Rebecca Barry is the co-founder and co-director of Media Stockade. This means steering and championing all our projects and ventures, in partnership with Madeleine. Rebecca directed and produced feature documentary I Am A Girl, nominated for 4 AACTA Awards, and winning Best Documentary Film at SPAA. Other highlights include producing feature documentaries The Opposition (Hot Docs, IDFA, Sydney Film Festival), China Love (GZDOC, DOCNYC and ABC TV), and The Surgery Ship feature (SBS), as well as factual series The Surgery Ship for National Geographic. She is currently co-producing a 5 part true crime series for Foxtel. Rebecca is the brains and heart behind Media Stockade Impact, bringing people together to watch outstanding social impact films that inspire purpose and action within the corporate environment.
Madeleine Hetherton is a filmmaker who co-founded Media Stockade with Rebecca in 2012. Inspired equally by a love of adventure, far horizons and social issues, she leapt into documentary filmmaking. Madeleine directed and produced The Surgery Ship for SBS, nominated for Best Film at the Milan International Film Festival, Best Director by the ADG, and won Best Documentary at the Sarasota Film Festival. National Geographic went on to commission an 8 part series, series produced by Madeleine, which was a critical and ratings success. Other highlights include producing Call Me Dad (ABC TV), and China Love (GZDOC, DOCNYC and ABC TV). Madeleine is co-producing a 5 part true crime series for Foxtel, due for broadcast late 2019. Madeleine is driving Media Stockade’s expansion into formats and series, finding new ways to tell great stories.
Sophie Wiesner is our Development Producer at Media Stockade. This involves crafting arresting pickup lines and eye catching routines to lure people onto the dancefloor. Sophie directed Call Me Dad for the ABC, which was nominated for ADG and SPA awards. Prior to that she produced short films Marla (Venice International Film Festival, Chicago, Slamdance) and Clan (Frameline, Rhode Island, Melbourne Film Festival). She is a sought after Shooter Producer and Producer/Director on factual series. Her personal highlights include Keeping Australia Alive (ITV for ABC), Country Town Rescue (CJZ for ABC) and Bondi Vet (WTFN for Network 10). Sophie is working closely with Rebecca and Madeleine to forge Media Stockade’s exploration into the new storytelling frontier that is XR, encompassing VR, AR and interactive projects.
Carolina De Martino is our Production Assistant and Office Manager. She is responsible for our website management, film screenings, graphic design, sales and much more. Carolina is a passionate documentary filmmaker, driven by the desire to give everyday people a platform to share their stories with the world. She has a particular interest in LGBTQAI+, Personal Development and Community stories and has produced several short documentaries on those topics. From her overseas travel she has learnt about languages and culture, making her fall in love with the essential thread of humanity that we all have in common, wherever we are in the world. Carolina also works on our development projects and assists with any current productions.
Danielle Kelly is our Finance Manager at Media Stockade, keeping our productions in the black and our rent paid on time. Before focusing on the money side of things, Danielle produced ‘My Family Feast’ for SBS and two series of ‘Great Australian Albums’ with Mushroom Pictures for SBS, attracting strong ratings and outstanding reviews. Danielle is one of those rare organised creative types, and if there was a prize for managing complex cashflow, financial reporting and budgeting, she would receive a lifetime achievement award. Danielle is constantly figuring out ways to find money to make new and exciting things happen at Media Stockade.
Media Stockade acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.
We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.