Russell McGilton - Actor, Writer and Producer

Russell McGilton is a writer and actor, performing in theatre shows around Melbourne for over ten years. His last show, a live radio play he directed and wrote, Seditious Delicious: A Portrait of John Howard brought down the Australian government.

As a writer Russell has contributed to The Age, The Big Issue, Get Lost Magazine, Metro Film Magazine and short stories to Sleepers Almanac. His book Yakety Yak: Bombay to Beijing by Bicycle was published by Penguin Publishing.

A well-seasoned traveller he has been to over 30 countries, crossing the vast plains of Africa, to the steamy jungles of Cambodia and Vietnam, and the deserts of China and India. His next adventure is to travel around Australia using dice for directions.

When he’s not writing books or plays he gives motivational talks at schools and corporations. Go to www.icmi.com.au for bookings.

 

Kimberley Grigg (Artistic Director Rah Rah productions )

A graduate of Deakin University with BA in Contemporary Arts –Media Arts/ Drama, Kimberly also holds a postgraduate certificate in Arts and Entertainment and intends to complete her Masters of theatre. She spent 4 years abroad, performing, researching theatre and arts with apprenticeship undertaken with Biuro Podrozy of Poland, where she travelled worldwide. Kimberly has worked 3 Edinburgh Festivals as an Events Manager which raised her interests in cultural exchange and avant-garde theatre practice. She co- founded Rah Rah in 2004 and is the present artistic director.

Kimberly has also directed and written numerous short films, including “Blue hall Orange, Caffeine Caterpillar, Tomek strikes Black”. Recent theatre directing credits include: Testosterone, Three Oaks
( Green Room nomination), War Poems, Spell, Bombay to Beijing by Bicycle(George Fairfax Playwright award), Auntie Klava’s Kiss(Melbourne Fringe awarded) and creative direction for community projects such as the Deakin University/Immigration Museum ( Death and Diversity multimedia project), City of Whitehorse (ArtStable), Casey (various) and Maribyrnong councils (Big West). She is also festival director for Short&Sweet Communities and coordinator of Fast and Fresh Festival.

Alan Griffiths - Composer and Audio

Alan has been a composer for theatre and film for over twenty years. He has been commissioned to write two feature film scores for Steven Amis’s The Real Thing and The Alive Tribe.

Alan has composed for over thirty short films, including Boy-Serpentine by Hang Teng, which won the Silver Lion at the 1999 Venice Short Film Festival.

In 2005 and 2006 Alan scored for international tour company Intrepid Travel, for their covering Middle East, South America and Europe tours. These feature in Intrepid's international retail outlets in Islington, London and Melbourne's CBD.

Alan currently produces independent singers and recording artists.

Graeme Wiggins - Founder, Wowhaus Design

Graeme is a graduate of Monash University and the University of Melbourne. He is currently a practising Designer and Teaches Art, Design and Animation. Graeme founded Wowhaus to explore sustainable design practices with a focus on toys. He is a member of a design development team which produce and race hybrid human powered vehicles.

His commercial sculptures can be seen in Fitzroy and Prahran. Graeme’s Brunswick Street work Volare Angle has become an instantly recognisable Melbourne Icon.

He has a passion for the avant garde and dotes on a trio of Devon Rexes.

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