|Education||1993 - 1995(Deakin University)2004(Victorian College of the Arts)|
|Employer||VPRO Netherlands - Metroplolis|
David Wardell is a multimedia producer/director with extensive experience in documentary filmmaking, community arts and participatory media.
He is currently the Australian correspondent for the Netherlands based VPRO television program, Metropolis.
David graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2004 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Film and Television (Documentary Production). His graduating film, The Neighbours, won the prestigious Film Victoria Award for Best Documentary.
In 2008 David was awarded the National Geographic, World Nomads Documentary Scholarship.
He has over 7 years experience as a facilitator in Australia’s leading digital story telling program at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), and has produced multimedia projects for clients including the OECD, the Australian Federal Govt and big hART on their Northern Territory based Ngapartji Ngapartji project.
David is currently Production Director with Youthworx Productions, a non-profit social enterprise producing multimedia and providing training to disadvantaged and homeless young people in Melbourne, Australia. Youthworx Productions recent TV series Fringe Lane, was nominatied for a Logie Award in 2011.
His work has been broadcast on National Geographic Channel, ABC, VPRO Netherlands, NITV and Channel 31 Australia.
David has travelled and worked throughout S.E. Asia, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Jordan and Iran and run community development expeditions in India.
He is currently in post-production of a documentary following a clown tour through East Timor.
Metropolis Producers approached me to join the program after viewing a documentary short I made on the impact of the ECCC trails in Cambodia in 2010.
Research, Produce and Direct 5 - 10 minute video reports on a range of topics for VPRO's Metropolis Television Program.
Write voice over and present reports to camera.
Youthworx Productions is a non-profit multimedia production company which produces professional multimedia for a range of clients while offering multimedia traineeships to disadvantaged young people in Australia.
In this role I oversee, produce and direct all professional video productions through Youthworx Productions. This includes liaising with clients, all production and post-production on multimedia productions, recruiting and managing freelance and casual creative staff to fulfil project demands.
Devise and facilitate Participatory Video workshops for groups including, women impacted by the justice system through the Centre for Human Rights of Imprisoned People, newly arrived refugees, through Victoria University, homeless children, through Merri Outreach Suppoort Service and ‘at-risk’ young people.
Supervise and oversee the training of a team of 3 multimedia trainees. This includes managing their day to day workload, organising professional training opportunities and setting training and work targets.
I have been Instrumental in the acquisition of over $200,000 funding to expand Youthworx Productions. -In 2011 I devised a project to empower and engage young newly arrived refugees in Melbourne Australia through training in and production of digital video works. Called the inSite program, it has recently begun to work with young people from Afghanistan.
Oversee the development of the Youthworx Productions website and social media presence. This includes the creation fo content and updating the website and social media outlets. See www.youthworxproductions.org.aufor examples of my work.
Involves facilitating participants in the ACMI digital storytelling program. Participants come from all walks of life and in this role I assist them through all stages of the program to create a 3 to 4 minute digital story on any topic. Stages include story development, scripting, video/stills production and equipment use, editing and sound mixing.
Directed “Fitted for Work” documentary. This film deals with the issues women face entering or returning to workforce and assistance the Melbourne based program, ‘Fitted for Work’ can offer.
Also directed corporate communications for Exxon Mobil, Linfox and Austin Hospital.
Travelled to Rajasthan, India to shoot a documentary about a community development project and its impact on the local population. This film, Jamba, was broadcast on National Geographic Adventure Channel in 2009.
Employed to facilitate filmmaking workshops in remote indigenous
communities in the NT and SA.
This role requires extensive consultation with community elders and Ngapartji Ngapartji producer to develop workshops where community participants produce short films/documentaries/video clips for broadcast on NITV and the Internet.
Awarded the 2008 National Geographic documentary scholarship.
This involved travel to Rajasthan, India to shoot a documentary about a community development project and its impact on the local population. This film was broadcast on National Geographic Adventure Channel in 2009.