dancing road productions has optioned Louis Nowra's novel "Prince of Afghanistan". Louis will also be writing the feature film … More ❯
Helen Leake is considered one of Australia's most experienced producers, her latest feature WOLF CREEK 2 had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and was No #1 BO for its opening week in Australia. SWERVE (2012) premiered at the Melbourne Film Festival, sold world-wide and played at prestigious film festivals such as the Hamptons Film Festival in New York State. Other feature film credits include the acclaimed BLACK AND WHITE (2002) ‘HEAVEN’S BURNING(1998) Helen’s work has been invited to screen at over thirty prestigious Film Festivals, including Venice, Toronto (twice), London (twice) Sydney (opening film), Melbourne (twice) Karlovy Vary and Pusan.
Helen also contributes to industry organisations. She was CEO of the South Australian Film Corporation(2004-07), Chair of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) (2007 -2013), a Commissioner with the Australian Film Commission (1998-04) and a Board member of Ausfilm.
Gena Ashwell started her Career at Pinewood Studios in the UK working on several well-known British television shows including My Family, The Weakest Link, Only Fools and Horses and Survivor, to name a few. She then took on a range of production roles on various television commercials and music videos, working for a variety of companies and talent.
At age 24 she produced her first feature film “Bad Day”.
Keen to gain more knowledge of international sales, she worked as part of a small sales team, attending every major film market around the world, acquiring essential knowledge on international financing.
Next She worked with Gareth Jones, as part of his consultancy business on a number of feature film projects. One of these "Gridiron UK", she went on to produce.
Gena then made the move to South Australia, teaming up with Helen Leake. Together they formed dancing road productions. Gena was selected as part of the South Australian “Gender Agenda” program and was mentored by one of the most respected, dynamic and important Producers in the industry, Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyer’s Club, The Butler) Gena shadowed Cassian at The American Film Market and spent a further threes weeks being mentored by him.