Revelation Film Festival 2014

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Tristian barr

BARR

Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, Tristan Barr is the filmmaker, director and actor behind production imprint BarrLipp Films. His work is bold, uncompromising and always edgy: he was the first filmmaker down under to shoot a full-length feature film (Watch The Sunset) shot in one single take, across the span of 9 different location and a running time of 82 minutes. 

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Erin Coates

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Erin is a Perth-based creative producer and artist, and currently Special Projects Coordinator at Fremantle Arts Centre. She has curated exhibitions in both institutional and independent spaces, including staging a number of screen-based projects in disused urban sites. 

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ANNE DEMY-GEROE

ANNE DEMY GEROE

Director: Iranian Film Festival Australia

Anne Démy-Geroe is an academic and film programmer. She currently reaches at Griffith Film school and is co-Director of the Iranian Film Festival Australia. She is an inaugural Nominations Council member of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and a Vice President of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. She was the Artistic Director of the Brisbane international Film Festival for eighteen years.

DR. GREGORY FERRIS

FERRISDr Gregory Ferris is a media ‘construct-ant’ who works across a variety of media environments, including interactive media, Installation and film and video. He’s worked consistently in the industry ever since his first experimental films screened on the ABC in the mid-eighties.

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MICHAEL GALINSKY

GALINSKYMichael Galinsky and Suki Hawley have been making films together for over 20 years. Their first projects were narrative features that documented the underground music world.  As they moved on to documentaries, they were joined by David Beilinson and focused their work on people who are fighting for something that they believe in against incredible odds.

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Dr. Grady Hancock

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Dr Grady Hancock is a lecturer in Screen and Design at Deakin University, Melbourne. Her research interests include Australian film and female filmmakers, science fiction and affect, and feminism in all film forms. Grady has chaired RevCon Academic, the conference arm of Perth Revelation Film Festival, for the past two years.

SUKI HAWLEY

SUKIMichael Galinsky and Suki Hawley have been making films together for over 20 years. Their first projects were narrative features that documented the underground music world.  As they moved on to documentaries, they were joined by David Beilinson and focused their work on people who are fighting for something that they believe in against incredible odds.

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TRAVIS JOHNSON

KYE

A familiar face in the Perth film scene for over two decades, critic, writer, and occasional filmmaker Travis Johnson served as the Arts and Music Editor at X-Press Magazine for several years, before decamping to Sydney to take up the post of News Editor at FilmInk. He has been published in the West Australian, Realtime, and his own film blog, Celluloid & Whiskey. He produced the local music documentary, Fridey at the Hydey, helmed by Lindsay Hallam.

DENAH JOHNSTON

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Denah Johnston is a teacher, writer, filmmaker, and curator based in San Francisco. She has a special interest in bringing experimental film to the people. She has worked as programmer and pre-screener for the San Francisco LGBT Film Festival, San Francisco International and Athens International Film & Video Festival.

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GEORGE LAZENBY - Australia's MAN OF ACTION!

LAZENBY

There are a thousand ways to find fame in the movie industry, but few come close to George Lazenby who used his good looks, charm and a double-dose of Aussie self confidence to win one of Cinema’s most coveted roles:  James Bond, 007.  Born in Goulburn, Australia in 1939, Lazenby had little interest in schooling; instead choosing to find his own way – first as a highly successful car salesman, then as a top male model.  

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ANDREW LEAVOLD

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Andrew Leavold owned and managed Trash Video, the largest cult video rental store in Australia, from 1995 to 2010. He is also a filmmaker, published author, researcher, film festival curator, musician, and above all, unrepentant and voracious fan of the pulpier aspects of genre cinema. His writing has been published globally in mainstream magazines, academic journals and underground cinema fanzines, for the last two decades.

DAMIEN LIPP

Damien Lipp

He began his career studying acting at B.A.P.A, where he gained a role on a mini series for 3 months. The love and passion that he gained from being around the props, lights and big sets propelled him into pursuing Producing and Cinematography. Damien went on to produce his first feature film, Beckoning the Butcher.

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Amy  Marjoram

Amy MarjoramAmy Marjoram is a curator, artist, arts writer, and editor of the online photography and video art publication Excerpt Magazine.  Amy has curated and co-curated video art exhibitions at Shifted, Screen Space, Strange Neighbour and Federation Square, Melbourne and has specific interests in video-based performance practice, internet art and the creative and cultural impact of screen-mediated living.

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LEON MARVELL

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Leon Marvell is a writer, curator and educator with a long academic career teaching in universities in Australia, China and Cyprus. Most recently he was Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media at Deakin University. He has been on the board of the international conference series Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture since its inception.

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Dr. ENDA MURRAY

Richard SkeadDirector: Irish Film Festival

Enda Murray is an award winning filmmaker and educator with 30 years experience in the media industry having worked in Ireland, England and Australia. His body of media and academic work spans his interest in cinema, culture, education and social change.

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Emma Penaz Eisner

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Director: There's More Than One Way to Skin a Man

Emma Penaz Eisner is a young filmmaker and artist from San Francisco, California, USA. In the past three years she has created critically-acclaimed short films that have screened worldwide at over 70 international film festivals and earned more than 30 awards. Her work is in stop motion animation, live action combined with animation, and experimental filmmaking.

Kai Smythe

KYEDirector: Fuck Everything

Kai Smythe has been creating his own theatre, music and film projects for over 15 years. His solo musical comedy project ‘Hairy Soul Man’ has been touring live nationally and internationally for over three years as well as his two short films ‘Loving Myself’ and ‘How Deep Can I Go?’, both being accepted into film festivals all over the world and receiving multiple awards.

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Aaron Walton

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Aaron graduated from the prestigious VCA, where he was the recipient of the Beleura John Tallis Award for Excellence in Acting. His theatre credits include the eponymous Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Big Sky Town at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, and the Green Room Award Nominated, Therese Raquin.

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