Seeding Time Pictures, are dynamic, visual storytellers creating a cross-cultural content bridge across Australasia. We celebrate diverse and authentic voices to communicate social impact factual and narrative stories to global audiences. We are based in Brisbane and Bali, and travel whenever the story takes us.
Seeding Time Pictures (STP) was born in Queensland. We are committed to bringing benefit to the state regardless of where our projects may lead. We have ensured key creatives have followed our story path from Queensland to locations in Indonesia and beyond, with completion always coming home to Brisbane. Reserving key roles for Queensland filmmakers is a central tenet to our growing international collaboration. Engagement in our industry incubation, mentoring and training program is a pledge for any collaborator joining an STP project. Augmenting our core Queensland partners and team are experienced professionals from Switzerland, Spain, Finland, Malaysia and South America. These individuals are buying into our passion and vision with a ready willingness to impart knowledge and expertise with Queenslanders.
Producer | Director | Cinematographer
Arun Ketsirat is a Thai-Australian filmmaker, best known for exploring female identities in a cross-cultural context. Her social impact documentaries The Boob Issue won Asia Pacific Screen Award Brisbane Short Film Fund (2018), and a place in DocEdge Kolkata (2019), an intensive training and pitching initiative with key mentors from Asia’s film industry. PTSD Love Stories won Screen Queensland Completion Fund and soon to be released on ABC Compass in 2021.
Born and raised in a remote rural village in North-East Thailand, Arun arrived in Australia at 16 with limited English, she found her voice through visual medium. She was awarded the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (2010) with First Class Honours in Film and Screen Media Production (2012) at Queensland College of Art.
As a founding partner of Seeding Time Pictures, Arun has sharpened her skills on projects of broadcast quality in Asia, Europe, and throughout Australia. Her work appeared on ABC iView, EDx and prestige festivals including Children's Day International Film Festival, winning its 2018 CommUNITY Award for creating and enabling women’s participation in the film industry.
Arun is currently developing a documentary series, Love, Sex & Chicken Fillets, tackling body image issues through the lens of cultural, economic and societal differences. She recently received the Australian Government RTP Scholarship to commence her PhD candidature in July 2021. Her research will focus on First-Person Documentary and hybrid identities and body image dissatisfaction in Asian-Australian women.
Joseph J.U. Taylor
Producer | Director | Actor
Joseph's life could be an adventure movie. Born in New Zealand, he spent over twenty-five years as a Marine Biologist in some of the most amazing and remote islands of Indonesia learning the cultures and language before marrying a warrior princess in Bali. And then he changed tack, sailing to Australia to launch a career in film. After seven years living on the boat and making movies, he returned to Bali with only one thing on his mind: to tell stories that matter. His recent acting work includes the international feature Lost in Paradise: Luchsinger and the Gods, HBO’s Strike Back, ITV’s The Singapore Grip and Dev Patel's directorial debut Monkey Man for Netflix. Joseph is one of only a handful of registered foreign Film Director’s in Indonesia and directed, wrote, and produced the television pilot Soulbeats.
Over the past two years, he has focused on building a portfolio of film and television stories, writing screenplays, and honing his skills as a producer. He was the local producer for the Swiss feature, Lost In Paradise: Luchsinger and The Gods, shot in 2019 and is currently in pre-production for a survival-adventure movie and negotiating a series with a streaming network.