The team at St Kilda Films is led by filmmaker Mark Poole and producer Lisa French.


Mark has been a writer, director and producer for more than twenty years. He has written more than 20 hours of broadcast drama including the telefeature A Single Life, which won an AFI Award, and screened on the BBC in the UK, as well as the ABC in Australia.

Mark has also produced and directed a number of documentaries and short films, including Fearless about playwright Julia Britton screened on the ABC.

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Lisa French  works for St Kilda Films as producer and educational consultant. Lisa is Associate Professor and Head of Cinema Studies at RMIT University. Mark and Lisa have recently completed an iPad version of their history of the Australian Film Institute, Shining a Light: 50 Years of the AFI, to be published soon.

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