Dylan Blowen – Producer
Award winning filmmaker Dylan Blowen began his career in Los Angeles working at Paramount and Universal.
Later, he moved to New York to produce live television before moving to Sydney in 2002 where he formed Pony Films with Rachel Landers to
produce successful, award-winning high impact films.
His films have screened all over the world and won many prizes including the Foxtel Documentary Prize at the Sydney Film Festival and the NSW
Premier’s History Prize as well as nominations for a Grierson Innovation Award and AFI for best feature documentary.
Dr Rachel Landers — Director
Rachel completed a PhD in history at the University of Sydney and a post-graduate directing diploma at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Working in theatre after graduation, she then moved into film as a writer/director and producer of drama and documentary.
Her films have screened at numerous international festivals, been broadcast all over the world and have won and been nominated for a number of awards.
Recently, she made the feature documentary A Northern Town nominated for the prestigious UK Grierson Innovation award, a United Nations media award and was a finalist for best documentary in the Dendy’s and the Film Critics Circle of Australia. A Northern Town, which Rachel also shot, won an AACTA/AFI for Best Cinematography and the Premiers Multimedia History Award and was in competition at FIFO. Rachel produced and shot the feature documentary The Snowman selected for competition at IDFA; nominated for an AACTA award for Best Feature Documentary and won the Foxtel Australian Documentary Prize. Rachel’s documentary The Inquisition screened on the ABC and France 1 and was in competition at FIFO.
At the end of 2011 Rachel was awarded the 2011 NSW Premier’s History Fellowship and appointed Head of Documentary at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. In 2012 she relaunched the AFTRS Documentary Department with a ground breaking curriculum, offering world-class training in non-fiction filmmaking. In 2013 Rachel was the keynote speaker for the NSW Premier’s History Awards.
In 2014/15, in addition to working at AFTRS, she completed production on the ABC/Screen Australia funded documentary Lest We Forget What for the Centenary of World War I and is completing her first non-fiction book for New South Books that will be published in 2015.