S C R E E N A U S T R A L I A

Ryan O’Connell and Ana Dokoza ©johnmcrae

I have been on assignment at Screen Australia recently, shooting some vibrant, young creatives for various promotional initiatives.

Ryan O’Connell, writer and story editor (Will & Grace) has teamed up with Anna Dokoza, Australian director, the star of The Big Bang Theory and Netflix to create a new comedy, Special. Click here for more info

Ryan O’Connell and Anna Dokoza, with other young creatives ©johnmcrae
Young creatives, writers, at a workshop at Screen Australia ©johnmcrae

Pitcher Perfect – Screen Australia announced the finalists of the first ever “Pitcher Perfect” competition which was held at VidCon in Melbourne.

I shot some of the creatives who’s job it was to pitch their concepts to a panel of judges, for a duration of 5mins. It was their job to convince the panel to choose their concept as the recipient of the $30,000 on offer to the winners.

The winning pitch was “Return to Sender”, pitched by Amy and Pearl, two of the finalists that I photographed.

The team from the pitch for “Sweet Pea”, Hannah, Emma and Monique ©johnmcrae
Drew and Josh who pitched for “Part Time Heros” ©johnmcrae
Amy and Pearl, who pitched the winning entry, “Return to Sender” Congratulations to the team ©johnmcrae
I also managed to capture the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, The Honourable Paul Fletcher MP, pictured here with Screen Australia CEO, Graeme Mason, at the industry briefing for the Screen Australia Drama Report. ©johnmcrae