Jo-Anne Brechin’s passion for filmmaking was recognized early in her career by the Cockatoo Island Film Festival, where she was named Young Filmmaker Of the Year for 2013. Since then, she has an impressive array of short films, documentaries and music videos which have screened across Australia and around the world. A graduate of AFTRS, Jo-Anne has been able to attract funding for her projects, including films which have won Official Selection screenings at St Kilda Film Festival, Byron Bay Film Festival, Los Angeles IndieFEST Awards and more. Last year, Jo-Anne was awarded Best Documentary at the Nova Focus On Ability short film competition. As a freelance writer, director and producer, Jo-Anne continues to partner with nonprofits and community organisations to create online videos and social media content.