a website devoted to
indie filmmakers
in Melbourne, Australia

Giorgio Mangiamele
Giorgio Mangiamele

The aim of this website is to provide some documentation about the various independent filmmakers (note: directors only) that have existed, and exist now, in Melbourne, working separately to the commerical film industry. I classify a filmmaker as "independent" if they have shown an individual spirit and committed attitude to realising their particular cinematic vision, especially if without official financial support. Long live the creative, individual spirit on show here!      - Bill Mousoulis

Dedicated to
Giorgio Mangiamele
and all the others
now departed:

Paul Cox
Paul Cox
Solrun Hoaas
Solrun Hoaas
Anna Kannava
Anna Kannava
Mark Zenner
Mark Zenner

Dirk de Bruyn running an expanded cinema show


Top 50 Australian independent films
Bill Mousoulis' personal list of the best Aus indie films ever.

Top 50 Australian independent film heroes
The people behind the scenes who have promoted Aus indie film.

DIRECTORIES of indie filmmakers in Australia:
Melbourne  /  Sydney
 /  other Australian

New profiles released May 2024:
Perri Cummings / Koraly Dimitriadis / Brian Kavanagh /
Peter Leiss / Paul Anthony Nelson

Lee Smith / Simon Strong

New profiles - May 2024

  Perri Cummings Koraly Dimitriadis Brian Kavanagh

  Peter Leiss Paul Anthony Nelson

  Lee Smith Simon Strong

Profiles of Melbourne indie filmmakers

  Luigi Acquisto Stephen Amis Ray Argall

  Genevieve Bailey Mischa Baka Mark Bakaitis

  Steven Ball Nic Barker Sarah Barton

  Marcus Bergner Leo Berkeley Angie Black

  David Black Heinz Boeck Iain Bonner

  Philip Brophy Barry Brown Anna Brownfield

  Michael Buckley Nigel Buesst Remo Camerota

  Arthur & Corinne Cantrill Hanna Chetwin James Clayden

  Matthew Clayfield Fiona Cochrane Amiel Courtin-Wilson

  Tom Cowan David Cox Paul Cox

  Marie Craven John Cumming Perri Cummings

  Julian Dahl Dirk de Bruyn Daryl Dellora

  Koraly Dimitriadis Ian Dixon Sotiris Dounoukos

  Paul Fletcher Maggie Fooke Dean Francis

  Ivan Gaal Kieran Galvin Darcy Gladwin

  George Goularas Jarrah Gurrie Christina Heristanidis

  Jon Hewitt Nathan Hill Solrun Hoaas

  Colin Hodson Robert Hoskin James Howard

  Zev Howley Frank Howson John Hughes

  Siobhan Jackson Clayton Jacobson Paul Jeffery

  Moira Joseph sue.k. Anna Kannava

  Michael Karris Brian Kavanagh Tom Kazas

  Amanda Kerley David King Chris Knowles

  Ana Kokkinos Perry Laird Audrey Lam

  Mark La Rosa Anthony Lawrence Michael Lee

  Peter Leiss Christos Linou Mark Lipkin

  Chris Löfvén Richard Lowenstein Ivan Malekin

  Giorgio Mangiamele Madeleine Martiniello Katrina Mathers

  Erin M McCuskey Tom McEvoy Brian McKenzie

  Grant Meredith Andrew Merlino Kim Miles

  Bill Mousoulis Nicholas Nedelkopoulos Paul Anthony Nelson

  Michael Nicholson Matt Norman Andrew O'Keefe

  Nick Ostrovskis Gregory Pakis Don Parham

  Matthew Victor Pastor Irene Proebsting Matthew Rees

  Christine Rogers Matthew Rooke Angelo Salamanca

  Saidin Salkic Mark Savage Monique Schwarz

  Ettore Siracusa Lee Smith Timothy Spanos

  Ben Speth Jim Stamatakos Simon Strong

  Peter Tammer Dia Taylor Glenn Triggs

  Alkinos Tsilimidos Richard Tuohy Dennis Tupicoff

  Jason Turley Philip Tyndall Guy Tyzack

  Andrew Vial Tom Vogel Campbell Walker

  Georgia Wallace-Crabbe Andrew Walsh Jamie Wilson

  Chris Windmill Richard Wolstencroft Nicola Woolmington

  Shannon Young Mark Zenner Janos Zoltan

Bill Mousoulis' website (since 2018)
on Australian independent film

Indie film screenings (since 2018), featuring many
Melbourne independent filmmakers

Melbourne independent filmmakers is compiled by Bill Mousoulis


This website was launched in May 2003, with profiles of 28 directors. 7 more profiles were added in September of that year. A further 9 profiles were added in June 2004, and a further 13 in April 2005. 8 more were then added in March 2006, 11 in May 2008, 10 in May 2009, 4 in May 2010, 10 in March 2014, 4 in November 2015, 5 in December 2017, 6 in March 2019, 9 in March 2020, 5 in May 2021, and 7 in May 2024, making 136 in total. (Note - 1 is currently hidden.) All the profiles are/will also be kept up to date (as much as possible, with the co-operation of the filmmakers, etc.)

The next instalment will be in 2025 or 2026. If you would like to nominate a filmmaker to be profiled here, email Bill Mousoulis.

This site is archived by the National Library of Australia's Pandora Archive.

Acknowledgments to these people for providing some assistance in the creation of this site: Ken Berryman at the National Film and Sound Archive; Tilly Heald, Carole Sklan and Lawrence Johnston at the Australian Film Commission (now Screen Australia); Arthur Cantrill; Graeme Cutts and Rosemary Mangiamele; Cerise Howard; Adrian Martin; Mike Retter.

© Bill Mousoulis and all listed authors, 2003-2024