Brendan is a producer and Director of Photography. He fell in love with the camera and capturing people's stories after attending film school in 2011-12. From there he went onto major film and television productions in the camera department such as Joel Edgerton’s Felony, Redfern Now series 2, Redfern Now tele-movie and Cleverman series 1. But it was working in documentaries such as Colour Theory, Servant or Slave and Warwick Thornton’s The Darkside that he found his true passion. Brendan furthered his study at Australian Film and Television School studying Cinematography in 2016.
Brendan's skills in capturing people's stories and making them feel at ease in front of the camera resulted in the creation of Blacklock Media in 2015 to fulfill the creative needs of his growing list of clients. Since then, Blacklock Media has shot numerous successful short films, music videos and documentaries - producing projects for Sydney Living Museums, Blue Mountains Council, University of New England, Department of Health NSW amongst many others.
Rona is a proud Kaytetye woman from Central Australia who works with high impact organisations to create systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and solutions.
Rona is the founder of Common Ground and brings 7 years of professional experience working across First Nations organisations and not for profits. Rona was previously the Director of First Nations at YLab, a social enterprise that puts young people with diverse lived experiences at the centre of designing and developing innovative and impactful solutions to complex social issues. Over her career, Rona has worked in policy at the Central Land Council, the Research Unit for Indigenous Languages at the University of Melbourne, Reconciliation Victoria, and the Foundation for Young Australians.In 2020, Rona was a finalist for the Victorian Young Achiever awards, was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship. In 2019 Rona won a Diana Award and was named a 'Woman of the Future' by Women's Weekly.Through her work with First Nations communities across Australia, Rona aims to create future systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and cultures.Rona currently resides in Mpartnwe on Arrernte Country.