FRIDAY 3 MAY 2013 @ 5.00PM – MELBOURNE, Friday May 3: Anna McLeish & Sarah Shaw  – Warp Films: Ambitious and Independent

Distinctive record company Warp was founded in the UK over 20 years ago diversifying into film and other mediums a decade ago, and developing a reputation for working with exceptional talent and delivering cutting-edge content.

In 2008 Anna McLeish, who came from an acquisitions and distribution background with Walt Disney Pictures and Madman Entertainment, set up Warp Films Australia (WFA) as a subsidiary production and development company. The following year she appeared on the cover of IF Magazine as one of ten Australian industry practitioners to watch. Line producer (Balibo) and production manager (Surfing the Menu) Sarah Shaw, joined the company soon after, and they jointly produced WFA’s first feature Snowtown, directed by Justin Kurzel soon followed by Shopping, directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, which just premiered at Sundance and picked up a Grand Prix award at the Berlin Film Festival.

Anna and Sarah will share their diverse experience across film development, production and the international marketplace as well as providing an invaluable insight into Warp Films and it’s future plans.

Guests: Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw – Producers, Warp Films

Friday on My Mind is a FREE weekly 1-hour interview series hosted by Sandra Sdraulig AM (former CEO of Film Victoria, Director of MIFF) held every Friday @ 5.00pm with the best directors, writers, producers, actors and industry professionals.




Venue:    ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square

Date:       Friday, 3 May 2013

Time:       5.00 – 6.00pm

Tickets:   FREE


*Tickets can be picked up from the ACMI Box Office on the day of the event from 10am. Places are limited!


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*Friday on My Mind sessions are generally rated 15+. On the rare occasion that clips contain 18+ material warnings will be indicated in advance.