The Team

Department HeadsMichal Imielski

Michal Imielski

CEO & Artistic Director

Award winning film, theatre and opera director, classically trained musician, music composer and magician. NIDA Directing graduate. Bayreuth Opera Award – Kala Khoj. Pat Parker Memorial Fellowship. Bachelor of Media (Writing). Masters thesis “Language of objects, and audience affects”. Has composed 14 music albums, and has worked in the magic and illusion industry for 15 years professionally.

Andy Ko

Andy Ko

Artistic Manager

Stage manager, event co-ordinator, and theatre facilitator. He was involved with Shortcuts Film Festival as stage manager (2009, 2010, 2011) and production manager (2012, 2013). From 2010 to 2012, Andy was Creative Producer at Powerhouse Youth Theatre mentoring young artists, technicians and event producers.


Sophia Ang


Classically trained percussionist. Professional drummer for many years with TaikOz (the biggest taiko drumming group in Australia).


Peter Maple

Written Word

Graduate of UWS Theatre Nepean. Television credits: Rescue: Special Ops (2009), Cops LAC (2010), Tough Nuts (2010), Foxtel’s Behind Mansion Walls (2011) and Deadly Women (2011).


Holly Champion


PhD candidate at UNSW in Opera. Previous work with Opera Australia. Classically trained pianist.


Cloe Fournier

Dance & Choreography

2009 PACT. Working with SHH extensively since 2009, Branch Nebula (Sydney Festival 2013 & Santiago A Mil Festival 2014), Dance Tank (Sydney Opera house), Legs on the wall (Sydney Festival 2015).


Mike Chin

Digital Media

The Digital Shamans, Producing Artistic Director, Vivid Sydney 2014, TEDxParramatta, Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival, award for Best International Experimental Short Film – New York Independent Film Festival 2010.


Thanh Tam Cao

Fine Arts / Cinematic Life Drawing

Portrait and figure artist. East Sydney Art Academy. Julian Ashtons Art school. Winner of the John Olsen Scholarship, Pop-up Parramatta. @thanhtamcao


Dr. Anton Pulvirenti

Fine Arts

2014 Doctor of Philosophy (Sydney University), Solo exhibitions: 2014 Goomiland, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, 2012, Peregrine, Salerno Gallery, Sydney, 2011, Lagomorpha, Salerno Gallery, 2008 Paintings, Sydney Antique Centre, 2007 Night thoughts, Gallery 482, Brisbane, 2007 Loveday, Mori Gallery, Sydney.


Majid Rabet

Technology and Engineering

Worked as an engineer for most of his life in Iran.


Raphael David

Spoken Word

CEO of AMPED (Acoustic music and poetry).

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