Joshua Marks – Grandson (also director, producer, director of photography, sound recordist and editor)
My Grandparents is Joshua’s first documentary. It was developed through his Graduate Certificate in Documentary at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in 2011.
In 2012 he was DOP and sound for the documentary 8x1hr series WorldRiderZ on Discovery Network (March 2013), traveling to France, England, Canada and the US for the 11 week shoot.
He has a Diploma of Screen from Sydney Film School. Since 2000, Joshua has been mentored by photographer of the 60’s Lewis Morley OAM.
Matt Luciano – Music composition and performance
Matt Luciano started playing music at age 10, which eventually led him to study at The Australian Institute of Music, gaining a Certificate IV in Contemporary Guitar. He landed his first proper job as a guitar tutor while maintaining a regular creative output of original songs and performance. Matt completed his AMus in Classical Guitar in 2004 and has since offered his live performance talents at weddings, functions and original shows in Sydney.
In 2011, Matt studied Screen Music at AFTRS where he forged a new path, into film! This is where he met Joshua who asked for an original score for ‘My Grandparents’. Matt’s interest in film continues with Editing Drama at AFTRS in 2012, where he is learning the art of editing and hopes to use his newly acquired skill along with his music to create his own niche in the Australian Music, Film and TV industry.
Michelle Roldan – Key art
Michelle grew up filling her spare time with drawing and designing fictional magazines and brochures for fictional theme parks on her architect father’s spare tracing paper. Twenty years later, after pursuing a Visual Communications degree at the University of Technology, Sydney, she established The Makery, a family-run creative agency which she manages with her siblings. Her creative inclination mixed with her involvement in founding the small non-profit outfit, Little and LOUD, an organisation that advocates creative education for youth without access, eventually led her enrolling at AFTRS to explore the application of her professional skill to the area of documentary filmmaking.