later this year. Poppy lives by the beach in Sydney.

Melvin Montalban Director

Melvin Montalban is a director and writer whose distinctively crafted visual style and sensitivity to drama has made him in demand across commercials and music videos. His romantic comedy short film Cupid premiered at Palm Springs International ShortsFest and has since been officially selected for 20-plus film festivals including Cleveland IFF, Sedona IFF, Reel Shorts Film Festival in Canada, Short Shorts in Japan, Raindance in London, and Dungog here in Australia. His drama short Rope Burn has also been officially selected for 25-plus film festivals worldwide. After graduating from AFTRS in 2008 with a Masters in Directing Film and TV, Melvin has since worked successfully in commercials, currently rostered with production company Infinity Squared, and in music videos where he has established long-term relationships with major labels Sony, Warner, EMI, and numerous independent labels. His work showcases his ability to execute different styles, from pop glamour for Jessica Mauboy and Ricki-Lee; conceptual for Flume; to narrative-driven work for The Rubens, Boy & Bear and Josh Pyke. Melvin is also writing his feature film script The Artemis Fifty-Six (a sci-fi drama about the plight of interplanetary asylum seekers) and is in pre-production for his psychosexual drama short Amniotic.

Erica Harrison Writer

Erica Harrison is a screenwriter, author, journalist and storyteller. She wrote the AACTA award-winning short film, A Cautionary Tail, starring Cate Blanchett, David Wenham and Barry Otto, and the picture book published by Penguin Books. For A Cautionary Tail, Erica won the Academy accredited Jury Prize for Best Animated Short at The Austin Film Festival, and was nominated for an AWGIE award. The film also won a 2014 AACTA Award, Best Animation at the Blue Mountains Film Festival, and was a finalist in the Dendy Awards at the Sydney Film Festival. Erica is currently developing the animated feature film, Pig Wing Pie, with Goalpost Pictures and Screen Australia. She is a writer for the animated TV series, Beat Bugs, which weaves songs by The Beatles into original narratives, in development at Beyond Productions. Erica is also co-writing a live-action feature, a darkly comic sci-fi called Nigel’s Nine Lives. Erica studied for a Bachelor of Science before discovering her love of storytelling. After gaining qualifications in photography and journalism she obtained a Master of Arts in Screenwriting, and has projects in development across film, TV and books.

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