Our experienced staff are dedicated to providing a high quality learning experience
Our teaching staff provide diverse industry experience, real-life context and a commitment to students beyond expectations. They are also invested in researching, publishing, and practicing within a broad range of industry, discipline and cultural domains – passing on the latest knowledge to students.
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.
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.
Head of School
Deputy Head of School
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.