Co-Founder and Contributor
Lady Parts is a regular podcast dissecting the roles of women in genre cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Taking a uniquely Australian perspective on the issues and stories from genre and screen, Lady Parts is passionate about supporting and advocating representation and access within genre screen, and features Brisbane writer and blogger Sophie Overett and cultural producer and reviewer Aimée Lindorff.
Hosted fortnightly, each episode explores the latest news and issues facing women in genre film and television coupled with a review of the latest genre films. Join us in 2017 for live-tweets of classic genre film and minisodes for a huge year of genre.
Contact2016-55th National Speculative Fiction Convention (2014-current)
Chair of Organising Committee
Contact2016 is a community-run, national event, delivered by industry professionals and creatives who are passionate about speculative and cultural production. Contact2016 celebrates the genre of speculative fiction in all its forms, showcases the dynamic writing community and fan culture of Queensland, engages this community in the national conversation, and connects writers, artists, creators, fans, innovators, emerging and professional alike, through their love of speculative fiction and pop culture.
Held during the Easter long weekend (25th-28th March, 2016), the convention unites writers, readers, and fans of speculative fiction from throughout the country for a weekend celebration of fantasy, science fiction, horror, young adult, and other sub-genres, in books, comics, film, television, and other mediums. Featuring panels, workshops, signings, screenings, games, cosplay, an artshow, and a fantastic dealers’ room, and special Guests of Honour International author Ben Aaronovitch, International cultural commentator Jill Pantozzi, Australian author Keri Arthur, Australian Fan author K.A.Barker, and Australian cultural commentator and debut author Maria Lewis. This is an opportunity to explore and debate the latest news and trends in the SpecFic community, and engage with multiple facets of being a writer, a professional, and a fan of speculative fiction.
Gold Coast Movie Locations Tour (2017)
Project and Video Producer, Tour Manager
The Gold Coast’s unique and stunning landscapes have attracted filmmakers from across the world and with them a host of Hollywood stars. This 3-hour guided bus tour was the first of its kind in Australia, launching screen tourism in Queensland. Six tours were hosted over three days and attracted over 200 fans, film students, industry professionals, and tourists.
The tour included:
- Film locations featured in over 20 films including Kong: Skull Island, San Andreas, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Shallows, Gettin’ Square and more.
- Private tours of Emmy-Award winning makeup-effects studio JMB FX, Village Roadshow Studios (video tour), Bond University's Abedian School of Architecture, and Swagman makeup and hair trailers.
- Exclusive interviews with Queensland crew members, including producer Trish Lake, Production Designer Nick McCallum, Stunt Performer Elisa Cadwell, Animal Trainers Zelie and Craig Bullen, amongst others
The tour was developed with assistance from Screen Queensland, Village Roadshow Studios, The City of Gold Coast, Councillor William Owen-Jones, JMB FX Studio, Bond University, The Edit Suite and Point to Point Transfers.
Rumours Of My Death (2015-2016)
Editor - Hunted Down and Other Tales
A remix project that challenges three Australian authors to rediscover and re-imagine lesser-known works drawn from the public domain; a collaboration between authors across eras and media. Rumours of My Death consists of three distinct works:
- A [[Non]] Guardian Age: a web-based book of text, images, and sounds by Anna Maria Bunn and Mez Breeze
- @HenrySavery: a twitter stream by Henry Savery and Christopher Currie
- Hunted Down and Other Tales by Marcus Clarke: a book in ink and paper by Marcus Clarke and Simon Groth
Queensland Script House (2014-2016)
Project Producer, MC and Curator
Queensland Script House was a one year project developed in consultation with Screen Queensland and Screen Australia as part of the Emerging Queensland program to support the creative and professional development of emerging Queensland screenwriters. Launched in 2014, the Script House featured three key program streams: The Clinic, The Lab and Networking IQ.
- The Clinic was a six-month creative program for television drama and film writers to develop a market-ready pitch suitable for the Australian screen market.
- The Lab series provided four weeks of intensive business development featuring leading industry professionals discussing the practical elements of establishing a screen career.
- The Networking IQ events brought together writers, authors, publishers, producers, teachers and consumers to share ideas (and wine) in a relaxed and informal setting.
Project Producer, MC and Curator
Hear from a variety of new, emerging and established Queensland authors in a quarterly salon reading series celebrating Queensland storytelling and storytellers.
Launched in 2012, Whispers has featured over 160 artists over the past four and a half years. This program fostered the professional performance skills of emerging writers, while providing a platform for sharing new work and engaging with new audiences.
GenreCon is a biennial conference for writers, illustrators, editors and publishers of genre fiction. This three day event delivers presentations, workshops, networking and professional programs supporting the creative and professional development and advancement of genre fiction - science fiction, fantasy, romance, crime, YA, horror and historical fiction.
Food Tales (2012-2014)
A joint initiative of the Queensland Writers Centre and the State Library of Queensland, Food Tales is a celebration of the many traditions, cultures, and memories contained within recipes old and new. Delivered from 2011-2014 and visiting over 40 libraries across Queensland, and 13 food writers and celebrity cooks, Food Tales provided a unique library engagement, activating regional spaces with non-traditional content, and engaging library-goers in exploring digital publishing through blogging and with creative writing through food. Each session featured an author talk, creative workshop and digital publishing seminar, and showcased local producers and cooks.