September 17th 2020  |  11am- 12.30pm

Via zoom webinar

Have you got a great screen story that you want to get online?

Are you are looking for tips and tricks to find and build your online audience?

This webinar is open to all Far North Queenslanders who are keen to know more about creating innovative short-form content online.

Lee Naimo, Online Investment Manager at Screen Australia (and online content creator himself) will chat with screen professionals Rosie Lourde and Bjorn Stewart about their experiences in creating short form content. All three will share their strategies for developing content for online exhibition, as well as sharing their tips for producing on small budgets and finding, then building their audiences.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Development strategies for short form content
  • Types of projects most suited to short form online exhibition
  • Funding opportunities, initiatives and pitching
  • Release strategies and finding then building your online audience.

It will conclude with a Q&A between the guest speakers and audience.


Check your eligibility here: FNQ-and-North-Queensland-definition.pdf





Upon registration, attendees are invited to contact Screenworks to book in for a 15min one-on-one Zoom consultations to discuss their ideas and gain advice from the guest speakers. These spaces are limited to one booking per person and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Please email Screenworks Project Coordinator Louise Hodgson;  [email protected] with your registration confirmation to book your private consultation.

Guest speaker Bios

Lee Naimo | Screen Australia

Lee Naimo is a professional writer, actor, comedian and government employee. As one-third of the musical comedy troupe, The Axis of Awesome, he has toured the world and written songs and sketches that have achieved hundreds of millions of views online. Over their ten year history, the Axis of Awesome built an army of fans worldwide, in part due to their hugely popular Four Chords song, which itself has over 100 million hits on YouTube.

Lee is an accomplished solo performer and writer, having recently been the head writer on Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia as well as writing several solo sketch shows that have toured Australia. He is also the co-creator and Creative Producer of Insert Coin, an online sketch comedy series about video games with over 2 million views. Since 2018 he has worked for Screen Australia as an Online Investment Manager, where he has supported hugely successful online content such as Sarah’s Channel, Content, Superwog, Over and Out, Glennridge Secondary College, At Home Alone Together and many more. He is also responsible for setting up initiatives such as Pitcher Perfect with VidCon, Digital Originals with SBS and Snapchat + Screen Australia, which is the first-ever Australian partnership with mobile platform Snapchat.

Rosie Lourde | Content Creator

Rosie Lourde is a content creator traversing roles, formats and genres. Rosie recently directed her first feature, romcom Romance On The Menu which will be released as a Netflix movie in September; was as a writer/director on horror anthology series Deadhouse Dark which will premiere at CanneSeries 2020; and was writer, director and producer of virtual reality film Breach. Digital series Starting From Now(which she acts in and producers) has amassed over 135 million views online, sold to SBS and won numerous awards. Rosie was also producer on indie feature Skin Deep, and acted in mumble core feature Chocolate Oyster which screened at Sydney Film Festival 2018. She was formerly the Investment Manager of Online Production at Screen Australia, as well as a co-Vice President of WIFT NSW and has recently joined the Gender Taskforce.

Bjorn Stewart | Actor, Writer, Director

Bjorn Stewart is a Sydney based actor, writer and director who has worked across all mediums including theatre, television and online. Most notably he was a writer and actor in the Logie nominated series Black Comedy. He was a writer and actor on sketch series At Home Alone Together presented by Ray Martin. Other performing credits include KGB, Get Krack!n, Tonightly with Tom Ballard and Wham Bam Thank You Mam. Bjorn’s arts collective Cope ST also created sketches for The Slot produced for the Comedy Channel.

On stage, Bjorn has performed with Belvoir Theatre Company on productions, The Dark Room, Brother’s Wreck and Coranderrk. He has performed at Griffin Theatre in Thomas Murray and the Upside-Down River. Bjorn has also been a dramaturg for Moogahlin theatre company.

Behind the camera, Bjorn has written and directed 3 short films; Killer Native, I’m Gonna Make It and Last Drinks at Frida’s written by Kodie Bedford. His films have premiered at Sydney Film Festival and screened at film festivals across the world since including Flickerfest, Cinefest, and ImagineNative in Toronto.



Screen Queensland recognises the screen industry’s vital contribution to the nation’s cultural landscape including its ability to showcase Queensland’s rich, cultural diversity, facilitate cultural engagement, stimulate cultural tourism and reflect the national voice and identity on screen.



Screenworks is a registered charity based in Northern NSW that supports and services the screen industry across regional Australia by providing industry and professional development, networking initiatives, opportunities and services for screen content creators and workers.


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