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The 2013 Blue Mountains Film Festival Judging Panel
 
Travis Conneeley
David Webster
Jane Cameron
Kevin Lucas
Josef Ber
Tiriel Mora
Beth Champion

FOXTEL

Creative Director

Cheeky Little Media

Creative Director

Cameron's Management and The Cameron Creswell Agency

Company Director

Writer-Director-Producer

"One Night The Moon"

"Black River "

Actor

"Rush"

"Devil's Dust"

Actor

"The Castle"

"Frontline"

Actor

"Exile"

"Secrets"

For over 15 years, Travis has been passionately tampering with Australian television.

At the age of 19, Travis started his career with the Seven Network as the youngest on-air promotions producer ever, quickly progressing to producing program launch campaigns and from 1999 produced and directed many of the networks branding executions.

Some industry awards later, in 2004, Travis joined FOXTEL as Creative Director of the playful No.1 subscription channel FOX8, soon after adding the Bio Channel and eventually a total of 9 channel brands to his portfolio. Travis is now the Creative Director of FOXTEL, where he continues to provide creative leadership throughout the company.


In addition to his passion for brand and marketing, Travis also enjoys dabbling in production, having executive produced three live Mardi Gras telecasts, written and remixed music releases, while also producing and presenting sessions to industry peers at conferences. Travis is the current chairman of the Australia and New Zealand Promax|BDA Organisation, the local arm of the World Promax and Broadcast Design Association group.

Recognition:
Over the years, Travis has received 13 World Promax Awards, 3 Broadcast Design Awards, 3 New York Festivals Awards, 17 Promax Australia and New Zealand Awards and 3 ASTRA Awards. He was also placed among the 'top 20 in the world' in the inaugural Hollywood Reporter 'Next Generation of International Television: Class of 2009' nominations.


In 1991 David established Ambience Entertainment in partnership with Matthew Street. Ambience originally offered post production, design and 3D animation services to the advertising and broadcast industries.

Ambience later transformed into a production company and was acquired by Omnilab Media in 2005. Since 2005 David has been directing the 3D animated series Erky Perky of which there were 78 episodes produced across 3 series. Erky Perky ran on the 7 Network, YTV in Canada and POP TV in the UK before being acquired by the ABC in Australia .

In 2009 David wrote and directed a 3D animated short film titled HOG that was financed by Screen Australia .

David is currently working on Figaro Pho with Luke Jurevicius for the ABC

Jane Cameron started working professionally in theatre, television and film in 1970. She worked as a performer and casting director in Australia & then went to London to work on The Rocky Horror Picture Show (20th Century Fox) and then The Rocky Horror Show for its Broadway season. She worked for a short time at The Environmental Liaison Centre in Nairobi and then returned to Australia.

In 1976 she formed Cameron's Management in partnership with Richard Harper representing a small number of performers and creative and fashion people. The agency quickly grew and diversified.

In 1991 the creative division of the agency merged with Rosemary Creswell Publications and became The Cameron Creswell Agency, adding book authors to Cameron's original list of screen & theatre writers and directors of film, theatre & television. The agency retained its representation of actors under the name of Cameron's Management.

She has been active for many years in defence of freedoms of expression, has been a supporter of Crocfest and Crocfest Writers Camps, is a past Board Member of Railway Street Theatre Company, is currently on the Board of ASDACS and is a member of various professional organisations.

Kevin Lucas is an innovative award-winning filmmaker who has created a
substantial body of work as writer/director, editor and producer on numerous
self-initiated genre-bending films, many of which are seen as contemporary
artistic classics in Australia, and have played in and out of competition in
festivals around the globe including Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Moscow,
London, Rome, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Sundance, Sydney, Melbourne,
Brisbane and more.

He is a four-time Emmy Juror and has been an invited
guest and presenter at a number of National industry forums including SPAA,
Documart, ASDA.

He has been an invited guest at a number of international
festivals and in 2006, his company MusicArtsDance Films was invited to
Paris for a 20-year retrospective of his work.

Some the tiles Kevin has been involved with include; The Widower
director/editor/script editor (2004) a music drama based on poems by
Australia's Poet Laureate, Les Murray; Beyond El Rocco, director/co-writer
(1989); Black River director/screenwriter (1992), Three Knocks on the Door
director/writer (1996), One Night The Moon Script Editor/Producer (2001)
Director Rachel Perkins; Fish an Unborn Soul Script Editor/Producer (1999)
Director Stephen Page; Urban Clan Script Editor/Producer (1998) Director
Michelle Mahrer; The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky Executive Producer (2002)
Director Paul Cox.

Kevin has served as a Board member for the Australian Screen Directors'
Association (ASDA) and the affiliated collection society ASDACS, and is an
inaugural member of the Music Council of Australia and is a card-carrying
member of the Australian Writers' Guild and the Australian Screen
Directors' Association.

Josef Ber is a NIDA graduate who has been consistently working in Theatre, Film and Television for 20 years.


Josef recently appeared as a regular cast member on the critically acclaimed TV show RUSH on network 10,
he has also appeared in East West 101, McLeods Daughters, Rescue:Special Ops, The Surgeon, Love My Way, Wlidside, to name a few. His film credits include NED, Powderburn and The Junction Boys


Josef has performed in theatre productions for companies such as Company B Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare, Ensemble Theatre, and more.

Josef has done numerous radio dramas for the ABC and he also toured the country in the Gordon/Frost production of Grease when he was a teenager.

 

 

 

Tiriel Mora is an Australian television and film actor. He is the son of Melbourne artist Mirka Mora and art dealer Georges Mora.

Tiriel is probably best known for his role as Martin De Stasio in the series Frontline, and as lawyer Dennis Denuto in The Castle.

Tiriel's television work includes roles in Rake, Underbelly, All Saints, City Homicide, The Secret Life of Us, The Surgeons, The Cooks, Seachange, Dogwoman, F.A.R.S.C.A.P.E, Search for Treasure Island and Grass Roots. He has also appeared in the telemovies Heroes’ Mountain, Hell Has Harbour Views, and recently appeared as Rene Rivkin in A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne

His film roles include The Castle, Happy Feet, Crocodile Dundee in LA, Dead End, King Kong, The Parlour, Garage Days, Queen of the Damned, The Elixir and The Inheritance and many more.

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Beth’s acting career was launched by her portrayal of sweet country girl Emily in the Beatlemania feature film Secrets.

She was trapped in a hotel basement with other Beatlemanics including Noah Taylor and Dannii Minogue. An art house film with Aden Young and Claudia Karvan in Paul Cox’s AFI awarded Exile where she also acted with a goat! A “groupie” in Yahoo Serious’ Reckless Kelly, a cheeky nurse alongside the great Ruth Cracknell in Bill Bennett’s Spider and Rose. An anxious stage mum in the feature Razzle Dazzle- A Journey Into Dance.

Numerous TV roles; a nerdy Nun in Brides Of Christ, another nerd Shelley, in Hey Dad, guest roles on Water Rats, All Saints and semi-regular on Home and Away. Theatre includes “Meg” in the STC’s production of Michael Gow’s Away. Whilst in the UK she was a Witch in Shakespeare’s Macbeth outside a 13th century castle in Scotland and was eaten alive by midges! Back home, she played a Ruth in Noëlle Janaczewska's premiere of Redheads at The Old Fitzroy Theatre.

Beth has also produced several performed play-read productions, by way of keeping in touch with local performers and staying connected to her love of acting, whilst supporting the Blue Mountains Performing Arts Association and Katoomba Theatre Company.

 

 

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