Appointments to National Film and Sound Archive Board
The Albanese Labor Government has today announced the appointments of Ms Annette Shun Wah, Mrs Kylie Bracknell and Mr Sachin Job to the National Film and Sound Archive Board.
All three bring extensive experience both on and off the screen, as well as a proven record in promoting Australian film.
Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said their expertise and perspectives would each be an asset to the Board.
“One of the key pillars of Revive – Australia’s new National Cultural Policy – is recognising the centrality of the artist.
“Part of this is making sure we have artists with lived experience in leadership positions.
“The National Film and Sound Archive is a treasure trove of Australian history.
“I know the appointment of Annette, Kylie and Sachin will strengthen this important institution.”
Ms Annette Shun Wah has an extensive career ranging across radio, television, publishing and theatre. As an actor, Ms Shun Wah was nominated for an Australian Film Industry award for her supporting role in the feature film Floating Life, and as a writer she has contributed to anthologies such as Growing up Asian in Australia and Grandma Magic. She is a champion of Asian Australian artists and stories and has been highly influential in forging professional pathways and bringing Asian Australian stories to festival stages. Ms Shun Wah was an Executive Producer of The Movie Show, SBS Television. She is currently Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre.
Mrs Kylie Bracknell is an accomplished Noongar writer, director and actor and brings a variety of experience across the theatre, film and television industries. Recent acting credits include Amiya in the award-winning Australian feature film I Met a Girl, and Piper in the television miniseries Irreverent for Peacock TV (US) and Netflix (AUS/NZ). Mrs Bracknell is a strong advocate for the preservation and celebration of Indigenous languages and frequently consults on Indigenous arts projects in Australia. She is highly respected for her award-winning stage adaptation, co-translation, and direction of Hecate – a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in the Noongar language. Mrs Bracknell has previously held the position of Program Manager, Indigenous, at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
Mr Sachin Job (professional screen/stage name: Sachin Joab) has 20 years of Australian and international professional experience as a film and television actor. His impressive career includes roles in landmark Australian television programs such as Safe Home, Irreverent, Jack Irish and Neighbours as well as films of international acclaim including Lion and the Australian-Indian-American co-production Hotel Mumbai.