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Meet our residents

Learn more about the creative practitioners and businesses that call ACMI X home.

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The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is Australia’s premier event for documentary, factual and unscripted screen content.

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Screenwriter Chelsea Cassio has worked with many of Australia's most prominent production companies across numerous television productions, including shows such The Doctor Blake Mysteries (December Media/ ABC), Secret Bridesmaids Business (Seven Studios/ 7 Network) and Miss Fisher's MODern Murder Mysteries (Every Cloud Productions/ 7 Network). 

Chelsea's original television concepts are in active development with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning company Hoodlum, Princess Pictures, Easy Tiger, CK Artists and Atlantic Nomad Productions (Los Angeles).

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Double Jinx is a creative animation & motion graphics design studio. They create engagement and wonder through video.

Collaborating between their team and yours, you'll get the best possible result; a high quality unique video that does what it’s meant to do.  

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DragonBear Studios are a Melbourne-based collective of diverse, queer, and Indigenous storytellers bringing meaningful tales through play.

Read our interview with the team here.

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Emile Zile is an artist. He is completing his practice-based PhD at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre RMIT, writing on mediation, performance and the expression of self online. His recent performances have been presented at NGV Triennial Melbourne, Bleed Online ArtsHouse Melbourne / Campbelltown Arts Centre and LIMA Amsterdam. His work is profiled in Australiana to Zeitgeist: an A to Z of Australian Contemporary Art (2017) published by Thames and Hudson and The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art (2020).

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Exhibitionist is a multidisciplinary collective of digital arts workers. They seek to create new models and formats for how the arts community can engage with the digital and explore ways to create alternate frameworks for the collaboration, creation and dissemination of artistic work.

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Experimenta are dedicated to commissioning, exhibiting & touring contemporary art driven by technology. They present major touring exhibitions, partnerships with like-minded provocateurs, hold talks and symposiums, develop public programs and advocate on behalf of the sector. Their programs redefine what art can be, embracing the practices of bio art, creative coding, robotics, data-driven works, virtual and augmented reality.

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The GBiennale is a major cultural event which places outstanding and significant cinema, art, theatre, dance, music, architecture and fashion housed in rotational instances from local, national, and international contributions. Its ethos is born from a need for greater cultural innovation from hybrid online and physical events through to present quirky, risky, vibrant, thought-provoking and enriched projects within the seven nodes of celebration.

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GGG Films is a team of three best friends who live and breathe stories. Gabrielle McLeod, Greta Nash and Gillian Crosby have been working on films together since they were teenagers, which is why they have such a strong connection to honest stories about the highs and lows of adolescence. Together they have formed a production company committed to bringing truthful, entertaining and meaningful experiences to audiences on every size of screen.

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Heroine Productions is a boutique production company based in Melbourne, Australia and founded by writer/director/producer Libby Butler.

Libby co-created and directed the acclaimed web series Loving Captivity, which won Best Series and Best Director at the 2021 London International Web Fest.

Having cut her teeth as a playwright and then in-house on serial drama, Libby is now focused on developing original work for television and film. She is currently undertaking a Film Victoria Writer’s Placement on Season 2 of Ms. Fisher’s Modern Mysteries. Writing credits include The Heights, Neighbours, and acclaimed web series Erinsborough High, which she also script-produced. She’s currently developing an original one-hour drama series with CJZ and an adaptation of Nick Earls’ seminal 90’s novel, Zig Zag Street.

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Insite Arts is an experienced creative team of arts professionals working to create, produce, manage, tour and promote the work of high calibre contemporary performing artists in arts projects that are innovative, excellent and outstanding within the global industry. Insite operates across a wide marketplace, collaborating with emerging and established artists and partners in high level professional ventures that engage participants and audiences across cultural and national boundaries.

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Isonomic is a leading mixed reality & training practice based in Sydney & Melbourne creating immersive experiences for training and special projects. In 2018–19 Isonomic delivered the most complex holographic experience built globally for the metro rail extension project in Sydney. In 2020–21 they have focused on training for the Victorian Tunnelling Centre as well as the design, research and testing of psychological based experiences to relieve stress and build confidence for ReleaseVR.

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Jacinta is a proud Wiradjuri woman, who specialises in all things creative. She runs Jacinta Keefe Photography and has a passion for live music and events.

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Lean Filmmaking helps indie filmmakers save time, money and energy by taking advantage of surprising - often counterintuitive - strategies to dramatically improve the filmmaking process. Creative agitators and siblings, Kylie Eddy and David Eddy, have combined their filmmaking experience and agile coaching expertise to re-imagine the development, production and distribution of independent films in an uncertain world. The Art of Lean Filmmaking: An unconventional guide to creating independent feature films - available now in paperback or ebook.

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Live Wires is a new production entity founded by Stephen Corvini for the worldwide production of premium Television drama.

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Massive Monster is an independent game development studio, creating games bursting with creativity and with a core focus on personality and play. We strive to squeeze every last juicy drop of fun and ingenuity out of every one of our monstrous creations.

Check our interview with Creative Director Julian Wilton and Audio Director Narayana Johnson about their newly announced (Sept, 2021) game, Cult Of The Lamb.

Media Mentors

Media Mentors Australia, set up by long-time media professionals Denise Eriksen and Esther Coleman Hawkins, aims to help creatives create through mentoring, workshops and networking events.

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Memento Media are redefining how families discover, capture and celebrate family history with multi-generational, living, family archives.

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Mondo Studio Films is a Melbourne based production company helmed by Writer/Director, Ruth Borgobello and Producer, Davide Giusto, both driven by a passion to tell international stories that harness the power of storytelling to make a difference in the world.

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Ngarrimili is a not-for-profit, registered charity focused on delivering support to our First Nations community. Our lean operating model leverages the best talent amongst First Nations businesses and creatives, which creates sustainable leaders/role models within community and creates growth for all parties which in turn drives the Blak economy.

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OZ AFRICAN TV are Australia’s first platform to showcase African diaspora on Australian TV. We link birth, interest and heritage highlighting positive stories with focus on socio economic contribution and the affirmative impact this has on the community.

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Plympton is a literary studio that innovates in digital publishing. We passionately believe publishing is a craft — from the design, to the prose, to the reading experience — and are eager to move the needle. We’ve worked with many award-winning authors, including Namwali Serpell, Dan Chaon, Roxane Gay, Lauren Groff, Ruth Ware, Alexander Chee, Alice Hoffman and Jane Smiley. You can find a full list of them here.

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Shaun Wilson is an Australian artist, film maker, writer, and educator who for the past 30 years has made socio-political work about memory and places. He has exhibited and screened in over 200 venues.

In 2021, Shaun is a resident at ACMI-X investigating vintage 8mm home movies and a senior lecturer in the School of Design, RMIT University.

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ALEXANDER SWORDS is an interactive narrative specialist working in writing and narrative design for games, and directing interactive adaptations from film, television, poetry, children’s books and more. In doing so he’s developed a unifying structural approach to story in the Forest Paths Method of Narrative Design – an accessible and collaborative method that breaks down story of any medium, embracing the power of diverse storytellers – now used internationally for education and research in games and screenwriting.

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Tammy Honey is an Australian artist who for the past 25 years has made work about memory and pop culture aesthetics. She has exhibited and screened in numerous countries and venues including the TATE Modern, Gallery of Modern Art, ACMI, CAST, FACT Liverpool, SCOPE Art Fair Basel, Mermaid Arts Centre, and the Dundee Arts Centre, UK to name a few.

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From the first word our screen stories captivate the audience, thendofwords seeks to tell uniquely original stories, help others shape theirs and explore new ways of implementing the ancient, the modern and future of screen narrative.

“Screenwriting is like a haiku on a grand scale.”

Stories last longer / Summers childhood bygone dreams / Remains in our mind’s

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Yo CiTY exists in your city wherever you are in the world to champion the BIPOC experience within contemporary society through Music and Art.


Interested in becoming an ACMI X resident?

The ACMI X Resident Membership provides ongoing tenancy to individuals, organisations or institutions that seek a permanent office space and associated benefits, including professional development programs and networking events. Expressions of Interest are now open for subsidised residencies in 2021.

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