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.

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 cinema. His most recent science-fiction short, Transmissions, will be touring the 2019/2020 festival circuit.

Currently, John is working as an assistant editor on various projects for filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson. His next short film is in development, slated to be finished by 2020.

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.

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.

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.