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Wade Boyes

Wade Boyes

Festival Director

 

Wade Boyes is an accomplished Australian screen industry executive producer with a committed focus on global relationships and cutting edge storytelling. Wade has a progressive slate of reality, feature documentary and drama projects at all stages of production. He has established a reputation for pushing boundaries on social issues while at the same time understanding the nuances of dynamic contemporary international screen markets.

He has been awarded the coveted roles of Global Ambassador for both MIPTV and MIPCOM in Cannes. Wade embraces the modern era in screen storytelling where markets change quickly and industry disruptors constant, believing this strengthens and enhances possibilities for executive producers and key creatives. He also believes Australia has a pivotal role to play.

Amie Casey

Amie Casey

Festival Director

Amie Casey is a Director of Sanctuary Cove Film Festival and Queensland International Film Festival. Amie entered the film industry formally in 2015 with her first major producing role in the sci-fi series We Were Tomorrow, which shot internationally across four countries. Amie continues to produce on a variety of Australian productions, including Stage Mums S1 & S2 (Network 10), the beloved brand Humphrey B. Bear, reality horror series The Darkside Downunder.

In 2017 Amie established Red Empire Productions which develops film and series content as well as innovative IP diversification. Amie also produces for the virtual production company, Fika Entertainment and has a diverse slate of international projects in partnership with Steve Chicorel’s Organic Media Group. Amie is a published novelist, of Interface: The Creator’s Champion. She is excited about her audio drama podcast production of the same name soon to release on spotify, upcoming comedy series WTFitness and esports/sci-fi series Interface (Nine Network).

Brooke Lee

Brooke Lee

Festival Director

Brooke Lee is best known for her acting role as Carly in Disney and Netflix’s hugely successful international series ‘Mako Mermaids’. Along side her Acting she is also a body positivity and mental health activist which she drives through her Instagram page @brookeleeofficial and her professional modelling career, where she actively challenges societies perception of the fashion and film industries inclusivity striving for more representation of all figures and ethnicities.

Her passion for the film industry has seen her take on many roles Brooke has been an ambassador at MIPTV and MIPCOM, one of the biggest film/TV sales exhibitions in the world where she and business partner Wade Boyes produced and sold documentaries and series.

Mel Greig

Mel Greig

PR and Media Manager

Mel Greig worked in the Media Industry for over 20-years across radio, television and print. Most notably, Mel held the top radio job hosting the Hot 30 Countdown National Night Radio Show Across Australia interviewing the worlds biggest celebrities such as One Direction, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Tom Cruise and Taylor Swift to name a handful.

Mel was a regular TV panellist on Sunrise, The Today Show and Studio 10. Mel has now transferred years of experience in Media into the Public Relations Industry and currently runs the PR Department at BRANDiT Agency based on the Gold Coast. As well as supporting vulnerable youth and women with endometriosis, Mel advocates in the mental health space. With a genuine passion for community events, Mel has offered her services to many events and causes across Australia.

Alex Contis

Alex Contis

Director of Film Bookings & Selection

Alexandra is the Director of Film Bookings & Selection as well as a member of the committee for the Sanctuary Film Festival and Queensland International Film Festival. Alexandra has been involved in the film industry for more than a decade, starting her career in the accounting department and transitioning into film producing, develpment and script writing.

With an BA in Economics, she has worked across international productions such as, “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”, UK and Germany, “San Andreas”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Thor”, “The Shallows”, as well as Australian productions such as “Grace Beside Me”, “Escape and Evasion” and “Expired”. Alexandra’s passion is in storytelling where she understands the impact creativity and art can have on the human mind, spirt and soul. She has been actively involved in script development of enthralling projects like “The Last Zombie”, “Rocada”, “The Nine Nights”, “Kajunga” and “The Forgotten 1943”. 

Alexandra understands the importance of situating productions with their own individual business models and easily finds the balance between creative development and ‘the money talk’. Alexandra is also currently working as a core member of Red Empire Productions across their slate of projects, including the sci-fi series ‘Interface’ (Nine Network), upcoming podcast drama ‘The Creator’s Champion’ and new Aussie comedy, WTFitness starring Kat Stuart, Christopher Kirby, Jonny Brugh and Charles Terrier.

Charles Terrier

Charles Terrier

Head of Talent Relationships

 

Born in Melbourne, Australia to Photographer/Gallerist parents Charles grew up in an artistic family. Of Franco/Australian Heritage, he is a dual citizen of France and Australia, having traveled extensively with his parents for work growing up. Charles discovered a love of the performing arts at a young age with his diverse upbringing, immersed amongst different cultures nurturing his love for story telling before attending drama school to further his studies.

Having been trained across a multiple of disciplines he is both a classically and contemporary trained actor, filmmaker/writer, and comedian. Charles is known for such roles as Chad in Legacies (2020-21), Lewis Knox in Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (2019), Jackson in Occupation (2018), and Danny Winter in Wentworth. His latest creation, a comedy mockumentary in the style of The Office entitled “WTFitness” is due out in 2023.

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