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DAMIAN CALLINAN

Damian Callinan is a multi award-winning stand-up comic, actor & writer. He is best known to TV/film audiences for his roles on Skithouse Before The Game & Backyard Ashesas well as regular guest appearances on shows such as Spicks and Specks & the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala. He is also a regular contributor on 774ABC Melbourne.

However, it’s for his prolific output of live shows that Callinan is best regarded. His most decorated one man show The Merger which earnt him his third nomination for the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival received Screen Australia & Create NSWfunding to be made into a feature film. The film, shot on location in the Riverina of NSW in late 2017, has been invited to have it’s world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival in August 2018. Directed by Mark Grentell, Callinan wrote the adaptation & stars alongside such acclaimed actors as Kate Mulvany, John Howard, Fayssal Bazzi, Penny Cook, Josh McConville & Nick Cody.

His other award winning shows include Sportsman’s Night [Barry Nomination & Best Comedy Melbourne Fringe] Spaznuts [Piece Of Wood Comedians Choice Award at MICF] Proxy Heroes [Barry nomination] & his comedy dance show The Cave the Rave [ABN Amro Edinburgh Foreign Exchange Award]

Callinan is a touring machine: The towns that have not had one of his show posters adorning their bakery shop window are now few & far between. Over the last couple of years he has toured the nation with The Lost WWW1 Diary, which was nominated for Best Comedy at Perth Fringe and earned a planetarium of 5 star reviews and was added to the Victorian VCE Playlist for 2017.

His other recent acclaimed national tours have included The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) with State Theatre Company SA: The 5th time Damian has performed this celebrated work and Road Trip with Mickey D and a documentary film crew. The team visited 23 towns, spending 48 hours in each before presenting a 90 minute show based solely on their experience in the community. Damian toured with the doco team again in 2017 to create Townfolk: a show about the people that give each town it’s character.

His new show Swing Man, which premiered to high acclaim at MICF 2016, will be touring every state in the nation in 2018. Swing Man brings to the stage Callinan’s attempt to learn how to Swing Dance in 3 months. Callinan, along with his swing dance stage partners Genevieve Wallis & Jeanne Clare Storace, picked up another nomination for Best Comedy @ Perth Fringe in 2018. In case you were wondering if Callinan achieved his goal, he recently came Runner Up in the Best Newcomer section at the Australian Jitterbug Championships

To ensure Callinan has no spare time he was recently commissioned to write a play called The Hall Committee based on the machinations of a fictional country hall. Working in association with Wagga Civic Theatre, the piece is being developed based on conversations & survey responses from actual country hall committees. The play will premiere in the halls of the Riverina in 2019.

Callinan also has two podcasts in circulation. The Bodgy Creek Football Club Podcast: a behind the scenes weekly wrap of the club that features in The Merger with Callinan playing all the characters. He also collaborates with Andrew McLelland & Ange Thompson on The Tidy Town Finalists: a foray into the minutiae of Australian kitsch, folly & history.

KATE MULVANY

Kate Mulvany is a BA graduate from Curtin University, Western Australia and an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, librettist, dramaturge and actor.

Kate is one of Australia’s most respected and sought-after theatrical artists. She has performed for almost every major Australian theatre company, including roles as Antigone, Lady Macbeth, Cassius (in Julius Caesar), Dorine (Tartuffe) and – most recently – a highly acclaimed turn as Richard of Gloucester (Richard III), for which she won the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor In A Play.

Kate’s rich character work caught the eye of Baz Luhrmann who cast her as Lucille McKee in ‘The Great Gatsby’. Other feature films include ‘The Final Winter’, ‘Griff the Invisible’, ‘The Turning’ and ‘The Little Death’, for which she was nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award.

Kate has appeared on television in ‘All Saints’, ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘The Chaser’s War on Everything’, ‘Chandon Pictures’, ‘The Hamster Wheel’, the tele- movie ‘The Underbelly Files – The Man Who Got Away’, ‘Winter’, ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’ and the highly acclaimed ‘Secret City’. Kate also starred in a leading role in the Foxtel series ‘Fighting Season’ opposite Jay Ryan and directed by Kate Woods.

Kate is also an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her adaptation of the Greek myth ‘Medea’ was voted by the New York Times as one of the best Greek adaptations to hit the London stage in 2015. Kate also wrote four episodes of the animated series ‘Beat Bugs’, which recently won an Emmy. She is currently developing her award-winning play ‘The Seed’ into a feature film.

JOHN HOWARD

John has entertained audiences in Australia and around the world for three decades in theatre, film and television.

He is perhaps best known to Australians for his characterisations of Bob Jelly in ABC’s popular series Seachange and Dr Frank Campion in Seven’s long running medical drama All Saints.

He recently appeared in Mad Max Fury Road as the People Eater and Last Cab To Darwin in cinemas around the world.

He has received many awards for acting including a Silver Logie (for his portrayal of Bob Jelly), Variety Entertainer of the year (twice) and numerous theatre awards.

He hails originally from a town smaller than Bodgy Creek…

FAYSSAL BAZZI

Fayssal’s theatre credits include Sami in Paradise, Back at the Dojo, Ivanov, The Government Inspector, Food (Belvoir); Merchant of Venice (Bell Shakespeare); Woyzeck (B Sharp/Arts Radar); Timeshare (Malthouse Theatre); Look the Other Way, The Other Way (Sydney Theatre Company); The Motherf**ker With the Hat (Black Swan State Theatre Company); I Only Came to Use the Phone (Darlinghurst Theatre); Good Cook. Friendly. Clean., The Pigeons, Lord of the Flies (Griffin Theatre Company); Don Juan in Soho (New Theatre); Redemption, This Blasted Earth: A Christmas Miracle with Music, Poster Girl, Sprout (Old Fitzroy); All the Blood and All the Water (Riverside Theatre); Cross Sections (Sydney Opera House); To the Green Fields Beyond, Love, Madness and Poetry (Seymour Centre), and most recently, Sami In Paradise (Belvoir).

Fayssal’s film credits include the voice of ‘Mr Todd’ in Peter Rabbit, Down Under, 6 Days, Emulsion and Cedar Boys. His TV credits include Wake in Fright, Top of the Lake: China Girl, Chosen, Crownies, The Strip, East West 101, Double the Fist, Stupid Stupid Man and All Saints.

RAFFERTY GRIERSON

Rafferty has grown up immersed in the film and TV industry as his father has been directing projects for almost 20 years. After appearing in short films, walk on roles and in school productions for many years, Rafferty decided in late 2016 he wanted to pursue professional acting roles.

He almost immediately secured the pivotal role in a major TVC Campaign for Toyota Kluger and then a memorable guest role in Series 1 of Hamish and Andy’s True stories. He was subsequently cast as the young lead in the feature film The Merger which was shot over 7 weeks in Wagga Wagga in late 2017 and is premiering at MIFF in August 2018 as its theatrical premiere.

JOSH McCONVILLE

Josh graduated from The National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2008. Since graduating he has worked extensively in theatre, his credits include Cloud Nine, All My Sons, Midsummer Nights Dream, Loot, Arcadia, Hay Fever, After Dinner, Cyrano De Bergerac with Richard Roxburgh, Noises Off (for which he won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor), Romeo and Juliet, In the Next Room (for which he was nominated for the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor), directed by Pamela Rabe, and the much acclaimed Gross Und Klein, opposite Cate Blanchett and directed by Benedict Andrews all for Sydney Theatre Company. After a successful season in Sydney the show toured Europe to critical acclaim.

Josh played the lead role of Brett Sprague, the violent and psychopathic brother in the Griffin Theatre Company production of The Boys (also for the Sydney Festival) directed by Sam Strong in which he received the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Other productions for Griffin include The Call, directed by Lee Lewis, and Strange Attractor, directed by Nick Marchand – both of which he received the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Newcomer.

In 2016 Josh toured Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet nationally in which he was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor. He has also toured King Lear nationally, directed by Marion Potts and performed as ‘Truffaldino’ in The Servant of Two Masters, directed by Darren Gilshenan, at the Coogee Arts Festival.

His other theatre credits include The Sublime for The Melbourne Theatre Company (which he was nominated for a Green Room award), The Sugar House for Belvoir, Death of a Salesman for Black Swan Theatre Company, and Moving Parts where he performed alongside Colin Friels and Russell Boyd. Josh is currently in rehearsals for Shelagh Delaneys A Taste of Honey at Belvoir which opens 25th July.

Television credits include Southern Star’s production of Wild Boys, Channel Nine’s multi-award winning drama Underbelly II: A Tale of Two Cities, ABC’s multi-award winning series Redfern Now and Cleverman, both directed by Wayne Blair, Channel Seven’s The Killing Field, and Home and Away.

Josh’s film credits include The Infinite Man which won over audiences and critics at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival, as well as The Turning: Commission alongside Hugo Weaving and directed by David Wenham, Down Under directed by Abe Forsythe, Sotiris Dounoukos’ Joe Cinque’s Consolation, and David Michôd’s War Machine. He has three films to be released in 2018; 1% starring alongside Ryan Corr, Standing Up for Sonny alongside RJ Mitte, and The Merger written by Damian Callinan.

NICK CODY

Nick Cody has headlined comedy clubs all over Australia, performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, sold out numerous solo shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival & Sydney Comedy Festival and has toured the country with some of the biggest names in comedy, such as international superstars Jim Jefferies and Anthony Jeselnik. He was even personally selected by US comedy legend Bill Burr, to support him at the Sydney Opera House, as part of Just For Laughs (Sydney) and make his debut performance on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show.

Nick’s spent 2017 touring “On Fire” around Australia’s Comedy Festivals, Europe’s major cities and hitting up London’s Soho Theatre to wrap it all up. Apart from live stand up Nick became the face of beer after Carlton United Breweries made the red bearded wonder their very own Ambassador. Nick has amassed so many TV credits this year including Have You Been Paying Attention & CRAM both on Network 10 as well as being cast in an Australian movie The Merger in October.

2016 was a big year with Nick hitting up all the Festivals around Australia including Canada to perform at the renowned Just For Laughs Festival and Europe for the Edinburgh Fringe with his 2016 show “Come Get Some” which was also recorded for his brand new live DVD at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. He was also one of only a handful of Australian’s to perform on Conon O’Brian’s late show Conan in the US.

2015 Nick performed on the Melbourne Comedy Festival Opening Night Allstar Supershow (Ch 10), sell out his Australian solo stand-up tour “Beard Game Strong” and return as a main cast member on the second series of TV sketch comedy hit Kinne (7Mate).

In 2014, he starred in all six episodes of the smash-hit TV-sketch show Kinne on 7Mate, guest starred on Josh Thomas’ award-winning comedy/drama Please Like Me on ABC2 and performed at the invite only Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

Nick Cody is no stranger to TV with a credit list that includes (but not limited to) Conan, Nine’s upcoming Accidental Heroes, 20 to 1, Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention, Opening Night Comedy Allstars, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Oxfam Gala, ABC TV’s Please Like Me, Just For Laughs and Seven’s Kinne.

A night with Cody is a night with a mate – get on board.

PENNY COOK

Penny Cook is a graduate of NIDA.

She is perhaps best known for her television work, particularly as Vicky the vet in A Country Practice and Elly Fielding in E-Street. Other television acting credits include The Restless Years, The Flying Doctors, GP, Young Lions, All Saints, Dance Academy, Neighbours, Rake and Pulse.

She was a presenter on the travel show The Great Outdoors, co-host on Good Morning Australia and a guest host on the Vizard Show.

Penny has been involved in over 40 stage productions including Hating Alison Ashley, The Heidi Chronicles, I Ought To Be In Pictures, Macbeth, Away, An Ideal Husband, Ladies in Lavender, Footloose, Oklahoma and Senior Moments.

Her MC work has been varied- from President Clinton, Prince Charles and various Prime Ministers to charity fundraisers and banking conferences.

Penny is co-founder and life member of Griffin Theatre Company.

Penny is extremely proud to be Chair of Monkey Baa Theatre Company.

ANGUS McCLAREN

Angus McLaren has worked consistently as an actor and performer since the age of 12. In 2014, he was accepted into The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) to fulfil a desire to expand his knowledge, range, and experience.

Finding his time at the Academy invaluable, he played the title role in William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus which toured to the Hydra Festival in Greece and a lead role in Tender Napalm, touring to Singapore. In his final year at WAAPA, Angus won the Channel Nine Best Actor Award at the WA Screen Academy Awards for his role in the short film Quartermaine.

Angus has also appeared in some of Australia’s most popular television programs and is perhaps best known for his role as Nathan Rafter on Seven Network’s hit show Packed to the Rafters from 2008 – 2013, and earlier as Lewis McCartney in H20: Just Add Water. Selected credits include Neighbours, Blue Heelers, All Saints, as well as a lead role in the popular ABC program Silver Sun. Most recently, Angus joined the cast of Channel Nine’s popular series Doctor Doctor as Dr. Toke opposite Roger Corser, and playing the prominent role of Pat in the upcoming web-series 600 Bottles of Wine. The show and Angus have been nominated for several awards for the 2018 LA Web Series Festival.

He has also written his debut one man show titled Mr. X – DEDTALKS and performed it at various venues including The Hills Are Alive Music and Comedy Festival in Victoria.

Recent feature film credits include the highly anticipated Hotel Mumbai alongside Dev Patel and Armie Hammer; Mark Grentell’s The Merger including Josh McConville and Kate Mulvany; and alongside John Cleese in The Naked Wanderer.

SAHIL SALUJA

Sahil has studied his craft in India, America and now, Australia, where he calls home.

He plays Suresh in upcoming feature The Merger, from director Mark Grentell, and was recently in Lab Theatre Company’s production of North Poole, in the role of Khadim.

Previous credits include playing Sam in ABC’s Jack Irish and on stage, he played Poorna in Melbourne Talam – part of MTC’s 2017 Education Season – and Harry in The Way Out, for Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre. He was also in Spare Production’s Emma’s House Special and MTC’s A Long Way Home.

In 2016, Sahil starred in his first major film production, The Colour of Darkness, which was written and directed by Girish Makwana and premiered at the 2016 Indian Film Festival Melbourne, and released Australia wide in May 2017.

A student of Melbourne Actor’s Lab for the past four years, Sahil is also taking private lessons in PEM (Perdekamp Emotional Method – developed and designed by German director and playwright Stephan Perdekamp), an emerging teaching technique for method acting. He has undertaken training at MTC, VCA, The University of Michigan and Second City in Chicago.

While growing up in India, Sahil trained as a Bollywood dancer and now regularly performs with Jalwa Dance Company in Melbourne. Additionally, he performed his stand-up comedy show The Late Night Show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2015.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, he enjoys practicing fire twirling and gymnastics in his spare time.

HARRY TSENG

Harry Tseng graduated from NIDA with a bachelor of Dramatic Arts (2010). Prior to this, Harry studied at Box Hill Institute of Music where he received a Diploma of Music Performance of Jazz (2004).

Harry performed one of the main roles in Melissa Lee Speyer’s one-act play “Seekers” at NIDA (2011). Harry guest directed “Welcome to the Wake” for the Melbourne’s Fringe Festival (2011) and Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Companies ‘Life’s a Stage (2013). Harry lent his Operatic voice to Eagles Nest Theatre Company’s reinterpretation of Louis Nowra’s “Cosi” (2011) and was one of the ensemble leads at MTC for Michele Lee’s “Moths” (2013). He’ll open for the premier play adaption of the award winning novel “Jasper Jones” with MTC directed by Sam Strong.

Harry’s screen credits include guest roles in “East West 101” SBS (2011), “Reef Doctors” Channel 10 (2012), Joel Edgerton’s “Felony” (2013) and Hugo Weaving’s “Healing” (2014), “Tomorrow When The War Began” ABC2 (2016)

BEN KNIGHT

Ben Knight is an ex-teacher/musician from Queensland who made the move to Melbourne four years ago to pursue comedy and acting. Whilst hustling in the Melbourne comedy scene, Ben scored minor roles in Upper Middle Bogan, and Offspring and in 2016 he landed a lead role in the ABC TV series, The Warriors. He has since gone from strength to strength selling out his Melbourne International Comedy Festival runs in both 2017/2018 and recently landed roles in two upcoming Australian feature films, The Merger and Judy and Punch.

STEPHEN HUNTER

Stephen Hunter’s breakthrough screen role was as the Dwarf Bombur in three of Peter Jackson’s feature films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.

Stephen worked extensively in NZ television before landing the role of Sharpie in the Australian Network Ten’s series Love My Way, followed by a leading guest role on Seven Network’s All Saints. Since then Stephen’s TV credits include guest lead roles on Nine’s Rescue Special Ops, and series lead roles on ABC’s Janet King, Seven’s Home & Away and the second season of Wolf Creek for STAN.

Stephen’s comedic TV credits include roles on Nickelodeon’s The GO Show, ABC’s Review with Miles Barlow, and Rosehaven also for ABC, Foxtel’s Spirited, The Leftovers for HBO, The Internet for Jungle TV and a lead role on the ABC animated series CJ the DJ.

Stephen featured film roles include Aussie Bill in the New Zealand WW1 feature Field Punishment No.1, support leads in the Australian feature Killing Ground, the Australian/Indian feature, UNindian as well as a lead role in the Sci-fi, action adventure feature Blue World Order, along side Billy Zane, Jack Thompson and Bruce Spence and the short film MESSiAH opposite David Gulpilil and Chloe Boreham, directed by Damian Walshe-Howling.

Most recently, Stephen has been shooting support lead roles in the NZ series Fresh Eggs, the TV drama Wanted for Netflix and the Australian Chinese feature The Whistleblower.

AARON GOCS

Aaron Gocs has spent the past decade crafting his individual style of comedy across Australian stages where he talks about his life as a single father of 2 children.

He has worked up a cult following via his online productions as well as performing at the top comedy clubs and festivals in the country. He has appeared on TV channels ABC, Nine, The comedy Channel  as well as online for Comedy Central, Vice, appearing on various advertisements and music videos.

MICHELLE BRASIER

Michelle Brasier is a Melbourne based singer, writer, actor and comedian. She has toured Australia and New Zealand with California Dreaming (JTM) and The Carole King Songbook Tour (JTM) as well as featuring as a vocalist on Channel 9’s The Today Show and appearing as Lauren on ABC’s Utopia. Michelle is one of the featured comedy creators and performers for Foxtel and Princess Pictures new comedy series The Slot (The Comedy Channel).

Michelle has been lauded for her work with Aunty Donna particularly as Susan in 1999 (Screen Australia) and Aunty Donna The Album. She appeared as Aysha working with Stephen Schwartz in Children of Eden (Melbourne Recital Centre / Magnormos) and is a contributing writer on the ABC Fresh Blood Pilot, Why Are You Like This.

Michelle has written for VICE, SBS Comedy and whimn. com.au. Together with Laura Frew was nominated for the Golden Gibbo award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017 and again in 2018 ultimately wining the Director’s Choice award for Double Denim Adventure Show at Melbourne Comedy Festival and taking out Best Newcomer at Sydney Comedy Festival 2018.

Michelle has performed at major music festivals, Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival, appeared as herself on National Wrap, ABC Next Gen and will appear as Gretchen in the upcoming feature film, The Merger.

STEVE HOLT

Born and raised in Leeton, studied Acting at CSU Wagga Wagga and currently living in Wagga. Played Norm in Backyard Ashes and has appeared on TV, Screen and Stage over the last 20 years. He was so glad to get another call up to join the Crow Crow productions crew again. He feels that he is very privileged and lucky to be a part of such a wonderful and important film. He also hopes that he will work with all these wonderful people well into the future.

DANNY McGINLAY

A touring headline comedian for over a decade, Danny McGinlay has performed on four continents, gigged for Royalty, Prime Ministers and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Danny is best known for writing the Western Bulldogs banners for a few years. His wit and cheekiness captured the hearts of the sports world, and no doubt helped the Dogs win the Grand Final in 2016.

Danny is frequently on TV, most often on AFL Gameday, and ABC News Breakfast. He hosts a weekly show on AFL Grandstand called They Came To Play. The Merger is his second feature film after debuting in the Nicholas Cage movie Knowing.

ADAM DRUMMOND

Adam Drummond is an actor, presenter/host and MC, and has interviewed some of the most recognisable faces in Australia, including Dick Smith, Magda Szubanski, Ruslan Kogan, Damien Leith,  John Wood, John Jarratt and many more as well as having had the honour of introducing Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak in Geelong in 2017.  He currently runs his own online video channel waggawagga.tv, and as an actor has appeared in TV shows such as Water Rats, All Saints, Breakers and Farscape and feature films Backyard Ashes and The Merger.

GAVIN BASKERVILLE


Gavin is an experienced and respected stand-up comedian and writer who began his comedy career in Perth, Western Australia in 1999 as a national finalist in the RAW Comedy competition. Gavin moved to Melbourne in 2000 and began performing at iconic comedy rooms including The Prince Patrick Hotel and The Espy alongside Australia’s top comedians.

Gavin has written, produced and performed in ten Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, has appeared on Network Ten’s 7PM Project and The Comedy Channel’s Stand-Up Australia, has performed around Australia, overseas and aboard cruise ships. He has featured in a number of TV commercials and has been a regular guest on ABC radio and 7HOFM in Hobart. He has supported international comedians including Tommy Tiernan, Michael Winslow, Jeff Green and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic. In 2005 Gavin was a recipient of the Brian McCarthy Memorial Moosehead Award for his solo show based on his experiences working behind the scenes in the television industry, As Seen On TV.

Now based in Tasmania, Gavin manages Jokers Comedy Club bringing professional interstate and international festival comedians to Hobart every week.

For over ten years Gavin has run respected stand-up comedy workshops in Hobart, Perth, Canberra and Melbourne mentoring many new comedians.
Gavin’s jokes have featured in the compilation book Funny Buggers (Penguin, 2011), The Reader’s Digest and in the June 16th 2008 issue of Zoo Weekly in a list of 101 best stand-up gags. His tweets have been reprinted in a number of newspapers and on The Huffington Post website.

FRANCIS KAMARA

Francis Kamara was first introduced to the art of acting in his Year 10 High School rendition of the musical Hairspray. Since then, Francis has been honing his skills studying a Bachelor in Performing Arts at ACU in Wagga Wagga.

Born in Sierra Leone in west Africa, Francis settled in Australia at a young age with his mother, arriving via a refugee program. Francis identifies strongly with Australian culture and could not imagine living life anywhere else, as a proud Australian citizen Francis states “Everything I have learnt and achieved to be the man I am, has all taken place in Australia”.

Participating in sports and cultural events in his local Wagga Wagga community, Francis has a humble, competitive and optimistic outlook on life. Francis is an avid supporter of anti-racism organisations and causes and provides his support to any cause that is in support of the arts. Francis aims to lead by example and inspire others to achieve great things. The Merger is Francis’s first feature film appearance.

MARK GRENTELL

In 2008 Mark graduated from NIDA with a post-graduate degree in directing studies. He specialised in musical theatre and has worked as the Resident Director on Australian touring musicals including Ave Q (Arts Asia Pacific), Spring Awakening (STC) and Rock of Ages (New Theatricals). Mark was also Assistant Director to Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) on the new musical Doctor Zhivago.

Mark also Directed, co-wrote and co-produced the Australian feature film Backyard Ashes, which was his feature film debut. Mark has also directed TVC’s for Doctors Without Borders and IGIFTWINE as well as corporate film projects for Macquarie University, The Professional Standards Council and UNSW. Mark’s second feature film The Merger is due for release in cinemas in August 2018.

ANNE ROBINSON

Described as one of the most determined producers in the Australian Film Industry, Anne has produced a number of successful films in her 20 plus year career including box office hit, Backyard Ashes (2013) and West (2003), with her latest film, The Merger shot in Wagga Wagga having just had its World Premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival as the Centerpiece Gala Film (2018) to a 1,000 seat sell out crowd. Directed by Mark Grentell, Damian Callinan wrote the adaptation & stars alongside such acclaimed actors as Kate Mulvany, John Howard, Fayssal Bazzi, Penny Cook, Josh McConville & Nick Cody.

The Merger is a CinefestOz Finalist for the largest prize money in the world with the winner being announced at its Western Australian Premiere August 25th.

Anne’s produced everything from famous rock videos, interactive digital campaigns with Novak Djokovic, high end TVC’s, live events, documentaries and films.

Her career has seen her working for Network Seven, Nine and SBS in Australia, along with major companies such as Cutting Edge, Junkee Media, Deepend, Sapient Nitro, DDB, Warner Bros, Fremantle Media.

Anne enjoys freelancing and has produced content for Q Hotels, Continental, Toyota, ANZ, PetStock, HSBC, Dyson, Qantas, Contiki, NRL, VS Sassoon, Masters, Yates, Dick Smith, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Taronga Zoo, Optus and RealEstate.com among others.

Anne brings with her a wealth of experience and an intimate knowledge and network of the who’s who in Australia’s stage and screen industries.

DIRECTED BY Mark Grentell
WRITTEN BY Damian Callinan