We use the power of storytelling to galvanise a coalition of change-makers around each project. Films can become platforms from which measurable impact goals can be achieved.
Together great stories, people, and ideas come together to create change.
Find out more about Media Stockade Impact Services below.
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 has won many awards and is passionate about storytelling. Recent productions include the feature documentary film I Am A Girl (nominated for 4 AACTA awards and winner of best documentary film at the 2014 SPA Awards); directing three episodes of The Surgeon (Network 10 starring Justine Clarke, producers John Edwards & Judi McCrossin); producing the critical and ratings success The Surgery Ship (SBS) which evolved into an 8 part series with Nat Geo. She was also the producer of controversial film The Opposition, which screened at high profile festivals around the world including Hot Docs, IDFA, Sydney Film Festival and was the opening night film at HRAFF. She produced China Love which was the ABC Arts, Create NSW Doc Feature Fund recipient for 2018. The five part true-crime series Frozen Lies screened on Foxtel in 2019 and she is currently producing an 8 part documentary series called Back to Nature for the ABC.
Madeleine Hetherton-Miau is an experienced and multi-awarded director and producer. Inspired by the adage ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ has led her to documentary – and her filmmaking has taken her around the world from diamond diving in Africa to wildlife trafficking in Burma and through the remote Australian outback. She works across a wide range of programs, which have been broadcast in over 60 countries across networks including ABC, BBC, Netflix, Nat Geo, Discovery and Al Jazeera. In 2012 she co-founded the independent production company Media Stockade with Rebecca Barry. www.mediastockade.com. Recent work includes the award-winning 8 part series ‘The Surgery Ship’ for National Geographic Channel, the true crimes series ‘Debi Marshall Investigates’ for FOXTEL and ‘Back to Nature’ for the ABC. 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. 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 Back to Nature (Media Stockade for ABC), 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.
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.