Side by Side: Gender Equity in Film and Music





Anna Laverty is one of Australia’s finest young producers. Her career began in London, under the tutelage of multi-award winning producers Paul Epworth (Adele, Primal Scream, Foster The People) and Ben Hillier (Blur, Elbow, U2). During her time at Miloco Anna worked on albums for Florence and The Machine, Depeche Mode and Bloc Party amongst others. Since returning, Laverty has Produced, Engineered, Mixed and helped create albums for artists including Paul Dempsey, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, New Gods, Something for Kate, The Peep Tempel, Dallas Frasca, Meg Mac, Courtney Barnett, Cut Copy, Jae Laffer and many more. Anna has recently spoken publicly at Guinness Amplify (Malaysia), Bigsound (QLD), Face the Music (VIC), AWME (VIC), WAM Conference (WA), Proof of Life Festival (SA), InTune (NT) and is a key member of the APRA/AMCOS Songmakers programme.




Claudia Sangiorgi-Dalimore is a multi-disciplinary creative artist, her talents ranging in the fields of film, photography and dance. Her passion for story telling was fostered from an early age when asked to create several short form documentaries for arts body, Multicultural Arts Victoria. This formative practice then led her into extensive collaborations with a diverse community of artists both locally and internationally. In 2014 Claudia was commissioned by World Vision Vanuatu to travel through Vanuatu documenting and creating videos in a number of remote communities. The following year Claudia was commissioned by Skinny Fish Music to travel the Ngukurr community in Southern Arnhem land where she worked with local band Lonely Boys to create a series health and music videos.  Over the last 6 years her repertoire continues to grow, with artists requesting her talents to create music video clips. To date she has collaborated with artists including Odette, 360, Mantra, Gossling, Kaiit, Blue King Brown, Mama Kin Spender and Julia Stone. In 2017 Claudia directed & edited her first full length documentary, Her Sound, Her Story. A culmination of the multifaceted art project created to showcase and celebrate woman in Australian Music. As well as a deeper conversation into the ongoing discussion of the gender disparity in music industry this film also looks at a broader discussion, asking “where to we want women’s voice to sit in the world”




Beginning her career in professional photography 7 years ago, Michelle Grace Hunder already has a self published photography book in the National Sound and Film Archives of Australia and is considered one of the most revered Australian Music Photographers. After shooting with literally every major player in the Australian Hip-Hip scene, Michelle has spent the last three years on a personal project called "Her Sound, Her Story" celebrating Women in Australian Music, across all genres, with her project partner, Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore. Michelle & Claudia worked with over 50 women across all genres, shooting both portraits and interviews, completing a full length documentary that was previewed in November 2017. Michelle also hosts a weekly Hip Hop radio show on Kiss FM with her co-hosts DJ Rui & renowned music journalist Sose Fuamoli.

Photo: Shea Kirk

Photo: Shea Kirk



Triana Hernandez is an emerging filmmaker from Peru, based in Melbourne. Over the past year, Triana's directorial work has been focused on exploring music videos. Praised for her playful style and her unique use of magic realism on screen, Triana's work has been showcased in multiple local and international festivals including Berlin's Music Video Awards. Aside from her directorial work, Triana is a music journalist renowned for her in-depth interviews with local and international musicians. Focused predominantly on the intersections between identity politics and music, her work prioritises artists that are not white, straight, male or within the genres of pub rock. Triana is also an artist manager and consultant for music company Mellum PR. She manages Various Asses and Infinity Blade and is currently part of the team bringing Iranian-Dutch experimental pop artist Sevdaliza for her debut Australian Tour in 2018.  

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Maura Edmond is a Lecturer at Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism. Her writing on art, music and screen culture has appeared in OverlandArt and AustraliaSenses of Cinema and Un Magazine, among others. Her academic writing has been published in New Media and SocietyTV & New Media, and the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Global Cultural Policy. Music videos, and other spectacular collisions of pop music and moving image, are her first love.