Coast OnScreen Inc. is a non-profit organisation based on the NSW Central Coast of Australia. Our mission is to foster a sustainable, professional film industry and culture through:
Education/ skills training
Each month our Creative Meetings offer a one-hour filmmaking tutorial, and we also read and critique works by new writers. This is a free service open to anyone to attend. These meetings currently take place at The Lounge Room in Gosford. Check out our What's Happening page or Facebook page for details.
We offer a script editing service for more intensive script analysis. We also run occasional courses in screen production such as The CCOnScreen course, produce short films, and have plans to produce features in the near future.
We also produced the video podcast The Litmus Test, which discusses issues of interest to arts and artists of all kinds, and helps foster networking between disparate groups. We also conduct mini-festival screenings of films by local filmmakers though independent cinemas in the region.
PHIL MOORE - PRESIDENT
Phil is an auteur in the truest sense of the word. He does it all. He has performed on stage, film and TV, as well as with a variety of bands or theatrical productions over the years. He is a qualified Audio Engineer (SAE) and Producer, recording music for young artists and a variety of theatrical productions.
As a writer Phil has penned feature screenplays, short films and plays, stage musicals (book, music & lyrics), a prize-winning radio series, and two published books - including his filmmaking guide "Fuck Art, Just Tell The Story". He has Produced and Directed two feature films (Mortal Fools and Submerged), and a wide range of shorts (including some for Coast OnScreen). He is also an accomplished Composer (writing the music for most of his own films), Editor, Sound Designer, and even Visual Effects artist.
In a former life he was an IT journalist writing for PC User Magazine, APC, Sonics, Digital and many more. Further, Phil is a qualified trainer of Screen and Digital Media, having taught at JMC Academy, Sydney Institute Film Academy (Randwick TAFE) and courses run by MetroScreen with Coast OnScreen, and Evocca College. He also hosted the group's Podcast show The Litmus Test.
Phil’s hope is that the Central Coast can become a hub for Digital Screen production in Australia; and that Coast OnScreen can play an important role in the development of that.
MARY MIDDLETON - TREASURER
Started in Theatre dancing and singing as a child. Performed many lead roles in musicals and plays over the years in community and mainstream theatre on the Central Coast and in Sydney.
Appeared as a ‘rent a crowd’ and featured extra in numerous films (including Muriel’s Wedding) as well as TV shows. Particularly enjoyed playing featured roles in student films at the Australian Film and Television School (AFTRS) as well as for young people trying to enter into study courses in the film industry.
Trained with Sandra Lee Patterson and Jone Winchester at V for Video as well as various courses at NIDA and The Actors’ Centre.
Founding member of Uniting Productions Gosford, currently actively involved as part of the management team.
More recently spending my leisure time directing plays and working full-time as a Compliance and Paraplanning Manager.
Last year I joined SeaCup to expand on a lifetime interest in films and how they are made.
Jennifer Diaz - committee member
Jennifer Dias is a Youth Development Officer with Central Coast Council. Jennifer delivers professional development opportunities for young people through partnership programs and events at the Hub Erina youth entertainment venue. With a Bachelor of Fine Art, Cert III in Fine Art ( photography), Bachelor in Teaching & Cert IV in Community Services, Jennifer connects her passion with her interests to engage young people to pursue their own goals.
Sally Perricone - VICE PRESIDENT
Sally is a creative writer and has written and sung jingles for Souther Cross Austereo for the last 3 years. She has played the lead in Cats and various other roles for Gosford Musical Society. Sally is passionate about both singing and writing and has combined her skills to write and produce her first stage musical, ‘MILF the Musical’, which had a sell out season in 2013.
Sally has recently turned her skills to film, writing numerous TV series which she took to Cannes, France in 2016. One of her TV shows is currently in pre-production. She has recently become a published writer with Origin Theatrical Publishing for MILF. Sally has also turned the musical into a screenplay and is determined to see it on the big screen one day.
Sally’s main objective as Vice President of Coast OnScreen is to create new platforms for emerging talent.
tina A. Wake - secretary
Tina is a Fashion Designer by trade (East Sydney Tech), having had a few of her own fashion labels in the past. She left in the mid 90’s to travel around the world for over 7 years and came back ultra inspired and fluent in Japanese. On her return to Australia she wrote four fiction novels and turned them all into feature length screenplays which sparked a new passion, screenwriting.
She has also sung in a cover band for the last 3 years and is in the throes of developing an educational kids TV show in the vein of The Wiggles as well as a comedy TV pilot. She will take both TV pilots to Cannes 2016.
She launched her first single and produced the music video at the beginning of 2014, and went on to produce four more of her own shorts with SeaCup members, as well as two other shorts made by a UK production house and an Australian production company.
She has written over 40 features (2 in pre prod in the USA) and 40 shorts (6 produced), 5 comedy TV series (one currently shooting in Los Angeles) and 5 short comedy web series (one in post launching 2016).
On top of developing both of her upcoming TV shows, she is also studying a Diploma of Screen and Media (TAFE).
Tina is highly motivated (as you can tell), passionate about film and excited about being a part of the SeaCup team. As Secretary she likes keeping people and business moving forward smoothly with a smile and has discovered that the best way to learn is through experience.
Stevie Ray SwansbrA - social media & marketing
Graduated from the Central Coast Rudolf Steiner School in 2010, and went on to study sound engineering at Ourimbah Tafe, achieving a diploma in Audio Production. He continuing his studies in Music Business at RMI.
While studying he found the Rhythm Hut and started to help out with sound at the venue. This led to him working on the SeaCup Production of 'The Litmus Test', which was shot at the Hut. "When I met the Seacup crew, I knew that these were my people, so I helped out with sound. And now I do their social media."