Meet the Team
Peter is an award-winning screenwriter, director, producer, and festival director from Brisbane, Australia.
His works are influenced by genre-filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, John Woo, and David Fincher. He has worked on many independent projects and is best known for the sci-fi short film 3 (2022), web-series Diana (2022), and is working on new productions, a cyberpunk short film, 'Quantum Ride', and horror short film, 'Lucky Devil', both due to hit festivals in 2022-2023.
"I write and create films not because I can, but because I must. I believe in excellence, originality, and entertaining the audience. Although I'm based in Australia, I have always had a global mindset. I believe that stories need to be globally distributable, for them to truly succeed. Great films are made with strong planning, quality processes, great casting, a strong team, and a safe, happy, and supportive environment. Great stories are written by ensuring that the principals of drama and key elements of compelling storytelling are met. My dreams are to build more platforms and opportunities for the film industry and make globally distributable products with strong return on investment to enable more creative projects to be born and seen through to conception."
South Africa born actress, Lee-Challe knew from age 8 that she wanted to pursue a career in the performing arts. “I have always held a special place in my heart for acting and the craft of performing”.
Lee-Challe has 10 years of acting and performing experience and has achieved many successes over the years. She moved to Australia in 2015 and kept working hard on her craft to improve her acting and performing skills.
Some of Lee-Challe's achievements over the years are being selected in the South African national team to perform at the World Championships in 2015, winning an Australian Title at the Australian Festival of Performing Arts and being a finalist in the world monologue games.
Lee-Challe performed in multiple musical plays and eisteddfods over the years and has completed many exams with distinction at Trinity College London, where she holds a diploma in Acting.
Lee-Challe is passionate in advancing the profession by sharing her skills and knowledge with everyone that has a love for the arts or maybe holds the same dream to pursue a profession in the arts.
Dominic graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) in 2014. He has played lead roles in several short films and supporting roles in successful Australian features, including Under My Skin, which was nominated for Best Indie Film at the 2021 AACTA Awards. On stage, Dominic was nominated for Most Outstanding Performer by a Newcomer at the 2017 GLUG Theatre Awards for his role in Neil LaBute's, The Shape of Things.
Moreover, Dominic is also an award-winning writer and director. In 2018, he wrote and co-directed Come Correct in his hometown of Rockhampton. A short film that played at Cinequest and won a Platinum Remi Award at Worldfest:Houston International Film Festival and Best Film at the Capricorn Film Festival. In 2021, he completed his next short, Blackwood, which won Best Horror Short in December for the Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition and in 2022, won a Silver Remi Award back at Worldfest.
In 2020, Dominic completed his post-graduate, Masters of Teaching (Secondary) at the Queensland University of Technology. From 2021, to the end of 2022, he was employed full-time as a Drama Teacher at the Brisbane Grammar School at which he managed 9 drama classes across year levels 5-10.
Dominic has now returned to filmmaking and acting in a full-time capacity. He currently has a TV pilot and horror feature film in development.
June is an actor and a teacher. She graduated from Shanghai Theater Academy in 2022 and got her bachelor's degree in Drama Education.
This major is only offered in five universities in China, and Shanghai Theater Academy is the first and the best school among them.
June started her acting career in 2019, participating in 2019’s Shanghai Youth Arts Festival, casting in Only Don't Forget Acacia. In the next year, this play was invited to participate in the Shenzhen Nanshan Drama Festival (2020).
In 2020, she wrote and starred an immersive interactive drama class "Interesting Quest - The Time Machine in the Closet". In 2021, she wrote and acted in two Educational Theater Klara, and República Luminosa.
In 2022, she became cast of the Brisbane Arts Theater and has been participating in two shows Much ado about Nothing (April to June, 2022), and musical Shrek (June to August 2022).
June started teaching in 2019, working as a teaching assistant for children's drama class and children's dance class in "Yellow Woodland Community of Creative Arts " in Australia, Brisbane.
After going back to China, she worked as a teaching assistant in Shanghai Yi Nian Ji Children's Performing Arts Center,and a trainer for children's English musical theatre at Shanghai Shunjing Children's Art Training Center. In 2020, she ran her own drama workshop in Brisbane, Australia with about 50 participants.
Back to China, she worked as a teacher at the "Yike Orange" Children's Performance Training Centre in Shanghai during 2020 to 2021. In 2022, she worked as a dance teacher in Brisbane Miaomiao Chinese School, taking charge of the choreography of two dances for the coming cultural festival in November 2022.
Rain (she/they) brings her diverse experience training and working with some of Australia and the world’s best acting and accent coaches in Melbourne, Sydney and Los Angeles. They believe that every artist is unique and that there is not one approach that works for everyone. Rain has studied with master teachers for over 15 years covering the approaches of Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Eric Morris (himself), Jerzy Grotowski, Joan Scheckel (herself), Ivana Chubbuck, Lindy Davies (VCA), Tadashi Suzuki, Bob Corff (accent), Anna McCrossin-Owen (accent), Lesly Kahn (comedy), Action Theatre and more.
As an actor, Rain has performed lead roles in internationally award-winning feature films, amongst a range of other roles for stage and screen. As a writer/director, she has trained with Joan Scheckel (Hello Sunshine, Transparent), Brent Forrester (The Office, The Simpsons, Love), Corey Mandell, Michael Rowe, Heath Cullens (Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and at AFTRS. Two of their writing projects have been backed by major producers in Australia and the United States.
Rain co-created and starred in the award-winning comedy web series Two Refugees and a Blonde, which appeared on Australian TV, screened at festivals around the world and clocked over 400K views online. She is an experienced sketch and improv comedian, trained by Upright Citizens Brigade and Groundlings. They have performed in live shows around Los Angeles, as well as writing/directing/acting in award winning digital sketches with her comedy trio Gaggle Comedy, published by Elizabeth Banks’ comedy channel WhoHaha. Rain recently directed two Australian commercials.
James has written, produced and directed many international film and television
projects. Recent productions have been awarded over sixty international film & television prizes. James has been granted membership to the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers, USA whose membership consists of some of the world’s top film & television producers in over 60 countries. Last year in Dublin, James was awarded the prestigious Walter Klein Trophy for Most inspirational film at the International Quorum Conference. James is also a Member of the Australian Directors Guild and an Executive Member of the National Chinese Documentary Film Academy.
James, together with his Great Southern Ark Productions business partner Shekar Mani, is currently raising finance for the feature films, The Wrong Man (Australia), Road to Nowhere (Australia), The Wonder of You (US & India), and Doppelganger (India). He is also working on a couple of other scripts, Yin Yang Love (China & India), Fire & Breath (Australia & India), and is developing Kung Fu Kangaroo (China & Australia), The Call (Italy & Bangladesh) & The Girl with the Cardboard Port (Singapore, Malaysia & Australia).