Joelene has lived and breathed filmmaking since she was 13 years old. She got her break as a young actress in the acclaimed children's television series Round the Twist before going on to star in The Man from Snowy River, Ocean Girl, Raw FM, Neighbours, City Homicide, Thank God You’re Here and Prince of Peoria (Netflix US) among others.
Joelene has also written and directed numerous projects with her work appearing on stage in Melbourne, Sydney, and Los Angeles, and to a large online and international festival audience. Most recently she was nominated for an Australian Directors Guild Award for Best Director of an Online Comedy Series Episode for her female web comedy All the Way to the Top – which she wrote, produced, and directed.
Meg is an award winning author and sculptural artist. Her novel Supermums won The Adaptable Prize and was a finalist in the Aurealis Book Prize for best fantasy novel both in 2022, long listed for the Publishable Prize 2021, and was awarded the Byron Writers Festival Mentorship Prize in 2020. She is now working on the script for adaptation and is an aspiring producer.
Sunny is a writer/director who tells stories about women, strange families and Mother Earth. She has an MFA from the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Australia.
She has won awards for her short films, Trigger Happy and Charging. Her play The Angelica Complex is published by Australian Plays and premiered in Sydney in 2016. In 2022 she was awarded the Erin Thomas Prize for Playwriting where she is developing her play, Death of a Superwoman. She is currently working in the writer's room of Roadshow Rough Diamond TV show Year Of for Stan. She has produced online content, music videos and short films including the multi-awarding winning dik. Her current obsession is stories about women over fifty, the generation of women she belongs to and wants to see on screen.
Kimberley is a writer/director who is fascinated with themes of belonging.
In 2021, she was awarded an AISF Write from Home Initiative and in 2020, Byron Bay Writer’s Festival residential.
In television, Kimberley was co-producer of QandA (ABC Series I), development co-writer, producer on Well Founded Fear (SBSi). She co-wrote and directed Pieces of Me (ABC TV), and was development co-writer and development producer on Well Founded Fear (SBS) and director and co-writer of Hassan and the Djinn (ABC Radio National’s then Radio Eye). She has directed numerous short films and straddles her creative life with her work as a psychotherapist.
Rebecca has most recently directed two episodes of season three of the Stan Orginal series BUMP. She is an ACCTA nominated TV Director who has produced award-winning projects for ABC TV, Netflix, NITV and Stan including Play School, The Reef, First Tuesday Book Club and ABC Art Online. She was nominated for an Australian Directors Guild award for her episode of the Netflix series The Unlisted and was an executive producer on the feature film Jasper Jones. She has also directed several shorts that have featured in festivals around the world.
Rebecca is currently in post production on the Screen NSW and Unreal Engine Funded short 20 min film, The Gathering.
Three-time Emmy award winning creative, Jackie Turnure has produced television and online series, games and short films that have screened at festivals all over the world, including Sundance, New York Film Festival and Los Angeles International.
Jackie was Head of Development at multi-platform studio Hoodlum and Head of Production at Fourth Wall Studios in Los Angeles.
When Jackie is not writing and producing she works as a Digital Strategist, helping filmmakers connect their stories with audiences. Jackie was most recently EP on the Audible podcast, Ghosthunter.