Dean Gibson

Writer | Director

Dean Gibson is a multi-award-winning Aboriginal filmmaker with more than 12 years of experience in documentary and drama. Director of Bacon Factory Films ( and most recently wrote and directed the multi-award-winning feature documentary Wik vs Queensland.

Dean also co-created and ran a program for emerging Indigenous filmmakers in 2014, called The Production Line, as part of his passion for helping others to have opportunities in the industry. He is a passionate creative who believes in the power of stories for change.


Mark Broadbent

Director of Photography

Mark Broadbent is a freelance cinematographer and photographer based in Brisbane. Along with traditional cinematography work, Mark also specialises in both time-lapse photography and underwater/surf cinematography. Recent projects Mark has been involved in have been wide-ranging and include shooting director Kriv Stenders’ (Red Dog, Australia Day) passion project – The Go-Betweens: Right Here – feature documentary. Mark was one of two cinematographers on the History Channel series Uncharted – In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill, and Sally and Possum children’s TV series for ABC.


Kaylene Butler

Line Producer |Impact Consultant

Kaylene Butler, a First Nation Australian regional filmmaker who lives on one of her Country’s in Queensland. Being passionate about her cultural instinct and connection to Country and people, she flourishes to assist in telling traditional stories through a number of platforms via film. In 2016 she was nominated to be a “Ones to Watch” at Screen Forever Conference. Also, Kaylene is an award winner of the NITV & Screen Queensland 2019 Media Ring Fellowship. Working alongside other filmmakers, Kaylene embraces cultural awareness and welcomes future audiences, to showcase our beautiful 1st Nation Australians and their Countries and untold stories.


Bec Dakin

Production Manager |Post Production Supervisor

Bec Dakin is an award-winning independent producer/line producer/production manager championing Queensland stories on screen. Bec is also an experienced VFX, animation, and post-production producer, having worked with some of Australia’s leading post houses. In 2014 she was chosen for the Screen Producers Australia Ones to Watch program as well as receiving the 2018 EFIC grant for Queensland Future Leaders.


Mitzi Goldman

Executive Producer

Mitzi has been working in the film industry for over 30 years. Mitzi’s credits include as Producer – KaChing! Pokie Nation; Night Parrot Stories; Memoirs of a Plague; End of the Rainbow. Executive Producer – Backtrack Boys; Undermined: Tales of the Kimberley; Leunig Fragments; Zach’s Ceremony; Constance on the Edge; I Am a Girl; Surgery Ship.


Lindi Harrison (ASE)


Based in Sydney Lindi is a long-form film and television editor best known for award-winning documentaries – I am a Girl, Sherpa, Embrace and Salt to list a few. Lindi was Editor on Wik vs Queensland and back together with Dean and Helen on Incarceration Nation.


Karina Hogan

Researcher | Impact Co-ordinator I Screen Qld

Working with the ABC for over 10 years Karina in various capacities, Karina has a broad range of content, producing and presentation skills. In 2019, she took a year’s leave to take up the opportunity to broadcast for the Brisbane Indigenous Media Association or 989fm’s Let’s Talk program. Vocalising issues and celebrating what it means to be a First Nations person. Central to her career as a journalist is creating thought-provoking conversations.


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Tane Matheson

Assistant Editor | Composer

Tane Matheson began picture editing and composing over 10 years ago. In his music career, he has produced bespoke sound design and high-quality original music for

everything from theatre shows and audiobooks through to adverts, documentaries, computer games, television series and web-based content.

As an editor, his work includes award-winning projects across drama and documentaries such as My Name is Mudju (2018) and Wik vs Queensland (2018).


Helen Morrison


Helen Morrison an award-winning producer and writer has over 60 hours of broadcast television in her credits. Producing the multi-award-winning feature documentary Wik vs Queensland for NITV and delivering content for ABC1, ABC2, ABC3 and Sesame Street S45 The Recyclables. She produced the award-winning short film Welcome to Country. Helen works as a sessional lecturer at Griffith Film School and continues to develop a slate of projects, including feature films, television drama series, documentaries and children’s television series as director of Bent3Land.

Peter Thornley


Peter works with Australia and international media to help ignite and share cultural stories. A proud Gunggari man he is deeply rooted but not limited to working with indigenous Australians to cultivate and express these stories emotively and honestly. Peter has secured and delivered high-end professional audio for ABC and SBS composing for “My Family Matters”, Wawu and many independent releases.


Sam Weingott

Impact & Marketing Producer | Safety Supervisor

Sam Weingott is a marketing, health campaign and film producer. With a focus on social impact, Sam creates campaigns, safety systems, films and health strategies. From feature documentaries (Rise of the Eco-Warriors, Show me the Magic – The Adventures of Don McAlpine, Electric-Boogaloo – The Wild Untold Stories of Cannon Films, & Incarceration Nation) to the recent feature The Portable Door and national government health campaigns. Sam is currently completing a PhD in transmedia and health for positive change.


Clara WilliamsRoldan

Impact Producer

Clara began working as an Impact Producer in 2016, developing strategies and campaigns around documentary films to create social impact. Clara is passionate about creating change through storytelling and documentary film and has worked on films across a range of issues areas, including Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation, Cast from the Storm and Backtrack Boys. Clara has also worked as a policy and legislation advisor in NSW Parliament, focusing on the policy areas of Aboriginal Affairs, Health, Disability, Ageing and Forestry. In this role, she has worked within the Parliamentary system to help stakeholders and community groups achieve policy and legislative change. Most recently, Clara has co-authored a non-fiction book, Quitting Plastic.


We acknowledge the Traditional Owners whose lands we have filmed on – the Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul people, the Birpai People, the Wadawurrung people, the Gadigal people and the Darug people. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging as Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land.