CREATIVE Director, slr productions
Jo has worked in the media industry for more than 20-years. She began her career as an Animator and moved on to designing and directing animation for television and advertising. In 2001, Jo co-created, designed and directed Gloria’s House a 26 x half hour animated series which screened globally. Currently the Creative Director at SLR Productions, Jo is in charge of developing and overseeing the creative direction of all productions and is the creative brand manager supervising more than 130 hours of content. Jo is an Emmy Award winning Creative Director and ADG nominated for best animation Project. Jo was also the 2014 B&T Women in Media Creative of the Year winner. In her executive role she works with original creators, writers, directors, actors, artists, broadcasters, distributors and publishers. Outside of this role Jo enjoys working in ceramics and is a passionate supporter of public education and creating art based opportunities for the community.
Principal Producer, Aquarius Films
Angie is an Academy Award® nominated producer and a founding partner of Aquarius Films. Past credits include feature films LION, WISH YOU WERE HERE, and Stan TV series THE OTHER GUY. In 2019 Aquarius is in production on three projects - Dirt Music, the film adaptation of the Tim Winton novel of the same title, adapted by Jack Thorne (Solo, Wonder, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and directed by Gregor Jordan (Buffalo Soldiers, Ned Kelly, Two Hands); The Unlisted, a 15 x half-hour TV series for Netflix and ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation); and Season 2 of The Other Guy, created by and starring Matt Okine for Stan and Hulu. Aquarius Films has built a reputation for high quality, prestige films and television series that are both commercially successful and critically acclaimed, and is the recipient of the 2018 NSW Creative Laureate and the winner of the 2018 SPA Screen Business Export of the Year Award. Angie is a graduate of Griffith Film School and received their Alumni of the Year Award in 2012.
PRINCIPAL, POLLY HARBISON DESIGN
Polly is the principal of Polly Harbison Design. Established in 2003, the studio is a Sydney based practice committed to creating sophisticated and elegantly resolved architecture. Their strength lies in the ability to solve complex design problems with beautiful built outcomes. Polly studied architecture at the University of Sydney. Prior to starting Polly Harbison Design, she worked for award-winning architects Angelo Candalepas and Clinton Murray, on a range of residential, multi-residential and large-scale public projects. Her projects have received extensive recognition in awards programmes and have been well published both internationally and locally.
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