About Us

What is the SCSC?

The SCSC are local industry professionals who want to create the best of all possible worlds right here on the Sunshine Coast. There are many very talented creatives living here who travel elsewhere to work.

Why? The Sunshine Coast is perfectly suited for the screen industry: amazing locations, budding infrastructure and highly trained professionals abound. The light impact industries of production and post production can generate a viable economic basis and help create a powerful center for screen industry groups and individuals.

Want to raise your visibility in the screen industry on the Sunshine Coast? We are looking for screen industry based crew, talent and events to showcase.  Create your free profile today, connect with other industry professionals, and help us build the Sunshine Coast Screen Industry. 

Together, we can create a local powerhouse.

Fostering the advancement of the screen industry on the Sunshine Coast

Locations on the Sunshine Coast

SCSC Management Committee

David Edgar


David, Founder & MD at Future Reality | Co-Founder & MD at FXPHD | Sunshine Coast Screen Collective President | Sunny Coast Showdown Founding Committee Member

With over four decades of experience, David is a visionary in digital video, software systems, and communication technology. He founded Future Reality in 1993 and co-founded FXPHD in 2007, an online training platform for visual effects artists.

He has an extensive background in the media industry, including pivotal roles at Sony Australia and AAV Australia, and he played a key role in the 1988 Commonwealth Games' AV presentations.

David's accomplishments also include a partnership with Sohonet for secure global media content transfer and establishing a state-of-the-art Hollywood studio facility on the Sunshine Coast. Currently based in Noosa, Queensland.

Bill Missett


Bill Missett is a founding member and Treasurer of The Sunshine Coast Screen Collective. With a remarkable career spanning over 42 years in the film and television industry, he now calls the Sunshine Coast home. 

Bill possesses an extensive working knowledge of production and post-production techniques and is sought after as an editor and as a consultant for the development of editorial systems and facility construction. 

He is currently involved in various projects including the production of the  feature films The 13th Summer, a psychological thriller staring Nathan Phillips, Hannah Levien and Ben Turland and most recently “He Loves Me Not,” a romantic comedy starring Rhiannon Fish and Lincoln Lewis as well as a spate of award winning short films for the most recent Showdown incubator. Explore Bill's extensive body of work on his IMDb profile: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0592920/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Louise Hayse


Louise Hayse is a forward-thinking Administrative Manager at fxphd, a premier online training center for professionals in the post-production and gaming industries. In addition to her full-time role, she serves as the Secretary of the Sunshine Coast Screen Collective, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the screen industry, and is an active committee member and production manager for the Sunny Coast Showdown. With her broad experience and strategic mindset, Louise is consistently driving growth and innovation in the screen industry on the Sunshine Coast

Livia Hanich

Committee Member

Livia Hanich is an Emmy nominated and Peabody and Producers Guild of America award winning Producer in the screen Industry with a career spanning over 30 years with the majority of that time spend working and living in Los Angeles. Livia has worked for all the major US studios, networks and key cable broadcasters on content that ranges from long form dramatic series – ‘Beverly Hills 90210’, ‘Melrose Place’, ‘Pushing Daisies’, ‘Terra Nova and ’12 Monkeys’ to factual and documentary productions – ‘Beyond 2000’ and ‘Cosmos – A SpaceTime Odyssey’ starring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, for which she won a prestigious Peabody award and Producers Guild of America award. 

Now back living and working in Australia, Livia continues to work as a television Producer. Most recently on the soon to be released limited series ‘Boy Swallows Universe’ for Netflix, coming off ‘La Brea’ Season 1 for NBC/Universal, 3 seasons of the highly successful Australian series ‘Harrow’ for ABC/Disney and ABC Australia and was a Producer on the first Australian Netflix commissioned original series – ‘Tidelands’. Livia’s primary area of focus and passion is in post-production and has been a post-production consultant to Netflix and NBC/Universal.

As an advocate for the screen industry, Livia has been a guest speaker on panels for the Screen Actors Guild, Women in Film, UCLA’s Film and Television Extension program, American Film Institute (AFI),  University of Sunshine Coast (USC) and recently on Netflix’s Post Production Summit and is a founding member and sits on the board of the Sunshine Coast Screen Collective – a not for profit organisation that fosters and advocates for a regional screen industry on the Sunshine Coast of Australia.

Heather Macfarlane

Committee Member

Heather Macfarlane is a highly experienced senior producer, consultant, and production manager with over 30 years in the film and television industry.  She serves as a board member for the Sunshine Coast Screen Collective, a Founding Committee member and Producer for Sunny Coast Showdown, and has held significant positions at Crawford Productions and as an Executive in charge production of Telenovella - a US Network. With extensive knowledge of film and television procedures, she has also taught at QUT and Griffith Universities.

Gareth Davies

Committee Member

Gareth Davies is a producer who cut his teeth on corporate videos, then earned his stripes and scars in a 25 year career as producer and executive producer of television commercials, working in Australia, New Zealand, Dubai and South Africa. 

Gareth has made commercials from Warsaw to Cape Town and from Vancouver to Auckland. He’s helped make heroes out of fruit juice in Kiev, real estate in Queenstown, Smurfs in Berlin and bricks in Sydney. Cars, comedy, food and drama. 

Gareth produced the award-winning Waverider documentary film in 2014 on a tighter-than-shoestring budget and has worked on several other films in Australia and South Africa.

Has been a board member of the SCSC since 2020 and has done both Sunny Coast Showdowns as a producer, 1st AD and general gopher.

He is currently developing and sourcing funding for a feature film, Lunar Eclipse, to be filmed on the Sunny Coast.

Jon Coghill

Committee Member

Jon Coghill is a musician, journalist and screenwriter based on the Sunshine Coast. He wrote and played drums with Australian rock band Powderfinger for 20 years, touring the world and releasing eight albums. Powderfinger won 18 ARIA awards and twice placed at number one in Triple J’s Hottest 100 list. After Powderfinger, Jon worked as a news, features, multi-platform reporter and radio presenter for the ABC Sunshine Coast. In 2021, Jon co-founded with Dan Munday and the Sunshine Coast Screen Collective, the Sunny Coast Showdown, a not-for-profit screen event aiming to boost the local film industry. 


Your membership fee will contribute directly to:
  • Funding exciting new projects and initiatives for our members

  • Enhancing our existing services and offereings

  • Ensuring the continuity and growth of our screen collective


Annual Membership

SCSC Members Directory entry

Promote member screenings, job opportunities and crew callouts on SC Connect

Introductions for Regional film projects

Post Work related Enquiries in SC Connect

Invitations to exclusive networking events

Priority access and discounted  tickets to all SCSC Events

Discount equipment hire with East Coast Camera

Discount Facility Hire at Pluggas Studios Birtinya

Discounts for Audio Podcasting and Video Content Studio at the Peregian Digital Hub

Access to Screen Collective Connect Only Community via My Glue App

Attend Monthly Meetups (free food & drinks)

Current industry news, promotions,  & giveaways

Priority access to Showdown Events

Mentoring and Internship opportunities during Showdown production

Discounts for Sunshine Coast Film Festival

Purchase SCSC Merchandise online (caps, t-shirts, jackets, etc) (COMING SOON)


Annual Membership

Access to Screen Collective Connect online community via My Glue app

Attend Monthy  Meetups (free food & drinks)

Current industry news, promotions & giveaways

Priority Access to Showdown Events

Mentoring and Internship opportunities during Showdown production

Discounts for Sunshine Coast Film Festival

Purchase SCSC Merchandise online (caps, t-shirts, jackets, etc) (COMING SOON)

Sean Slatter·FilmNews·June 20, 2024 


Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine headline Regionality Sunshine Coast

US documentarians Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine, the creative duo behind Apple TV+’s Boys State and Amazon Prime Video’s Mayor Pete, will head to Maroochy RSL next month for the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) and Screen Queensland’s inaugural Regionality Sunshine Coast. 

Held with support from Sunshine Coast Council and in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Screen Collective, the one-day event includes insights into character docs, the art of pitching, factual formats, First Nations storytelling, and engaging audiences with impact. 

There are also opportunities for networked and curated 1:1 meetings with participating industry representatives. Regionality events have previously been held at Lennox Head and Cairns.

As part of the program, Moss and McBaine will share insights into their creative practice, playing with form and how to balance independent artistic endeavours with commercial realities to turn their documentaries into major international hits.

Of the other sessions, Queensland practitioners Randall Wood, Bettina Dalton, Dena Curtis, Nick Piper and Chadden Hunter will discuss how to create informative and entertaining programs that successfully ‘cut through’ in Endless Discovery – Reaching New Heights; Indigenous creatives John Harvey and Dena Curtis will join producer Marissa McDowell and Screen Queensland’s Danielle Ah Boo for an examination of on First Nations storytelling; and Sunshine Coast filmmakers Bettina Dalton, Dan Munday, and David Cook will offer tips on how to get projects noticed and embraced with interactive session The Art of the Pitch: Sunshine Coast.

Cook will also join Doc Society’s Hollie Fifer and local impact filmmakers Kim Ingles and Maya Newell for Engaging Audiences With Impact!, a session on how utilising the principles of impact and engaging with communities can connect films to wider audiences.

Confirmed to attend the event are Paramount factual executive producer Naomi Elkin, Screen Australia documentary head Richard Huddleston, ABC factual commissioning editor Jo Chichester, SBS factual commissioning editor Bethan Arwel-Lewis, and Screen Queensland acting head of content for industry and initiatives, Ian Lynch. 

Screen Queensland CEO Jacqui Feeney said her agency was pleased to again partner with AIDC to bring the event to a new location.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for the documentary industry to gather, learn, and upskill to ensure Australia continues to make impactful real stories where truth is powerful or even stranger than fiction,” she said.

“It’s also a chance to showcase Queensland’s accomplished and flourishing documentary and factual creators, alongside national and international industry leaders.”

Speaking about this year’s line-up, AIDC CEO/creative director Natasha Gadd said the sessions were curated to “journey into the inner lives of larger than life characters, explorations of outer space and underwater worlds, and the legacies of First Nations trailblazers.

“Celebrating both regional storytelling and global industry trends, the program will also shine a spotlight on the incredible talent of Queensland doc and factual creators,” she said.

“We are grateful for the support of Screen Queensland and collaborative partners Sunshine Coast Council and the Sunshine Coast Screen Collective.” 

Regionality Sunshine Coast takes place Friday, July 26 at the Maroochy RSL, Maroochydore, Queensland. Find out more information here.


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