About

The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival (C-Doc)  is an annual three day event held in July at the iconic Theatre Royal Castlemaine, central Victoria, mainland Australia’s oldest continuously operating cinema.

C-Doc offers a curated program showcasing the very best in Australian and international non-fiction films. It features a world-class program films introducing audiences to a series of fascinating worlds populated by even more fascinating characters.

C-Doc provides a deep and enriching experience by connecting audiences with many of the film directors and key contributors by way of live in venue and live via Skype Q&A sessions.

C-Doc Ltd Board

C I N D Y   M O U S S I | Chairperson
Cindy is a management consultant with expertise in delivering personal and organisational transformation. Cindy brings a specialist mix of organisational development experience and over a decade of facilitation and executive coaching practice.

Cindy’s experience includes designing and developing strategic business planning processes and then translating them into clear actions and accountabilities for delivery in organisations. Her commitment is to consistently deliver improved levels of capability which leverage the potential to meet strategic and financial outcomes.

M A R Y L O U   V E R B E R N E | Deputy Chairperson
Marylou has worked in the area of social change for over two decades. Whilst her early career was in law, her professional experience spans the government, not for profit and philanthropic sectors. She was the Victorian Director of Social Ventures Australia and is currently a Philanthropy Adviser with Mutual Trust, providing strategy consulting advice to corporate and philanthropic organisations on their investment strategies and theory of change work.

In 2015, she joined the Good Pitch team as Impact Producer for “On Richard’s Side” and was also Impact Strategist for UNREST, the critically acclaimed documentary on ME /CFS. In addition to her philanthropy work, Marylou also works as a producer with Media Stockade and also consults to the film industry on impact strategy and developing philanthropic partnerships. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) and Bachelor of Laws (Monash), a Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Management (University of Melbourne), UK Bar Exam (Cambridge University) and is an International Accredited Partnership Broker, (IBLF / ODI)

T O N Y   N A G L E | Secretary/Finance Manager
Tony started working in the film industry in 1996. Since 1996 he has worked on over 500 film and television projects. He also manages the taxation work for local and international producers, actors and writers. Since 1995, Tony has worked in various roles from production accountant, tax accountant and in recent times, executive producer.

In 2005, Tony established Nagle Accounting Pty Ltd – a fully integrated tax accounting company that specialises in providing taxation and production accounting services to the film industry. Nagle Accounting has over 3,000 active tax clients and a staff of 12. Nagle Accounting is recognized by film offset lenders and bond companies as a trusted provider of production, taxation and financial services to the film industry.

G E O F F R E Y   S M I T H |  Artistic Director/C-Doc founder
Geoffrey has been making documentaries for over 25 years. He spent 13 years at the BBC In London, made 25 films for all the major UK broadcasters, directed two feature documentaries which both won Emmy Awards and garnered huge critical and commercial success.

Since returning to Australia in 2014 for family reasons, Geoffrey has programmed the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival across the last 4 years, and is in demand as an Executive producer, script consultant and mentor on a wide range of Australian documentaries.

D E R E K   G U I L L E | Board member
Derek was a radio presenter with ABC Radio for almost 25 years, broadcasting from Horsham, Bendigo and Southbank. Before joining the ABC, he presented programs at 3HA Hamilton. Since leaving the ABC Derek has continued in his role as Ambassador for the Port Fairy Folk Festival and has worked as an MC at various events. For the past three years Derek has chaired peer review panels formed to provide grants to musicians, organised through Creative Victoria.

While living in Warrnambool from 2012 to 2017, Derek was involved in an artist run initiative called F Project. He was President of the committee for one year and, with a few other locals, was involved in creating a film society as an aspect of the F Project. He was also the President of that committee for two years.

Derek has been a member of an eight-piece folk/jazz band, The Ugly Uncles, since its inception in 1995.

D E N I S E   B U T T O N | Board member
Denise is a freelance public relations, marketing and events specialist with a passion for people, stories and the arts.  Denise has relationships with both traditional and digital media and fosters connectivity with influencers, stakeholders and the broader community.

Having spent 25 years in corporate communications and events management with a multi-national ASX100 company, Denise now applies that experience predominantly to clients in regional Victoria – partnering with a number of festivals, performers, writers, small businesses and the occasional corporate, to bring their vision to fruition. Denise has been the general manager of the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival since 2016 and was a board member for the Castlemaine State Festival from 2002-2007.

A L E X   K E L L Y | Board member

Alex Kelly is a filmmaker, artist and communications and campaign strategist committed to social justice. Alex worked for ten years with Big hART as Creative Producer of Ngapartji Ngapartji and was National Producer from 2012-2014.

Alex’s documentary credits include producing Island of the Hungry Ghosts, THE ISLAND, Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji and co-producing The Namatjira Project production managing Coniston: Telling it True and directing Queen of the Desert. Alex was the Global Impact & Distribution Producer on Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything project. She is currently working on Maya Newell’s forthcoming film In My Blood It Runs as Associate Producer & Impact Producer.

In 2013 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and explored at models for social change documentary impact and engagement in UK, Canada and USA. Alex Directed and co-founded the Something Somewhere Film Festival in Alice Springs, Central Australia and was a 2016-2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.