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10 pro tips for filmmakers

Major Australian screen practitioners across features, TV, documentary and online dish out their advice.

Leading directors, writers and producers together reveal what they’ve learned over the years through 10 key pieces of advice.

Whether it’s the importance of development in television, to getting that script 100% ready or embracing compromise, these tips cover a variety of formats and genres, from horror features, to online comedies and dramatic television adaptation.

The full list includes:

  1. Jo Porter – executive producer of Picnic at Hanging Rock
  2. Adrian Russell Wills – director of Black Divaz
  3. Yolanda Ramke – writer and co-director of Cargo
  4. Sonya Pemberton – writer, director and executive producer of Vitamania
  5. Michael Shanks – writer and director of Wizards of Aus
  6. Clayton Jacobson – producer, director and actor in Brothers’ Nest
  7. Garth Davis – director of Mary Magdalene, Lion
  8. Scott Hicks – director of Shine
  9. Hannah Reilly – co-creator of Sheilas
  10. Theo Saidden – writer, actor and director of Superwog