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

Last published profiles here released May 2021:
Colin Hodson / Ana Kokkinos / Michael Nicholson /
Campbell Walker / Janos Zoltan

Last published profiles - May 2021

  Colin Hodson Ana Kokkinos Michael Nicholson

  Campbell Walker Janos Zoltan

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 Julian Dahl

  Dirk de Bruyn Daryl Dellora 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 Tom Kazas

  Amanda Kerley David King Chris Knowles

  Ana Kokkinos Perry Laird Audrey Lam

  Mark La Rosa Anthony Lawrence Michael Lee

  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 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 Timothy Spanos

  Ben Speth Jim Stamatakos 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 and 5 in May 2021, making 129 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 April 2024. 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