WE CREATE STORIES THAT MAKE YOU THINK:

OFFERING A MIRROR TO A CHANGING WORLD,

AS A CHALLENGER OF THE STATUS QUO.

FOUNDER & CREATIVE LEAD - JOEL CARNEGIE

Joel Carnegie. Image: Sarah Walker


Joel Carnegie is a multi-award winning Australian personality and presenter – known for his high-energy, passion for stories and steadfast curiosity. As an ABC Presenter and current host of Music in Time, Joel has long danced a tightrope between radio, theatre, screen and music making – as a presenter/interviewer, actor, writer, musician, cultural activator and documentary feature-maker.

Over the past few years, he’s worked 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.

Joel has been nominated for and won numerous awards, most recently 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
  • Top 5 Finalist, Whicker's World Foundation Audio Recognition Awards 2017 – for his radio documentary The Grind [ABC Radio National]
  • Highly Commended Finalist, Whicker's World Foundation Audio Recognition Awards 2016 – for his feature From Music Into Silence [ABC Radio National]

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.

Music and storytelling has always been the fire in Joel’s belly, with his professional experience backed up by Bachelor of Music (awarded with Honours) and a Master of Arts (Media & Communications). His multi-award winning cabaret show “Stardust” – a deeply moving portrayal of his grandfather's secret life – played to packed houses in 2016, with the show set to tour in 2019.

Joel is a tried-and-true pro – with a nose for a good story, an ear out for a good tune and an insatiable appetite for creativity and storytelling.


COLLABORATOR: TOM MOLYNEUX

 Tom Molyneux. Image: Sarah Walker

Tom Molyneux. Image: Sarah Walker

Tom Molyneux is an actor/director who has worked extensively in the Melbourne independent theatre and film scene. His work with The Space Company has included pre- and post-development of features, photography work, directing the 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).

OTHER CURRENT & RECENT COLLABORATORS:

- JAMES JACKSON [DIRECTOR]
- JOSEPHINE LANGE (SOUND DESIGNER)
- ADAM BRANSON (PRODUCER)
- BEC FARY (PRODUCER)
- HELENE THOMAS (PRODUCER)
- NATHALIE SILVA [INTERN]

A scene from Stardust: The Col Brain Story. Image: Caleb Plumridge.

Getting On With The Show Crew - in the ABC recording studios.

STARDUST: THE COL BRAIN STORY: ABC RN CABARET RADIO SHOW (MAY 2016) 

Musicians from the Geelong West Brass Band, including: 
Musical Director/Cornet: Jeff Steele
Cornet: Gemma Hale
Horn: Caitlin Taylor
Trombone: Nicole Pernice
Euphonium: Olivia Larkens
Tubas: Michael Smith & Jacqui Adcock
Performer: Joel Carnegie
Director: Tom Molyneux (not pictured)
Sound Engineers: Tim Symonds & Richard Girvan (not pictured)
Executive Producer: Claudia Taranto (not pictured)

GETTING ON WITH THE SHOW CREW:
ABC RN RADIO MUSICAL (MAY 2015)

Music & Lyrics by Robert Tripolino & Hugo Chiarella (not pictured)
Reporter/Producer: Joel Carnegie
Leading Lady: Alinta Chidzey (not pictured)
Leading Man: Trevor Ashley (not pictured)
Supporting Actor/Musician: Stefanie Jones
Musicians: Joel Loukes & Tom Doublier
Sound Engineer: Tim Symonds
Supervising Producer: Jesse Cox (not pictured)
Executive Producer: Julie Shapiro (not pictured)