David loves making films about food. He's really interested in how people do what they do, and make what they make. He started Madfinch to help people tell their stories. Along the way he has made some pretty special video for a whole range of clients - from nurses doing extraordinary work to gentle farmers who make the most amazing cheeses on the planet. He especially loves working with chefs, growers, producers and makers of all kinds. They create beautiful work and he turns that into beautiful video that makes customers hungry and wanting more. David is a film and television professional, he has made award-winning short comedy films and he helps people make their own media through workshops and mentoring.
Jane hails from Hobart and has worked extensively in theatre, television and radio since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1990. Her television credits include Blue Heelers, GP, Janus, The Flying Doctors, Neighbours and A Country Practice. Jane has performed for Melbourne Theatre Company, at La Mama, with various independent theatre companies within Melbourne and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Jane is currently the Co-Chair of the Tasmanian Creative Industries Council, works regularly as a voice over artist, presents concerts with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra throughout Tasmania and can be heard regularly on ABC Local Radio.
Finegan was born in Cork, Ireland, and emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia, at eight. In 2004, he moved with his wife Essie to Hobart, Tasmania, spending the next 15 years writing for national/international companies from the island state, before coming home to Adelaide in 2019. He is committed to making strong and respectful work for children, which acknowledges them as astute audience members outside the plays, and worthy subjects within. His son Moe was born in 2014.
Storyteller Profile with Lara Van Raay. "With over 25 years media experience, Lara van Raay specialises in making short form documentary with her company Small World Documentaries. Writing, directing, shooting, editing, producing. Lara's films have been broadcast either on the ABC or National Geographic, have been made for various clients or for social media."