LEIGH HARRIS  
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Leigh Harris is a Central Coast local, Tech Geek ,Drone Pilot, Filmmaker and Photographer. Leigh has over 24 years of experience flying Radio controlled Aircraft.

 Leigh has seen the evolution of planes from nitro engines to brushed electric and now the current brushless LiPo  powered Drones.

   Leigh  built his first FPV 9First Person View) plane 1998 and still has it today.  With his love of photography and flying, Drones were a natural progression. Leigh has a great eye and we are STOKED to have him on board this year.

 LIAM HEFFRON
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Liam Alex Heffron is an award-winning entrepreneur, actor and historian. He plays Garda Sean Doran in Ireland's most popular TV drama, Fair City and is also well known for his roles in Hardy Bucks, Ros na Rún and contributions to topical TV programs including RTE's, The Battle for Rural Ireland and the BBC’s Who do you think you are?
As an award-winning historian and presenter, he has hosted a series of Irish history documentaries, contributed to many media articles and academic books, and is a Phd candidate in modern Irish Revolutionary history at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 
Liam studied drama at the Galway Theatre Company and the Irish Film Academy in Dublin. He became a regular stage actor and director on the Galway circuit, later training in Los Angeles with Howard Fine and Margie Haber Studios.

 LAUREN J JONES  

Lauren is a local Avoca Beach Producer/Director. She began her career in the film industry over ten years ago as an actor, when she lived in London and studied at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

 

In 2013, Lauren relocated back home and made the move to producing and directing. During this time, Lauren completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Television Production at JMC Academy, has directed and produced several of her own short films and projects, and has consistently worked in the production department on numerous Films and TVC’s, which have appeared on TV, online and internationally in some of the top festivals. 

 

In 2018 Lauren produced  the Create NSW funded short film Tip of My Tongue, which premiered at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival. The film has since gone on to become also a semi finalist in WOW - Women of Film Fair Middle East, in Dubai.

 

In Jan 2019  Final Resting Pose, another of Laurens short films, beat out thousands of submissions and was one of 55 short films to be accepted into one of Australia’s most prestigious and highly respected short film festivals, Flickerfest.. 

 

 Lauren currently works at Junkee Media in Sydney and she is also in the development stage of her first feature film Paper Doll which she is producing and co-directing.