Lecturer Category: Creative Industries Mixed

31 Aug 2023

Alicia Pavlis

Screen & Media Lecturer

Photographer, DoP, Writer, Director, Producer, Actor… 
Alicia Pavlis is an actor and emerging filmmaker who has appeared in several Australian TV series’ including; Glitch, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Fat Tony & Co., Winners & Losers, and feature film Predestination. Her directorial debut Apparition won Best Indie Short with New York International Film Awards in 2022. Alicia also produced and edited the short.

With over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, Alicia is a highly respected and in-demand filmmaking and acting coach, and has worked as an actor, voice over artist, screenwriter, content producer, director, photographer, casting professional, and musician.

Alicia launched Reel Photographs in 2015 with a vision to produce boutique content specialising in photography, videography, and editing services, including; headshots, portraiture, fashion photography, and also voice over recording and audio editing services.

Alicia has spent many years honing her craft and keeps a keen eye on changing trends in the film and entertainment industries, continually in a state of learning by attending conferences and workshops, developing content, and staying connected to her creative peers. Alicia is passionate about helping artists create exciting and engaging work that caters to the modern ever changing creative landscape.

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13 Sep 2022

Paul Edwards

General Manager

Paul has 15 + years of operational experience in multi-jurisdictional private sector creative media education.

Having been involved in the initialisation and start-up of two global education providers, Paul has extensive and diverse job role experience and academic qualifications.

Paul has a demonstrated history of operational management, strategic implementation, academic coordination, governance, compliance and international team leadership within three globally recognised educational institutions.

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12 Sep 2022

Danny Simcic

Music & Sound Lecturer

Lecturer and Founder of Attitude in Rhythm, Danny Simcic has worked his magic for several successful bands like Real Life which sold over 3 million records globally. His skills in music production, studio recording, sound design, and audio engineering have earned him a prominent name in the industry. He has worked with remarkable artists like The Eurythmics and OMD Thompson Twins, and record producers like Jeremy Allom, Steve Hillage, David Holman amongst others.

Danny’s music experience is diverse, ranging from Remixing, Alternate Rock, and EDM to Urban Soul and Indie-Pop. He firmly believes in artist development and his guidance has helped many gems from American Idol, The Voice, and X Factor kick off their music career. His experience in touring and production is easily accessible to his students, who can learn a great deal from the drumming master.

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06 Sep 2022

Nicole Giardossi

Business Development Manager and Makeup Lecturer

Nicole Giardossi has a passion for makeup started over 15 years ago when her love of music and fashion introduced her to the world of makeup. Working in various sectors of the industry including fashion, editorial, runway, advertising, corporate, film and bridal, and her knowledge and expertise has been shared for the past eight years through her teaching.

Nicole’s extensive product knowledge can be attributed to having worked with numerous makeup and cosmetic companies over the years such as Laura Mercier, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancôme, Burberry, Kryolan and Napoleon. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, advertisements and campaigns.

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01 Sep 2022

Christina Simons

Photography Lecturer

An award-winning documentary photographer, Christina is driven by deeply-rooted societal issues like human rights and civil liberties. Her passion to explore sub-cultures and tell the stories of marginalized sections fuels her craft, and has led to benchmarks like ‘The Haiti Project’. Christina’s work has been featured at several exhibitions across the US, Australia, Spain, England, Russia, and Mexico.

With over 2 decades of experience, Christina’s skills encompass technical aspects of imagery, portraiture, studio lighting, image editing, photojournalism, and much more. She has perfected her craft by working with prestigious names like The New York Times, The Guardian UK, and volunteering for the causes of MSF Mexico and UNICEF Australia. Under her guidance, students learn the nuances of visual arts by observing the world through her eyes. Her insights into key issues and cultural enigmas reflect in her teaching style, making it highly engaging and motivating.

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