Curriculum Vitae

BASED: Edinburgh, UK

PHONE: 07415932963

DOB: 15th August 1983

Full drivers licence with own car.

Current First Aid




2006-2019                  BEYOND EMPATHY LTD Project Coordinator Illawarra Region

Delivering long-term arts based projects that create opportunities for change for individuals and communities experiencing on-going or reoccurring hardship.


2004-2006                   WOLLONGONG CITY COUNCIL Youth Worker, Community Artist





2018                            PROTECTION Project Coordinator/Director/Editor

A feature length animated film produced by and with children and their families living in public housing, with stories that reinforce the key themes of respectful relationships and protective behaviors. Wollongong, NSW

Festival Awards: Official Selection Eau Claire World Film Festival, US

Finalist-Best Children’s Film, LIFFT India, World Cine Fest


2018                            BLUE ROSE Project Coordinator/Key Artist

A multimedia, interactive, sensory art installation and project produced with people with disabilities, who do not use verbal language. Wollongong, NSW

In collaboration with Merrigong Theatre Company

Festivals Awards: Nominated for Prix Ars Electronica, Linz Austria


2017                            SAME DRUM Assistant Director

Music video produced with young people from an Intensive English Centre to help empower newly arrived migrants and increase diversity on screen.

In collaboration with DADAA and Community Arts Network, Perth WA

Directed by Poppy Van Oorde-Grainger


2015                            CUBBY HOUSE Project Coordinator

A participatory film and visual art installation created by and with children under 12.

In collaboration with Polyglot Theatre, Melbourne VIC.


2013                            RITES OF PASSAGE Project Coordinator/CoDirector

A feature film exploring the turmoil of adolescence, produced with young people living in public housing. Wollongong, NSW

Festival Awards: Special Jury Prize, Warsaw Film Festival, Free Spirit Competition

Golden Aphrodite, Best Editing, Cyprus International Film Festival

People’s Choice, Bay Street Film Festival, Canada

Nominated Jury Prize, Sao Paulo International Film Festival

Best Film, Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults,

Nominated, Tomorrow Award, Oulu International Film Festival for Children and Young People

Best Director, First Feature, Colorado International Film Festival


2013                            RITES OF PASSAGE SHORTS Project Coordinator/Producer/Editor

10 short digital stories written and directed by young people, Wollongong, NSW

Festival Awards: Special Mention -FlickerUp Flickerfest 2014, Youki International Youth Media Festival 2014, Best Indigenous Film – Campfire Film Awards 2014, Women Media Arts and Film 2014, Short Soup 2014, Under 18 Best Film – Real Film Festival Newcastle 2014, Best Film – Wollongong Australia Day Youth Film Award 2014.


2010                            2506 Project Coordinator/Writer/Director

A short musical film project developed with Indigenous teenagers from Berkeley, NSW.

Festival Awards: Best Audience Response Award – Margaret River Short Film Festival WA AUS 2010, Show Me Shorts, Auckland, NZ 2010



2016                            THE BIRDS Stage Manager

Co-production between The Disability Trust and Merrigong Theatre Company.

Directed by Anne-Louise Rental


2016                            FESTIVAL OF THE BROLGA Stage Manager

Community Arts Festival, Moree, NSW

Directed by Mathew Priestley


2015                            CREATIVE COLLECTIVE Ast. Stage Manager

The Dusseldorp Forum, Sydney Theatre Company, BE, Sydney, NSW

Directed by Marta Dusseldorp and Mathew Priestley


2015                            FESTIVAL OF THE BROLGA Workshop Facilitator

Facilitating the production of short video pieces around the marriage of education and local Gomeroi language and Culture at Moree East Primary School, Moree, NSW


2014                            RAINBOW RYDGE Stage Manager

Community Arts Festival, Armidale, NSW

Directed by Mathew Priestley


2012                            DEF WISH CAST Assistant Director

Music Video, Sydney, NSW

Directed by Allan Moore





2019                           OUTLANDER (Season 5) Crowd Runner

Starz (Crowd 2nd AD Kim Stewart)

2018                            JOBS FOR WOMEN Assistant Director for Reenactment Scenes

(Director – Robynne Murphy) 


2016                            HARMONY 3rd Assistant Director (Attached)

Film Grit. (Director Corey Pearson, 1st AD Rick Beecroft) 


2012                            AROUND THE BLOCK Art Department

Kick Pictures. (Director Sarah Spillane, Production Designer Michael            Fitzgerald)



2012                            THE CHUCK IN 2nd Assistant Director

Brown Cab Productions. (Director Jon Bell, 1st AD Tom Read)      







2016-2019                        COOMADITCHIE UNITED ABORIGINAL CORPORATION Volunteer

2018 NGARABA-AAN TRAIL Video Production

Recording stories for interactive videos embedded along a walking trail. (In conjunction with Illawarra Aboriginal Lands Council)


2016 CAPTURING CULTURE Project Facilitator/Editor

Assisting the young residents of the community to interview and record the stories of their Elders.


2016 Social Media Assistance: Setting up and maintaining Social Media sites and promoting local artist’s events.



VIDEO PRODUCTION:             Barnardos South Coast

2015- Promotional video for Youth Support Program

  Illawarra Forum

2015-Making Healthy Normal (social media commercial)

Aboriginal Health Promotions

2012- Its Your Choice Now (Cinema Commercial)

Awards- Aboriginal Health Awards 2012-Winner, Closing The Gap In Aboriginal Youth and Wellbeing.

Tender Funerals(Community Based Funeral Service)

2014- Crowd Funding Video

Project 291-Wollongong City Council

2015- Project 291 Surf Awareness Program

  Illawarra Women’s Health Centre

2016- Crowd Funding Video




Phillip Crawford                                                                                   

Creative Director-Beyond Empathy                        

Leland Kean   

Artistic Development Manager-Merrigong Theatre Company

Scott Ince  

2nd AD- Harmony