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Charlie Ford is an ARIA Award nominated filmmaker who has enjoyed success across his short films, narrative-based music videos and commercial videography.

Charlie’s work has screened on SBS, ABC and various film festivals including The Melbourne International Film Festival.

Charlie has worked with some of Australia’s most celebrated musicians, including Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy, Dan Sultan, Ali Barter, Holy Holy as well as directing content and TVCs for companies such as Telstra, Samsung and NRL.

Charlie is passionate about Indigenous Australian culture and volunteers as the official Videographer and board member of YARN Australia, who strive to build connection between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.

He has held two photographic exhibitions as fund raisers for short films Stone, 2012 & Kylo & Quentin, 2013.

www.charlieford.me

Sophie Hardcastle is a 25yo author, artist and scholar of English Literature. She's currently based in Oxford, England, working as a research assistant at the University of Oxford. In 2018, she was a Provost's Scholar at Worcester College at the University of Oxford. Sophie graduated from the University of Sydney in 2017 with First Class Honours in Visual Arts and an Academic Merit Award.

Sophie’s memoir Running like China is published by Hachette and was released in September 2015. Hachette published her debut novel, Breathing Under Water in July 2016. Bolinda Audio published both of Sophie’s books as audio books internationally.

Sophie’s books have been reviewed and highlighted in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Herald Sun, longlisted for national awards and included in lists such as Dymocks’ Best Books of 2016.

In addition to her books, Sophie has written for various magazine publications, including ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Surfing World, has written for theatre (ATYP), and has spoken to over 7000 people at schools, universities and writer’s festivals around Australia. She has toured as an author and a mental health advocate.

www.sophiehardcastle.com

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