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Jayden Rathsam Hua

Tutor - Short Courses

Jayden Rathsam Hua is a Chinese Australian writer/director focused on documentary and horror, with a Masters in Producing from AFTRS. His short documentary, the Key of B, won ‘Best Documentary’ at the Lightworks Film Festival and the Gold Award at the Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival. His short film, SUSHI NOH, has screened at over 30 international film festivals, winning multiple Audience Choice awards in the US and ‘Best Screenplay for an Australian Short’ at Flickerfest 2023, before releasing online on Short of the Week and Vimeo Staff Picks.

Since graduating from AFTRS, Jayden has worked at Lingo Pictures and in the VFX Production team at Industrial Light and Magic for Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 (2023). Jayden is an alumnus of the MIFF Accelerator Lab, TIFF Filmmaker Lab, and winner of the 2023 Inner West Film Fest Pitching Competition, panelled by Breathless and Causeway Films with his concept for the SUSHI NOH feature film. Jayden has since co-founded the genre-focused Australian production company COSMIC SCREAM alongside producers Hugo Koehne and Henry Koehne, and is currently in development for the feature film adaptation of SUSHI NOH and MATRIARCH, an Asian-Australian domestic horror with support from Screen Australia. He is also a producer on the feature film ‘Luna’ under the Screen NSW Fast Track Initiative, and his next horror short, BELLOE, is due for release in 2024.