Behind the Screen
The Festival Committee
Mayor Gavin Baskett – Winton Shire Council
Nicole Bond – ABC Western Queensland
Clive Kitchen – North Gregory Hotel
Lyn Fraser – Arts Council
Robyn Stephens – Manager, Outback Festival
John Elliot – Tourism and Events Manager, Winton Shire Council
Peter Evert – Royal Open Aired Theatre
Bill Leimbach – Producer Beneath Hill 60
Peter Lewis – Way With Words
Peter Homan – General Manager, Outback Queensland Tourism Association
Peter O’Regan – Principle, O’Regan and Partners
Trevor Love – Principle, Aussafe
Sallyanne Atkinson – Former Lord Mayor Brisbane City Council
We pay a special tribute to our founding chairperson, Butch Lenton - "Mate a reserved seat in the Royal Theatre remains for you always"
The Festival Team
Mark Melrose (Festival Director)
Has a passion for events and has spent 18 years in the entertainment industry. He has worked on large scale events throughout his career. As an event professional he has been involved in concerts, sporting events, festivals, charity fundraisers, and other large scale events.
Dr Greg Dolgopolov (Curator and Creative Director)
Founder and director of the Russian Film Festival. NIDA graduate and lecturer in the Film University of New South Wales. Greg has travelled and been part of many film festivals world wide, he is a genuine film festival fanatic with a true sense for Australian film.