What does Netflix want from documentary makers?

Netflix offers some of the best documentary opportunities in the world. They are ultimately managed by Lisa Nishimura, a key guest at the Australian International Documentary Conference.

Lisa Nishimura Zoomed into the Australian International Documentary Conference from Los Angeles with the keys to a realm rich with possibilities. She is the Vice-President of Original Documentary, and Original and Independent Films at Netflix appearing in a session called Nishimura: Breaking the Mould.

As an emissary to the outer world, Nishimura walks a delicate line, being open to answers but limited by secrets. She was in conversation with Que Minh Luu, the Director of Content for Netflix ANZ and a former Executive Producer, Drama, Comedy and Indigenous at the ABC with a solid understanding of our national sector. Que has recently commissioned the first Netflix Original Australian documentary, Micro Worlds: Reef through Wild Pacific Media and BioQuest Studios.

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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.