WE CREATE STORIES THAT MAKE YOU THINK:
OFFERING A MIRROR TO A CHANGING WORLD,
AS A CHALLENGER OF THE STATUS QUO.
FOUNDER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL ARTIST - JOEL CARNEGIE
Joel Carnegie is a multi-award winning Australian artist, actor, writer, musician, cultural activator, documentary feature-maker and ABC presenter.
As the Founder & Artistic Director of The Space Company, his high-energy, passion for stories and steadfast curiosity have led him and The Space Company, to be nominated for, and to win, numerous awards including:
“Best Announcer Presentation” and a silver best “History” program at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards 2018 for his documentary Fairy Investigation Society [ABC Radio National]
Finalist, “Presenter of the Year”, Australian LGBTI Awards 2018
“Best Performance By An Actor” and “Best Innovation” at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards 2017 – for his ABC radio cabaret show, Stardust: The Col Brain Story
Joel’s intrepid pursuit of a great yarn has drawn him around the world and back again – into outback Australia, to the remote Faroe Islands, to the South Pacific and beyond - working with the ABC, Audible, American Public Media, BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle and others on a raft of features, documentaries, podcasts, programs – even the odd radio musical! But at the heart of his work is storytelling – and a drive to hold up a mirror to our changing world.
You can also currently catch him on ABC Classic, hosting Music in Time, live concerts and other shows across the network.
He holds a Bachelor of Music (awarded with Honours) and a Master of Arts (Media & Communications).
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: JANE MILLETT
Jane Millett is a highly experienced professional performing arts executive with experience across all aspects of the performing arts, including theatre, festivals, opera, venue management and venue transformation.
Working strategically and operationally at all times, Jane has toured extensively across Regional; and Metropolitan Australia, as well as being the Company/Stage Manager for new Australian works for the BITE Festival in London, the Sydney Festival and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
She was the Stage Manager at the Melbourne Theatre Company (1996-2004), Production Manager, Director (Remount) and Company Stage Manager at Opera Australia (1998 - 2004), Production Manager & Operations Manager at Victorian Opera (2005 - 2011) and Venue Operations Manager & Client Lead Project Manager at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre (2011 - 2019).
PRINCIPAL ARTIST & DIRECTOR: TOM MOLYNEUX
Tom Molyneux is an actor/director who has worked extensively in the Melbourne independent theatre and film scene - directing The Space Company’s major collaboration ‘Stardust: The Col Brain Story’ (touring Victoria in 2019) and creating 'The Mission" (also touring Victoria in 2019).
Tom’s career highlights include winning the 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival Director’s Award (The Nose), starring in ‘Nefarious: The Tinder Games’ (Winner of the Best Comedy and Best TV/Web Series awards at the GO Independent Film Festival in Washington DC); Assistant Directing and acting in ‘The Ministry’ (Winner Best Live Art award at 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival), and successful runs of his two one man shows, ‘Unforgettable’ and ‘Re-verie’ (Directed Anna Nalpantidis).
Tom holds a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Performing Arts from Monash University, a Grad Cert in Management from the Australian Institute of Business and is currently completing a Master of Business (Arts & Cultural Management).
ASSOCIATE WRITER & DIRECTOR: James Jackson
James Jackson is a writer/director based in Melbourne. After completing a Masters of Dramaturgy (VCA), James worked with the National Theatre of Croatia, assisting as a dramaturg on the opera, Gulio Cesare en Egitto and on a devised work, Our Violence, Your Violence (Wiener Festwochen). Since 2015, James has worked as a dramaturg with Back to Back Theatre’s Theatre of Speed. His latest work, The Nose (Winner, Sydney Fringe Festival Director’s Award 2017) toured to Sydney, Melbourne and Geelong in 2018.
ASSOCIATE FILM MAKER: CALEB PLUMRIDGE
His film career started with shooting car chases in the backyard with a paddock bomb. In 2014 Caleb dove head first into full time film production, founding Escape Shift Film. Today, Caleb is driven to direct motivating and remarkable film experiences.