SA Film Corporation

Board

John Hill

John Hill: Chair

John retired from Parliament in 2014 after 16 years, during which time he held a number of  ministerial positions, including Health, Environment  & Arts. He now serves as a non-executive director on a number of boards. John holds a BA, Dip Ed, LLB & is a FAICD.

Des Monaghan

Des Monaghan

Des Monaghan is one of Australia’s leading and multi-award winning Executive Producers. Des formed the television production company Screentime in 1996 with Bob Campbell with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. With productions in all genres, Screentime produces formats in over 40 countries and has produced many of Australia’s most celebrated dramas.

Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Chris Ward is a professional director with extensive experience in multiple business disciplines. Chris is currently Deputy Chair of HomeStart Finance where he also Chairs the Asset and Liability Committee and the Credit Committee. As well as being an Advisory Board member to several private companies he is an Executive Partner at UniSA. 

Adrian Tisato

Adrian Tisato

Adrian Tisato is an experienced commercial lawyer, company director and Government board appointee. He has practised law since 1995 and is the principal of his own law firm. He currently serves on a number of boards and advisory boards, including the Independent Gambling Authority, the Motor Accident Commission, the Art Gallery of South Australia and Youthinc. Adrian’s previous board positions include roles as Deputy Chairman of Australia’s biggest arts festival, the Adelaide Fringe, and Chairman of multi-award-winning animation studio, The People’s Republic of Animation.

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell

Susan Mitchell is an author, columnist, freelance journalist, broadcaster, scriptwriter for theatre, film and television, and public speaker. With fifteen best-selling titles, including the ground breaking book and subsequent TV Series Tall Poppies, Susan's work has been published in the USA, UK, Germany and Holland. A former senior lecturer in Creative Writing at University of South Australia and an Adjunct Professor in Creative Writing, Susan has lived and worked in London, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. A previous Chair of Adelaide Writers Week, a Director on the Boards of Film Australia, The Literature Board of the Australia Council and the Adelaide Convention Centre, Susan is currently a Director on the Board of TAFE S.A.  Susan holds a BA, MA (Drama) and PHD (Creative Arts). 

Miriam Silva

Miriam Silva

Miriam Silva has more than 20 years’ experience managing large and geographically diverse teams across multiple industries including pharmaceuticals, banking and agriculture. Miriam sits on a number of boards including TAFE SA Board, University of SA Council, SA Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, Islamic Museum Board and Chairs Premier’s Council for Women (SA), Islamic College of SA School Board and CEDA SA&NT State Council. She volunteers with a number of organisations including the Muslim Women’s Association of SA Inc., International Women’s Day Committee (SA) and Rotary International. Miriam is a member of the South Australian Women’s Honour roll 2011, one of the inaugural 100 Women of Influence, winner of the Governor’s Multicultural Award for the Private Sector 2012 and is the Multicultural Patron for the SA Police Academy.

Kate Croser

Kate Croser is a producer with a reputation for developing and producing bold film and television work. Kate’s first feature film, the Australian-Iranian collaboration MY TEHRAN FOR SALE, written and directed by Iranian poet Granaz Moussavi, was shot entirely on location in Tehran in 2008 and was the winner of the 2009 IF Independent Spirit Award. 

In 2010 Kate was awarded Screen Australia’s inaugural producer internship at Film4, and also produced THE PALACE, an international short film collaboration by writer/director Anthony Maras and the winner of the 2012 AACTA award for Best Short Film. 

In 2011 Kate produced television series DANGER 5 for SBS, created by Dario Russo and David Ashby, which was nominated for a Best TV Comedy AACTA award. 

In May 2012, Kate founded Hedone Productions with Sandy Cameron and together they produced the time travel comedy feature film THE INFINITE MAN, the feature film debut of writer/director Hugh Sullivan, which launched to audience and critical acclaim at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival before its theatrical release. A Spanish language remake is currently in production. In 2015 Hedone Productions was named a finalist for Production Business of the Year in the Screen Producers Australia Awards.

Most recently Kate has produced a second series of DANGER 5 for SBS (also nominated for a Best TV Comedy AACTA Award), documentary film MICHELLE'S STORY for ABC with writer/director Meryl Tankard (winner 2015 Audience Award Adelaide Film Festival), and co-produced feature film BOYS IN THE TREES with Mushroom Pictures, the first feature from writer/director Nicholas Verso, which was released in Australia in late 2016. 

In late 2016 Kate joined Kojo Entertainment as Head of Production and Development to build a slate of feature films and television.

Liz Watts

Liz Watts is an independent producer and partner of Porchlight Films based in Sydney. Her feature credits as Producer include Mary Magdalene, The Rover, Animal Kingdom, The Home Song Stories, Little Fish, Jewboy, Walking On Water, Lore and Dead Europe. As Executive Producer, Liz’s credits include the recent TV series, The Kettering Incident; and features The Lost Aviator, The Hunter, Prime Mover and Lou. Liz’s other television credits include two seasons of Laid, Martha's New Coat, as well as documentaries including Buried Country, The Pitch and Island Style. She has worked with all key investment bodies throughout Australia, has strong international ties with financiers and production entities, and is known for working with the very best in directing, writing and acting talent.