Tropfest Roughcut


We’re excited to bring our popular industry event, Tropfest Roughcut, back to Sydney this July.

Featuring conversations with industry heavyweights from Alex Proyas to Wolf Creek star John Jarratt and comedy great Dan Ilic, among others, this full-day event will be an incredible forum of conversation about creativity in the film and TV industry.

Including a mix of networking sessions, panel discussions and conversations with industry greats, tickets are just $30 and are expected to sell out fast.



Where: Lend Lease Theatre, Darling Quarter, Sydney
When:  10:00am – 5:30pm, Saturday 26 July 2014
Ticket Price: $30.00



A limited number of tickets are available.
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MC – Marc Fennell
Australian TV and radio personality Marc Fennell (The Feed, That Movie Guy, Hungry Beast) will MC Roughcut, bringing his trademark wit and knowledge to the event’s presentation. Fennell is most listened to film critic in Australia, reaching over 1.9 million people each week on triple j radio.

Keynote – Alex Proyas
Prolific director, Alex Proyas, best known for films such as I, Robot (2004), The Crow (1994) and Dark City (1998) will be Keynote Speaker at the event, talking about his incredible career with event MC Marc Fenell. Proyas is currently working on the highly anticipated Gods of Egypt starring Geoffrey Rush, Gerard Butler and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

John Jarratt
With a career spanning decades in the industry, Australian screen star John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) will share his experiences from making his screen breakthrough in 1975’s The Great Macarthy, through his successful television career including McLeod’s Daughters, to international acclaim through his stand-out roles in Wolf CreekAustralia and Django Unchained, and his directorial debut in the upcoming StalkHer.

Jasin Boland
Australian motion picture stills photographer, Jasin Boland (Mad Max: Fury RoadSkyfallThe Matrix), is one of only 45 members accepted into the exclusive LA based Society of Motion Picture Stills Photographers. With still photography being one of the first points of contact between film maker and audience, capturing strong key art is an important part of the film production process. Jasin will share his insights into the challenges in capturing strong stills from some of the most expensive film sets around the world.

Dan Ilic
will bring insight into how crowd-funding created the opportunity for his ABC Radio National show A Rational Fear to be transformed into a digital comedy hub. The project made headlines earlier this year reaching the $50,000 crowd-funding goal to cover production of a 10 week digital season.

Rosemary Blight & Tony Briggs
Rosemary is one of Australia’s most experienced producers, making distinctive film and television such as the box office smash hit The Sapphires, which premiered at Cannes.
Tony is the award-winning writer of the same film and an incredibly talented Australian actor.
Together, Tony and Rosemary will chat about their collaboration on The Sapphires, game-changing moments in their careers and will offer their advice on getting projects off the ground.

Facebook AU
Representatives of Facebook AU will be running a session on social media marketing. Using case studies to show what (and what not) to do. This session will provide a fresh take on how the continually expanding social media platform can help filmmakers reach audiences on a larger scale.


Roughcut is proudly supported by Nikon Australia and Screen NSW.

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