DRIVING
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FILM, TV & COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION
PRESENTED BY BUS STOP FILMS

The Summit will be a unique event exploring disability employment in the film, TV and commercial production industries. Hosted at Bondi Pavilion, on the beautiful shoreline of the world famous Bondi Beach, Sydney, the summit will include international speakers, industry leaders and advocates exploring, elevating and celebrating the employment of people with disability on both sides of the camera across film, TV and advertising. Wrapped around the summit will be an engaging social program.

WELCOME DRINKS:

Sunday 17th November 2024
5:00pm-7:00pm

Welcome drinks at the Depot, Bondi Beach

THE SUMMIT:

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th November 2024
Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney.

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DRIVING CHANGE SUMMIT

Driving Change will bring together the disability and commercial advertising, broadcast and production sectors to explore the employment of people with disability across the screen industry, on both sides of the camera and above and below the line. The Summit will elevate and celebrate the people and purpose for driving change in policy, production, attitude and storytelling around disability.

DRIVING CHANGE ADVISORY GROUP

Bus Stop Films has brought together an intersectionally diverse group of industry representatives and advocates to help us shape a broad, dynamic and relevant program of speakers

Steph Dower

Disability advocate, filmmaker and Access Coordinator

Lisa Cox

Advertising consultant and disability advocate.

Pip Smart

Producer, recent Co Chair Commercial Producers Council

Paul Nunnari

CEO Inclusively Made, Access expert, entertainer, paralympian and BSF Advisory board member

DRIVING CHANGE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Driving Change will present international and local keynote speakers, industry dynamos and advocates, as well as Bus Stop Films student Ambassadors and more.

Keely Cat-Wells

Founder & CEO Making Space (USA)

Stevie Ray

Casting Director at McGregor Casting

Anousha Zarkesh

AACTA and Casting Guild Award (CGA) winner

Nathan Borg

Deaf advocate, actor and producer

MEET THE MC’S

To provide the laughs and keep the show moving smoothly are two great women;

MADELINE STEWART
Stand-up Comedian and Disability Advocate

APRIL HELENE-HORTON
Body Positivity Advocate AKA the Bodzilla

  • Diana Fisk
  • Rae Pastuszak
  • Ken Crouch
  • Daniel McDonald
  • Jack Small
  • Chanel Bowen
  • Jason Potkins
  • Sofya Gollan
  • Matt Deaner
  • Joanna Agius OAM
  • Sharon Xabregas
  • Dianna La Grassa
  • Anousha Zarkesh
  • Seema Dudley