director and co-producer
Kim Beamish (Non’D’Script) is an award winning Australian filmmaker whose last film ‘The Tentmakers of Cairo’ won the 2015 Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award at the Margaret Mead Film Festival, Prix Buyens-Chagoll at the Visions du Reel Film Festival and the Man Ray Award at the Barcelona Film Festival.
Kim’s film ‘Just Punishment’ which he co-produced and directed was instrumental in the campaign to change the mandatory sentencing laws in Singapore after it told the story Van Nguyen’s appeal and ultimate execution for drug trafficking on the island State.
He has been a board member if OPEN CHANNEL (2003-4) in Melbourne, Victoria as well as and educator and tutor in cinematography and editing at the University of Canberra.
At present Kim is developing several projects including Oyster, BANG! and A History of the Passport.
Pat Fiske (Bower Bird Films Pty Ltd and Paradigm Pictures Pty Ltd) has been producing and directing documentary films since the early 1970s and has been a prominent member of Australia’s independent filmmaking community. Her films have won many awards and screened in countless film festivals around the world. In 2001, she was awarded the prestigious Stanley Hawes Award for her outstanding contribution to the documentary industry in Australia at the Australian Documentary Conference in Perth.
In the 1970s and 80s, Pat Fiske was on the boards of Filmnews and the Australian Screen Director’s Association (ASDA now ADG). Since the early 1990s to today, she has been on the Advisory Panel for the Sydney Film Festival. From the late 1990s, Pat has mentored many emerging filmmakers by either producing or consulting on their projects or helping them through difficulties. In 2001-2002 she was the Documentary Consultant at SBS Independent for 18 months.
Pat was Co-Head of the Documentary Department at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) from 2002 to 2008. Through the Documentary Department, Pat helped initiate OZDOX, the Australian Documentary Forum, which provides a monthly forum for documentary culture and has been successfully operating since 2003. OZDOX is managed by a committee of filmmakers and supported by ADG and AFTRS. From 2007 to 2010 Pat worked part time as a curator for the Australian Screen Online. At present she is developing several projects including Oyster, When Disaster Strikes, Waiting for Dad and Trafficking Jam. She is also post producing a project called Walking with Martyrs with Director Amin Palangi.