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Herman van Eyken
Head of Griffith Film School

Prof Herman van Eyken

Herman van Eyken has a background in scriptwriting, producing and directing. He has directed more than 190 films – shortlisted within international film festivals such as Cannes, New York, Montreal and Vienna. His research interests lay in the area of film policies, cross cultural collaboration and film training needs for professionals.

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Trish FitzSimons
Deputy Head of Griffith Film School

Prof Trish FitzSimons

Trish FitzSimons is a documentary film-maker with research interests in documentary history, theory and policy and screen distribution. Much of her media work has explored historical themes. Her recent creative research project entitled Time and Tide: The Life of Norman Creek included developing an exhibition on this theme with the Museum of Brisbane.

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Dr Peter Moyes (Program Director, Animation)
Dr Louise Harvey
Dr Zeynep Akcay
Ms Leila Honari

Games Design

Mr Gordon Moyes (Program Director, Games Design)
Dr Tim Marsh

Film and Screen Media Production

Mr Dean Chircop (Program Director, Film and Screen Media Production)
Dr Peter Hegedus (Program Director, Postgraduate and Research)
Dr Nico Meissner (Curriculum Planning)
Dr Margaret McVeigh
Dr Debra Beattie
Ms Sue Swinburne
Ms Erika Addis
Mr Ashley Burgess


Mr Richard Fabb (LiveLab Creative Director)

She’s Not There: virtuality, animation and live music in performance

Conceived and directed by Griffith Film School staff Louise Harvey and Peter Moyes, 'She’s Not There' utilised motion capture of a vocal performance by Christine Johnston, and music from Composer Cameron Patrick for the 3D animation of a fictional cabaret singer, Ms. Burly Chassis.

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