On a balmy 22-degree winter night, the Queensland chapter ventured out to celebrate Christmas in July.  This was an inaugural event and more than 80 industry folks turned out to share the fun. We teamed up with the Queensland AWG, ADG, ACS and AASG to make it happen.

The atmosphere was as warm and inviting as the Brisbane weather. Queensland-based Editors and post specialists hammed it up with local directors, cinematographers, writers and soundos at The Fox Hotel in West End.  Shayne Armstrong (AWG) even dressed the part in his Christmas knitted jumper.

(Shayne Armstrong (with Christmas sweater), Charlotte Cutting, Jason Hargreaves, Lisa Domrow.)

It was great to meet new faces like Daniel, Alex and Andrew. And see some blow-ins – Charlotte Cutting (based in LA).  A few student Editors helped swell the postie ranks, with representatives from all the local universities and film schools. Many drinks and much merriment were had, building strong friendships and foundations in our industry.

(Stewart Tyrell, Tfer Newsome, Sean Gilligan, Caitlin Johnston.)

Special thanks to our door team of Jordyn Haney and Taylah Moore and to Kairavi Desai and Navaz Illava who put together music playlists. Stewart Tyrell took the event photos and Judy Yeh helped with the organising and marketing. Thanks also to those who shared the event on social media.
Finally, a huge thanks to Margaret Slarke in Sydney who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help our Brisbane team.

We hope to run a bigger event next July.

(Jordyn Haney, Taylah Moore.)

Lisa Domrow
QLD Committee Member
(27 July 2018)


The Queensland screen guilds are joining together
for our first Christmas in July! 

Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Time: 6-10pm

Venue: The Fox Hotel, Veranda Room
71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane 

Cost: $6 Guild members || $12 others (includes your first drink - beer or wine)

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From Australian Directors' Guild; Australian Screen Sound Guild; Australian Cinematographers Society; Australian Writers' Guild; Australian Screen Editors