Sid Butterworth

Sound recordist, ABC-TV; later at AFTRS

Listing on IMDB: Sid has 26 credits as sound recordist, starting with The Drover’s Wife (1968) through to Lantana (2001)

don-burrowsDon Burrows

Jazz musician – Career incl. many recordings, radio & television appearances

Bernie Cannon

ABC-TV & ABC Radio producer-director

roger-cowlandRoger Cowland

Optical effects technician, Colorfilm

Arthur Dignam



tony-gaileyTony Gailey

Documentary producer, director & cinematographer; misc technical work on features & docos

ron_grahamRon Graham


ron-haddrickRon Haddrick


Barbara-LeaneBarbara Leane

Casting agent

Jamie Leslie

jamie-eslie1st Assistant Director, feature films

Tom Long


Rob McAuley


Documentary producer, director, writer & cinematographer

  • 17 August 1933 – 15 January 2020
  • “Film producer, sailor, larrakin”  (SMH)
  • Oral History interview by Martha Ansara held at NFSA : “Rob is a master of the anecdote and this interview is rich in stories, full of characters and incidents”
  • Vale and two-part video interview with Rob McAuley (Cruising Yacht Club)
  • IMDB

Andrew McLennan

Andrew McLennan flanked by university friends John Bell and Bruce Beresford


  • ABC Radio producer [drama & features], audio artist
  • Obituary in SMH
  • Never M.O.R. – the audacious audio of Andrew McLennan In this 40 minute feature we hear tantalising extracts from many of his programs, as friends, colleagues and artistic collaborators reflect on the man and his work.

john-o-haraJohn O’Hara

Media educator – RMIT, AFTRS [as Director]

  • April 20, 1944 – March 7, 2020
  • Obituary in SMH

George Ogilvie

George-OgilvyDirector – Theatre, film & television

Saskia Post


  • 1 January 1961 – 16 March 2020
  • Saskia is best remembered for her iconic role starring alongside Michael Hutchence in Dogs in Space, directed by Richard Lowenstein in 1986. (Honey-Celebrity)
  • Vale and detailed obituary in ScreenSpace
  • Wikipedia
  • IMDB

Martin Royal

martin-royalABC-TV & Radio newsreader & soccer commentator

Mark Ruse

mark-ruseComedy, drama, documentary & live TV producer

Greedy Smith

Singer, recording artist; appearances on radio, TV, music videos


  • 16 January 1956 – 2 December 2019
  • Wikipedia
  • Mental As Anything founding member and songwriter Andrew “Greedy” Smith has died after suffering a heart attack in his car. He was 63.(The Guardian)
  • YouTube tribute to Greedy Smith
  • According to legend, Smith earned his “Greedy” nickname for his ferocious appetite for fried chicken. (Billboard)
  • Interviewed by Debbie Kruger in 2004 (Recording held at NFSA)

Shirley Stackhouse

shirely-stackhousePrint, radio & TV journalist

  • Shirley Stackhouse was The Sydney Morning Herald gardening contributor for more than 30 years   (Garden Drum)
  • Listen to a tribute to Shirley Stackhouse when she retired from 2UE
  • Sydney’s best-­‐loved gardening personality, Shirley Stackhouse OAM, died yesterday morning (March 4) aged 92. She passed away peacefully after a short illness. (Horticultural Media Association)

Max Von Sydow

max-von-sydow0Swedish actor who starred in Australian feature film Father [1990]

  • 10 April 1929 – 8 March 2020
  • He had a 70-year career in European and American cinema, television and theatre, appearing in more than 150 films and several television series in multiple languages. (Wikipedia)
  • His work in the movies by Ingmar Bergman (especially The Seventh Seal (1957), including the iconic scenes in which he plays chess with Death) made him well-known internationally, . . .(IMDB)
  • max-von-sydowHe turned down the role as the sinister Dr. No in the first James Bond film with the same name (ABC obituary)
  • Father is a 1990 film about a retired German immigrant living in Australia, Joe Muller (Max von Sydow), who is accused by a strange woman named Iya Zetnick (Julia Blake) of being a former Nazi who committed war crimes . . . (Wikipedia)

Anthony (Tony) Tegg

Gaffer/senior lighting technician, feature films & TV drama

Mick Von Bornemann


Rod Webb

rod-webbSydney Film Festival Director, subsequently executive at AFI, SBS & ABC

  • 1944-2020
  • Vale Rod Webb, esteemed TV and film programmer (Inside Film)
  • Rod Webb ran the Resistance Film Society, a unique and important contribution to Sydney’s cultural environment in a time before arthouse cinemas, SBS or Netflix. (in Green Left )
  • Interviewed by Margaret Pomeranz on The Movie Show in 1988 (video, 5 min)

Gary Wilkins

gary-wilkinsSound recordist, film