The Filmmakers

JANINE HOSKING Director / Producer

Janine Hosking’s career highlights include producing and directing the award-winning and high profile feature length documentaries ‘My Khmer Heart’ and “Ganja Queen” for HBO and having ‘Mademoiselle and the Doctor’ screen to critical acclaim at Australian and international film festivals. My Khmer Heart was shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination. The two-part feature length Australian version “Schapelle Corby: The Hidden Truth” was nominated for Most Outstanding Documentary at the Logie Awards 2008. Her most recent feature documentary, 35 Letters won Best Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival in 2014.

She also co-executive produced and directed The Memorial a five part series on the Australian War Memorial for Foxtel’s History Channel.

KATEY GRUSOVIN Writer / Producer

Katey Grusovin spent 10 years working with UNICEF as a communication and media officer before returning to filmmaking. During her time with UNICEF she worked in countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Yemen, India, Nepal, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. In 2005, she established and ran the UNICEF South Asia Media Hub for three years in New Delhi. In 2013 Katey worked as a Senior Adviser at UNICEF in New York where she helped design and implement its landmark global End Violence Against Children Initiative.

Prior to joining the UN, Katey worked in film and television, writing and directing documentaries with her brother David including the award winning THE CHRISTMAS CAKE (1996) which received the Dendy Award for Best Australian Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival that year, and a film on Australia’s best-known political cartoonist, Michael Leunig, titled LEUNIG ANIMATED (2002). In recent times she worked as a Producer on THE MEMORIAL: BEYOND THE ANZAC LEGEND a five part series presented by Neil Oliver for The History Channel & Foxtel (2014) and is a Writer/Producer on THE EULOGY (2018).


Brisbane based Independent Producer and former ABC Television journalist Trish Lake, is managing director of Freshwater Pictures and specialises in the creative development and production of feature films and feature documentaries. Her credits include the upcoming feature documentaries, WIK VERSUS QUEENSLAND, LOVE OPERA and THE EULOGY.

Her feature film EARLY WINTER a Canadian/Australian Co-production, won the prestigious Venice Days Award at the Venice Film Festival. EARLY WINTER was written and directed by Michael Rowe and produced with partner Serge Noël (Possibles Media). Trish Lake's credits also include FRACKMAN, a feature documentary, produced with partners Smith&Nasht and Aquarius Productions, which was selected for Good Pitch Australia and has been released theatrically in Australia through the cinema-on-demand web platform, and Madman ; SHOW ME THE MAGIC, seen in cinemas and on ABCTV; MY AMERICA, selected for competition at Sydney Film Festival and released by Film Buff in the US; THE BURNING SEASON, selected for competition at Tribeca Film Festival, and a winner of Best Documentary at the Australian IF Awards; RARE CHICKEN RESCUE a previous winner of Best Documentary at Sydney Film Festival, and the feature film SUBDIVISION, directed by Sue Brooks and distributed by Walt Disney Studios and Denmark’s Level K.

While her films have had numerous nominations and awards, Trish herself won the prestigious SPA Feature Film Producer of the Year Award, for her award-winning first feature, GETTIN’ SQUARE, which was directed by Jonathan Teplitsky, written by Chris Nyst and co-produced by Freshwater Pictures, with Mushroom Pictures and Working Title. Trish is an Adjunct Fellow at Griffith University in Brisbane where she leads a mentor program for emerging producers at Griffith Film School, and where she is also doing postgraduate research.


In 2018 Daniel Schultz was the recipient of Screen Australia Enterprise People funding to be the fulltime Business Affairs Manager for Ludo Studio in Brisbane. Daniel also consults as a producer and production accountant for Freshwater Pictures and The Planet Spins.

His feature film credits include Secrets of Vanuatu Water Music (2017) as Producer, The Eulogy (2018) as Co-Producer, The Second (2018), Wik Versus Queensland (2018), Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible (2017), Early Winter (2015), and Rise of the Eco-Warriors (2014) as Production Accountant. He also produced the short horror film, Post Mortem Mary, with funding from Screen Queensland that premiered at ScreamFest LA in October 2017.

Previously Daniel worked as a Sessional Academic at Griffith Film School teaching Screen Distribution and Film Finance. He has also provided services to Brisbane based production company’s Like A Photon Creative, Virgo Productions, Wild Fury, VisionQuest, Faraway Films and Gulliver Media.

KATRINA MCGOWAN Associate Producer

Katrina McGowan is a Sydney based associate producer/field director. Her most recent documentary credits include feature documentary THE EULOGY distributed by Madman Entertainment and premiering at Melbourne International Film Festival (2018) and LEBANSE BEAUTY QUEENS with iKandy Films for SBS (2018). She was also the production coordinator for THE MEMORIAL, BEYOND THE ANZAC LEGEND, a five part documentary series for Foxtel’s History Channel (2014). 


She also has production and post-production credits across a number of television programmes for broadcasters such as UKTV, CHANNEL 7, CHANNEL 9 and FOXTEL.