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Sotiris Dounoukos

Director / Co-Writer / Producer

Sotiris was raised in Canberra and is a graduate of the Binger Institute in the Netherlands, and the VCA School of Film and Television in Melbourne. His French-Australian short film, A Single Body (Un Seul Corps), won the inaugural award for Best International Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, the Dendy Award for Best Film at the Sydney Film Festival 2015, and the St Kilda Film Festival’s Award for Best Short Film 2015. The screenplay for A Single Body was also awarded the Association Beaumarchais’ Script Award for Short Drama in France. Sotiris’ short films have screened at over 180 festivals around the world and received several awards. Joe Cinque’s Consolation, adapted with Matt Rubinstein from Helen Garner's best selling book, is his first feature.

Matt Reeder


Matt Reeder is a multi award-winning producer. He produced the feature film The Little Death, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and went on to win the Audience Award at SxSW in 2015. Prior to that his feature film West had its world premiere at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival. The Little Death was theatrically released in North America by Magnolia Pictures in 2015. Joe Cinque’s Consolation is his third feature.

Matt Rubinstein

Writer / Associate-Producer

Matt Rubinstein has written or co-written for Sotiris Dounoukos the short films Mona Lisa, Punch, and Paper & Sand, which was nominated for an Australian Film Institute award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film. His first novel, Solstice, was shortlisted for the Australian/Vogel award and his adaptation was produced by the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Magpie Theatre for the Adelaide Festival. His most recent novel, A Little Rain on Thursday, was translated into six languages. Joe Cinque’s Consolation is his first feature screenplay.

Simon Chapman, ACS


Simon is an award winning DOP based in Sydney. Since graduating from the AFTRS in 2002, Simon has worked in features films, television series, documentaries and commercials. His feature film career started in 2009 with the release of The Loved Ones for director Sean Byrne. The pair collaborated again in 2014 with U.S production The Devil's Candy. He has also shot feature films Griff the Invisible, The Little Death, and Killing Ground. Simon has also shot numerous television series, including the AACTA winning series Nowhere Boys for Matchbox Pictures and the acclaimed ABC supernatural drama series Glitch.

Antonio Gambale


Antonio is an Australian-Italian composer and musician, based in Paris. His work includes award winning short and feature-length films, music for advertising and installations. Recent work includes the original score (with German composer David Menke) for the feature film Stung (Tribeca Film Festival 2015), additional music for the NBC series Taxi Brooklyn, synth programmer on the Canal+ series Midnight Sun, and the role of score co-producer for Taken 3.

Maggie Naouri

Anu Singh

Maggie is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. During her time at VCA, Maggie appeared in numerous VCA theatre productions during her study including Tom Healy’s A Bright Room Called Day, Richard Murphet’s The Merchant of Venice and Tanya Gerstle’s Agamemnon. Maggie is currently reprising her role as ‘Rose’ on the third series of Foxtel’s critically acclaimed drama series Wentworth. Her other television credits include Channel Ten’s popular series Offspring and Neighbours, and SyFy Networks Childhood’s End.

Jerome Meyer

Joe Cinque

Since graduating from drama school in 2012, Jerome has appeared in multiple short films and television appearances including the Network Ten series Secrets and Lies. More recently, Jerome has toured with Sport for Jove in a critically praised season as Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 2012, he appeared in La Boite Theatre Company’s production of As You Like It, and later in David Berthold’s production of Holding the Man.

Sacha Joseph


Sacha is a graduate of the Howard Fine Acting Studio. Her film work includes Sado and The Widow Banks. Her television credits include City Homicide and The Hollowmen. Sacha has also regularly appeared on stage in such productions as Passion Pop and The Devil You Know.

Gia Carides

Maria Cinque

Gia is an internationally recognised actress of film and television. She received an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her stand-out role as ‘Liz Holt’ in Strictly Ballroom, and an AFI Award nomination for Best Lead Actress for her performance in Brilliant Lies. She also featured as ‘Robin Swallows’ in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and as ‘Cousin Nikki’ in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Other film credits include the award-winning Bliss, Phar Lap, Backlash, Primary Colours, Bad Company with Laurence Fishburne, Stick It, Year One with Jack Black, and Jonathan Teplitzky’s Burning Man.

Josh Mcconville


Josh graduated from NIDA in 2008. His theatre credits for the Sydney Theatre Company include Cyrano De Bergerac with Richard Roxburgh, Mojo, Noises Off (for which he won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor), Romeo And Juliet, In The Next Room directed by Pamela Rabe, and the acclaimed Gross Und Klein, opposite Cate Blanchett and directed by Benedict Andrews. Josh’s film credits include The Infinite Man and The Turning: Commission alongside Hugo Weaving and directed by David Wenham.

Jacob Collins-Levy


Jacob Collins-Levy is an actor from Melbourne. Prior to his role as Saul in Joe Cinque's Consolation he played various character roles on ABC television (Glitch, Barracuda) and in feature film Holding The Man. He trained at the 16th Street Actors Studio in Melbourne and is currently shooting miniseries The White Princess in the United Kingdom in which he plays King Henry VII.