Friday 18 October
Passionate Creative Development: Madman’s Nick Batzias
A passionate believer in film and creative development, Nick Batzias heads up the Madman Production Company, part of the wider Madman group of companies. With close to two decades experience assessing scripts, treatments and rough cuts with a view to acquisition and distribution in Australia and New Zealand Nick is au fait with the production process; from the script, to the edit to delivered product.
A huge fan of low-budget and innovative filmmaking – including doco – Nick has been closely involved in the financing and production of the recent Australian productions: Last Ride, Not Quite Hollywood, Save Your Legs!, That Sugar Film and the TV/web series Wastelander Panda. He is currently producing writer/ director Matt Saville’s latest feature, A Month of Sundays.
Host James Hewison will discuss with Nick the ins-and-outs of liaising with the funding bodies and government agencies as well as how he works with and mentors both up and coming and established filmmakers.
Hosted by James Hewison & Margot McDonald
Fridays* at 5pm
Free > Tickets available on the day from the Tickets & Information Desk
Please note there is a limit of four tickets per person. Sessions are Unclassified 15+ but may occasionally include R18+ material
Visit the AFTRS website for guest details and further information regarding the 2014 program.