New role for Pooley with Eight

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

Leanne Pooley Eight

Australasian production company Eight has appointed multi-award-winning filmmaker Leanne Pooley to helm The Story Department.

As The Story Department's Head of Development and Production, Leanne will work alongside Managing Director Katie Millington and Executive Producer Lib Kelly to develop documentaries for the local and international market place.

"There are a lot of people out there plugging away on their own, looking for a producer," Leanne says. "I'm hoping we'll be able to help some of them get their projects in front of the audiences they deserve."

We wish you all the best in your new role Leanne!

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Deadline looms for Fresh Shorts funding

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

Get cracking people, the deadline to apply for Fresh Shorts funding is 1pm on Monday, 19 October! Just a reminder that this year the application process has been changed, making it simpler for teams to apply.

Click here to read the new guidelines

A shortlist of 18 teams will be invited to submit a Stage Two application.

From the shortlist, six projects will receive $15,000 grants. The teams behind each of these projects will attend a two-day development workshop in March 2021 and then be matched with an experienced industry practitioner and receive six weeks' mentoring to get their project 'shoot ready'.