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 he or she has 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

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

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

Master lists of indie filmmakers in Australia:
Melbourne and Sydney and Adelaide and other Australian

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

New 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

Nick 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 and 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


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 Lofven

Richard Lowenstein

Ivan Malekin

Giorgio Mangiamele

Madeleine Martiniello

Katrina Mathers

Erin McCuskey

Tom McEvoy

Brian McKenzie

Grant Meredith

Andrew Merlino

Kim Miles

Bill Mousoulis

Nicholas Nedelkopoulos

Michael Nicholson

Matt Norman

Andrew O'Keefe

Nick Ostrovskis

Greg 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. May 2021) 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 March 2023. 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.