Helen Panckhurst is one of the founders of Matchbox Pictures, one of Australia’s most dynamic and successful film and television production houses. Currently Head of Production, Helen oversees all production for the company. Recent titles include long-form series Safe Harbour, Seven Types of Ambiguity, Wanted, Barracuda, Glitch, The Family Law, Secret City, Deadline Gallipoli and the children’s series Nowhere Boys and Mustangs F.C.
Helen has produced and executive produced television drama, documentaries and feature films. Notable producer credits include feature film Ali’s Wedding, the ABC TV series Old School starring Bryan Brown and Sam Neill, the ABC TV crime drama series The Straits, the AACTA award-winning documentary box office hit Mrs Carey’s Concert, Rachel Perkins and Darren Dale’s landmark seven-part documentary series First Australians, Gregor Jordan’s documentary Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer, and Curtis Levy’s documentary The Matilda Candidate.
Helen is hosting a Roundtable on “Thinking outside the box – lateral approaches to production and financing issues”.
Head of Production
There is a groundswell of creative activity outside of Australia’s major production hubs and it’s making an impact on our screens. We look at the agencies, programs and producers that are tapping into our growing creative hotspots and bringing innovative new processes and content to fruition. Programs will include Screenworks Regional Script Lab X, SAFC strategies […]