Our Volunteers

Our volunteers include university students, industry professionals and local film enthusiasts. They include a wide range of nationalities as well as Australian. People who support this initiative and are willing to help are always welcome in our team.

Nalina Cat Tran


Nalina Cat Tuong is a Vietnamese-Australian producer with a background in film, advertising and documentary. As a passionate cultural advocate, she strongly resonates with PADIFF and the festival’s core values, which thrives to provide a platform for underrepresented and marginalized voices.

Mark Thurston

Camera & Drone

Mark Thurston is a passionate filmmaker from Adelaide who has been producing a TV show for years. The show airs on Channel 44 and focuses on telling stories through music.

Jay Chavan

Graphic Design

Jay is a creative individual who appreciates learning about many customs, pop culture, video games, technology, motorcycles, and muscle cars. He is organised, disciplined and enthusiastic, and has an eye for detail and a talent for problem solving.

Blake Battersby​


Blake Battersby is a recent UniSA Film and TV Graduate, he has volunteered working on a number of Channel 44 shows including Our Time which is the current editor. He has also worked on a few short films including the award winning Flugelbound.

Colin J. Pearce

Production Sound Recordist

Colin is a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate and a film sound recordist. He was manager of Dale Street Studios, a professional music recording and filmmaking facility in Port Adelaide. He has done a wide range of jobs in film production including producer of three feature films, as well as assistant director, production manager, unit manager, continuity, D.O.P, camera operator, camera assistant, gaffer, grip, stills photographer, editor, colourist, boom operator and sound recordist on numerous projects over the years.

Bidur Chhetri


Bidur is very passionate about filmmaking. He has been generating promo videos and BTS for many films and music videos. He loves to go out and create some amazing content for his youtube channel.

Neelu Sharma


Neelu teaches Journalism at the University of South Australia and has also been a lecturer in multimedia in the UK. She has a broadcast background working as a producer, presenter and journalist in radio and TV in the UK. 

Antonia Gaye


Antonia is a solicitor at Douglas Hoskins Legal who practises Family Law and Wills and Estates. Antonia has a long association with the arts, having completed an Arts Degree at Flinders University, including Screen Studies, and having worked in commercial art galleries in Adelaide and the UK.

Cat Papadopoulos


Cat is an experienced Medical Secretary at Adelaide Spine & Brain, working with Dr Selby whose specialty is assisting patients with scoliosis of the spine. She is also the founder of Outstyled, an event management and outdoor space enhancement business.

Sina Matezk

Sina Matezki is a German Video Editor located in Australia. She has worked on numerous film and video productions. Sina is also skilled in developing and creating motion graphics, animations and live production mapping for immersive live productions and has a strong fascination for live experiences.

Sina has an open mind and is constantly learning and evolving her skillset as a creative professional. Her passion for storytelling, arts and evoking emotions has led her to different places and experiences and made her a strong team player, always ready to take on a new challenge.

Keegan Witney


Keegan is a screenwriter and editor from Adelaide. Since achieving a Bachelor of Film and Television from the University of South Australia, Keegan has applied their skills to numerous projects across narrative, documentary, and corporate sectors of production. Keegan has a passion for the diverse modes of storytelling that paint our understanding of the world, and the independent voices that allow those stories to be told.