Hire an impact producer, change the world

Committed to social change, documentary filmmakers are pioneering new ways of reaching audiences - and creating a new craft called impact producing.
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A moment from Surgery Ship, made by Rebecca Barry and Madeleine Hetherton at Media Stockade. 

The Australian documentary community has become an unlikely vanguard of social change, using the tools of the filmmaker to grab attention and generate reform. The people who drive this change are called ‘impact producers’. Their role amounts to a whole new specialisation, driven by high ideals and deep engagement with politics and society.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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