Tony Wright (Executive Producer) is an award winning and highly experienced producer in documentary, drama and children’s television production. He has worked with the commercial networks, ABC and SBS in Australia, as well as the BBC and Nickelodeon in the UK and other European broadcasters. His credits include The Doctor Blake Mysteries, the acclaimed docudrama Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery, the multi award-winning science documentary Catching Cancer, Australia on Trial, Mrs. Biggs, Nature and the family-friendly 13-part documentary series Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life.
Stephen Amezdroz (Producer) has 35 years of experience in high-end documentary series and drama. Beginning his career in Australian cult classics, Amezdroz’s long experience and understanding of the international marketplace has enabled him to lead December Media’s move into the financing and production of 3D giant-screen films. His credits include Stories of the Stone Age, Australians at War, The Human Journey, Africa High and Wild, Captain Cook – Obsession & Discovery, The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley, and most recently, the television series, Nature.
Russell Scott (Director, Writer) earned his chops at the bleeding edge of 3D CGI animation, as lead animator on space films at Swinburne 3D Productions, a leader in high definition 3D animation and visual recreations. He shifted gears to become director at Swinburne 3D Productions, and brings extensive filmmaking knowledge, and a rare combination of analytical and creative skills, to Hidden Universe’s top tier 3D imagery of awe-inspiring deep space phenomena.
Malcolm Ludgate, ACS (Director of Photography) is a world-class cinematographer specializing in underwater cinematography, extreme environments and the IMAX format. He has won over 60 international cinematography awards and his career has taken him on filming assignments to over 65 countries. Having spent eight months in Antarctica shooting topside and under the sea ice in IMAX, he won a Golden Eagle Cine Award for his camera work in Antarctica. Since 1985 he has specialized in shooting blue chip documentaries for global broadcasters such as National Geographic, the BBC, and Discovery, including over 25 films on great white sharks. He won the Grand Festival Award Best Documentary, New York Film Festival for Cuttlefish in 2008, and the United Nations Media Peace Prize for Brazilian Rain Forest in 1989.
Dale Cornelius, (Composer) is an AGSC multi-award nominee and recipient of the 2013 AACTA award for Best Music & Design in a Documentary. He has composed music for internationally acclaimed feature films and television series by BBC, Discovery and National Geographic. He has been described as highly inventive, a truly unique artist, and having an ability to evoke an immediate emotional connection with an audience through music. Cornelius’ musical diversity and distinct scores have made him one of Australia’s premiere film composers, and he has crafted an extraordinary soundtrack to Hidden Universe that reflects both the human aspects of life on earth and the incredible technology used to explore space.