Sydney Film School is fortunate to be infused with passionate and committed people who all have experience either within the film industry and their respective disciplines. We believe the best way to learn is to learn from mentors who have been successful in their chosen disciplines.

Our mentors are selected for their practical experience in the film industry as well as their ability to teach and communicate the concepts that offer our students professional perspectives on how to reach their goals. They are devoted to assisting our students through their assignments and production processes and to ensuring that each one feels part of the community that is Sydney Film School.


Simon Hunter | SAS Executive Chairman

SIMON HUNTER

EXECUTIVE CHAIR 

Simon Hunter began his career as a screenwriter and producer. He wrote Twisted Tales: Bonus Mileage, produced by Australian icon Bryan Brown for the Nine Network Australia. Simon's screenplay secured Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush to star in the episode.

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Ashley Curry | SAS General Manager

ASHLEY CURRY

GENERAL MANAGER

Ashley Curry came to Sydney Actors School with over 5 years of marketing experience and another 5 years of design experience. He started his journey with SAS as Marketing Manager, moving into Recruitment and Admissions and now oversees the daily running of the school as General Manager. 

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CJ Johnson

CJ JOHNSON

FILM STUDIES & SCREENWRITING

CJ Johnson is the President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia. He is the film and television critic for The Nightlife on ABC Radio (Australia). His reviews air at 11:15pm on Tuesday nights. His film blog Film Mafia (www.filmmafia.com.au) is widely read internationally.

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PIP EDWARDS

DIRECTING PERFORMANCE

Pip is a professional actor, film & theatre maker, acting & career coach, casting assistant & entrepreneur. She has a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) from NIDA & a Bachelor of Creative Arts (devised work, filmmaking, philosophy & arts management/law) from Melbourne Uni.

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JOSHUA BELINFANTE

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Joshua Belinfante, filmmaker and photographer holds an eye for the eccentric and the surreal. Joshua founded Finesilver Media in 2018 and has been self-producing short films, music videos and stop motion animations since 2008.

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Erin Good

ERIN GOOD

DIRECTING PERFORMANCE

An award-winning director represented by RGM. Her films have won awards at national & international festivals. Recent festival acceptances include Montreal World Film Festival. Erin's film The Wonderful was nominated for an Australian Director's Guild Award & won the ATOM Award.

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