Darcy Yuille - Director
Darcy Yuille grew up in Queensland and was schooled in Brisbane. After a year in Brazil on a Rotary youth Exchange, he graduated from Griffith University with a BA in Humanities. His first taste of film work came as a caterer for The Australian Film Company, where he met director Dick Marks. A year later he was employed as a PA on the feature film Pitch Black, and began working on music clips as a camera assistant. Next came work as a clapper loader on the Coote Hayes' television series The Lost World. By the third episode of the series he was working as a focus puller for DOP Ben Notts ACS. He then produced, shot, directed and edited the award winning short film Vinganca, and was accepted into the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School in Sydney, where he saw his first year short Car Park become a finalist in the Dendy Awards 2003. In 2004 Darcy moved to Adelaide and commenced work as a TVC and music video director, before joining Piper Films and working on a number of high quality television programs.
Mike Piper's career has been percolating since the 1960s and he is now regarded as one of Australia's leading documentary filmmakers. In 2005 Piper Films won the National Geographic Channels International Best People and Places Film for Opal Fever, a 4 x 1/2 hour series, commissioned by ABC-TV.
Piper was a founding Board Member of AIDC Ltd the national entity responsible for the administration of the AIDC from 2000 until 2003. He was Chairman of the 6th Australian International Documentary Conference, held in Adelaide in November 1999. He is currently South Australian Chapter Head of Screen Producers Association of Australia.
Corey Piper's credits appear on over 100 hrs of broadcast programming including the cinematography of a number of 1-hour documentaries and documentary series produced by Piper Films for ABC-TV, SBS-TV, National Geographic Television, Natural History New Zealand, BBC Television, Paramount television and Discovery Channel. In 2005 Corey received an AFI nomination for Cinematography, won the ACS Golden Tripod Award for documentary. He has also worked on current affairs and documentary to high-end television commercials, music videos, American drama series, and feature films.
Simon Nasht left Australia 15 years ago as what he calls "a common garden variety journalist" after stints as a foreign correspondent with the ABC, and feature writer at The Age newspaper. He returned after several years abroad, having worked in the UK, The USA, and even Budapest in Hungary, with documentary and series producing credits for global broadcasters including BBC, Channel 4, Discovery Networks, National Geographic, ABC, ZDF, ARTE, A&E. Australian history has since become his specialty.