BASIL HOGIOS (Composer: A LOVESONG, ALICE)
Basil Hogios is a prolific composer, musical director, pianist, and sound designer for the stage and screen, working in Australia, Europe and the US. He is known for his unique sound, an inventive crossing of musical genres set in evocative sonic atmospheres.
Recently, Basil’s music for feature film All About E has been nominated for Best Soundtrack at the 2016 APRA Screen Music Awards, and he is currently working as the musical director and composer for the Aarhus 2017 European City of Culture Opening Ceremony. Screen highlights include the AFI Nominated score for feature film Romulus My Father, two Italian feature documentaries, and co-composing the Channel 7 tele-feature The Killing Field with collaborator Caitlin Yeo. He has also composed music and sound designed for many successful short films, television shows and commercials.
Short film credits include Apricot and Blood Pulls a Gun, both directed by Ben Briand. For the stage, he was the co-composer and arranger for the Dreamworks live arena show of How To Train Your Dragon, after working on over 50 theatrical productions in Australia creating sonic environments and score. Recently he composed and performed in the cabaret musical Songs For The Fallen which won Best Musical at the New York MusicTheatre Awards and is touring Australia and New Zealand. He is based in Barcelona and Sydney.
JOSHUA RATHMELL (Editor: A LOVESONG, ALICE)
Even before his very first job as a bicycle delivery boy, Joshua Rathmell was making films with childhood mates around the suburban streets of Sydney, Australia. Back then his concept of editing was restricted to shuttling forwards or backwards through the tape before shooting the next scene. Though these were some of the fondest memories of his childhood, Josh is perfectly satisfied if none of these films ever surface again.
In the ensuing 15 years, Josh has continuously developed his natural talent for storytelling and fed his passion for filmmaking. Primarily focused on post-production, He studied editing at AFTRS, Australia’s premiere film school. Josh’s professional competency, calm demeanor and ability to communicate productively has seen him working along side some of Australia’s most respected Documentarists and New Yorks finest commercial Editors. His great fortune in mentors has both propelled and refined his trajectory.
Josh has the essential mix of training, technical experience and artistic intuition that ensures the quality of every project he works on.
ROSS GIARDINA, ACS (Director of Photography, A LOVESONG)
Ross Giardina’s path in cinematography began on a long photographic journey to Europe. Shortly after he was accepted into FAMU (Prague), where he revelled in shooting everything and anything, practising his craft in Europe, with the Arri SR 2 never leaving his side.
After returning to Australia, Ross was undertook a Masters in Cinematography at AFTRS (The Australian Film, Television and Radio School).
Since then Ross’s creative nuance and artistic approach has seen him working with a variety of directors and actors, on projects which have allowed him to film in locations spanning Australia, Los Angeles, New York, Cambodia, Russia, India, New Zealand and Europe to name a few. He has won and been nominated for many awards, including a nomination for Best Cinematography at the International Cinematographers’ festival, CAMERIMAGE Poland, 2010.
In 2013, Ross was honoured in receiving a Gold and Silver Award at the Australian Cinematographer Awards for Drama and Commercials, most notably for his work on Godel Incomplete, starring Elizabeth Debicki, and Raker starring Sarah Snook (The Passion: Alice). Ross was Second Unit Cinematographer for Don McAlpine on the Kate Winslet film The Dressmaker, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse.
In 2015 Ross was accredited by the Australian Cinematographers Association giving him the honour of using the letters ACS after his nam. At the same time he won a record 6 Gold ACS awards for his work in the categories International Commercials, Drama and Music Videos.
Ross’s energy and enthusiasm is fuelled by the collaborative process and a pursuit of artistic and visual excellence, heightening and supporting story over both commercials and drama platforms.
ZOE WHITE (Director of Photography, ALICE)
Zoë shoots all over the world collaborating with a diverse roster of directors and production creatives whom share her passion for innovative and effective storytelling. She studied at North Carolina School of the Arts and the Australian Film Television & Radio School, and trained alongside mentors including Vilmos Zsigmond ASC, Laszlo Kovacs ASC, Newton Thomas Sigel ASC and James Chressanthis ASC. She has received a Golden Tripod and numerous awards from the Australian Cinematography Society, represented the United States at the Budapest Kodak Cinematography Masterclass, and won the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Cinematography Internship. Zoë shoots all kinds of projects, including narrative features and shorts, music videos for bands such as The National, Phantogram and Sigur Ros, and commercial clients including Google and The Barack Obama Foundation.
JESS COHEN (Co-Producer: A LOVESONG, ALICE)
Jess Cohen is an Australian TVC, documentary, short film and music video producer and has been living in Brooklyn NY since 2010. Her early career began working on AFI and Walkley Award winning programs Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, Hungry Beast and The Gruen Transfer (ABC).
In NYC she worked at creative production company Ghost Robot across all TVCs and music video content and nurtured two documentary films (Birth Story and A Love Letter For You) and a narrative feature (First Winter) through the US domestic and international festival market.
Since 2013 Jess has run a NY based boutique production company, Coco Collective producing content for brands including Bacardi, AMEX, Morgan Stanley and VICE, and music videos for artists including Interpol and Paramore.
Most recently Jess returned to Australia to Field Produce the comedy TV series Plonk (Nine Network) and returned to her roots at the ABC to work on Gruen and the UNAA Media Peace Award nominated program, You Can’t Ask That (ABC).
MARINA CUKERIC (Co-Producer: A LOVESONG, ALICE)
For almost four years, she served as Producer to photographer and filmmaker Robyn Lea. In that role, she oversaw production of two major publishing projects including bestseller Dinner With Jackson Pollock. Published in 2015 by Assouline, the best-selling book received distribution to many of the world’s pre-eminent galleries, museums and stockists.
Marina has also worked in various production capacities on features and shorts such as Gimme The Loot (SXSW 2012 Grand Jury Prize Winner), documentary Live Fast Draw Yung (Tribeca Film Festival 2015) and the widely-acclaimed 2016 Bernie Sanders endorsement film featuring Erica Garner.
As a commercial producer, her work includes branded content and advertising for: Fendi, Hyatt, Jeep, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Morgan Stanley, Gatorade, Upworthy + Dignity Health.
DAN PRICHARD (Producer/Co-Creator, THE PASSION)
Dan Prichard is a film, digital and theatre producer, whose work champions identity, new writing and community and explores the dynamics between theatre and film, poetry, prose and writing for the screen in the online environment.
With a degree in Film and Literature, Dan has more than 15 years’ experience in arts management, and has produced short films, devised and managed online digital projects and developed and produced webseries and short films in Singapore and Australia. In Singapore he produced Tiong Bahru, directed by acclaimed directors Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy. In 2012, in Sydney he devised The Voices Project, an acclaimed online short film project of nine short films, bringing together emerging writers and filmmakers, which has had over 1.6 million views to date, and included the viral hit The Language Of Love, directed by The Passion‘s Laura Scrivano.
Dan produces The Passion, which he co-created with Laura Scrivano, and is currently developing All Our Eggs, a webseries about parenthood and fertility, with the support of Screen Australia.