Start Your Career in Screen

Start Your Career in Screen

An introduction to the screen industry in Queensland for students, graduates and industry newcomers
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Thousands of Queenslanders enjoy long-term careers in our ever-growing screen industry, which has been steadily earning a global reputation for more than thirty years.

Queensland is a production paradise thanks to a winning combination of highly skilled crew, stunning locations, competitive government incentives and world-class studios and post-production facilities. 

The local digital games sector is also booming with internationally-renowned indie studios and acclaimed developers such as PlaySide Studios and Tantalus Media expanding into the state.


Screen Queensland's role

As the state’s screen agency, Screen Queensland is dedicated to growing a successful local industry. As well as encouraging the best local, national and international films, series and games to be made in Queensland, the agency also builds careers for practitioners right across the state. Screen Queensland runs initiatives, internships and placements, workshops and networking events to upskill and connect the local industry and open career pathways.

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Inspiring Career Journeys

Amee W

Concept Artist

A doodler and dreamer since childhood, Amee’s imaginative illustrations drew upon the characters and worlds of fantasy animated series like Teen Titans and Avatar. In her final year of high school in 2013, the art book for the game Bioshock: Infinite inspired her to turn her artistic talents towards a career in the screen industry. She graduated Best in Class for Art and started her degree in Animation and Game Design at SAE. During her studies, she expanded her portfolio by selling her art at pop culture conventions and through private commissions. In 2017 she established her online comic series Alien Boy which gained nearly 10,000 subscribers and over 200,000 views on TAPAS. In her third year, she deferred from study for a contract at Reel Time Gaming as a static artist. Her contract was extended and Amee opted to forgo completing her studies to continue as a professional artist. In 2021, Amee was selected for a paid 12-month internship at Gameloft supported by Screen Queensland, after which she was permanently employed. Today, Amy is a mid-level Concept Artist at Gameloft and has worked on popular, award-winning titles including My Little Pony: Mane Merge and Summerfall Studios’ Stray Gods. 


Camera Operator

Lucas’ earliest memory is seeing Jurassic Park at the cinema with his dad. From a young age, he was drawn to screen stories and even worked at a Blockbuster Video in high school. Originally aspiring to a career in the military like his father, he joined the Australian Army Reserves at age 18, while he pursued his passion for screen at TAFE and Griffith Film School. Through the connections of a lecturer, he landed his first role as a trainee on a TV commercial, after which he set his sights firmly on a screen career. More commercial work followed after graduation and he moved to Sydney to study cinematography at AFTRS. Lucas continued to work in documentary and commercials, winning numerous Australian Cinematographer’s Society (ACS) awards. Upon his return to Brisbane in 2020, he started his popular podcast Cinemapodgrapher. One of his listeners was Young Rock Director of Photography Martin McGrath, who offered Lucas a job on the US series as a camera operator. Since then, he has specialised in camera operating on feature films and TV series. His national and international production credits include In Our Blood, Mortal Kombat 2, La Brea Season 3, Nautilus, Joe Vs Carole and The Wilds Season 2. Lucas is currently Vice-President of the ACS Queensland where he mentors and connects with emerging camera department practitioners. 

IMAGES ABOVE L–R: Behind the scenes of We are Still Here, Irreverent and The Portable Door.