Joan Evatt

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Student Activist in the late 60’s and early 70’s. How could you not be?
I’m still doggedly swimming against the tide.
WORK: (1970s and early 80s)
Industrial Officer then Federal Assistant General Sec, Actors’ Equity.
Ch 7 in News, Current Affairs, Willesee when we shot news on film.
Freelanced for Film Australia, Digby Wolfe Productions, E-News.
Discovered I preferred to be behind the camera instead of in front of it.
Set up post-production & production company, VISUALEYES Productions.
(1984-2005)
Won a number of awards for our short issue-based trigger films of which I’m
still very proud.
They include: Doggo Goes to Court (Australian Teachers of Media, ATOM)
MainStreet: PRIA Bronze.
Shotlister, the Movie: Bronze, Chicago Short film; NY Short Film
Festival, finalist; PRIA Gold award, and a few others I’ve forgotten.
Race Against Prime-Time: a short film on colour blind casting,
It was made for Actors’ Equity, financed and launched by the FFC.
Won a number of awards also forgotten.
Post-Produced a large number of the documentaries seen on the ABC, SBS and
Free-To-Air commercial TV during the 1990s until 2005.
For the last 11 years I’ve been teaching at the Petersham Media Centre, TAFE.
I’ve been married to His Nibs a few months shy of forty years. I know, I know, but I do like
him.
And in answer to two questions still commonly asked – Yes I am an Evatt and we’re all
related. No, I am not a lawyer. I just seem to have a plethora of legal subjects acquired in
various qualifications and a half-finished law degree.
I’m also potty-mouthed.