Team

Writer/Director – Ben Lawrence
Ben Lawrence is an award winning director of TV commercials and short documentaries, including campaigns for Amnesty International, Red Cross, Climate Institute, World Wildlife Fund and Earth Hour. In 2016 he co-directed MAN UP, a 3×1 hr TV documentary series for the ABC, which focused on Australian men’s mental health and suicide. His feature screenplay, HEARTS AND BONES has been optioned by Producer, Matt Reeder (WEST, THE LITTLE DEATH and JOE CINQUE’S CONSOLATION). Ben is also an award winning photographer with several solo exhibitions. He has been recognised at the International Photography Awards, New York, the Spider Awards for photojournalism in London, the Australian National Photographic Gallery Portrait Prize and the HeadOn Photographic Portrait Festival.

Producer – Rebecca Bennett
Rebecca Bennett is a creative producer with local and international experience producing high end television commercials, music videos, digital content and short films. Beginning her career in theatre production in London’s West End, she was part of the production team on projects such as STARLIGHT EXPRESS and WE WILL ROCK YOU. After attending film school in Sydney, Rebecca built a name for herself producing documentary style television campaigns. She has researched, developed, cast and produced real people’s stories in testimonial work for Australia’s biggest brands and government departments. In 2013, she produced the photographic exhibition REDFERN – I LOVE YOU for photographer Ben Lawrence. Rebecca takes a strong interest in social justice issues and is passionate about telling real people’s stories. Ghosthunter is her first documentary feature.

Executive Producer – Margie Bryant
Margie Bryant is the Founder and Managing Director of Serendipity Productions and a highly credentialed Producer and EP. Margie’s first theatrical documentary SHOOTING UNDER FIRE was selected for Toronto Hot Docs and THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE has participated in Festivals from India to France. Other Credits include WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, RACE FOR THE  BEACH, PETER SINGER: A DANGEROUS MIND and  ABC/BBC co-production, THE ART OF AUSTRALIA.

Director of Photography – Hugh Miller
Hugh Miller is a freelance cinematographer based in Sydney, Australia. His work spans feature films, documentary, television, commercials, short films and music videos. He has won a number of awards, including ACS Gold 2008 for MIRACLE ON EVEREST (2008) directed by Jennifer Peedom. His documentary work includes CONISTON (2013) directed by David Batty, LIVING THE END (2011) directed by Jennifer Peedom, and RUNNING TO AMERICA (2011) directed by Matthew Long.

Editor – Karen Johnson
One of Australia’s most highly regarded film and television editors, Karen Johnson works across drama and documentary. Her credits include feature documentaries, THE LAST IMPRESARIO (2014), THE SUNNYBOY (2013), SHOCKROOM (2015) and feature films GRIFF THE INVISIBLE (2010), BENEATH CLOUDS (2002) and the musical drama, ONE NIGHT THE MOON (2001).

Composer – Rafael May
Rafael May is a highly acclaimed Australian screen composer. Rafael is twice winner of APRA Screen Music Award for his feature soundtracks, thrice winner of the London International Ad Award for his Commercials and is a board member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers. Rafael recently composed music for AFGHANISTAN: THE AUSTRALIAN STORY (Australian War Memorial & Channel 7) and the TV Series LAWLESS. Rafael’s feature film scores include THE REEF, BLACK WATER and ROAD TRAIN.

Digital Strategist | Impact Producer – Jackie Turnure
Jackie Turnure is a triple Emmy award winning Impact Producer with over 15 years’ experience producing digital content and impact marketing for film studios, television networks and production companies. Before returning to Australia in 2015, Jackie headed up the Los Angeles office of Think Jam, a digital marketing agency for major entertainment clients including Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM and Twentieth Century Fox.

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