Arun Ketsirat
Director - Producer - DoP

Many people have limited freedom to express their ‘voice’. Through film, Arun provides the ‘voice’ for those who go unheard.

Born and raised in a remote rural village in North-East Thailand, Arun understands the physical and emotional challenges of working in developing countries. Arriving in Australia at 16, her English was limited and her first challenge was to improve her ability to communicate. She learnt to express herself through the visual medium when she believed her words were not adequate.

Through effort and determination she was awarded the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship to study and complete a Bachelor of Fine Art (2010) and achieve 1st class Honours in Film and Screen Media Production at Queensland College of Art (2012).

Arun has since sharpened her skills in film production projects from concept to completion from winning commissions to produce, direct, shoot and edit documentary films, commercial advertisements, educational videos and live events in the islands of Indonesia, Japan, the south of France and throughout Australia.

Joseph Taylor
Actor - Writer - Producer

Joseph has spent over 24 years in Indonesia, 16 of those running pearl farms across the archipelago from Bali to West Papua.

Refusing to give up on make believe, Joseph and his Balinese princess wife sailed in a literal sea change to Australia. The boat is now base of operations in Australia and the family home in Bali covers work across Indonesia.

Joseph has performed a range of professional roles in film (Harmony, OtherLife, One Less God), TV (House of Bond, Deadly Women, Slide, The Code, Mabo), web series, theatre and as a guest on German, Australian and Indonesian television.

Joseph was unit producer for the live video recording of Tina Arena’s “Reset Tour” in Australia and has also produced and directed several privately funded short documentaries and acted as a contributor and consultant for the feature documentary Power of Pearl.

Kym Melzer
Producer - Writer

Kym Melzer produced the award nominated 7-part documentary series, The Ripple Effect of PTSD (2016) for her doctoral research and is currently producing the feature length documentary, working title, Triple Effect. Kym is a Producer/Writer who grew up in the Northern beaches of Sydney. She moved and completed high school on the Gold Coast where she now resides with her husband, two teenage sons and dog, who help care for her elderly parents. 

Kym had a successful national sales and marketing background with Healthy Life the leading health and wellness retail group in Australia. In 2014, Kym completed a double degree at Griffith University B/Business (Supply Chain Management & Logistics) and B/Arts (Screen Production). In years 2011, 2013 & 2014 Kym was awarded Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.

In 2015, Kym received first-class B/Arts Honours degree (Screen Production) and was awarded a Griffith University doctoral scholarship. Her exegesis titled, Disruptions in Documentary Filmmaking: Exploring the Participants Experience, explores the participants experience across all stages of film production including the social impact phase. Kym is a sessional Honours teacher at Griffith Film School.