Company Principal, Producer
Bridget is an award winning screen producer with a focus on scripted narrative film and television. She is currently launching Australian feature film ‘THE BUTTERFLY TREE’ starring Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould and Sophie Lowe, directed by Priscilla Cameron. This is her second feature film as producer. Her first film BITTER & TWISTED premiered at Tribeca, was nominated for 14 international awards including 2 AFI’s, and was released across several territories including theatrical releases in Australia and New Zealand. Bridget is continuing to build her company Midwinter Films as a development vehicle for long form narrative projects. She is currently partnering with several producers and production companies on a slate of narrative feature films and television series.
Bridget has a wide network of international and local financing and producing partners, in-depth knowledge of the international content marketplace and an extensive physical creative producing skillset.
Business and Development Executive
Abi is the Business and Development Executive at Midwinter Films. She has co-produced The Butterfly Tree. Prior to that, Abi worked as a digital producer at The Project Factory with clients including Channel 7, Sherlock: The Network, and Home and Away.
With over 20 years experience in entertainment, working in technical production, Abi’s career has spanned theatre, events, television commercials, television shows and feature films. She spent a number of years working in operations and business development, with clients including The Wolverine, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Outta Here, Handa Opera’s Carmen on Sydney Harbour, Where the Wild Things Are and Gods of Egypt.
Abi holds a Masters in Screen Arts and Business, a Graduate Diploma in Producing from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and an honours degree from Victorian College of the Arts in Creative Arts. Abi’s research work has been published in Lumina and The Conversation. She is a member of staff at Compton School, Australia’s first business school for creatives.
Before joining Midwinter as a producer, Gemma cut her teeth on live television. She began on New Zealand’s iconic ‘WHAT NOW’; a magazine style family show that has aired nationally since 1981. During her five seasons there, Gemma clocked up over 400 hours of live television experience, working with a tight team to create award winning content for 40 episodes annually. (What Now was awarded ‘TV GUIDE’S TOP OF THE BOX -AUDIENCE FAVOURITE’, 2010-2015, with Gemma personally receiving a ‘TV GUIDE’S TOP OF THE BOX – RISING STAR’ nomination.)
Since moving to Australia in 2015, Gemma has hit the ground running with a variety of film and television work. In television, she has teamed up with ‘YELLOW STUDIOS’ to create two children’s series with GREG PAGE for successful international sale. In Film she has gained credits as Associate Producer on ‘THE BUTTERFLY TREE’, Associate Prod on ‘HARMONY’, and as co-writer on structured improve feature “Hang Time”, (whilst also playing lead female).
Gemma left behind a fully funded scholarship to Law School to pursue her work in the screen industry, and hasn’t looked back since.
Company Principal, Documentary Editor, Post-Supervisor
Simon has been editing film and television for over twenty years and is one of Sydney’s most sought after documentary editors.
In 2018 he was nominated for an ASE award for best editing in a documentary series for ‘Employable Me, Episode 1’. The series went on to win the AACTA award for Best Documentary or Factual program.
His other credits include the AFI award nominated feature ‘Bitter and Twisted’ (2008), the multi award winning television documentary ‘Acid Ocean’ (2014), and the AACTA nominated television factual series ‘Luke Warm Sex’ (2016).
Simon is a principle at Midwinter Films. In 2016 he co-produced and post supervised ‘The Butterfly Tree’.