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Alexandra Walton

Alex Walton is a Documentary filmmaker focusing on stories with a social conscience. Having a background in Psychology, she is concerned with making sense of the world through human experience.  

Alex is a graduate from the European Film College in Denmark and is currently undertaking a Masters in Film and Television at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.

In the last few years Alex has  gained experience as a director, cinematographer and sound designer on many short films in Europe, as well as a production assistant on a feature documentary to be released shortly worldwide.  

Currently Alex is working on a virtual documentary project looking at the impact of social isolation on those with preexisting mental health issues and addiction during COVID 19.

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Chris Cochrane-Friedrich

Chris, along with Fraser and John, co-founded Melbourne based film collective Dogmilk Films.

A young and ambitious filmmaker, Chris is primarily interested in the space between narrative and documentary filmmaking, working as a director, cinematographer and editor. With degrees in Film and Television and Fine-Art, he’s worked on many projects that occupy the spaces of experimental film and spatial-sound.

Having worked as a cinematographer and editor on many short films, videoclips and feature documentaries, he continues to hone his craft and diversify his approach to filmmaking.

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Fraser Pemberton

Fraser is a local Melbourne filmmaker who loves to explore distinctly Australian stories that retain fundamentally human concerns. He works primarily as a writer, director, and cinematographer.

Fraser’s work is always delving into the hidden corners the human psyche, traversing the human condition and addressing the themes of time, memory, and loss.  His most recent film Hourglass has been the recipient of 10 festival selections and won Best International Student Short at the Glendale International Film Festival in 2018.

He is currently completing his Master’s degree in Narrative Film at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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John Hewison

John is a Melbourne-based screenwriter, director and cinematographer. A Film and Television graduate of the Swinburne University of Technology, his filmic body of work explores the boundaries of genre and experimental cinema. For the past three years he has been programming public film screenings across Melbourne under Dogmilk Films, promoting the works of young up-and-coming filmmakers.

Having completed the short film Transmissions in early 2020, John's next short film "Speed and Movement" is in development, slated to be finished mid-2020.

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Paddy Hay

Paddy is a filmmaker working between narrative and experimental modes of cinema. Paddy’s films have been presented at major domestic and international film institutions, including the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne.

In 2018, Paddy completed his Honours in Fine Art at RMIT University, where he was awarded a Travelling Scholarship for his graduate film piece.

Most recently, he has completed his debut narrative short film as writer/director, Cuckoo Roller, and currently working in L.A. with Six Stair studio on their upcoming feature Warm Blood.

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Sam Hewison

Sam is a producer and assistant director, largely working between France and Australia. He has worked on various international projects for the past 5 years, most notably as an AD on Robin Campillo's award-winning 120 BPM, as well as under the guidance of Justin Kurzel on two of his major features; Assassin’s Creed and The True History of the Kelly Gang.

Sam has gained substantial experience in a very short period of time, having worked on countless short films in France. Taking the mantle as in-house producer for Dogmilk Films, Sam is dedicated to making the independent films of his collaborators come to fruition.

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Wahyu Al Mardhani

Wahyu is a highly imaginative filmmaker with five years of experience making a variety of videos and films. He studies Communication Sciences at Hasanuddin University in Makassar.

As co-founder of young Makassar-based filmmaking collective 180 Dalam Kota, Wahyu explores the city’s issues through documentary. Wahyu has extensive technical knowledge of cameras and editing software from experience on fiction films.

His interest in documentaries has deepened since working on Aluk, as well as being the assistant director and editor of a documentary about the nautical heritage of Makassar.

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