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Michelle Lia

From the age of 12, Michelle Lia had been fascinated by film. Once completing her HSC, Michelle went straight to Sydney Film school where she completed a Diploma of Screen and Media, and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics/Political Economy) at the University of Sydney. Sydney Film School is where Michelle gained her first film experience working on film sets working in all departments – art department, continuity, sound, camera, producing, editing, acting and most notably directing. End of an era - a short about documentary her Maltese grandfather, was her directorial debut winning both best editing and cinematography award at the Sydney Film School Festival as well as screening at the Golden Knight film festival in Malta.

While having a predominant background in Documentary, Michelle has produced a range of both drama and documentary. Her largest documentary To See – a 42 minute feature involved the director Chris Wohlers experiencing what life blind for a week and then filming the consequences premiering at the International Documentary Film Forum Bejiing. while her short films such as Barton the Ghost catcher have screened in festivals such as Flickerfest, Dungog, Primavera, Little Big shots and Access All areas film festivals.
Michelle has produced a range of shorts with stories that vary widely from each other - from stories of racism and prejudice to stories of lost love and street hijinks. She is known for her efficiency, the ability to solve the unsolvable and to always pull through on the most impossible of shoots

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Information on this profile is provided by the person and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 17 Feb 2012