Egyptian-born, Australian film director/writer/producer Alex Proyas with a passion for film from an early age, his early shorts were acclaimed, including numerous outstanding short film awards and nominations at London, Melbourne, Cannes et al international film festivals.
He has forged an influential career with feature films equal in measure as cult and commercial successes, from his first feature, SPIRITS (1989), THE CROW (1994), DARK CITY (1998), GARAGE DAYS (2002), followed by I, ROBOT (2004) starring Will Smith, & KNOWING (2009) starring Nicolas Cage, and his most recent feature GODS OF EGYPT (2016).
His recent short films have also been lauded, including STRANGE NOSTALGIA, best experimental film in numerous film festivals, and MASQUE OF THE EVIL APPARITION another success on the festival circuit with numerous best film and best director awards.
Alex lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter, is planning his next projects, has launched www.vidiverse.com a streaming platform for indie shorts, and is spearheading a state of the art vfx & virtual production studio www.hereticfoundation.com made to revolutionise the way films are made.
Jim Robison is a AACTA nominated producer who has produced and executive produced feature films, Network TV series ranging in budgets from $500K to $25M. Jim is an expert at raising private & debt equity and has assisted in raising finance for film projects with total cumulative budgets of over $60M AUD.
Jim is producing the feature film "Switzerland", starring Helen Mirren, directed by Anton Corbijn, based on the award winning play by Joanna Murray Smith which New York based Sales Agent - FilmNation sold multiple territories at the 2023 Berlin Film Festival / (European Film Market).
Jim is working with renowned director Alex Proyas on his latest feature film "Heaven" and negotiated and closed the pre-sale with ICON FILMS (Distribution) for Australia / NZ rights.
Jim has produced and executive produced films which have sold to US distributors such as Saban, Vertical Entertainment, Cinedigm Entertainment Group and Australian steamers such as Netflix, Stan, Binge / Foxtel, Paramount+, Amazon, Channel Nine and Network Seven. Films that Jim has produced have played at over 40 film festivals around the world picking up an array of wins & nominations; including winning the FIPRESCI (The International Federation of Film Critics) Jury Prize in Germany in 2020.
Cathy has amassed a wealth of experience and history working on major award winning Australian & International Advertising campaigns, feature films and documentaries, web series, short films and music videos as well as large scale event production over the last 25 years, acting as General Manager on Australian music festival BIG DAY OUT.
Rechichi has made a name for herself within the production industry as a fun-loving, resourceful & innovative producer comfortable working within a range of budgets anywhere from thousands to tens of millions of dollars.
Cathy Produced the feature film EVEN ZERO, directed & created by Enzo Tedeschi, and was Associate producer on SKINFORD, directed by Nick Kaceveski. She also worked as production manager on Porchlight/ABC’s KIKI & KITTY, directed by Nikkaih Lui. 2015, Cathy co-produced THE DEFECTOR for award-winning short film Director Scott Mannion. Previous producing highlights have included the 1997 Tropfest Finalist 9:06... SOME DOGS AREN'T PERFECT for Director Terry Serio and the controversial and confronting RITUAL HABITUAL featuring Nick Cave, a feature length documentary on the BIG DAY OUT directed by Paul Goldman (SUBURBAN MAYHEM, THE NIGHT WE CALLED IT A DAY, AUSTRALIAN RULES).