• Month: July 2018

WIFT launches MentorHer program

MENTORHER WIFT Australia is proud to announce that applications are open for MentorHer (previously known as Big Screen Sister in NSW).  MentorHer is a three month program that facilitates mentorships between emerging, early career or those looking to shift into a new area in the screen industry and more experienced practitioners.  The initiative offers support and guidance […]


AFTRS Open Day – Sat 11 August The Australian Film Television and Radio School is searching for the next generation of great Australian Storytellers. Visit the School’s annual Open Day to learn about AFTRS 2019 Masters(in 10 disciplines including Production Design), recently launched Industry Certificates Bachelors and short courses. Check out the school’s state-of-the-art facilities, […]

A golden opportunity to learn from blockbuster film concept artist, Ev Shipard

We have some exciting news to share. One of our partners, Academy of Information Technology (AIT), is offering a NEW Masterclass in Digital Narrative Painting led by Blockbuster Film Concept Artist, Ev Shipard – and we’re thrilled to offer you $500 off the regular price. This is a golden opportunity for advanced digital artists to be mentored in digital painting for film and entertainment […]

Grace Walker interview: The Walking Dead

Grace (Graham) Walker interview with George Liddle APDG GL You have been working in the US for many years, particularly on one of the most successful TV series globally, The Walking Dead. How different was that experience compared to Australian productions you have worked on? GW I always tried to concentrate on feature films for most […]

Interview with Russian production designer Andrey Ponkratov, of the Andrey Zvyagintsev’s films

Interview with Andrey Ponkratov, the Russian production designer of the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s films Conducted by APDG members – Steven Jones-Evans and Valentina Iastrebova on 4/6/2018 via SKYPE SJ-E: Australian audiences will be somewhat familiar with your work through your association with Andrey Zvyagintsev and the profile his 2 latest films, Leviathan and Loveless […]

Future Noir: Behind the Curtain of Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade

By Belinda Tromp from Docklands Studios Production Designer, Felicity Abbott APDG outlines her approach to working on Australian director Leigh Whannell’s new feature film, Upgrade, shot at Docklands Studios Melbourne in 2017. Upgrade is set in the near-future when technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside […]

AGM Report: Julie Lynch APDG, outgoing Vice President

  OUTGOING VICE PRESIDENT & APDG DIRECTOR REPORT – APDG AGM – Monday May 28, 2018 Julie Lynch APDG I have been involved with the APDG since 2013, firstly as one of the first Live Performance active members, where I established the Live Performance Working Group (which is now chaired by Stephen Curtis), then in […]

AGM Report: George Liddle APDG, President

A big year, Thanks to both Jane Healy and Caitlin Flett for their untiring commitment and support as administrators, throughout the year. Our MENTORAPDG programme kicked off last year. This was something the guild had on its to-do list for a long time. Diaan and and Tobhi are to be congratulated for planning and delivering […]

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