Meet the Vixens

Leonie Marsh, Founder
Leonie Marsh (nee Mansfield) is a producer based on the NSW South Coast.  She is currently producing Mickey Robertson’s gardening podcast in The Kitchen Garden with Mickey  and produced Season 1 of Annabelle Hickson and Gillian Bell’s popular lifestyle podcast Dispatch to a Friend . Leonie is a regular contributor for White Wash Magazine and is collaborating with Judith Stewart on her project UnPaused ..  She is also on the Committee for StoryFest Inc ; a new Writers Festival in the Milton region. Leonie was a co-founding partner of production & distribution company Arcadia, established in 2016. From 2007 – 2013 Leonie worked in the UK at Matthew Vaughn’s MARV Films, involved with numerous studio pictures including KICK ASS, THE DEBT and X MEN: FIRST CLASS. Her final credit at MARV was Co-Producer on KICK ASS 2. Upon her return to Sydney, Leonie produced short films including THE AQUARIUM (St Kilda Film Festival 2016), and THE BEEHIVE (Tribeca Film Festival 2017) both directed by Jacobie Gray and OUTBREAK GENERATION directed by Brooke Goldfinch (Lexus Short Film Fellowship - Sydney Film Festival 2017). Leonie is a graduate of UTS with a Bachelor in Communications (Media Arts & Production). She is a recipient of the Natalie Miller Brilliant Careers Leadership Program 2017, was Treasurer for WIFT NSW (Women in Film & Television), 2016 and founded Screen Vixens in 2015.
 

 
Kristen Hodges
Co-Chair, Sydney Chapter 
Kristen Hodges has a reputation for being a calm, ‘get it done’ kind of producer across a wide range of platforms. She has worked with Beyond, ABC, Ten, SBS, Foxtel, Warner Bros and Aquarius Films. She is currently freelancing as part of the Scripted Development team at Seven Studios and through her production company Bird Eggs Films she has a slate of documentary, comedy & drama projects at varying stages of development and production. In 2017, the comedy series Bent 101 was broadcast on the Seven Network and the short drama film Red Ink had its Australian premiere at Sydney Film Festival where it was awarded the Lexus Short Film Fellowship and followed up in 2018 with its international premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival. In 2018 two comedy projects received development support from Scripted Ink (sponsored by AWG) and Dame Changer (sponsored by Create NSW). Kristen is also developing a personal VR feature documentary project titled TicketyBoo and has a drama feature film in development with Route Entertainment (US) which was based on the award winning short film Twelfth Round.


 
Eva Di Blasio 
Founder, Perth Chapter 
Eva Di Blasio recently produced The Chinaboy Show (ABCCOMEDY) starring YT star John Luc (aka mychonny) directed by
Trilby Glover. In 2017 Eva produced the short film Let’s See How Fast This Baby Will Go which won best emerging filmmaker at
Melbourne International Film Festival 2017 and was nominated for an ADG award. Eva has a number of works in development with writer director Melissa Anastasi such as the feature film Bluebirds, which Sleepwalking (Screen Australia Hotshots Plus recipient) is a tonal proof of concept for. Eva joined
RKPix as co-company director alongside Robyn Kershaw in 2014. Eva produced the webseries Mychonny moves in (1million + hits) directed by Kate Woods and the feature film Sucker directed by Ben Chessell, co-written by Lawrence Leung and starring Timothy Spall and John Luc. In 2013 Eva was the recipient of the highly coveted Screen Australia LA Internship working with Village Roadshow and The Gotham Group. In 2012 Eva graduated from AFTRS with a postgraduate diploma in Producing and Screen Business.



 
Naomii Sinclair 
Founder, Brisbane Chapter 
Naomii Sinclair is a creative professional based in Brisbane, with a penchant for post production, interior design, and creative education. Naomii joined SAE Creative Media Institute in 2014 as the Industry Liaison Coordinator, and quickly grew in the business while completing her Masters of Business Administration. Currently the Campus Manager of the largest SAE Institute campus in the world, Naomii now leads a team of 80 creative educators, professional staff members, and close to 800 students at the Brisbane Campus.
Prior to joining SAE Institute, Naomii built her career in Post Production at Fox Studios Australia. She has worked with several companies including Spectrum Films, Twentieth Century Fox, Soundfirm, and EndemolShine to navigate through the peaks and troughs of the industry, and particularly through the GFC. She has been fortunate enough to work on numerous features and series including The Great Gatsby, Wolverine, Australia, MasterChef, Gogglebox, House Husbands, Animal Kingdom, and many more.  In addition, Naomii runs her own company, Smoke&Mirrors Creative Studio which manages interior design, bespoke furniture creation, and renovation services. Now firmly cemented in the creative education sector, Naomii is well positioned to introduce the next wave of talent into an already stellar industry.



 
Diana Fisk 
Founder, Melbourne Chapter 
A producer who specialises in bringing real stories to life, Diana Fisk is passionate about projects that lead with human connection. For the past three years Diana has been producing projects both within Australia and internationally, including feature documentary 'The New Hustle', the story of three successful tech start-up companies in Australia, which premiered at ACMI and enjoyed exclusive online distribution through iTunes. Diana’s career has seen her work collaboratively with Emmy Award-winning companies, international award winning cinematographers and top Australian agencies including The Monkeys.
In 2018 Diana was the proud recipient of Film Victoria's 'Key Talent Producing Attachment' with Film Art Media, an opportunity that will allow Diana to expand her knowledge and skills within both documentary and narrative work, alongside industry leaders Sue Maslin and Charlotte Seymour.
Diana is a strong supporter of gender equality in the industry. She is the current administrator for Women In Film & Television, Australia and a Founding Member for NOW Australia . She recently presented the event 'Time's Up - A Forum For Change' for WIFT Victoria, supported by Film Vic and Arts Centre Melbourne and is committed to continue working towards change.

Rebecca Janek 
Sydney and Regional Chapters
Rebecca Janek in an independent producer based in the NSW Central West and Sydney. Her production company, BRICK ROAD was founded in 2017 with a focus on outstanding emerging talent working in various formats. Rebecca produced the short film DOTS, which screened in competition at the 71st Festival de Cannes in the prestigious Cinéfondation in 2018. In 2017, Rebecca was the recipient of Create New South Wales' Emerging Filmmaker Fund, producing short film BLACK LIPS, by Adrian Chiarella, that premiered on VICELAND and SBS OnDemand in February 2018 as part of the 40th anniversary of Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. It has since gone on to screen at Palm Springs International ShortFest, Rhode Island International Film Festival and St. Kilda Film Festival – where it received a nomination for Best Cinematography. Prior to this, Rebecca was an executive at Russell Crowe's Sydney- based production company, working across the full slate of productions, including the AACTA Award-winning THE WATER DIVINER and various short and long form productions. Rebecca is also a freelance development producer working with NSW production companies to develop television screen content. Rebecca is currently developing a slate of feature film and series productions, building on the successes of the talent that we’ve developed with our short form projects.