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Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
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About the 15 Minutes of Fame team

Filmmakers - not facilitators - who enjoy sharing the creative experience

Guntis Sics:
Guntis is one of Australia's pre-eminent sound engineers having worked on many well known movies such as Babe, Priscilla, Moulin Rouge and The Quiet American. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2001 for his work on Moulin Rouge, and has picked up many other awards and nominations including an Emmy, a British Academy Award for Moulin Rouge, AFI and Penguin. Review his career on IMDB here.

Guntis has also directed numerous short films and composed music for a variety of programmes over the years. He lectures at the Australian Film Television and Radio School on a casual basis and divides his time between home in Byron Bay and the rest of the world on various filming projects.
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Joel Leskowitz: With an MBA in international business, Joel has delivered a wide range of training and development programs in corporate, government and educational settings around the world. He has helped companies develop programs for leadership, customer service and stress management.

Joel has also directed and produced a number of documentaries that have aired on PBS and network TV in the US, with Deepak Chopra, Al Gore and other prominent authors.
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It stretched me to be creative on the fly and execute on time without a perfect plan.
It encouraged listening and collaboration to draw on our strengths.

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Our 15 Minutes of Fame team also includes these prominent working filmmakers:

Roger Lanser has been working in the area of photography both here and overseas for nearly 30 years. He has worked on 5 films with English actor/director Ken Branagh, photographed beautiful woman like Carrie Ann Moss, Sarah Michelle Geller, Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter. He has photographed some of England's great comedies, including Peter's Friends, and also Much Ado About Nothing, The Crop and Strange Bedfellows. He has worked alongside Ben Elton, Hugh Laurie, Rowan Atkinson, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders. The list of great male stars he has photographed includes Denzel Washington and Keanu Reeves, Robert De Niro, Jack Lemmon, Freddie Prince Jr, and Aussies like Paul Hogan, Richard Roxsborough and Michael Caton.

Stewart Faichney is one of Australia's best-known actors with a career spanning 33 years. With roles on stage, TV and the silver screen, Stewart has been called one of Australia's treasures. He has also written and produced many films. His most recent project was writing 2004's, "Strange Bedfellows" with Paul Hogan and Michael Caton.

Michael Gross is a writer/producer/director who has worked in film and television over 25 years. Winner of 9 national Emmy awards for his work on the innovative children’s series, Beakman’s World for CBS and Bill Nye the Science Guy for PBS/Disney. He has worked with many acclaimed directors and legends like David Lynch, Frank Zappa, David Copperfield and many others. Recently he directed and edited the Adventure Divas series for PBS and co-produced Bands Reunited for VH-1.

Petina Cole is the VP and COO of The Talking Pictures Company in NYC. She produced The Warrior Class and was an associate producer on Nola which will air on Lifetime Television this summer. She specializes in screenwriting, casting and post-production music supervision.

Kris Kristensen is one of Seattle’s premier indie filmmakers. His first feature film, INHERITANCE is now available worldwide on video. The film won 2nd place for Best Picture and Best Cinematography, and was nominated for Best Director at HD Fest. He was also the producer, editor and cinematographer on the award winning short film WHITE FACE, which ran on HBO/Cinemax for two years.

Celia Beasley has produced programs for TV in the US and in Europe. She worked on the Nova PBS series and was an editor on the Showtime series “The American Candidate.” As an indie filmmaker, her work has screened at Sundance, the Seattle FInternational Film Festival, Telluride IndieFest and aired on PBS, cable networks, and TF1, the largest TV network in France.

Mark Wareham is a director of photography who regularly shoots feature films around the globe., including Flatlands with Dennis Hopper in China, The Extra, coming out soon, Big Reef and directed second unit for Anaconda.