Jo Austin, Founder and Executive Producer of Sydney-based Candid Films, has been in the production industry for over 15 years. Starting her career in television in the UK, Jo worked on ground-breaking factual programmes including Long Way Round with Ewan McGregor and ITV’s Clothes Show Live.
Jo arrived in Sydney in 2004 and worked as a freelancer before founding Candid Films in 2011. As a proven multi-platform Producer Jo has delivered two feature films, three short films, produced and directed two multi-episode series for the National Geographic Channel, and has delivered an array of branded content clips and TV commercials. Candid Films’s award highlights include a Cannes Lion for the Air New Zealand “Kiwi Sceptics” branded content series and an Effie Award for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation TVC in 2015.
Founder and Executive Producer
In an increasingly fragmented market, how do you draw an audience to stories that matter? What can ‘impact’ projects do to actually have, well..impact. This panel consisting of industry experts with backgrounds in feature film, factual films, current affairs and branded content will discuss strategies, new collaboration models and opportunities and challenges in the impact […]