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The Waiting City
Claire McCarthy

Sydney based writer, director, producer and visual artist, Claire McCarthy has been making internationally acclaimed short films and documentaries for over a decade.

A directing graduate of the Australian Film TV and Radio School (2001) Claire also holds a Bachelor of Design / Communications (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney (1994-1997).

Claire has written, directed and produced a number of documentaries, films and music videos in Australia, India, Germany and Mexico including LITTLE HANDS (2009), SKIN (2006), THE FIND (2006), CITY EDGE (2005), STARBABY (2002), PANOPTICON (2001), SQUARE SPACE (2000) and TINSEL (1999) and her films have screened at many international festivals including Montreal, New York, Palm Springs, Flickerfest, St Kilda and London.

Her first feature film CROSS LIFE premiered at the Sydney Film Festival (2007) and the Pusan International Film Festival in Korea (2007) and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award at the 2007 IF Awards. Her Young Filmmakers Fund (NSW Film TV Office) documentary film Sisters in Calcutta was broadcast on ABC television in February 2008.

Her feature film, THE WAITING CITY, is expected for national Australian release in early 2010.
Jamie Hilton

Jamie Hilton and producing partner Michael Petroni head the slate at See Pictures, fast becoming one of Australia's most innovative development and production companies. With co-production projects in Canada and China for 2010 Jamie is among the busiest Australian producers.

See Pictures theatrical debut is The Waiting City shot in India in 2009 with director Claire McCarthy starring Radha Mitchell (Finding Neverland, Pitch Black), Joel Edgerton (Star Wars: Episode II & III) and Isabel Lucas (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen).

Jamie has produced work for directors Michael Petroni, Keir McFarlane, Joseph Kahn, Claire McCarthy, Michael Spiccia andJames Hackett as well as many more emerging filmmakers. Hisfilms have screened and won awards at festivals all over the world including Toronto IFF, New York IIFF, Rome IFF, Paris IFF, London IFF and Palm Springs IFF.

This year Jamie and See Pictures are developing HOLY COW - the best-selling novel by Sarah McDonald; an animated musical with Ben Lee; and Shudder, a thriller with Julius Avery attached to direct.
Denson Baker
(Director of Photography)

Denson Baker ACS is a graduate of the Australian Film Television & Radio School where he was the Cinematographer of the year in 1999. In 2002 Denson won the AFI Award for Best Cinematography in a Non-Feature and has worked internationally shooting in Europe, India, Korea, New Zealand, The Pacific and throughout Australia. He has shot films that have won awards and screened in most major international film festival including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, Clermont-Ferrand, Flickerfest, Berlin, LA, among others. Denson's recent cinematography credits include THE K BALLOON, winner of the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, Steve Pasvolsky's feature film DECK DOGZ and Daniel Askil's internationally acclaimed short film We Have Decided Not to Die as well as recent music videos for Old Man River, Jimmy Barnes, The Presets, Cut Copy and Paul Mac.
Veronika Jenet

Veronika Jenet is an Academy and BAFTA nominated editor and is one of Australia's most respected and senior edi- tors. Her screen credits include: THE PIANO, RABIT PROOF FENCE, THE BLACK BALLOON, HOLY SMOKE, LOVES BROTHER, VACANT POSSESSION, PAPERBACK HERO and THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY. Before becoming a film editor, Veronika Jenet worked as a civil engineer in her native Germany. She went to Australia in 1975 and spent the rest of the decade touring and filming the fascinating sights of the small continent. Using Super-8 film, she also began experimenting with editing techniques. In 1983, she teamed up with director Jane Campion to work as a sound editor on A GIRL'S OWN STORY (1983) and, the following year, Jenet edited Campion's PASSIONLESS MOMENT (1984). In the mid-'80s, Jenet joined the Australian Broadcasting System as an assistant editor. She remained with them through 1989, then left to resume editing feature films. Jenet lives in Sydney, Australia.
Michael Yezerski
(Music Editor)

Michael Yezerski is one of Australia's premier young composers. His screen credits include THE BLACK BALLOON, NEWCASTLE, KENNY, SUBURBAN MAYHEM and CROSS LIFE. Michael received The Barbara Blackman Commission from the Australian Chamber Orchestra to write a forty-minute work which will be the centrepiece for their 2008 concert season. He has written for some of Australia's finest musicians including violinist Richard Tognetti, Oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros and Synergy Percussion. His many awards include gold at the 2006 Park City International Film Music Festivals (USA), the Inaugural APRA Professional Development Award, Best Classical Artist at the 2004 MusicOz Awards, APRA-AGSC Australian Screen Music Awards and the inaugural AFTRS Critics Circle Music Prize.

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