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  Bec Bignell - grew up on a farm in regional Western Australia and has worked in film and media for twelve years, most recently at the ABC (Sydney) as Partnership Executive. Bec developed  Rural Room  and co-founded the new Australian film and media startup-  Cockatoo CoLab . She produced the exciting, new female series   600 Bottles of Wine   and has multiple acting credits in stage, film and Television.

Bec Bignell- grew up on a farm in regional Western Australia and has worked in film and media for twelve years, most recently at the ABC (Sydney) as Partnership Executive. Bec developed Rural Room and co-founded the new Australian film and media startup- Cockatoo CoLab. She produced the exciting, new female series 600 Bottles of Wine and has multiple acting credits in stage, film and Television.

  Celeste Clabburn  - As one half of celebrated country music duo,   The Sunny Cowgirls  , Celeste Clabburn has, over the last 13 years, released 9 albums, 2 DVD’s and toured the nation covering every corner of the land she loves so much. With over 83,000 followers on Facebook and a string of Golden Guitar nominations there’s no slowing down for   The Sunny Cowgirls   with the girls about to hit the road with the iconic Sara Storer for the   Love & Land Tour 2018  .

Celeste Clabburn - As one half of celebrated country music duo, The Sunny Cowgirls, Celeste Clabburn has, over the last 13 years, released 9 albums, 2 DVD’s and toured the nation covering every corner of the land she loves so much. With over 83,000 followers on Facebook and a string of Golden Guitar nominations there’s no slowing down for The Sunny Cowgirls with the girls about to hit the road with the iconic Sara Storer for the Love & Land Tour 2018.

  Nadia Townsend - is a Director, Dramaturg, Producer and writer renowned for her work with actors.  Nadia is often brought onto International and local productions to work in collaboration with the Director and Producer to design and facilitate rehearsals for the project.  Nadia’s credits include  Little Monsters ,  Blue Murder: Cop Killer ,  Secret Daughter,Brock,   Ready For This ,  Soulmates  and  Mad Max Fury Road .  

Nadia Townsend- is a Director, Dramaturg, Producer and writer renowned for her work with actors.  Nadia is often brought onto International and local productions to work in collaboration with the Director and Producer to design and facilitate rehearsals for the project.  Nadia’s credits include Little MonstersBlue Murder: Cop KillerSecret Daughter,Brock, Ready For ThisSoulmates and Mad Max Fury Road.  

  Pat Harris  -Over the past 15 years Patrick has worked as a Cinematographer and an Editor creating video stories for Splendour in the Grass, Oxfam, Merivale, MINI, TEDxSydney, Channel [V] and the Lifestyle Channels. These diverse projects have gifted Patrick with experience in multiple camera formats, lighting techniques and editing styles.

Pat Harris -Over the past 15 years Patrick has worked as a Cinematographer and an Editor creating video stories for Splendour in the Grass, Oxfam, Merivale, MINI, TEDxSydney, Channel [V] and the Lifestyle Channels. These diverse projects have gifted Patrick with experience in multiple camera formats, lighting techniques and editing styles.

  Gab Major  –grew up on a farm in Kellerberrin in Western Australia’s wheatbelt. She studied a degree that spanned PR, Events and Journalism and worked as the Deputy General Manager at the Albany Entertainment Centre before relocating to the small regional town of Ravensthorpe. She currently manages the Community Resource Centre and is coordinating  a very important regional sports initiative to ensure the sustainability of the local competition as populations dwindle. She is mother to three young girls and in her spare time (!!) she’s the  Deputy Editor  of  Rural Room .

Gab Major –grew up on a farm in Kellerberrin in Western Australia’s wheatbelt. She studied a degree that spanned PR, Events and Journalism and worked as the Deputy General Manager at the Albany Entertainment Centre before relocating to the small regional town of Ravensthorpe. She currently manages the Community Resource Centre and is coordinating  a very important regional sports initiative to ensure the sustainability of the local competition as populations dwindle. She is mother to three young girls and in her spare time (!!) she’s the Deputy Editor of Rural Room.

  Clare Leake  - grew up on a family farm in Borden in the Great Southern region of WA. She completed her high school education as a boarder at Perth College where she graduated as School Captain. She was awarded a John Curtin Scholarship at Curtin University where she completed a Bachelor of Economics and Marketing. Clare commenced her professional career in banking with ANZ before moving into corporate advisory and in 2014, Clare relocated to London to assist Yonder & Beyond, a tech incubator to list on the ASX. In 2015 Clare returned to Perth, and married a farmer, relocating to Kellerberrin in the central wheatbelt where she now lives with their two children. Claire is the  Art Director  of  Rural Room . 

Clare Leake - grew up on a family farm in Borden in the Great Southern region of WA. She completed her high school education as a boarder at Perth College where she graduated as School Captain. She was awarded a John Curtin Scholarship at Curtin University where she completed a Bachelor of Economics and Marketing. Clare commenced her professional career in banking with ANZ before moving into corporate advisory and in 2014, Clare relocated to London to assist Yonder & Beyond, a tech incubator to list on the ASX. In 2015 Clare returned to Perth, and married a farmer, relocating to Kellerberrin in the central wheatbelt where she now lives with their two children. Claire is the Art Director of Rural Room

  Maggie Elliot (Front Left Communications) - Maggie's original stomping ground was the Perth Hills where she grew up around farming, horse riding and machinery - the kind of roots that make this passionate team thrive. Maggie is a public relations consultant with broad experience across the development and implementation of multi-channel communication campaigns.

Maggie Elliot (Front Left Communications)- Maggie's original stomping ground was the Perth Hills where she grew up around farming, horse riding and machinery - the kind of roots that make this passionate team thrive. Maggie is a public relations consultant with broad experience across the development and implementation of multi-channel communication campaigns.

  Poppy van Oorde-Grainger  -is a filmmaker and artist specialising in collaborating with communities. Her work has been broadcast on Nickelodeon, SBS and ABC and presented at numerous festivals including London International Festival of Theatre, Japan Media Arts Festival, ImagineNATIVE in Canada and Ars Electronic in Austria. Poppy has completed a BA in Fine Arts, Graduate Diploma in Primary Education and BA in Film and TV. She won the Fremantle Print Award in 2002 and the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for young leaders in Community Arts and Cultural Development in 2010.

Poppy van Oorde-Grainger -is a filmmaker and artist specialising in collaborating with communities. Her work has been broadcast on Nickelodeon, SBS and ABC and presented at numerous festivals including London International Festival of Theatre, Japan Media Arts Festival, ImagineNATIVE in Canada and Ars Electronic in Austria. Poppy has completed a BA in Fine Arts, Graduate Diploma in Primary Education and BA in Film and TV. She won the Fremantle Print Award in 2002 and the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for young leaders in Community Arts and Cultural Development in 2010.

  Cara Le Provost -  With over ten years experience in professional talent management and publicity; working with reputable agencies in Sydney and overseeing and organising some of Australia’s most successful personality’s careers, this Perth native is looking forward to working on home soil! Having completed a Bachelor of Arts, in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2016 Cara is excited about unearthing and managing some of Australias most exciting regional talent.

Cara Le Provost-  With over ten years experience in professional talent management and publicity; working with reputable agencies in Sydney and overseeing and organising some of Australia’s most successful personality’s careers, this Perth native is looking forward to working on home soil! Having completed a Bachelor of Arts, in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2016 Cara is excited about unearthing and managing some of Australias most exciting regional talent.

  Will Wensley - is a QLD born QUT graduate who works as an actor, teacher and videographer. In 2017 Will launched the acting for film and TV school Switchacting and became a principal videographer with AIME, the Australia Indigenous Mentoring Enterprise. This jack of all trades spent much of his formative years working on sheep and cattle stations and is deeply passionate about the recording and telling of Australian stories.

Will Wensley- is a QLD born QUT graduate who works as an actor, teacher and videographer. In 2017 Will launched the acting for film and TV school Switchacting and became a principal videographer with AIME, the Australia Indigenous Mentoring Enterprise. This jack of all trades spent much of his formative years working on sheep and cattle stations and is deeply passionate about the recording and telling of Australian stories.

  Marius Foley   works in human centred design and teaches a Masters program that explores how this type of design can enhance the engagement of people with organistations from corporations through to cultural and social communities. Marius co-founded the new Australian film and media start up,  Cockatoo CoLab  and leads the  Agri Arts Activator

Marius Foley  works in human centred design and teaches a Masters program that explores how this type of design can enhance the engagement of people with organistations from corporations through to cultural and social communities. Marius co-founded the new Australian film and media start up, Cockatoo CoLab and leads the Agri Arts Activator

  Tom Moir - just loves his sport. From an early age, growing up on the family farm in Borden, sport has always played a significant role in his life, and since then he has been involved in a number of sporting teams across regional WA. From the farm, he spent time working for COFCO, a Chinese agricultural trading company, before completing his studies and moving into the sports industry. He has now worked for the West Australian Football Commission as the Regional Manager in the Great Southern for the past 5 years. Tom wants to tell sports stories from the sticks and highlight the integral role that sport plays in regional communities.

Tom Moir- just loves his sport. From an early age, growing up on the family farm in Borden, sport has always played a significant role in his life, and since then he has been involved in a number of sporting teams across regional WA. From the farm, he spent time working for COFCO, a Chinese agricultural trading company, before completing his studies and moving into the sports industry. He has now worked for the West Australian Football Commission as the Regional Manager in the Great Southern for the past 5 years. Tom wants to tell sports stories from the sticks and highlight the integral role that sport plays in regional communities.

 
  Damien Beebe-  With over 25 years of experienece in the film industry, working onTV series in Afghanistan to Feature films over in London, Damien is exceptionally experienced and passionate about cinematography.

Damien Beebe- With over 25 years of experienece in the film industry, working onTV series in Afghanistan to Feature films over in London, Damien is exceptionally experienced and passionate about cinematography.

  Brendan Boyle - has been shearing for 24 years and contracting for 19 years. He has won a number of state titles in different divisions of competition show shearing and in 2004 was recognised as the Shear Outback shearers hall of fame Australian Speed Shear Champion. He represented Western Australia with brother Damien in Perth WA v Alexandria NZ and in 2007 he became a world record holder for shearing 973 sheep in 24 hours. He also has a background in country music and in 2008 released an album   Mallabee Dreams  . He lives on his farm in WA with this wife and three children.

Brendan Boyle- has been shearing for 24 years and contracting for 19 years. He has won a number of state titles in different divisions of competition show shearing and in 2004 was recognised as the Shear Outback shearers hall of fame Australian Speed Shear Champion. He represented Western Australia with brother Damien in Perth WA v Alexandria NZ and in 2007 he became a world record holder for shearing 973 sheep in 24 hours. He also has a background in country music and in 2008 released an album Mallabee Dreams. He lives on his farm in WA with this wife and three children.