Catherine Scott

Producer, Director, Writer Cinematographer

Catherine has worked as a documentary filmmaker for over 20 years. She was Senior Producer SBS Dateline and more recently as a freelance video journalist for the program.

Catherine has been a director and producer on documentaries broadcast internationally including SBS TV, ABC TV, CBC Canada, PBS Television, Channel 4, Arte and France 2. Her credits include Producer – Unconquered – The Invictus Games (ABC TV) Shooter Producer – Not everyone Wants a Goat –Foreign Correspondent (ABC TV) Producer, Being Me – Four Corners (ABC TV), Director/Co-producer of Scarlet Road (SBS TV) Director/Co-writer of Selling Sickness (SBS TV) and Director/Co-producer of the Walkley Award-winning Business Behind Bars and Profits of Punishment (SBS TV).

Catherine was a member of the Paper Tiger TV collective co-producing over 30 productions including Breathless and Drawing the Line at Pittston. Catherine was also co-producer/director for Deep Dish TV including Who’s Afraid of the Little Yellow School Bus?, The Last Graduation, Lock Down USA and The Gulf Crisis TV Project

Andrea Lang


Andrea Lang ASE has been editing documentaries for about twenty years. Recently she cut We Don’t Need A Map, the opening night film of the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) 2017. The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock’n’Roll was in competition at the 2015 SFF and nominated for Best Editing in the AACTA awards.

Her work is characterized by a strong sense of story and social justice with a seditious sense of humor. Her international feature documentary credits include Cunnamulla, Wedding in Ramallah, Landmines a Love Story, End of the Rainbow and Surgery Ship. She won an AFI for Best Editing Thomson of Arnhem Land in 2000. In brief digressions from editing, she co-produced and edited a 4 part series for ABC Our Boys and co-directed and cut an episode of the AFI winning series Liberal Rule.

Back at the bench Three Boys Dreaming and Scarlet Road, her first outing with director Catherine Scott were finalists in the SIFF Foxtel Documentary Awards. In 2012 she was awarded by the ASEG for her work on A Law Unto Himself. Her background includes turns as a social work graduate, rusty violinist and amateur clown. In her spare time she is a keen bush regenerator and lately a sailing tragic.

Madeleine Hetherton

Consultant Producer

Madeleine is an experienced and multi-awarded director and producer. Her filmmaking has taken her around the world from diamond diving in Africa to wildlife trafficking in Burma and through the remote Australian outback.

She works across a wide range of documentary and factual programs which have been broadcast in over 60 countries across networks including ABC, BBC, Discovery, Nat Geo and Al Jazeera

In 2012 she co-founded the independent production company Media Stockade with Rebecca Barry. Most recently, Madeleine has been in West Africa, Producing the 8 x 1hr series ‘The Surgery Ship’ for National Geographic Channel. The series, based on the earlier single documentary, follows stories aboard the world’s largest civilian hospital ship as it roams the coast of Africa. It was released globally in 2017 to excellent ratings and impact.

Dr Mitzi Goldman

Executive Producer

Mitzi is a founder and CEO of the Documentary Australia Foundation, having been instrumental in its realisation since its inception in 2006. With thirty years experience as a documentary director, producer and editor, through her production company, Looking Glass Pictures, she has created many award winning documentaries.

Her most recent films include Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation and Night Parrot Stories, which premiered at 2016 Sydney Film Festival. Previous credits include A Common Purpose winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival. Mitzi was Co-Head of Documentary at AFTRS (2002-2008) and Co-Chair of the Australian International Documentary Conference.

For the last decade Mitzi has been building and nurturing philanthropic engagement with documentary storytelling. She has a Phd in Cultural Studies from the University of Western Sydney.

Katie Barry

Executive Producer

Impact Director Documentary Australia Foundation, Executive Producer, has 15 years’ experience working with non-profits and social enterprises and is now a leading impact producer. She produced the Australian campaign for award-winning U.S. documentary BULLY and consulted on THE OPPOSITION.

Katie designed and delivered StoryWorks, Documentary Australia Foundation’s filmmaker support program and the Australian teacher professional development program How to use Documentary Film and Filmmaking in the Classroom.

Katie is the founder of Loud Island, a social enterprise working with independent musicians and creators, and is on the Committee of Management for Aid/Watch – Australia’s independent monitor on aid and trade policy.

Kate Hodges

Impact Producer

Kate Hodges has worked in the Australian film and television industry for over 25 years as a producer, researcher and production manager for some of Australia’s most prestigious current affairs programs, ABC television’s documentary department and as an independent producer.

Most recently she was one of the producers of the theatrical documentary Frackman and spearheaded the innovative grassroots distribution and outreach strategy that drove the box office success of the film.

Kate has a passion for films that tackle the big issues facing our world and is excited about creating real conversation and community around documentaries.

At the helm of independent distribution and outreach agency Screen Impact she oversaw the national tour of feature film Motorkite Dreaming and developed partnerships and strategies that helped to grow and engage audiences for a number of social issue films including Wide Open Sky and Cast From the Storm.

Jonathan Zwartz


Jonathan is a double bassist and composer. He has recorded three instrumental albums, – ‘the Sea’ which was awarded two Bell Awards in 2010 and ‘the Remembering and Forgetting of the Air’, which received an AIR award in 2013 and most recently ‘Animarum, released in 2018.

He has studied Screen Composition at AFTRS and has a Masters (Music) from ANU.

He has composed Music for the documentary ‘To Spring From The Hand’ about the life and work of artist and dancer Paulus Berensohn, (2014), Ka-Ching Pokies Nation 2016, Madhattan (with Amanda Brown 2017) the Scribe (with Kristin Rule 2018) and a number of short films as well as promotional ads including ‘Man Up’ (ABC TV) that went viral worldwide with 40 million hits.

Jonathan has been an APRA Ambassador since 2010.

Kristin Rule


Australian Cellist, Composer & Technologist Kristin Rule has a passion for creating meaningful and powerful works. For Kristin, a composition graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts, music is about evoking the spirit of aliveness, of living our one and only life uniquely.

During the making of Backtrack Boys, Kristin received a serious and traumatic injury to her L.H rendering her unable to play cello for the project.  A remarkable team of surgeons and hand therapists from RMH and Merimbula, a deeply inspiring film on rising above adversity, and a fantastic and supportive crew all enabled Kristin to create a little magic on her newly acquired world first Hand Therapy Cello.

Film / TV credits include, ‘Memoirs of a Plague’ (dir Robert Nugent), ‘Maratus’ (dir Simon Cunich), ‘Sticky’ (dir Jilli Rose), ‘Afghanistan – Inside Australia’s War’ (dir Victoria Midwinter Pitt), ‘We Don’t Need a Map’ (dir Warwick Thornton) and ‘Scribe’ (dir Ruth Cullen).

Shelley Harland

Creative Services

Shelley Harland has provided her creative services to a variety of companies for many years. Clients include PWC, The Difference, Ruby Slippers, Beam Retreats, Documentary Australia and more… She is a video editor, social content creator and manager, graphics designer and also provides audio and voice-overs. Shelley is also a published songwriter with many songs featured on Film and TV.

Lisa Hancock

Impact Producer

Lisa has extensive experience in project management and communications for over 20 years within renowned media and design agencies Ogilvy Australia, Naked, Play Events, There Design and not-for-profit Documentary Australia.

Lisa has directed award-winning design and branding projects, created successful digital, social and marketing communications campaigns and has produced high profile experiential events, exhibitions, and roadshows.

Notable projects include: Sony’s World Photography Awards, Telstra’s Moonlight Cinema sponsorship, Hoyts Cinemas digital marketing campaigns, Cirque Du Soleil tour for Optus, Documentary Australia’s Sydney Film Festival sponsorship and Good Pitch2 at the Sydney Opera House.

Working as an Impact Producer for Backtrack Boys and Documentary Australia brings together Lisa’s passion for raising awareness of documentaries that tackle societies most pressing issues with her skills in communications – bringing resources together, harnessing partnerships and growing a network to make an impact.

Kylie Maxwell

Web Design + Management

Kylie Maxwell has over 25 years extensive design experience, specialising in web design, print media, book design, project management, and print production.

She is passionate about graphic design and thoroughly enjoys the interaction of understanding a client’s needs and satisfying practical and emotional requirements in a way that is both creative and rewarding.

In her spare time she enjoys doing stupid shit – especially for a good cause… ‘cos, why not?