In Person

Please feel free to email me via the form on the contact page if you’d like me to speak at an event. I am experienced moderating Q&As, taking part in panel discussions and delivering film as text lectures and workshops to students and teachers (see my Booked Out profile).

Previous events

Q&A with Cut Snake director Tony Ayres
Thursday 17 September 2015, Cinema Nova

Q&As at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival:
The Daughter producers Jan Chapman and Nicole O’Donohue, and actors Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie and Odessa Young, Saturday 1 August
Gayby Baby director Maya Newell and producer Charlotte Mars, Monday 3 AND Wednesday 5 August
Ruined Heart  writer/director/producer Khavn de la Cruz, Thursday 13 August
Deathgasm writer/director Jason Lei Howden, Friday 14 August

Q&A with Women He’s Undressed director and producer Gillian Armstrong
Sunday 5 July 2015, Cinema Nova

Moderating ‘Nowhere Boys: Interactive Storytelling’ panel
Friday 29 May 2015, Reading Matters Conference, Arts Centre Melbourne

Hosting Castaway with Neil Huxley
Tuesday 12 May 2015, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Q&A with They Are All Dead actor Elena Anaya
Friday 24 April 2015, Spanish Film Festival, Cinema Como

Q&A with The Mule writer/co-director/actor Angus Sampson and actors Hugo Weaving and Noni Hazlehurst
Tuesday 18 November 2014, Cinema Nova

Q&A with Son of a Gun writer/director Julius Avery and actors Brenton Thwaites and Eddie Baroo
Wednesday 8 October 2014, Cinema Como

Q&As at the 2014 Melbourne International Film Festival:
Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets writer/director Florian Habicht and writer/editor Peter O’Donoghue, Sunday 3 August
Keep on Keepin’ On cinematographer and executive producer Adam Hart, Monday 4 August
The Infinite Man writer/director Hugh Sullivan, Wednesday 6 August
Patema Inverted writer/director Yasuhiro Yoshiura, Wednesday 13 AND Friday 15 August
Paper Planes writer/director/producer Robert Connolly and producers Maggie Miles, Liz Kearney, Wednesday 13 August
Cut Snake director Tony Ayres and producer Trevor Blainey, Friday 15 August

Q&A with Charlie’s Country writer, director and producer Rolf de Heer
Sunday 6 July 2014, Cinema Nova

Q&A with The Invisible Woman director and actor Ralph Fiennes
Wednesday 16 April 2014, Cinema Como

Hosting Castaway with Wesley Burt
Tuesday 3 April 2014, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

In Conversation with Tracks author Robyn Davidson, photographer Rick Smolan and desert explorer Andrew Harper
Sunday 2 March 2014,  Cinema Nova

In Conversation with The Book Thief author Markus Zusak
Sunday 12 January 2014, Classic Cinema

Guest on The Splendid Chaps Christmas Special (live show)
Sunday 15 December, 2013, Melbourne Trades Hall

Q&A with Mystery Road writer/director Ivan Sen, and actors Aaron Pedersen and  Jack Charles
Sunday 13 October 2013, Cinema Nova

Q&A with The Turning creator/director Robert Connolly, producer Maggie Miles, writer/director Jonathan auf der Heide and actor Eva Lazzaro
Sunday 22 September 2013, Cinema Como

Q&A with The Rocket writer/director Kim Mordaunt
Saturday 17 August 2013, Cinema Como

Q&A with The Gatekeepers director/producer Dror Moreh
Thursday 15 August 2013, AICE Israeli Film Festival, Cinema Como

Q&As at the 2013 Melbourne International Film Festival:
Nowhere Boys producer/creator Tony Ayres, director Daina Reid and actors Joel Lok, Dougie Baldwin and Rahart Sadiqzai, Sunday 28 July
The Weight of Elephants writer/director Daniel Joseph Borgman, Wednesday 31 July
Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body director Punarvasu Naik, Saturday 3 August
Valentine Road director/producer Marta Cunningham, Sunday 4 August
The Rocket writer/director Kim Mordaunt and producer Sylvia Wilczynski, Thursday 8 August
Ilo Ilo writer/director/producer Anthony Chen, Thursday 8 August
Stranger by the Lake writer/director Alain Guiraudie, Friday 9 August

Texts in the City: The Player
Tuesday 18 June 2013, The Wheeler Centre

Hosting Castaway with Neville Page
Tuesday 30 April 2013, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Q&A with Love writer/director William Eubank
Friday 31 August 2012, Regency Film Distribution, Cinema Nova

Q&As at the 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival:
Flicker writer/director Patrik Eklund, Saturday 4 AND Sunday 5 August
The Sessions writer/director Ben Lewin and producer Judi Levine, Saturday 4 AND Sunday 5 August
The Ambassador writer/director Mads Brügger, Tuesday 7 August
The Mirror Never Lies writer/director Kamila Andini, Thursday 9 August AND Friday 10 August
Love Story writer/director/producer Florian Habicht, Thursday 9 August
Bully writer/director/producer Lee Hirsch, Friday 10 August
The Road Uphill director Jean-Louis Schuller, Friday 17 August
God Bless America writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait, Friday 17 August AND Sunday 19 August
Make Hummus Not War writer/director/producer Trevor Graham, Sunday 19 August

Texts in the City: Paradise Road
Tuesday 5 June 2012, The Wheeler Centre

Hosting Castaway with Shane Jacobson
Tuesday 5 June 2012, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Q&A with Goodbye First Love writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve
Thursday 15 March 2012, The Alliance Française French Film Festival, Palace Cinema Como

Texts in the City: On the Waterfront
Tuesday 14 February 2012, The Wheeler Centre

Q&A with I am Eleven filmmaker Genevieve Bailey
Friday 10 February 2012, CERES Community Environment Part

Q&A with Toomelah filmmaker Ivan Sen
Tuesday 15 November 2011, Cinema Nova

Q&A with Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard directors Richard Lowenstein and Lynn-Maree Milburn, cinematographer Andrew de Groot and co-producer/interviewee Genevieve McGuckin
Friday 28 October 2011, Classic Cinemas

Q&A with The Cup writer/director/producer Simon Wincer
Friday 14 October 2011, Cameo Cinemas

Hosting Castaway with Shaun Tan
Tuesday 4 October 2011, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Q&A with The Eye Of The Storm actors Geoffrey Rush, Alexandra Schepisi, Helen Morse, Maria Theodorakis and Peter Houghton
Tuesday 6 September 2011, Cinema Nova

Hosting Castaway with Kate Holden
Thursday 21 July 2011, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Q&A with Sleeping Beauty writer/director Julia Leigh and actors Ewen Leslie and Peter Carroll
Monday 20 June 2011, Palace Como

Q&A with Oranges and Sunshine director Jim Loach and subject Margaret Humphreys
Thursday 26 May 2011, Palace Como

Q&A with Cane Toads The Conquest 3D writer/director Mark Lewis
Wednesday 25 May 2011, Cinema Nova

In conversation with Death In Brunswick author Boyd Oxlade and writer/director John Ruane
Saturday 30 April 2011, Williamstown Literary Festival

Q&A with Mad Bastards writer/director Brendan Fletcher and actor Dean Daley-Jones
Friday 29 April 2011, Palace Westgarth

Chairperson for The Forbidden Room: from Bluebeard to CSI
Fairy Tales Re-imagined Symposium

Friday 11 March 2011, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Q&A with Angèle et Tony actor Clotilde Hesme
Thursday 10 March 2011, The Alliance Française French Film Festival, Palace Cinema Como

Q&A with Griff the Invisible writer/director Leon Ford and actor Maeve Dermody
Wednesday 9 March 2011, Cinema Nova

Panel discussion with Gretel Killeen, Simon Stone and Catherine McClements

Sunday 27 February 2011, Malthouse Theatre

Q&A with The Way Back director Peter Weir
Tuesday 15 February 2011, Cinema Nova

Q&A with the subject of 127 Hours, Aron Ralston
Wednesday 9 February 2011, Cinema Nova

The Age of the Spectacle: developing critical thinking in a time of eye candy
Panel discussion with Catherine Deveny and Glenn McLaren

Tuesday 7 December 2010, VATE Jubilee State Conference

Q&A with Monsters writer/director Gareth Edwards
Tuesday 9 November 2010, Madman/Palace Westgarth

Q&A with Summer Coda director Richard Gray and actors Alex Dimitriades and Angus Sampson
Wednesday 20 October 2010, Cinema Nova

Chairperson for The Stage, The Screen and Page: Stephen Sewell
Saturday 28 August 2010, Melbourne Writers Festival

In conversation with The Songs They Sang director Rohan Spong and composer Joseph Giovinazzo
Thursday 15 July 2010, Bayside Film Festival

The Hedgehog Page 2 Picture event
Sunday 4 July 2010, Cinema Nova

In conversation with director Paul Cox
Saturday 1 May 2010, Williamstown Literary Festival

Q&A with Blind Company director Alkinos Tsilimidos and actors Colin Friels, Nick Barkla and Gloria Ajenstat
Wednesday 28 April 2010, Cinema Nova

Q&A with Accidents Happen star Geena Davis and director Andrew Lancaster
Saturday 17 April 2010, Cinema Nova

Q&A with Welcome writer/director Philippe Lioret
Thursday 18 March 2010, The Alliance Française French Film Festival

The Road Page 2 Picture event
Tuesday 26 January 2010, Cinema Nova

Q&A with The Horseman writer/director Steven Kastrissios
Thursday 17 September 2009, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Q&A with Fanboys director Kyle Newman
Friday 5 June 2009, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Updated 21 September 2015

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