ABOUT US

 


SOUTHERN PICTURES IS A DYNAMIC PRODUCTION HOUSE SPECIALISING IN HIGH-IMPACT PRIMETIME FACTUAL CONTENT FOR BROADCAST AND ONLINE.

We tell entertaining, eye-opening stories that range from top-rating series and authored documentaries to original formats. With an unparalleled reputation for gaining unprecedented access and intimacy — whether from embassies, mosques or the homes of some of Australia's most famous faces — Southern Pictures has a track record of making television that sparks a national conversation.

We welcome new ideas, collaboration and co-productions, and can provide support and regional production experience to international projects in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere, particularly Southeast Asia.

OUR TEAM

 
 
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LAURIE CRITCHLEY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

I spent my twenties and early thirties in London and Sydney — commissioning, coaxing and working with authors of every age, background and temperament to publish great books of fiction and non-fiction, often to tight schedules with blockbuster results. I didn’t realise it then but it was perfect training for what I do now — except that now I get to work with amazing teams, each of whom brings their unique skills, talent and enthusiasm to every project. I love the collaboration, but also the commitment to making sure we give viewers a great experience every time. Perhaps because I grew up in many cultures around Asia, Australia and Europe, I'm also passionate about celebrating the diversity of our experiences here in the Southern hemisphere on screen. I also insist on a dog-friendly, child-friendly office.

 
 

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HEATHER NASH
HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT

I worked in the UK for over 15 years producing and directing factual observational documentaries for the BBC, Channel Four and ITV — covering everything from Islam to teenage vampires, Katie Price to fighter pilots, as well as lifestyle, science and entertainment programming. I came to Sydney for the sun and surf but soon found myself back making films and developing projects in landlocked Crows Nest. I also own the prestigious office award for most untidy desk.

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JO CADMAN
HEAD OF PRODUCTION & BUSINESS AFFAIRS

After making 200 music videos worldwide, 100 television shows and dealing with 3000 diva egos, I was ready to take on the challenge of managing Southern Pictures’ production office.  I am also a champion rally car driver — so it's only natural to give a Muslim Imam driving lessons in between shoots. Other joys of the job include discussing the current state of rugby in Australia with a former Wallaby captain, and discussing Labour Party issues with a former senator, all while keeping to budget, production protocols and methods of the highest standard.

 
 

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RICHARD MOCKLER
PRODUCER

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KRISTY EVERETT
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER