Kristy Fuller – Managing Director
Kristy has been producing television for nearly two decades. She was an innovator with Melbourne’s C31, creating and producing the popular live programs Raucous and Pluck!, which revitalised the broadcaster’s youth ratings. Kristy won the prestigious Antenna award for Program of the Year.
As an independent producer and owner of 1440 Productions, Kristy has expanded her television slate into live broadcasts, online content, documentary, reality and formats .
1440 Productions was the only Australian finalist in the 2011 MIPCOM Kids Jury Awards, with two concepts: Heart & Soul, and Dig Deep Creek. The latter won the 10-14 age category. Heart & Soul was produced into a 26 part documentary series for ABC. It was also nominated for an International Emmy and an AIB.
Kristy has also produced for several large scale American series including a documentary series for A&E The Devil Next Door and the highest rating series of MTVs flagship reality program The Challenge.
Last year 1440 Productions were the winners of the Mip International Formats Pitch competition in Cannes for their original format Change My Mind. The format was quickly picked up by Blue Ant Media and is currently in negotiations for several international adaptations.
Most recently, Kristy produced the new season of Lah Lah’s Stripy Sock Club for ABC Kids creating an Australian first production using the brand new Zero Density virtual-set technology.
Kristy also holds a Bachelor of Media Studies from RMIT and a Masters of Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Swinburne University.
Ash Koek – Director
Ash Koek is a freelance filmmaker with over 15 years experience in a number of production roles in film and TV.
His credits include director & cinematographer on, Heart & Soul, a TV series which was nominated for an International Emmy in Best Kids Drama – Factual. It has been screened in Australia on the ABC and iView, and on demand overseas. Heart & Soul along with another concept trailer he directed, Dig Deep Creek, were the only Australian finalists in the 2011 MIPCOM Cannes Kids Jury Awards. Dig Deep Creek won the 10-14 age category. He has directed short films screened both in Australia and internationally. He has directed, The Cat Empire live, ARIA award nominated DVD.
Between 2011 – 2013, he worked in-house at an advertising agency, Cummins & Partners as their senior video editor. I was responsible for all media going through the agency, broadcast and online content. He also produced content for digital platforms for brands including Nike, Jeep, Mumm Champagne, Asahi, Jacobs Creek.
As a freelancer he has worked with advertising agencies, production houses and clients direct, producing bespoke video content, ads and photography. He has worked with a range of clients from banks and car brands to dance, music and fashion.
Lynda Morgan – Writer
After a successful career in event management and media, Lynda segued into producing and script editing award winning short films and live to air youth television. She studied screenwriting at RMIT, where she discovered a particular flair for concept development.
Lynda has since created, co-created and developed concepts in drama and children’s television for independent productions. Two of these concepts were the only Australian finalists in the 2011 MIPCOM Kids Jury Awards, with Dig Deep Creek winning the 10-14 age category. She has also worked in storylining and script coordination for Neighbours and Mr and Mrs Murder.
Clinton Barbaroux – Graphic Design & Art Department
Clinton Barbaroux began his career as an Art Director in community television working on such franchises as “Career Success with Bill Lang” – to expand his specialty to Graphic Design.
Now, an up and comer in the design arena, Clinton is already securing a reputation for his bold designs and creative solutions. Conservative to the edgy, Clinton has developed the visual identity and merchandise design for a diverse clientele. From niche retail outlets and entertainment personalities to music artists and the corporate sector, Clinton has proven himself to be an accomplished and professional designer.
His work has most recently included the slick branding of leading edge event management company “Serendipity Entertainment.” Not forgetting his routes in Art Direction however, Clinton brought to life the children’s educational DVD “Talking Time” with his rich sets and costume designs. Working largely with new businesses, Clinton Barbaroux’s intention is to provide the client with a definitive brand that sets them apart from their competition.