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Cast & Crew

Scott Hicks – Director

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An Emmy, Peabody and AFI award-winning director, Scott Hicks has also been nominated for two Academy Awards as director and writer, and British Academy Awards for directing and Best Film. His film ‘Shine’ was nominated for a total of 7 Academy Awards, 5 Golden Globes, 9 BAFTAS and won 9 AFI awards including Best Film. This box-office sensation was the culmination of 20 years’ work in the film industry since graduating from Adelaide’s Flinders University in 1974.
A succession of Hollywood studio films has followed: ‘Snow Falling on Cedars’ (with Ethan Hawke and Max von Sydow)  ‘Hearts in Atlantis’ (with Anthony Hopkins),‘No Reservations’ (with Catherine Zeta-Jones), and ‘The Lucky One’ (with Zac Efron).  Integral to all of this work has been the four-decade collaboration with his wife, producer Kerry Heysen. Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts’ American composer Philip Glass and ‘The Boys Are Back’ with Clive Owen which he filmed in South Australia.    ‘Glass’ was shortlisted for Academy Award nomination, and won the Best Documentary AFI Award.
‘Fallen’ a feature film based on the best selling international novel will be released in 2016.
Scott’s latest film is the documentary Highly Strung which premiered a the opening night film at  he Adelaide International Film Festival.

Kerry Heysen – Producer

Kerry Heysen is Head of Production and Development and CEO for The Kino Film Group of Companies Australia and Color and Movement Inc. , USA.

She is also a member of the Producers Guild of America and a member of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

Kerry is co-producer of the upcoming feature film Fallen, directed by Hicks and based on the best selling novel of Kate Lauren, set to be released in 2016.

Co-Producer of the hit film The Lucky One starring Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling

Executive Producer of Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts, which won the 2009 AFI Award for Best Feature Length Documentary

Producer of the Warner Bros/Village Roadshow production No Reservations, shot on location in New York, starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Echhardt and Abigail Breslin.

Producer of Hearts in Atlantis, a Castle Rock/Village Roadshow production released through Warner Bros., which starred Anthony Hopkins

Associate Producer of Universal Pictures’ Snow Falling on Cedars

Creative Consultant on the hit film Shine, which her company developed over ten years.

Timothy White – Exexutive Producer

Timothy White is one of Australia and New Zealand’s most experienced producers whose recent credits include Manila-shot BEAST which premiered at TIFF 2015, and SON OF A GUN, produced by first-time writer director Julius Avery and starring Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander and Brenton Thwaites which premiered at London Film Festival 2014.

Tim’s early-career credits include: MALCOLM (AFI Best Film 1986); SPOTSWOOD, starring Anthony Hopkins and Russell Crowe; COSI starring Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths; Michael Rymer’s ANGEL BABY (AFI Best Film 1995); DEATH IN BRUNSWICK, starring Sam Neil; Vincent Ward’s MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART and Gillian Armstrong’s OSCAR & LUCINDA, starring Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett.

Timothy executive produced Gregor Jordan’s TWO HANDS (AFI Best Film 1999), starring Heath Ledger and Bryan Brown. He then headed up Working Title Films’ Australian arm executive producing NED KELLY, starring Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Naomi Watts, and GETTIN’ SQUARE, starring Sam Worthington and David Wenham.

In 2005 Tim produced Toa Fraser’s NO.2 (Winner World Cinema Audience Prize, Sundance), Robert Sarkies’ OUT OF THE BLUE (Best Film 2008 NZ Film Awards) and THE WARRIOR’S WAY starring Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston and Geoffrey Rush. In 2009 Timothy produced Scott Hicks’ THE BOYS ARE BACK, starring Clive Owen, and executive produced Julia Leigh’s SLEEPING BEAUTY, which premiered in competition at Cannes in 2011.

Tim’s recent New Zealand films include: a Robert Sarkies’ comedy TWO LITTLE BOYS, Andrew Adamson’s MR PIP starring Hugh Laurie, and THE DARK HORSE which premiered at TIFF 2014.

Tim has recently completed a Jim Loach feature CHASING SATELLITES with Paz Vega and Edward James

Anna Vincent – Executive Producer

Anna Vincent is company director of Southern Light Alliance based at the Adelaide Studios. Recent producing credits include CHASING SATELLITES (2016), a UK co-production with director Jim Loach starring Paz Vega, Carmen Maura and Edward James Olmos. Anna is executive producer on Scott Hicks’ documentary HIGHLY STRUNG (2015), and currently serving as producer on social impact documentary EMBRACE by body image activist Taryn Brumfitt, due for release in 2016.

Ulrike Klein – Ngeringa Arts Director and Founder

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After emigrating with her family from Germany to Australia in 1983, Ms Klein, together with Dr Jurgen Klein, founded Jurlique. This dynamic couple sought the purest place on earth to establish the Jurlique herb farm and found it in the pristine environment of the Adelaide Hills. They used their combined skills and knowledge to create this globally successful skin care brand.

Ulrike is committed to giving back through her philanthropy. Together with her children she has established the Klein Family Foundation, which is a private ancillary fund and Ngeringa Arts, which is on the national Register of Cultural Organisations. Their vision is to build a legacy for future generations and to enrich Australian Culture.