To coincide with the 66th Sydney Film Festival (SFF), and in keeping with the festival’s strong focus on female filmmakers, in June we turn the spotlight on the Australian Film Industry. We have an all-star line up assembled:
- Rachel Ward is one of Australia’s most respected actors (receiving 2 Golden Globe nominations). Proving to also be a formidable director, her first feature film Beautiful Kate premiered at the 2009 Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for 10 AFI awards. Her 2013 film Accidental Soldier also received a nod for best feature and best director. Her latest film Palm Beach boasts a who’s who of the Australian film industry and will have its world premier when it opens the 2019 SFF.
- Shannon Murphy is an award-winning theatre director and has directed episodes for some of Australia’s most loved TV series, including Love Child, Offspring, Sisters, Rake, and SBS mini-series On The Ropes. She has produced two short films, Kharisma and Eaglehawk, and is currently in post-production for her first feature film Babyteeth starring Ben Mendelsohn and Essie Davis.
- Alex White is a producer who teamed up with writer/director Mirrah Foulkes and Academy Award nominated actress Jacki Weaver to produce the award-winning short film Florence Has Left The Building. She currently is working on the feature film Babyteeth with director Shannon Murphy.
When: Tuesday 25th June, 5.30pm drinks ahead of a 6-7pm panel discussion
Where: Golden Age Bar and Cinema, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
Tickets: Purchase tickets here ; Client RSVPs to email [email protected] (free for the first 20 TOS clients)
Special Screening: After Insight, our friends at Golden Age Cinema will be screening Top End Wedding to continue our theme of great Australian films. See their website for tickets.
About Insight by The Office Space Now in its fifth year of production, Insight by The Office Space is a business talk series that brings together innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders to explore burgeoning topics and reveal the secrets of their success under a monthly theme. Traversing all aspects of business across the fields of design, film, innovation, technology, finance and marketing, the sell-out program has featured speakers such as actor, Susie Porter; dual Archibald-winning artist, Del Kathryn Barton: Qantas industrial designer, David Caon; producer, Jan Chapman; graphic designer, Vince Frost and City of Sydney Counsellor, Jess Scully. Insight continues to push the boundaries by asking the pertinent questions that impact all business decision-makers, be they from small, medium or even the larger organisations, as we face continuous change and new challenges Each month a new Insight theme is explored, delivered and debated. Our 2019 program is as follows:
- February 26th – The Future Workplace
- March 29th – Women in Business: Female Founders
- April 30th – Truth in an Uncertain Age
- May 28th – The War for Talent
- June 25th – The Film Business
- July 30th – 21st Century Travel
- August 27th – Property Profits
- September 24th – Architecture and Interiors
- October 29th – Innovation Nation
- November 26th – The Morality Crisis: Ethics in Busines
All sessions start with drinks and light canapes in the Golden Age Bar from 5:30pm with the panel interview 6-7pm. Tickets are $25 + GST per person and include a welcome drink. Insight proudly supports the Sydney Community Foundation (SCF) with full proceeds from ticket sales going directly to the SCF Business Incubator for disadvantaged women. In 2018, the Foundation’s influential “Conversations or Change” event series merges with the popular Insight event program to give greater voice to contemporary issues relevant to all of us who live local in Sydney and beyond.
About Sydney Community Foundation. Sydney Community Foundation, established in 2004, is Sydney’s only independent Community Foundation, granting to grassroots organisations who design and run projects that meet the needs of Greater Sydney local communities. For over a decade, Sydney Community Foundation has been the small grant specialist, supporting grassroots charities and services across Sydney. During this time the Foundation has overseen the distribution of $5 million in grants for impact, ranging between $5,000 to $100,000 to projects that create belonging; education and employment pathways; build safety and independence; and transform place.