Excelsia Productions Board - Peter McKeon Meet Our Board Linkedin

Peter held the role of Managing Director Oceania at Sony. He has also held senior management roles in Australia and overseas for over 30 years with companies such as Sony, Telstra, Panasonic, Sharp, Bridgestone, Citizen and Philips. He is currently a Board Director at Gift of Life Foundation, former Board Director of Australia-Japan Society and AMTA (Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association) and a current Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce. Peter is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Excelsia Productions Board - Simon Hunter Teachers and Staff Simon Hunter Linkedin

Simon has had over 20 years of experience as the head of major film schools in three countries as Director, President, and Executive Chairman in the USA, France, Abu Dhabi, and Australia. Simon currently serve as Executive Chairman of Waterloo Studios in Sydney Australia overseeing production and our training institutions; Sydney Film School, Sydney Actors School, and Sydney Advertising School, and is a founding board member of Excelsia Film. Simon brings an undeniable passion for the Australian film industry and as a pioneering thought leader addressing many of the momentus changes, challenges and opportunities facing the film industry.

Excelsia Productions Board - Dr Beng Yeoh Linkedin

Dr. Beng Yeoh, Ph.D. (engineering) will act as the Chair for the advisory board. Dr Yeoh has had a successful career in telecommunications, pioneered Leading the Way Australia as their C.E.O. and has recently completed a tenure as CEO for World Vision overseeing their Middle Eastern and Asia Pacific Offices. Dr Yeoh is currently on numerous boards including Help the Persecuted and brings a passionate vision to see an ecumenical base of advice for The Book of Job movie project. Dr Yeoh provides a depth of wisdom and leadership in managing structures, departments and people. A founding member of Excelsia Films Dr Yeoh is a passionate advocate for emerging talents and projects and brings decades of tried and tested experience in managing complex and challenging projects.

Excelsia Productions Board - Sheila Rendon Linkedin

Shiela is a member of CPA Australia. She is the CFO and Company Secretary of Excelsia College since 2016. Shiela holds a Master in Accounting and B.S. in Computer Engineering. She has over 25 years’ experience in Accounting for higher education sector in Australia and internationally.

Excelsia College - Beatrice Lorquet –Operations Linkedin

Beatrice joined Excelsia College in 2011 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Excelsia, Beatrice worked at Accor Hotels and Qantas in Sales, Training and Human Resources roles for over 12 years. Beatrice is a people focused leader who leads teams to success. Experienced in leading a team through periods of change, creating a culture of safety and productivity and enabling them to focus on delivering their objectives. With a varied skillset in recruitment, training, management, marketing, budgeting and operations, Beatrice’s passion lies in improving the employee experience by developing and empowering people and increasing business performance. Beatrice has also spent considerable time volunteering at local parish community as Chair of OOSH (Out Of School Hours), member of the Pastoral Council, scripture reader and choir memb

Phoenix Blue Films – Producer Biblemovie.Snappages Linkedin

www.biblemovie.com.au was launched in 2015 and has achieved over 2 million views with virtually no marketing or promotion. The app was produced on a micro-budget editing over 10,000 films into a ‘mash-up’ overlaid with an audio voiceover narration of each book of the Bible. Extensive use was made of royalty-free and public domain stock footage and audio files to reduce the cost of the project. The vision is to now produce quality “word-for-word” bible films made possible by taking advantage of technological advances revolutionising the film industry. Translated using voiceover audio narratives and delivered via international mobile phone and online networks.

Richard Attieh – Line Producer Tvgroup Linkedin

Richard Attieh is the Founder and an Executive Producer at the Australian Television and Media Group. Over the past 20 years, Richard has worked at free to air, subscription and online television channels, and has produced a wide range of programs in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has produced, directed and sold documentaries and series in Australia and around the world, and works with international producers and agencies looking to film in Australia. Richard is a creative leader and content creator who loves seeing people achieve their goals, and is passionate about telling Australian stories. He founded the Australian Television and Media Group to tell Australian stories to local and international audiences.

Dan Widdowson- Director Dr Daniel Widdowson - Artistic Director - Salt House Creative | LinkedIn

Daniel is an Australian of the Year finalist, Australian Playwright finalist, Best Director at the Florence Film Awards, & Best Screenplay at the New York Movie Awards. He's an ambassador for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, received the Collins Booksellers Arts Award, and is Artistic Director for Salt House Creative. Former host of Saturday Disney, presenter for Ground Force, writer for Home & Away, & MC at Carols in the Domain as well as presenting the Melbourne and Perth Telethons. His black comedy, "Worm Farming" is a commentary on the global refugee crisis and premiered at the National Museum of Australia in 2017. The play which is endorsed by human rights activist Julian Burnside was reworked in 2020 and is currently available through Australian Plays. Daniel also serves on the judging panel at the Australian Writers Guild. Recent acting credits include thew villainous Mr. Whitney in the U.S. summer prime time drama REEF BREAK, Terry in Network Seven's The Royal Flying Doctors, Mr. Surgay in Harrow, as well as roles in Deadly Women, The Invisibles, and performances with the Australian Shakespeare Company. Daniel holds a Doctorate in Performative Understanding, Masters in Hermeneutics, and a Bachelor of Theology.

Chris Tangey – Cinematographer (Background Plates) Christangey Linkedin

International award-winning Aerial Cinematographer, Cinematographer, 4K stock footage, Photographer, Location Fixer, Expert Drone Educator @ Stage32.com . Signed keycutstock.com Stock Artist

Mick Eady – Director of Photography Mickeady Linkedin

Mick Eady is a Director of Photography and Artist. Over the last 25 years, Mick’s film and television work has taken him to hundreds of intriguing locations around the world. His extensive body of work includes everything from capturing the plight of the outcast people in New Delhi slums to working with Hollywood A Lister Kevin Spacey in Baltimore USA as well as numerous and humorous encounters in-between.

Natalie Low – 2nd Unit Director Instagram Linkedin

Natalie Low is a student graduating with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at Excelsia College, where she is gathering the skills to become a theatre-maker in the future. Natalie is experienced in acting, stage management, scriptwriting, directing and producing, and applies these practical skills in the workplace, and understands how to work well with others. Natalie uses the performing arts to both understand, and shape people’s perception and attitudes towards world issues. Natalie has a background in Communications and Marketing, having worked as a Communications and Marketing Executive at television broadcasting company, Fox Networks Group (FNG), and also as a Digital Marketing Executive at Pangdemonium theatre Company.

Phil Caladoukas – Stills Photography Emeraldpictures

Philip Calodoukas (a.k.a. the Duke) is a Sydney based photographer dedicated to sharing his unique perspective of seascapes and landscapes. Philip has been a beach and water sports enthusiast since early childhood in the late 1970’s, growing up at Sydney’s Bondi beach. His strong relationship and understanding of the surf is what inspires his ocean photography. Philip has also travelled extensively for more than two decades to some of Australia’s most remote outback locations, and also to Africa on safari, always with a video or still camera in hand. The portfolio showcased in this website is the culmination of more than three years work, beginning in 2010 and launched in 2014. Philip and his family live on the northern beaches of Sydney. He regularly travels throughout Australia and its coastline on photographic adventures.

Sasha Zastavnikovic – Sound Design Sashazastavnikovic Reddotworld

Sasha Zastavniković is an award-winning freelance Sound Designer with over twenty years of experience in film, television, media and entertainment industry. In 2005, Sasha completed his master’s degree in Sound Design at the Australian Film, Television, Radio School (AFTRS). For his study, Sasha received the Digidesign Award for Sound design Creativity. Since graduating from AFTRS, Sasha has worked as a Sound Designer and re-recording mixer on many award-winning feature films, documentaries, TV series, Virtual Reality, theatre productions, video games, TVC, co-operate videos and short movies. Over the years, Sasha has won numerous sound awards for the work as Sound Designer and also nominated on many other occasions. Sasha has also won Australian Screen Sound Awards for his work on TV series All Saints. In addition to sound design, Sasha is passionate about electronic music, sound art, recording, and producing noise. Sasha has also written music for feature films, theatre and short films. Sasha enjoys recording the world that surrounds him and transforming sounds into something unique and exciting.
Sasha is a lecturer at Excelsia College

Dr. Peter McNamara - Composer Petermcnamara Sideband

A composer of dynamic and innovative experimental music based in Sydney, Australia. Dr Peter has worked as a freelance composer and producer across a wide variety of genres including orchestral, chamber, electronic, installation and film composition. His work is particularly influenced by landscapes and the physics of the natural world and universe. Composition provides a way to express and understand the world around me and an outlet for the sounds conceived by his imagination.
Dr Peter is a lecturer at Excelsia College

Anthony Mac Dermott – Composer Mccauleypetersandcripps http://www.hpl.com.au/team/

Anthony MacDermott is a classically trained jazz pianist and plays piano in a number of jazz bands. Ultimately, his passion is composing and recording music of all styles and genres. Anthony has a special affinity with endeavouring toward the “crossroads” where the music takes over and leads both the player and the listener in new and unexpected directions. Anthony teaches jazz at his local primary school on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and he believes strongly in the importance of the learning and appreciation of music in the growth and development of children. Anthony also recognises the role music plays and has played across and between modern and historical cultures. He especially loves musically exploring, connecting and juxtaposing those cultures. By day Anthony is the principal of his own law firm also based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Alexander Bennett – Effects Alexcbennett

Alex and Emma Bennett run a small production company which creates online content of any kind, whether it be for their own creative endeavours or for clients. With a background and passion in documentary film making, they believe that even within the most mundane (but essential) videos, there is still genuine connection to be made and interest to be found. Alex is an award-winning short filmmaker and Emma is an Unreal Engine enthusiast and editor, with a background in blogging (@sunflowercitizen). Combining their passion for people, businesses and their stories, they create things that are beautiful.
Alex is a graduate of Sydney Film School

Cameron Bailey – Marketing Linkedin

Cameron is a Digital Marketer, especially proficient in SEO, SEM and Google Analytics. Cameron started his professional life as a video producer and his career path provides a unique perspective on audience engagement, understanding how to keep a "viewer"​ interested which has been a driving force his entire professional file. Cameron leverages the accountability of Digital Marketing focussing on detailed measurements, focussed targets and exploiting niche strategies that come from working with his specialties: SEO, PPC/SEM, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Digital Marketing, Digital Project Management, Training, Streaming Video, Online Video Production and Multicamera/OB TV Production.

2nd Unit Breakout Content Instagram Heidi Wysman

The 2nd Unit content includes a program discussing themes and meaning behind the book of Job: Finding Hope when bad things happen Heidi’s desire is for everyone to understand and experience the love of God, that she encountered in 1993. She is the founder of Hope with Heidi, a ministry to help disciple people to have a revelation of Jesus. Heidi is a recognised speaker and lecturer. She has a BA in Ministry and is the author of One – Complete Intimacy with God. Heidi lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband Mark and her son Samuel.