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Embracing musicians, screen artists, filmmakers, producers, directors, festival directors and programmers, academics, broadcasters and screen support agency representatives from Australia and around the globe, RevCon is vibrant and argumentative.

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Our 2013 featured guests included among many others:


Filmmaker: Canada
Lee Chambers has been nominated for a Directors Guild of Canada Ontario Award for helming When Life Gives You Lemons back in his hometown in Canada. Over the years his many short films have attracted Executive Producer support from three Academy Award winners and his 2012 Australian short film Hugh Jackman Saves The World won him Northern Ontario Screenwriter of Year. He recently completed Associate Producing duties on the Perth-based feature thriller The Reckoning. Currently, he is in financing for his debut feature The Pineville Heist, which was also released as a bestselling book.



Filmmaker: USA
Zach Clark is the director of Modern Love Is Automatic and Vacation! His films have screened across the world at festivals including SXSW, Outfest, Edinburgh and Stockholm. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Zach will be presenting his new feature picture, White Reindeer and participating in the Digital Possibilities discussion as part of RevCon.


Festival Director/Curator: Australia
Anne Démy-Geroe was the inaugural director of the Brisbane International Film Festival from 1991 to 2010. She is writing a PhD on Iranian cinema at the University of Queensland and teaching Asian Pacific cinema at Griffith Film School. A board member of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema and a Nominations Council member for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, this year she chalked up her twelfth year at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran, twice as a jury member.



Screen Artist/Curator: Australia
Lawrence English is a media artist, composer and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He utilises a variety of approaches including sound, installation, projection and polymedia objects to create works that meditate on subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to consider that which might sit at the edge of or beyond their perception. His pieces have been presented widely in Europe, the UK and Japan, as well as in the USA, NZ and Australia.

Lawrence will be presenting his 


Filmmaker: Australia
Graduating with Honours in Film from UNSW, he produced a Community TV film show and freelanced as a film journalist before co-founding FilmInk in 1997. Guiding the magazine through various incarnations and media revolutions, Dov also distributed the no-budget Australian film, Burke & Wills, and published Julian Shaw’s Modern Odysseus.

Dov will be participating in the Digital Possibilities panel discussion.



Actor/Producer: UK
Olivier Award winner Alice Krige made her acting debut in Chariots Of Fire andsubsequently appeared in numerous feature films including Ghost Story, Barfly, Star Trek: First Contact, Silent Hill, Captive, The Little Vampire and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. She has also been involved in remarkable art house films: the Quay Brothers’ Institute Benjamenta, Twilight Of The Ice Nymphs by Guy Maddin, Lonely Hearts with John Travolta and Salma Hayek in 2006 and Skin starring with Sam Neill and Sophie Okenado which opened to acclaim at Toronto 2008 and won multiple awards.

Alice has acted in many TV films and mini-series in the USA and UK, was a leading lady at The Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Cordelia in Gambon’s King Lear and Miranda and Roxanne opposite Sir Derek Jacobi in The Tempest and Cyrano De Bergerac. Alice’s first film as a Producer is Jail Caesar, filmed in three prisons in three countries - South Africa, Wales and Drumheller.

Alice will be presenting the sensational new feature film Jail Caesar

Filmmaker/Curator: Iran
Award winning Iranian-Australian filmmaker Armin Miladi has a strong background in the arts. After graduating from Tehran University with a Bachelor of Science and Engineering, Armin developed an interest in cinema, working as a film critic for a number of major publications in Iran. He has made a number of short films and documentaries.

Found, his first short film, has won several awards at international festivals. Armin’s believe in tolerance through cultural understanding has been his driving force.


Producer/Director: USA
Tom Putnam’s short films and features have played over 400 film festivals and have been released worldwide. His projects for PBS include producing the critically acclaimed documentary feature Marwencol, winner of the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the 2010 SxSW Film Festival and two Independent Spirit Awards. Other credits include the documentary Red White Black & Blue for the Emmy-winning PBS series Independent Lens. His short films include Broadcast 23, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Tom Hits His Head, one of the most widely seen short films of all time. He also was named “One of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker magazine.

Tom will be presenting the excellent documentary Burn.

Director/Producer: USA
Detroit native Brenna Sanchez is a documentary filmmaker specialising in music, adventure and cultural projects. She got her start in as a writer and editor for the award-winning monthly magazines Orbit, Hour Detroit, and Raygun, the cutting-edge music magazine. She has worked on such films as Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues (PBS); The Highwaymen (CMT); The Joy of Lex (Discovery); The Cool School (PBS/Arthouse) about the LA art scene of the 1960s; Search And Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges’ Raw Power (Sony) and Johnny Cash’s America (Sony/A&E IndieFilms), which was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award. Burn is her directorial debut.

Brenna will be presenting the excellent documentary Burn


Writer/Director/Producer: UK
Paul Schoolman studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris and has worked extensively as an actor, director, writer and producer in theatre across the board from the streets to the largest auditoriums whilst simultaneously running his own experimental theatre company Blind Summit. Paul’s short film Somewhere saw him invited to Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studio in Los Angeles.

Subsequently he shot a feature documentary Journey To A Spirit That Lives In Water about the spirit healers in the newly independent Zimbabwe. His working experience became a juggling act between filming in Africa and creating and directing film workshops in prisons. These drama workshops, pioneered in the mid 80s, are now a feature of many British jails. Paul wrote and directed the award winning Jail Caesar (aka StringCaesar) which he shot in three prisons in three countries with a remarkable ensemble of acclaimed classical actors and 300 prisoners.

Paul will be presenting the screenings of Jail Caesar .

Filmmaker: Australia

From a Mad Max cameo as a child actor, to an AFI award winner with You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family, Brendan Young has been long been involved with Australian filmmaking. Rev audiences will remember his short, Wild Planet Redux and cult documentary Love & Anarchy -- The Wild,Wild World of Jamie Leonarder. Now working both in Australia and internationally, Brendan continues his diverse filmmaking career working in documentary, features and commercials.

Writer/Director/producer: Australia

Richard Wolstencroft is an independent filmmaker who has made six genre features independently in Austraila so far to date including Bloodlust (co-directed with Jon Hewitt), Pearls Before Swine, The Beautiful and Damned and now completing The Second Coming. He is also the founder and festival director of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival now in its 14th year.

Richard will be presenting his new feature documentary The Last Days of Joe Blow.