Nickolas Bird and Eleanor Sharpe are award winning and AACTA nominated filmmakers based in Melbourne, Australia. Nickolas and Eleanor run the independent production company Waterbyrd Filmz. They studied filmmaking at AFTRS and VCA and are best known for making feature documentaries.
Their works include: Vivian Bullwinkel: An Australian Heroine (2007, ABC1), Ballroom Rules (2011, ABC1), and Curtain Call (2014, Melbourne International Film Festival).
Nick and Eleanor’s last film, Remembering the Man (2015) had its world premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. The film went on to win the awards for best documentary at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival and Miami LGBT Film Festival. Remembering the Man also won the ATOM award for Best Documentary (Biography), the Australian Screen Editors Ellie Award for best editing and was nominated for two AACTA Awards for best editing and best feature length documentary.
MAMIL (2017, Adelaide Film Festival) is Nick and Eleanor’s most recent film together.
Peter Zakharov began his working career as a news cameraman at Channel Seven Melbourne. Since going freelance in 1983, he has been involved in innumerable productions both documentary and drama, from low budget video to 35mm feature films. In 1987 Peter shared a Gold Award for Cinematography from the Australian Cinematographer’s Society for his work on the feature In Too Deep directed by John Tatoulis. Other projects include cinematography on the feature Takeaway, and the documentaries Dr Sarmast’s Music School, Indian Wedding Race, Roads Less Travelled for Lonely Planet Television, Immigration Nation and Tony Robinson’sTime Travels.
Tony is one of Australia's most respected and experienced drama and factual editors. His credits include the documentaries Dr Sarmast’s Music School, Kangaroo Mob, Then the Wind Changed, Penguin Island, Family Footsteps, Vietnam Nurses, Hunt Angels, The Ten Conditions of Love, Tibet: Murder in the Snow,Two Men and Two Babies, Vietnam Nurses, Vivian Bullwinkel: An Australian Heroine, Revealing Gallipoli, Mama Tina, Hear No Evil, The First Eleven, Paying for the Past, and Where Angels Fear to Tread; the TV series I Can Jump Puddles; and the feature film Road to Nhill.
Dale Cornelius is one of Australia’s premiere film and television composers. Dale has received nominations and awards for his work in television and feature film here and overseas. Amongst which; winning the AACTA for Best Sound/Music in a Documentary in 2013 for Dr. Sarmast’s Music School and Best Television Theme Award at the Australian Screen Music Awards 2013 for The Doctor Blake Mysteries. He has composed music for TV series, telemovies & documentaries screened on the BBC, ABC, SBS; Networks 7, 9 & 10; Discovery, History, and National Geographic channels.
Phil Liggett, MBE is an English commentator and journalist who has been covering professional cycling for nearly 50 years. He has commentated on the Tour de France and bike races for ITV, NBC Sports and SBS. He is a former amateur cyclist and received a professional contract in 1967; instead of turning professional, he saw a future in sports journalism after writing articles in cycling magazines about races in which he participated. Liggett has also been associated with the Australian network SBS covering Australian events such as the Tour Down Under in addition to the Tour de France. Liggett also commentated for London 2012 with Australian broadcaster Foxtel, commentating all cycling type events. In 2009, he was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.