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Building a Slate You Believe In with Tony Ayres and Kristina Ceyton


May 27, 2020 01:03 PM

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Tony Ayres
Stateless, The Slap, The Home Song Stories
Tony Ayres is an award-winning Australian showrunner, writer and director, and is one of the founding members of internationally renowned Australian production company Matchbox Pictures, now owned by NBC Universal Studios. Tony is well known for creating some of Australia's most revered drama including Nowhere Boys, The Slap, Glitch and most recently Stateless - created and executive produced with Cate Blanchett and Elise McCredie. Stateless is a series about the people caught up in Australia's immigration system, it premiered at Berlinale this year and Netflix acquired global rights (release date yet to be announced).
Kristina Ceyton
The Nightingale, The Babadook
Kristina Ceyton founded Causaway Films with Samantha Jennings. Kristina's most recent films, allegorical thriller The Babadook, historical thriller The Nightingale (both directed by Jennifer Kent) and Buoyancy (dir. Rodd Rathjen) about 14-year-old Chakra who is sold as slave labour to the captain of a Thai fishing vessel, all deal with dark subject matter and have gone on to be award-winning films.
Karin Williams
Karin Williams began her career as a reporter at the Cook Islands News in Rarotonga. She went on to become a producer for film, television and theatre in the USA and Aotearoa. Her work has earned dozens of honours, including five regional Emmys, and her independent films have screened at festivals around the world. Karin served as Development Executive at the NZ Film Commission from 2015-18, working on a wide range of NZ feature films. She is currently producing projects with Pasifika stories for stage and screen.