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Filmmaker and Director, Gayby Baby
Maya is a filmmaker committed to social justice. She has made a number of award-winning short documentaries, and recently directed Growing Up Gayby (2013) and Gayby Baby (2015), made with Charlotte Mars that reveals the perspective of children raised in same-sex parented families. Gayby Baby was selected for GoodPitch² Australia 2014, screened at festivals internationally, broke cinema-on-demand records, sparked a national debate about LGBTIQ concepts in Australian schools, was nominated for an ACCTA, AWGIE and won an ATOM award. The accompanying education resources 'The Gayby Baby School Action Toolkit' is the first in Australia to represent LGBTIQ families in curriculum.
Film maker, Be a Brother
Ez Eldin Deng is a South Sudanese film and music video director, producer, and writer. He has directed and produced numerous music videos which have reached millions of views in total on YouTube. Deng first arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 2004 with his family and to this day, Melbourne is still his home as he continues to break new grounds in Australia's film and television industry.