Filmmakers, content creators and producers of remarkable stories.

DIRECTORS / CREATIVES

Our Award-Winning professional team is committed to the best creative resolve for each and every production, managing the entire process from first script to final edit.

With many years of tight producing and handling contingencies we stay on budget every time with absolute efficiency. This is what experience brings.

DIRECTORS

OUR TEAM

Malinda Rutter

Director. Writer

BA (Comm) MA (Comm)

Bio

Trailblazer Malinda was the youngest indigenous director to be employed, and the first to direct an all-female crew. With a background in journalism, she is an internationally award-winning writer, director, producer and published author.

A creative problem solver and storyteller, her 34 years in film and communications has formed a stellar catalogue of broadcast work in Australia and the APAC region, US and Europe, as well as acclaimed documentaries and government commissioned work for which she has written, directed and produced video and social media content.

Malinda currently has a number of feature film scripts in development.

Rodrigo Vidal Dawson

Executive Producer

Bio

Creative inspiration came early for Rodrigo who grew up working in his family’s business, a video shop in Chile. Such ready access to world cinema sparking his enduring passion for film.

His professional career began as assistant to acclaimed cinematographer Michael Dillon and he has since gained over 20 years experience in production and cinematography.

Rodrigo’s work has spanned drama, TV series, music videos, commercials and promos, documentaries, commercial fashion photography and 3D with credits including “Matrix”, “Bride of Chucky” and “Cane toads 3D”. As Director of Photography, he has worked across many genres of successful feature films, from psychological thriller Observance to the uplifting Skin Deep. Rodrigo believes in the transformative power of filmmaking and in driving change through visual storytelling. 

Matt Priestly

Director. Cultural Advisor

Bio

Matt is a born communicator and gifted teacher, qualities evident in his wide-ranging work as visual artist, filmmaker, traditional dancer, song writer, theatre director, CCD facilitator and a yidaki didgeridoo player. Previously Matt was the principal artist of CCD organisation ‘BigHart’, winning an AFI laureate in 1991 for his short film ‘Hurt’.  Acclaimed in both the indigenous and non-indigenous art scene and for his work with contemporary and traditional indigenous media alike, Matt is committed to the furthering of indigenous cultural sustainability and development.

Adam Williams

Executive Director. Public Officer

Bio

After attending NIDA, Adam’s first acting role was with the Sydney Theatre Company. He has since performed in, written and directed a number of regional productions. As well as holding a number of curatorial and administrative roles for various community arts and cultural productions (including curating the first NAIDOC assembly performance for Armidale Schools), Adam also worked with NSW Fair Trading as a negotiator and licencing officer. His respect for the arts and indigenous culture, from the artistic to the administrative, brings unique insight to Adam’s position of Public Officer –  supporting the Directors in the operation, fundraising and development work in community for Blackfisch – a registered indigenous entity and arts and cultural development organisation.

Johnny Lopez

Director

Bio

Johnny is a highly accomplished and versatile Director. From entertainment to sport, his work has covered award winning short films, TV, music videos, commercials, promos, station idents and news. Sport – Motorsport in particular — has figured prominently, his directing assignments including Le Mans, the Porsche Carerra Cup and the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific Series. Johnny has also directed numerous TV commercials featuring sporting teams, individual players and many high profile presenters and personalities in lifestyle and entertainment. Johnny brings an upbeat enthusiasm to every shoot, building a supportive rapport with first time actors and seasoned performers alike. 

Marcelle Lunam

Director. Designer

Bio

An award-winning, multi-disciplinary producer, director, creative director and designer, Marcelle has more than 20 years experience in storytelling, imaging and design for brand development, strategic communication and film projects.

A strong background in commercials, short form content and title design direction reflecting her flair for translating key insights into nuanced creative. 

That rare combination of visual artist and filmmaker, Marcelle’s prolific work covers documentaries, films and directing segments for TV shows to idents, promos and titles, virals, campaigns, brand identities and digital imaging for numerous brands and organisations. Her awards include Rolling Stone’s Critic’s Choice Best Director, Australian Music Industry Award for Best Director and a Promax BDA Silver, with a slate of feature film projects currently in development.

Marcelle’s infectious positivity and warmth is as engaging as the stunning visual language and experiences she creates.

Richard Ellis

Director. Writer

Bio

UK born Richie is a Director/Writer who has lived and worked in London, New York, and is now based in Sydney. Classical cinema and character driven storytelling have inspired a meticulous approach and passion for his work – and a talent for transforming the ordinary into atmospheric visuals with strong narrative and emotion at their heart. Richie’s body of work takes in film, advertising, music, comedy, sports and drama, much of which has been recognised in ‘Best ads’, SXSW and the Cannes film festival. 

Caleb Rozario

Post Production (Singapore)

Bio

Caleb Rozario is a Creative Technologist with seven years of professional experience in corporate and commercial video post-production.

Following his completion of a Diploma in Digital Film Production at S.A.E, Caleb worked as an editor for several years on numerous projects for mainly corporate clients.

Now based in Singapore, he manages post-production of video projects for financial, industrial, and commercial clients and is fully versed in 360°/VR video creation — from pre-production concepts and consultation, on-set operations, through to post-production for clients from JP Morgan to Air Asia.

Andrew Psarianos

Producer (Singapore)

Bio

Andrew has 30 years broadcast experience as DP, Director and Producer. His international career taking him from Sydney’s Channel Seven, to a leading figure in the production industries of the UK and Asia. 

During his time in the UK, he worked with many international TV networks and global corporate clients, from documentaries to general broadcasting across Europe and the Middle East. His move to Singapore has brought work with a corporate focus, working with heavyweight corporations and financial institutions. With a committed network across many key cities of Asia, Andrew has supplied full broadcast resources to international broadcasters for high profile news events. Commercials too, for high profile brands including Shiseido. 

Not content to rest on his vast experience, he continues to seek innovative and creative ways to help clients tell their unique stories via ever changing social media platforms. Andrew’s expertise also extends to 360 VR and AR, recently delivering projects for the Singapore Formula One, a retail group in Australia and hotels across Thailand and Indonesia.

BLACKFISCH SHOWREEL

Our awards:
New York Film Festival x 2 FACTS, Logies x 4 years, CLIO, Cannes x 2, Venice Film Festival & AFI. AEAF Bronze for CCTV10 ident, ChinaTelevision, Science and Culture Channel. Promax BDA Silver for CCTV10 rebrand, China Television, Science and Culture Channel.

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