Our core vision at Typecast Entertainment is to nurture leadership and provide visibility of First Nation Filmmakers whilst facilitating opportunities to forge new intercontinental relationships between screen practitioners. To create a dialogue around First Nation stories and to encourage emerging leaders in the Screen Industry in order for more stories to be made and shared by First Nation Artists.
Our company founders are Tony Briggs and Damienne Pradier.
TONY BRIGGS - COMPANY DIRECTOR
Tony is a Yorta Yorta/Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung) theatre & film practitioner (Actor, Writer, Director and Producer) and the creator and writer of feature film ‘The Sapphires’ which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2012. He received two AWGIE awards and the film won 11 of 12 categories at AACTA 2013. He previously wrote ‘The Sapphires’ Play, which had sell-out seasons at the MTC and Belvoir, winning two Helpmann Awards. Tony is co-originator, executive producer and writer of the eight part TV series ‘The Warriors’. Tony recently directed the short film ‘Elders’ premiering at Berlin Film Festival, imagineNATIVE, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and many other film festivals nationally and globally. As an actor of over 20 years he holds many credits to his name including feature roles in Cleverman (2015), Broken Shore (2013), Redfern Now (2012) and The Slap (2010). Tony is the Artistic Director of Birrarangga Film Festival, showcasing Indigenous Films from across the globe to Melbourne Audiences biennially at ACMI.
For any acting, directing or literary enquiries for Tony Briggs please contact:
Liberty Artist Management
+61 2 8386 8245
DAMIENNE PRADIER - COMPANY DIRECTOR
Damienne is a Melbourne based Producer/Curator who has a professional visual arts background as a jeweller and painter. Damienne produced the short film ‘Elders’ which premiered at Berlin Film Festival, imagineNATIVE, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and many more festivals across the world. She also produced the short form Treaty Series for NITV with emerging Indigenous filmmakers. Damienne is producing the Documentary, ‘Laurel’s Story- from Sapphire to Saigon’ and developing two TV Series, Eden and The Waterboys. She facilitated Blak Masterclasses for First Nations Creatives and produced two talks as part of ACMI's 'In Conversation' Series. She is also the Executive Producer of Birrarangga Film Festival, showcasing Indigenous Films from across the globe to Melbourne audiences biennially at ACMI. She is a collaborative producer who wants to connect diverse stories with audiences internationally.
KYNAN CLARKE - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / OFFICE MANAGER
Kynan is a Gunai/Kurnai and Monero Filmmaker. His passion for storytelling and filmmaking began during his studies for a Bachelor of Media & Communications. Kynan is deeply committed to sharing the Indigenous stories of his people and has set his sights on becoming a prominent storyteller for his culture. Kynan's dedication to filmmaking has already borne fruit. He had the privilege of working on Typecast's short film "Elders" in 2018 as an Indigenous attachment. This opportunity allowed him to learn from experienced industry professionals and contribute to the creation of a powerful film. Kynan's goal is to continue using his talent and skills to uplift and amplify the voices of Indigenous peoples in film and media. He believes that Indigenous stories are essential to the cultural fabric of Australia and that by sharing them, he can help foster greater understanding, appreciation, and respect for his people's traditions and values.