Unlocking The Secrets: Geelong Waterfront Film announces final 2023 event with prolific Australian producer

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Unlocking The Secrets: Geelong Waterfront Film announces final 2023 event with prolific Australian producer

Words by Staff Writer

Geelong Waterfront Film is bringing Stephen Luby to Geelong.

In a grand finale to their 2023 calendar, Geelong Waterfront Film is pulling out all the stops with an exciting evening featuring one of Australia’s prolific producers, Stephen Luby. If you’re an aspiring filmmaker or a cinephile, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Scheduled for the 2nd of November, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at Beav’s Bar, this gathering promises to be an insightful and enjoyable experience for anyone interested in the film industry. So, mark your calendars and prepare for an enlightening evening.

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Stephen Luby, an industry heavyweight, boasts an impressive resume that includes contributions to high-profile sketch comedy series like “Full Frontal” and the original “Kath and Kim” series. His success extends to the silver screen with the box office hit, “Crackerjack.”

Ruby Entertainment, a production company he co-founded, continued to flourish, producing telemovies like the Murray Whelan series and the enduring comedy/drama “Bed of Roses,” featuring Kerry Armstrong. Stephen’s work on “The Secret River” earned him the Screen Producers’ Association of Australia’s “Producer of the Year” award and a Logie Award for ‘Most Outstanding Mini-Series or Telemovie.’ Beyond producing, he also shares his expertise as an instructor in the Master of Producing program at the Victorian College of the Arts.

The event will feature an engaging Q&A session with Stephen Luby and Geelong Writer & Filmmaker, Ryan Chamley.

Ryan Chamley is an award-winning writer/director and co-owner of Robot Army Productions. His debut project, “Rostered On,” made Australian television history in 2016 as the first independent comedy acquired by Netflix, with the second season commissioned by 7mate. His innovative storytelling continued with “My Friend Anxiety” in 2021, which won “Best Screenplay” at The Hollywood Short Film Festival. Following the success of “Rostered On,” Ryan went on to develop “Counter Girls.” Currently, he is working on his debut feature film and exploring animation, all while continuing to showcase his passion for storytelling and innovation in filmmaking.

This is your opportunity to gain insight into how to make an impact in the film industry and take your screen project to the next level. So, bring your pitch – you never know who you might connect with in the room.

Get your tickets to the event here