Katia Nizic is an independent producer, graduating from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (Producing) in 2012. She has worked as Producer's Assistant to Sue Maslin of Film Art Media since April 2013 across all projects, including The Dressmaker, for which she was a Screen Australia Talent Escalator recipient. She has a background in writing, editing, and publishing: an interest which led her to optioning popular Australian Young Adult novels This is Shyness and Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall in 2013.
Between 2012 and 2015, Katia produced six short films, of which "Violent Florence" had its World Premiere at SXSW Film Festival (2014) and toured dozens of festivals internationally, including Melbourne International Film Festival (2014). Her latest short "Tough & Cookie" had its World Premiere at the Academy Qualifying 2015 Heartland Film Festival and had its Australian Premiere at Flickerfest International Film Festival 2016.
She is currently developing This is Shyness as a web series and television series. Katia is also in development as one of the producers on genre feature anthology Mistresses of the Dark with writer-director Victoria Cocks (Executive Producers, Lizzette Atkins & Maggie Miles). Additionally, Katia also works in the industry a freelance manuscript assessor for literary agents and as an External Assessor for Screen Queensland.
Emma Dockery comes from an independent theatre background, completing her degree in Art History and Theatre Arts in 2005. After crossing the ditch from New Zealand to Sydney in 2007, she moved into the field of casting. Working at renowned Australian casting consultancy Mullinars for eight years, Emma's film credits include: The Hobbit, The Turning, These Final Hours, Paper Planes and Cut Snake; her television credits encompass some of Australia's most beloved shows of the last decade: the Underbelly series, Cloudstreet, Nowhere Boys and recent hit The Beautiful Lie.
Emma now works as a freelance Casting Director and Producer and runs The Casting Brief - a forum for discussing casting, acting and the film industry in Australia and around the world. Her interest in the arts has also extended to recent positions at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Emma has a keen interest in script development and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Screenwriting at UTS in 2010. She has worked as an independent assessor for The New Zealand Film Commission.