OUR amazing TEAM

 CAROLYN CONSTANTINE - WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER  Filmmaker  Carolyn Constantine work as a cinematographer includes films by emerging Australian directors such as Cate Shortland,  Pentuphouse  (Kodak and Dendy Award winner) and  Somersault  (2nd Unit DOP and director),   Carla Drago:  Boomerang  (Tropfest best cinematography) and US feature,  Night Owls of Coventry  by the Sundance Award-winning director Laura Paglin.  Her credits also include high-profile documentary Yajilarra which screened at the UN , Brian Eno on his last trip to Australia , the highly acclaimed  Smoke & Mirrors  (Spiegeltent) and Wide Open Sky (Foxtel Audience Award for documentary Sydney Film Festival 2015).  Carolyn also has a number of TV drama operating and DOP credits ( Wildside, Young Lions, Headstart, All Saints, Rake, Please like Me, Headland, Janet King  and  Pulse ) as well many TVCs.  Her passion for the arts is reflected in the many films she has produced /directed and shot for AGNSW gallery channel, MCA, SCAF & the Kaldor Public Art Projects , her subjects including Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, Christo, Brian Eno, Wendy Whiteley, The Sydney Moderns and America Exhibitions

CAROLYN CONSTANTINE - WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Filmmaker  Carolyn Constantine work as a cinematographer includes films by emerging Australian directors such as Cate Shortland, Pentuphouse (Kodak and Dendy Award winner) and Somersault (2nd Unit DOP and director), Carla Drago: Boomerang (Tropfest best cinematography) and US feature, Night Owls of Coventry by the Sundance Award-winning director Laura Paglin.

Her credits also include high-profile documentary Yajilarra which screened at the UN , Brian Eno on his last trip to Australia , the highly acclaimed Smoke & Mirrors (Spiegeltent) and Wide Open Sky (Foxtel Audience Award for documentary Sydney Film Festival 2015).

Carolyn also has a number of TV drama operating and DOP credits (Wildside, Young Lions, Headstart, All Saints, Rake, Please like Me, Headland, Janet King and Pulse) as well many TVCs.

Her passion for the arts is reflected in the many films she has produced /directed and shot for AGNSW gallery channel, MCA, SCAF & the Kaldor Public Art Projects , her subjects including Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, Christo, Brian Eno, Wendy Whiteley, The Sydney Moderns and America Exhibitions

 
 FELICITY 'FLIC' BROWN - MILLINER & STAR OF THE FILM  Outback Milliner spent her early life on a property in central NSW, travelling to The Kimberly in Western Australia, after school, where she began creating hats on remote outback cattle and sheep stations.   She now works in her studio in Broome, creating fabulous headwear, each piece a one-off, with feathers hand collected and pearls locally grown in the south sea waters near Broome. Her hats are seen locally at the annual Broome Races, a don't-miss event, around Australia and internationally.  As the  Milliner on the Move  she travels far and wide with her collections,  from remote cattle stations to inner Sydney homes. The ultimate destination has been New York for Fashion Week where she was very proud to be the first Australian Milliner to showcase a collection on the runway. 

FELICITY 'FLIC' BROWN - MILLINER & STAR OF THE FILM

Outback Milliner spent her early life on a property in central NSW, travelling to The Kimberly in Western Australia, after school, where she began creating hats on remote outback cattle and sheep stations. 

She now works in her studio in Broome, creating fabulous headwear, each piece a one-off, with feathers hand collected and pearls locally grown in the south sea waters near Broome. Her hats are seen locally at the annual Broome Races, a don't-miss event, around Australia and internationally.

As the Milliner on the Move she travels far and wide with her collections,  from remote cattle stations to inner Sydney homes. The ultimate destination has been New York for Fashion Week where she was very proud to be the first Australian Milliner to showcase a collection on the runway. 

  ANNA CRANEY - EDITOR   Anna Craney is the editor of  MadHATtan  and also edited a number of award-winning documentaries.    Wide Open Sky  won the Audience Award for Best Documentary, Sydney Film Festival 2015. Pitch Battle(Foreign Correspondent) won the ASE award for Best Editing Short Form 2015. Y ou Only Live Twice - the Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family  won the AFI Award for Best Documentary 2010.   Searching for Sandeep won the Audience Award Sydney Film Festival 2007. Girl in a Mirror won Film Critics Circle Best Documentary 2005 and the Dendy Short Film Award as well as Best Documentary and the Rose D'Or Switzerland.

ANNA CRANEY - EDITOR

Anna Craney is the editor of MadHATtan and also edited a number of award-winning documentaries. 

Wide Open Sky won the Audience Award for Best Documentary, Sydney Film Festival 2015. Pitch Battle(Foreign Correspondent) won the ASE award for Best Editing Short Form 2015. You Only Live Twice - the Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family won the AFI Award for Best Documentary 2010. 

Searching for Sandeep won the Audience Award Sydney Film Festival 2007. Girl in a Mirror won Film Critics Circle Best Documentary 2005 and the Dendy Short Film Award as well as Best Documentary and the Rose D'Or Switzerland.

  ANNIE PARNELL - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER   Annie Parnell is a filmmaker and passionate hat collector and wearer with a penchant for creating projects that mean something. Her screen career has included a number of roles such as film festival manager and programmer, short film producer, production manager and many others, stretching over two decades in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Broome. She has worked on productions such as Water Rats, The Circuit, Wolverine: X Men Origins,  Ghosthunter  and Pulse, and managed Flickerfest International Short Film Festival and programmed the most recent film program and short film competition at Dungog Festival, as well as producing the IF Awards in 2011.  She recently completed her Masters in Screen Arts and Screen Business at the AFTRS and is a founding member of ScreenThink, a think tank and industry screen association. 

ANNIE PARNELL - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Annie Parnell is a filmmaker and passionate hat collector and wearer with a penchant for creating projects that mean something. Her screen career has included a number of roles such as film festival manager and programmer, short film producer, production manager and many others, stretching over two decades in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Broome. She has worked on productions such as Water Rats, The Circuit, Wolverine: X Men Origins, Ghosthunter and Pulse, and managed Flickerfest International Short Film Festival and programmed the most recent film program and short film competition at Dungog Festival, as well as producing the IF Awards in 2011.

She recently completed her Masters in Screen Arts and Screen Business at the AFTRS and is a founding member of ScreenThink, a think tank and industry screen association. 

 CLAIRE VAN DER BOOM - NARRATOR  A graduate of Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, Claire van der Boom is a Logie Award-winning actress who made her film debut in 2008, opposite Joel Edgerton in  The Square .   She has since appeared in numerous acclaimed productions on stage and screen, including turns in HBO's  The Pacific  and Showtime's  Masters of Sex, Hawaii 5-O, Rush  and the lead role of Frankie in new ABC TV  drama Pulse.     Claire's early childhood was spent in Broome, cementing her connection to the Kimberley and to MadHATtan.

CLAIRE VAN DER BOOM - NARRATOR

A graduate of Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, Claire van der Boom is a Logie Award-winning actress who made her film debut in 2008, opposite Joel Edgerton in The Square.

 She has since appeared in numerous acclaimed productions on stage and screen, including turns in HBO's The Pacific and Showtime's Masters of Sex, Hawaii 5-O, Rush and the lead role of Frankie in new ABC TV drama Pulse.  

Claire's early childhood was spent in Broome, cementing her connection to the Kimberley and to MadHATtan.

 CAROLYN JOHNSON - EXEC. PRODUCER  Carolyn Johnson is an independent documentary and drama producer. She co-produced TANNA, the Oscar-nominated award-winning feature set in Vanuatu with director/writer/producers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler.   In 2017 she produced the feature documentary THE LAST GOLDFISH, funded through DAF, which launched with a sell-out screening at the Sydney Film Festival.   Her other documentary credits include  A Sense of Self  (ABC1, 2017),  A Law Unto Himself  (ABC1, 2012),  Stumbling in Hillary's Footsteps  (ABC1, 2013), the landmark 4 x 1hr series  First Footprints  (2013, ABC/Arte),  Over the Edg e (NITV), and  Are You My Mother  (2 x 52mins, 2009, SBS). In 2007 she produced, script-edited, and co-distributed the acclaimed feature film  Son of Lion  which won awards and screened in festivals around the world and in Australia.

CAROLYN JOHNSON - EXEC. PRODUCER

Carolyn Johnson is an independent documentary and drama producer. She co-produced TANNA, the Oscar-nominated award-winning feature set in Vanuatu with director/writer/producers Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. 

In 2017 she produced the feature documentary THE LAST GOLDFISH, funded through DAF, which launched with a sell-out screening at the Sydney Film Festival. 

Her other documentary credits include A Sense of Self (ABC1, 2017), A Law Unto Himself (ABC1, 2012), Stumbling in Hillary's Footsteps (ABC1, 2013), the landmark 4 x 1hr series First Footprints (2013, ABC/Arte), Over the Edge (NITV), and Are You My Mother (2 x 52mins, 2009, SBS). In 2007 she produced, script-edited, and co-distributed the acclaimed feature film Son of Lion which won awards and screened in festivals around the world and in Australia.

LIAM EGAN - SOUND DESIGNER/MIXER

Liam has nearly 30 years experience as a freelance sound designer, sound editor and sound recordist. In that time he has been the sound designer on over 30 feature films and he has been a sound editor and sound recordist on many more features. Liam has also been the sound designer on countless short films, documentaries, television series and multimedia projects. He has ben nominated for and/or won many awards including AFI, AACTA, ASSG, IF, Golden Reel (MPSE), Flickerfest and Apollo awards.

Some of his recent awarded work includes Samson and Delilah, Beneath Hill 60, Storm Surfers 3D, The Hunter, Satellite Boy, The Broken Shore, Red Obsession and Tender. He has recently completed work on Strangerland, Beast, Ruben Guthrie and The Daughter. Liam has collaborated with Lynette on Rekindling Venus, two installation projects with the Martu people of the Pilbara and also the documentary Tender.

AMANDA BROWN - COMPOSER

Amanda Brown has been composing music for stage and screen since 2000 and before that enjoyed a career as a multi-instrumentalist in several bands. She was a member of cherished Australian independent band The Go-Betweens, with whom she recorded two albums (Tallulah and 16 Lovers Lane) and toured the world.

Amanda’s screen music credits include feature documentaries The Family and Red Obsession (with Burkhard Dallwitz). Feature films include Son of a Lion, Kings of Mykonos and Floodhouse. She is the recipient of several screen awards and multiple nominations.

Amanda has recorded and performed with artists including R.E.M, silverchair, The Vines, Youth Group, Josh Pyke, The Church, David Bridie, The Apartments and Toni Collette. She has opened for a range of musicians including Bob Dylan, John Cale, R.E.M, The Neville Brothers and Marianne Faithfull.

Amanda is a writer director board member and screen composer ambassador for APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association).

JONATHAN ZWARTZ - COMPOSER

Jonathan Zwartz is a double bassist and composer and has played with most of Australia's great jazz artists, as well as international stars.

He has recorded two instrumental albums, - The Sea which was awarded two Bell Awards in 2010 and  The Remembering and Forgetting of the Air, which received an AIR award in 2013.

He has studied Screen Composition at AFTRS and has a Masters (Music) from ANU.  He has composed Music for the documentary ‘To Spring From The Hand’ (2014) and ‘Ka-Ching, a Pokies Nation (ABC 2015) as well as multiple online ads.

Jonathan  is currently working on his 3rd album due for release early 2018.  He has been an APRA Ambassador since 2010.