Yingna Lu - Producer

Yingna Lu is a film and media producer. She began her career accidentally working as a PA on a reality dating show. She decided that after weeks of feeding actors scripted material, she may as well go into producing quality scripts. In addition to ads, she has produced several experiential projects with Paper Moose including a three metre ten cent coin for the City of Sydney, nominated for the B&T ’30 under 30′ awards in 2015. In 2016, she became a SPA One’s to Watch Producer. She has Vimeo Staff picked music video clips for RUFUS (Tonight), and SBCR (The Grid). She line produced Bollywood inspired short, Departure Lounge which was voted ‘Best Comedy’ in the 2015 AACTA Social Shorts. Since 2014, she has been creating funded shows for ABC1, Presto TV and Foxtel. In 2015, Yingna’s comedy web series, Wingman, was named Outstanding Comedy at the LA Webfest, Huffington Post called it a ‘brilliant comedy web series’, and SBS Comedy announced it ‘one of the best web series to come out of Australia this year’. Wingman has reached over 600k views. She was one the three recipients for the Create NSW 2016 Generator Emerging Filmmakers Fund $30k grant for 15 min short film, Bodies in 2017. Her short film Tangles and Knots will have screened this year at Berlin Film Festival 2018, SXSW 2018, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and Palm Springs ShortsFest 2018. Outside of producing, she enjoys dancing like a goober, smashing tennis balls, and tackling the anxiety of swimming laps too slowly in front of somebody in a public pool.

Steve Anthopoulos - Writer, Director, Producer

Steve is the director and co-writer of Wingman, an award winning online comedy series that SBS Comedy called “one of the best web series to come out of Australia this year”. For Coordinate he directed two playful ads to promote customer owned banking. For Netflix, he directed a branded comedy recreating the US TV show Cheaters - right down to the grainy surveillance footage. For Winc (Staples) he has created a branded comedy series and several short pieces of content over the years. With creative agency Marmalade, he directed a cinema advertisement for state government which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival about a ballet gone wrong. His 2013 short Farid in the West was the runner up Best Women’s Short at Cleveland International Film Fest and screened at Flickerfest, Palms Springs Shortfest and other international festivals. He also directed some of Australia’s most successful early web series and was nominated for two Webby Awards. The Smithsonian called his blog Animals Sitting on Capybaras "very important".

 

 

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