JULIAN SHAW – WRITER/DIRECTOR
Julian Shaw is the acclaimed young director of the feature doco Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story, which won him a British Film Institute Award and IF Independent Spirit Award. Darling!, which Shaw commenced production on at the age of sixteen, was released theatrically in South Africa and won a Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, as voted by 20,000 cinema-goers.
Shaw authored the groundbreaking photo novel Modern Odysseus.
Shaw wrote and directed the dramatic short Clearing the Air, starring AFI Winner Marcus Graham and AFI Nominee Rhys Wakefield. For this work he won the prestigious Best Young Australian Filmmaker of the Year Award, 2010 – bestowed by the BBIFF and Sydney International Film School. Shaw stars as All Black legend John Kirwan in the biographical drama All Blacks Don’t Cry – a film he also directed and produced.
He has recently completed the feature documentary Cup of Dreams in association with Screen Australia. Four-years-in-the-making, the film is a highly personal and emotionally charged account of New Zealand’s national team The All Blacks in the build-up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Shaw has been a professional film journalist since the age of 15, winning a 2002 Australian Film Institute Award for his work. He has interviewed some of the most famous, and infamous, names in showbiz including Jim Jarmusch, Anne Hathaway, Christina Ricci, Britney Spears, David Duchovney, Hugh Jackman, Rupert Everett, Eric Bana, Jason Biggs, Anthony Lapaglia, David Wenham, Zac Efron, Hilary Duff, Richard Kelly, Emily Browning, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Triple H, John Cena and David Cronenberg.
JONATHON GREEN – PRODUCER
Jonathon’s wide ranging business interests currently include; artist management as Managing Director of EM Voices Pty Limited, retail property investments and management of his company Green Light Productions Pty Limited which has a long history in film and television production.
A film graduate of The University of NSW, The University of California, Los Angeles and the Australian Film Television and Radio School, Jonathon worked on dozens of films and television productions, including a three year stint producing Qantas Inflight Entertainment. Aside from projects with Julian Shaw, Jonathon’s producing credits include; the feature film Angst, the documentaries Family Business and Kosky in Paradise and a host of commercials, shorts and other filmed entertainment. Projects produced by Jonathon have won awards at events including; The Berlin Film Festival, IF Awards, Cork, British Film Institute, DocNZ, Tropfest and have been selected for dozens more. Jonathon is a recipient of an Australian Film Commission Fellowship Award. He also worked in the management of Tropfest from 1995 to 1997.
Jonathon has collaborated with Julian Shaw on most of his projects including producing the documentaries Darling! The Pieter-Dirk Uys Story and Cup of Dreams, as well as Julian’s short film Clearing the Air.
Jonathon is currently producing the upcoming feature film, Redd Inc.
BRIDGET LYON – EDITOR
Bridget Lyon has had a passion for the moving image since arriving at university, completing a Bachelor of Arts in Film & English Literature in New Zealand in 1993. From there she embarked on an editing career which has taken her to the UK, Ireland, India and France working on major blockbusters and independent features.
Settling in Australia, Bridget has worked on films including Holy Smoke and Mission Impossible II and edited award winning short films and feature films including The Visitor, Blessed and Maya. Recent documentary projects include First Australians, Beneath the Flame, Cup of Dreams and the recent SBS series My Family Feast.