Roll Call

Sigrid Thornton

An icon of Australian screen, television and stage

Sigrid Thornton has been a key player in an unusually diverse range of formats and genres, with the national press coining the phrase ‘The Sigrid Factor’. In film, Sigrid’s credits include, George Miller’s classic box office hit THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, THE LIGHTHORSEMEN directed by Simon Wincer, SLATE WYN AND ME and THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER 11 and more recently Michael Rymer’s highly acclaimed FACE TO FACE and Tara Karsian & Andrea Grano’s BFF’s THE MOVIE.

Sigrid has worked extensively behind the camera, and on behalf of the Australian film and television industry, the arts and various charities. She was a founding Board Director of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, served several terms as a Director of the Australian Film Institute (AFI) and Film Victoria, was patron of Women in Film and Television, and currently serves as a Board Director of Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre and in 2016 joined the Board of Directors for NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts). In 1995, she was appointed to the Federal Government’s Commercial Television Production Fund and in 1999 was Chair of the Victorian Film & Television Taskforce, whose recommendations revitalised the Victorian film and television industry. Sigrid also continues extensive work with charities including World Vision, Reach Foundation and Vision Australia.

Andrew Hyde

Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) NT Branch President

Andrew Hyde grew up in the Northern Territory and has worked in the screen industry as a cinematographer for the past 25 years. Andrew has operated Darwin’s longest running independent production company Exposure Productions Pty Ltd since 1999. Exposure Productions produces on average some 5 hours of screen content per year for commercial and corporate clients. Andrew’s broadcast documentary credits include In the Lair of the Mega Croc, Dahkiya Vs the King and In a League of their Own and his broadcast credits include 60 Minutes, Australian Story and Grand Designs. As a producer/director Andrew’s credits include the 6-part series The Love Shack for Channel Seven and the documentary Bright Horizon for Channel Nine

Andrew sits on the national executive of the Australian Cinematographers Society and is its Northern Territory branch president. Andrew has twice received ministerial appointments as a member of the steering committee for the 2010/11 Screen Visioning Project and as a member of the 2015/16 Ministerial Advisory Council for screen. Andrew traveled to France and Belgium in 2015 as the cinematographer on the documentary the Borella Ride, which was the Northern Territory’s premier Centenary of World War 1 event. Andrew currently has a number of projects in development working with various producers including Rachel Clements, Meredith Garlick, Karen Martin Stone and Ian Richards.

Phillip Eaton

Music NT

Phillip has a Diploma in Contemporary Music from Charles Darwin University (CDU) and has been an active member in the NT music industry for more than 15 years. He is a skilled musician, previously bass player and percussionist for WildWater, Drum Drum, Cinco Locos, and has been involved in countless multi-cultural music and performance collaborations. He has extensive experience in music touring, having brought a number music acts to and from the Territory.

Phillip delivered the VET Certificate II in Music at Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre for the Northern Territory Music School and CDU, and is passionate about mentoring young people in the areas of new media skills, audio engineering, production and live performance. In addition to his work at MusicNT, Phillip is the NT Writer Services Representative for the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).

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