Mikey Trotter
Cate Shortland
Martin Sacks
Tracey Spicer
Colm McNaughton


AFTRS Open Tutors

Our tutors are professionals with substantial industry experience. They will show you how to tell a story and how to move and inspire your audience.

Many of our tutors have won awards including: Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, BAFTAs, AFIs, Palme D’ors, Logies, AWGIEs, AACTAs, and just about everything else!

AFTRS Open film course tutors have included:

Directors Rowan Woods (The Boys, Little Fish, Rake), Cate Shortland (Somersault, Lore), Elissa Down (The Black Balloon), & Jessica Hobbs (The Slap, Love My Way); screenwriters John Collee (Master and Commander, Happy Feet), Ellen Sandler (Everybody Loves Raymond) & Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead); Cinematographers Ellery Ryan (I Love You Too, Van Diemen’s Land) & Peter James ACS, ASC (Driving Miss Daisy, Alive, Meet The Parents); and Matthew Luhn (Story Supervisor, PIXAR) & Andrew Gordon (Directing Animator, PIXAR).

AFTRS Open television course tutors include:

Actor Martin Sacks (Rake, Underbelly); John Gregory (CEO Freehand TV); shooter/producer Mikey Trotter (Masterchef UK, Biggest Loser, The Apprentice, Project Runway, Dancing With The Stars); TV writer Vicky Madden (McLeod’s Daughters, The Bill) and TV presenter Tracey Spicer (Sky News, Sunrise, Channel 10).

AFTRS Open radio course tutors include:

Gaby Brown (Triple J, KIIS 1065FM, WSFM); Melanie Withnall (2UE, 2SER FM); Colm McNaughton (Radio National ABC, Radio 3CR, UNAA media peace prize for Best Radio documentary), Kate McLoughlin (Nova) & Jess Campanaro (2GB, Sky Radio, 2SM).