This is your chance to get up close and personal with the next generation of Australian creative talent. Join a crew of current Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production students as they share their AFTRS experience and answer all of your burning questions. Find out why they applied, what they’re getting out it and why you should take their lead.
When: Saturday 17 October
Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Where: Live on the AFTRS YouTube channel
Holly Trenaman (third-year)
Kyle Goldfinch (first-year)
Tace Stevens (second-year)
Rishi Golembiewski (third-year)
Shaina Cabusi (second-year)
Robert Archer (second-year)
Holly Trenaman is an emerging writer and director in her third and final year of the Bachelor of Arts Screen Production. During her time at AFTRS, she created a comedy web series for YouTube called SISTAS, she has completed two internships with production companies and has worked on numerous short films.
Kyle Goldfinch is a 26-year-old writer and filmmaker based in Sydney who has been highly engaged working in the LGBT screen space. He has been heavily involved with Queer Screen in numerous roles including general assistant, programming team and youth outreach officer for both the Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Fest and is now working at Flickerfest as their Marketing and Programming Assistant. He is currently in his first year of the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production at AFTRS, where he is on the Student Representative Council and is one of the Student Curriculum Partners.
Tace Stevens is a 28-year-old Bibbulmun and Spinifex woman from Western Australia, currently in her second year of the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production. Before AFTRS, Tace worked as an assistant photographer and videographer for a couple of years as well as completed a Diploma of Creative and Indigenous Writing through Charles Darwin University.
Rishi is a cinematographer in his final year at AFTRS. During his time at the School, he has gained experience working on small scale student productions, high budget Bollywood blockbusters and everything in between. His time in the Bachelor of Arts Screen: Production program has allowed him to experiment in a variety of roles before finding a love for his craft.
Shaina Cabusi is an Australian Film Television and Radio School student currently in her second year of study under the Bachelor of Arts: Screen Production. From a young age, Shaina knew that it was her calling to tell endless stories. During her time at AFTRS, she has directed the 2-minute short film Meet Cute, as well as the 5-minute documentary Ditto. She has big aspirations in her budding film career, and in her words, wants to “make people cry” just as her favourite film Kimi No Nawa (dir. Makoto Shinkai) has.
Robert spent the first three years out of school (2016-2018) studying neuroscience but decided, as cheesy as it sounds, to follow his dreams and study film. On the side, he’s a photographer so has a natural inclination towards cinematography but at the moment isn’t sure where he wants to end up. At AFTRS, he’s discovered a passion for sound design and has started delving into the world of music composition.