Farewell Adam Smith
Adam Smith, Director Production Investment will be heading to his home state of South Australia at the end of March to take up a contract as Acting Head of Production, Development & Studios at the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) whilst Michelle Krumm is on leave.
Over the last two years Adam has led the Screenwest Production team to form the most robust slate to date, launching the $16million Western Australian Regional Film Fund (WARFF) and driving production attraction with new online resource tools and an award winning website.
Screenwest wishes Adam all the best and looks forward to working with him on SA-WA partnership opportunities.
Adam’s last day at Screenwest will be Friday, 31 March.
For Production Investment enquiries please contact Cristina Pozzan on (08) 6169 2118 or via email.
Welcome Devina McPherson
Screenwest will welcome to the team Devina McPherson on 10 April as Indigenous Manager. Devina is a descendant of Yamatji and Noongar, from the Murchison, Gascoyne and the southwest Boojarah and Gnaala Karla Booja country of Western Australia.
Devina has been working for FTI since 2010, where she had a primary focus on bringing Indigenous Western Australian stories to the screen. This has been through the Deadly Yarns series for the ABC, Indigenous Community Stories and continued through working on Bran Nue Dae, Straight Shootin and various other short films. For the past five years Devina was the Production Manager for the Indigenous Community Stories Archive and Preservation Program at FTI. Prior to that Devina worked freelance as an editor, photographer, event manager and camera operator.
In February 2017, Devina took over as ICS Producer after Michelle Broun’s departure from FTI. Devina, Screenwest and FTI are committed to completing the ICS’s aim of recording 100 stories and therefore Devina will continue to work part-time on the ICS program for FTI until the program is completed in June.