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SPONSOR OUR NFP

The real heroes of the Festival help make it happen!

Why sponsor us? We are a Not-For-Profit (NFP) organization that thrives on supporting the local film industry through our festivals, awards, finance and resource opportunities to help foster emerging filmmakers and those at more advanced career levels.

At the core of this NFP are our Directors Wade Boyes, Amie Casey and Brooke Lee, three good friends who have collectively gathered forty years of experience working across productions with budgets ranging from zero to millions—our organisation understands the risks, sacrifices and true blue hard work that goes into being a filmmaker. Our specially selected team of board members and judging panelists join us in our long-term goal of situating Queensland as a capital filming destination and well as recognising Queensland filmmakers as strong storytellers in the competitive global market. We are truly an NFP created for filmmakers by filmmakers!

Film festivals are a great opportunity for companies, brands and individuals to connect with a passionate and engaged audience. Sponsoring a film festival is a great way to get your brand in front of this audience, build brand awareness and an affinity for your brand. This provides a truly unique set of marketing opportunities. We are proud to provide a large number of different physical and digital advertising methods that can often be customised to your company or special needs, such as on-site branding, print ads in the program guide, social media campaigns, red carpet media, sponsored segments on screen, and more. Film festivals also offer an opportunity to connect with filmmakers, special celebrity VIP guests and attendees on the night!

To take advantage of our sponsorship benefits and opportunities as well as contributing to supporting the careers of Queensland filmmakers call or email us at hello@sanctuaryfilmfestival.com!

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.

Overall Inclusions

Brand and Logo listing on our website under Bronze Sponsors.

Quarter page ad in our Festival Program Guide.

Social Media Online Release regarding your support for the festival. Includes Linkbacks.

Option for a one on one ZOOM interview by one of our Festival Directors to be shared through our online presence.

2 x VIP Tickets to attend the Festival.

Flyer in the Gift Bag

Overall Inclusions

Onscreen airtime during the festival of Logo or other slide imagery.

Brand and Logo listing on our website under Silver Sponsors.

Half page ad in our Festival Program Guide.

MC Speech recognition during the festival highlighting your company as a silver sponsor.

Online Press Release regarding your support for the festival. With special mentions on our social media channels with linkbacks.

Red Carpet Media Wall Logo Placement.

Option for a one on one ZOOM or in person interview by one of our Festival Directors to be shared through our online presence.

5 x VIP Tickets to attend the Festival.

Flyer in the Gift Bag

Overall Inclusions

Onscreen airtime during the festival including the option of playing a short video commercial / promo (30sec). Logo and other slide imagery can be also screened.

Brand and Logo listing on our website under Gold Sponsors.

Full page ad in our Festival Program Guide.

Dedicated MC Speech recognition during the festival with a brief explanation of your business.

Online Press Release regarding your support for the festival. With special mentions on our social media channels with linkbacks.

Prime Red Carpet Media Wall Logo Upper Half Placement.

Option for a one on one in person interview by one of our Festival Directors to be shared through our online presence.

10 x VIP Tickets to attend the Festival.

Flyer in the Gift Bag

OUR JUDGES

Filmmakers giving back to Filmmakers...
Alex Kessel

Alex Kessel

Showrunner (Londongrad, Better Than Us)

Producer Alex Kessel founded Sputnik Vostok Production in 2010. The company creates a high quality series, TV shows, documentaries and feature films for the leading broadcasters and OTT-platforms.

They are the first Russian production that has landed at both an Amazon Prime and Netflix Original. The company’s creative portfolio includes original titles BETTER THAN US (Netflix Original, Channel One), THE COUNTED (Start.ru), LONDONGRAD (Amazon Prime, CTC Network), DOCTOR’S DIARY (CTC Network), LAST COP (Channel 5) and others.

Shirley Pierce

Shirley Pierce

Writer (The Saddle Club, Meet the Robinsons)

One of the top grossing writers in Australia, Shirley Pierce has worked as a Professional Screenwriter for the past three decades. Her work has had a cumulative box office gross of over a quarter of a billion US dollars. Among her countless works she has developed projects for MGM Studios, Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures, where she worked on projects ranging from the Holocaust drama Misha to the animated films Dinosaur, Home on the Range and Meet the Robinsons.

Shirley has also worked on John Henry, which has won international film festivals and was a finalist in its category for an Academy Award nomination, as well as on an adaption of the opera Aida. Her magnificent work on Aida was the source material for Elton John’s successful Broadway production.

 

Shiva Nassab

Shiva Nassab

Weed Road Pictures (Startrek)

Shiva Nassab is a Creative Executive at Weed Road Pictures, an MGM-based film and TV production company, founded by Academy-Award winning writer/producer, Akiva Goldsman (whose credits include A BEAUTIFUL MIND, I AM LEGEND and STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS.

Prior to Weed Road, she served as a member of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Development and Production team on films such as THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT starring Nicolas Cage, SHOTGUN WEDDING starring Jennifer Lopez and Eli Roth’s BORDERLAND’S starring Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart.

An Australian native, Shiva grew up in Brisbane where she attended the Queensland University of Technology.

Mark Toia

Mark Toia

Director (Monsters of Man)

Originating from a very successful career as an advertising photographer 20 years ago, Toia was coerced into directing TV commercials by his clients. They desired to bring his exceptional photographic eye to the small screen and he certainly didn’t disappoint. Toia is now one of the most sought after international directors in the advertising.

Toia is now become hot property after the release of his successful, self funded debut feature film ‘Monsters of Man’ Proving that he can deliver huge production value at a very high quality, within very ambitious budgets. Mainly due to his combined skills as Director/DOP & Visual effects artist.

Toia’s main passion is to capture an image that compels and speaks without words. His legendary cinematography skills, vast post-production experience, coupled with this ever evolving mind and machine like work ethics make him the perfect choice for any project. This combination puts him squarely at the fore front of today’s film & television industry.

 

Damien Beebe

Damien Beebe

Cinematographer (Edge of Tomorrow, Mary Poppins)

With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Damien has directed and operated camera across a myriad of highly successful and award-winning projects in Australia and worldwide, working with Oscar winners and renowned professionals like Michael Bay, Dion Beebe, Tom Cruise, Doug Liman, Penelope Cruz , Emily Blunt to name a few.

His most recent work includes the acclaimed remake of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, ’13 Hours’, ‘Edge of Tomorrow’, ‘Into the Woods’ as well as the cinematographic direction of Australian features ‘Aiyai: Wrathful Soul’ and ‘Black Water: Abyss’. Damien constantly explores his technical brilliance to capture the true essence of the story with his cinematic creativity, camera angles and movements which are spectacular and entertaining.

John Walton

John Walton

Director / Stunt Performer - (The Matrix Reloaded, Mad Max)

John Walton has directed and performed action and stunts for over 32 years, working on major productions both in Australia and across the globe. He is a true Aussie stunt legend with an impressive resume with highlights including ‘Mad Max’, ‘Elvis’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Ghosts in the Shell’, and many more.

His recent directorial debut for feature film, ‘The Last Zombie’, is set to deliver an action-packed comedy utilizing his range of expertise in stunts including horse trick riding, fire stunts and car/ motorcycle stunts.

Steve Chicorel

Steve Chicorel

Organic Media Group (The Women, Cypher)

Based in Greater China for over ten years, Steve is one of the few independent producers today who has successfully bridged the gap between China and the United States, offering a unique blend of on set production experience, creative development, distribution and studio-grade financing experience.

He is best known for productions including THE LAZARUS PROJECT with Paul Walker, THE WOMEN with Meg Ryan, THE KING OF FIGHTERS with Maggie Q and most recently the FBI codebreaking series exclusively premiering on the Roku Channel, CYPHER.

 

Our Venue

...”a location can make an event” has never been more true with Sanctuary Cove.

Some stay for the weekend. Some stay forever. If you’ve ever imagined what life would be like living in a resort, then wonder no more. Sanctuary Cove was selected due to many factors including worldwide recognition and central locality for QLD residents. The prestige of the venue itself presents the ideal and perfect avenue to showcase the Gold Coast’s own slice of glitz and glamour as only Hollywood on the Gold Coast can.

Nestled within the 474 hectare residential enclave lies established lifestyle options that are complemented by two championship golf courses, four harbours, 15 restaurants and harbourside cafes, fashion boutiques and specialties overlooking the tranquil 238 berth marina, the most extensive Recreation Club within a residential resort, the casual elegance of the eminent Country Club and the 5-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.

December 8th, 9th and 10th 2022

Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast, Australia

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