THE TEAM

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MICHI MAROSSZEKY  Co-Founder + Director
Cinematographer Michi Marosszeky turned director always has her lens focused firmly on the positive. Whether it be her own story confronting cancer, Third Time Lucky, or some burning social issue as in Stories from Afar, the first series in the Woven Threads catalogue, stories of refugees in our multicultural, Australia. Michi unflinchingly cuts to the core but instead of fear or resentment she finds hope, gratitude and laughter. Stories from Afar, created, directed and designed by her, has received much worldwide acclaim and was a finalist in the 2019 AACTA awards.

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PAUL SULLIVAN  Co-Founder + Director
Paul Sullivan, producer and writer with 20+ years of film experience has an extensive list of credits, ranging from the THE MATRIX trilogy, to Moulin Rouge, (nominated for a DGA award). He is nationally and internationally recognised for award winning TV series and films like My Family Feast, Danger Close: Battle Of Long Tan, The Road Home and Woven Threads. The great success of Stories from Afar has led to Stories from Inside, now in production. Woven Threads is the perfect platform for Paul’s passion for storytelling and for making a better world.

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FRED EL HARRIS  Motion Graphics Artist

Fred EL Harris, is not only an award-winning animator, filmmaker and producer but also a landscape painter and talented photographer. Fred co-produced on the Netflix and National Geographic series Tales by Light, in which renowned photographers travel the world to capture one-of-a-kind images. He has taught editing and filmmaking at TAFE NSW, Metro Screen, arts centres and at countless community workshops. In 1995, Bankstown City Council recognised him as the "Most Outstanding Citizen of the Year" for his achievements and contributions to the Arts.

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PETER JEFFERS  Business Manager

Originally from Northern Ireland, Peter has more than 25 years’ business management and leadership experience working with and for major global corporate businesses such as Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb, Nobel Biocare and CSL. He is a widely experienced creative business leader extending across Business Unit Management, Sales & Marketing Management and Corporate Account Management with a strong track record of operating at a senior management level. 

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CATE SMITH  Social Media

Cate has over 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry across Film, Music, Talent Booking and Events. She has held senior positions as Marketing Director BMG Music, Creative Director BMG Music, VP Global Marketing Asia-Pacific SonyBMG and Marketing Director at Paramount Pictures for ten years working closely with both local and international filmmakers marketing their film releases. Always open to giving back, Cate has been on the Board of Metro Screen and is currently a Committee member for the Natalie Miller Fellowship which helps women in the Screen Business break the glass ceiling.

COLLABORATORS

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FLYNN WHEELER 
Series 1, Composer
Flynn Wheeler a Melbourne screen composer has an extensive film and TV portfolio which includes fashion, community awareness, television commercials, art installations, short films as well as international features. In 2011, Flynn received the prestigious Kenneth BMYER Award for Exceptional Talent while studying the Graduate Diploma in Screen Music at AFTRS. His credits include feature film Galore, as well as short film Small Mercies (a part of the feature film The Turning). Both films premiered internationally at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.

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DAMIEN LANE
Series 2, Composer
Damien Lane an award-winning film composer and multi-instrumentalist has a wide and varied gamut of achievements. He has composed for feature films, documentaries, theatre, dance, animation and commercials. His notable credits include the very moving ABC TV documentary Quilty: Painting the Shadows (with Amanda Brown); and 1919, a haunting story of the pity of war, which won the APRA/AGSC award for Best Music in a Short Film. As a songwriter/performer Damien also has a number of film soundtracks: Goldstone and Sweet Country are two.