Melanie Brunt is an award-winning producer and experienced Line Producer and Production Manager of Australian television and feature films.
She has 15 years experience working in production in the film and television industry. She has worked on Australian films like Crackerjack, The Hard Word, The Jammed and Lake Mungo, as well as television programs like My Brother Jack (Network Ten), Carla Cametti PD (SBS), John Safran’s Race Relations (ABC) and Outland(ABC). She has also worked on international productions that have filmed overseas including The Great Raid (US),The River Queen (NZ) and Attack of the Sabertooth (US/Fiji).
In 2006 Melanie founded her own company Feather Films to produce films, animations and documentaries. Her work has received 20+ awards and received three AFI Awards nominations, three ATOM Award nominations as well as an IF Award nomination. They have all screened at top Australian and international festivals. Highlights include –
Dugong (2006), financed by Film Victoria and distributed by Flickerfest, screened at the Sundance Film Festival and both the Melbourne and Brisbane International Film Festivals.
The documentary Lessons From The Night (2008) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and went on to screen at other prestigious festivals like the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. It won a trifecta of awards including the ‘Festival Grand Prix’, the ‘ Golden Olive Best Documentary’ award and ‘Best Photography’ award at the XIV International TV Festival in Bar, Montenegro.
The animation The Not-So-Great Eugene Green (2009), financed by Screen Australia, premiered at the Sydney Film Festival and screened at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and won a Monkey King award for Best Foreign Animation at the China International Cartoon & Animation Festival (CICAF). The animation Polo’s Robot (2010) also financed by Screen Australia, which won Best Australian Film at the 2011 Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF).