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Indie Spirit: Independent Filmmaker Panel

May 7, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Panelists will show clips and engage in conversation about financing, navigating production and post-production hurdles, and finding an audience in a highly competitive playing field.

Speakers confirmed so far:

KiahRoache-Turner  and Tristan Roache-Turner 

The Roache-Turner brothers—Kiah (director) and Tristan (producer)—co-wrote the zombie apocalypse horror Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead  which premiered at Fantastic Festival in the US before earning the dubious honour of hitting the top 10 pirated movies list on The Pirate Bay.

Jon Leahy and Rosie Lourde

Jon Leahy (director) and Rosie Lourde (producer) made their debut feature, Skin Deep, around Sydney’s inner west. The film premiered at the Austin Film Festival where it received an Honourable Mention in the Best Narrative Feature category.

Craig Boreham and Annmaree Bell
After making a slew of successful shorts together, director Craig Boreham and producer Annmaree Bell, are currently in post production on their indie feature Teenage Kicks which has already been listed in Empire Magazine’s “200 Movies to watch in 2015”.

Louise Wadley

After a record crowd funding achievement on Pozible, director Louise Wadley’s film All About E has recently entered the festival circuit, and had sold out screenings in Sydney and Melbourne. Louise is now using the audience-driven distribution platform tug.com to get national exposure.

Guest Moderator, CJ Johnson
CJ is the host and co-producer of MOVIELAND on ABC Radio, and a top critic on Rotten Tomatoes. Every Tuesday, he broadcasts film reviews on Tony Delroy’s NIGHTLIFE on the Australian Broadcasting Network. He is also the author of seven produced plays, including worldwide smash The Dog Logs, and a book called, And The Oscar Didn’t Go To… 


May 7, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Metro Screen
Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford St and Oatley Road Paddington