Professional Attachment Program

Sammie Jackson (3rd from the right) on set of Newton’s Law

Celebrating the Open Channel-managed Film Victoria Professional Attachment Program

Open Channel is very proud to have managed Professional Attachment Program on behalf of Film Victoria since 2015.  As this arrangement draws to a close, Open Channel reflects on and celebrates the program’s success during this time and the new opportunities the program has created for our attachees.

Throughout this period, over 30 early career practitioners had the opportunity to extend their experience through employment as paid crew members on major professional productions.

Our attachees benefited from on-the-job instruction from accomplished professionals engaged by high-calibre production companies including: Matchbox Pictures, FremantleMedia, Arenamedia, Playmaker Media, Princess Pictures, Shine Productions and December Media.

Many of our attachees have continued working either with their hosts, or other production companies, after their attachments concluded – and we expect this list to grow as new opportunities arise for our participants.

As of 1 July 2017, the Professional Attachment Program will return to Film Victoria for in-house management. Open Channel’s Attachment Manager, Chris Barker, will also move to Film Victoria. While we’re sad to see Chris go, we are delighted for him and are certain that his dedication to the Program will provide a seamless transition. We wish him and the Program all the best in their new home.

Information about all Attachment opportunities can be accessed via Film Victoria, here:

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Open Channel Professional Attachment Program Recipients December 2015 – June 2017

Ashlea Dicks                           Producer Attachment                       Emo (The Musical)    

Sebastian Broadbent            Editing Department                          Year 12 Diaries

Kate La Geca                          Camera Department                         The Wrong Girl

Aidan Heller                          Entry Level Camera – Video Split     Offspring Season 6

Ebony Pereyra                      3rd Assistant Director                      Nowhere Boys Season 3

Jordan Dowding                   Gaffer / Grip                                      Fancy Boys

Lloyd Pratt                             Sound Department                           House Husbands Season 5

Nicholas Whelan                   Sound Department                           Please Like Me Season 4

Tess Mansfield-Hung           Production Co-ordinator                  The Dr Blake Mysteries Season 5

Scott Burgess                         Editing Department                          Trip For Biscuits

Sammie Jackson                   Camera Department                         Newtons Law

Alexandra George                 Post Production and Marketing      Dance Academy The Movie

Ruth Morris                           Producer Attachment                       Whitmore

Luke Millar                             Sound Post Production                     The Warriors

Isabelle Love-Dack                Locations Management                    Glitch Season 2

Annabel Butler                      Wardrobe Department                    Mustangs FC

Kianna Magelaki                   Wardrobe Department                    Picnic At Hanging Rock

Katherine Vinicombe            Wardrobe Department                    Picnic At Hanging Rock

Christopher Hocking             Scene Planner (Animation)             Kitty Is Not A Cat

Jordan Montgomery             Entry Level Camera                          Ronny Chieng International Student

Stephanie Clark                     Entry Level Post Production           The Ex PM Season 2

Adut Akechak                         Wardrobe Department                    Sunshine

Dale Williams                        Entry Level Camera – Video Split   Offspring Season 7

Matilda Woodroofe              Art Department                                 Get Krack!n’

Lee Mays                                Grips Department                             Undertow

Brendan Ford                        Production Office                              Ask The Doctor

Sarah Fraser                          Entry Level Camera – Video Split  The Wrong Girl Season 2

Rhiannon Stevens                 Editing Department                          My Year 7 Life


Indigenous Attachments

Cassie Murray                       Production Office/3rd AD                    The Warriors

Michael Hudson                    3rd Assistant Director                           The Warriors

Siobhan Singleton                 Camera Department                          The Warriors

Rosie Kilvert                          Makeup Department                          The Warriors


For more in depth information on three attachments, click here.