Michael Hilliard, Executive Producer at Finch, Sydney, is to be Jury President for the Film Craft Lotus and New Director Lotus categories at the AdFest this year. Australian, Hilliard is a film and television producer and has worked during his career with top ranked actors including Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Cate Blanchett as well as musicians such as Paul Simon and P.Diddy. He also helped create several television series including as ‘Iconoclasts’ and ‘Fast Cars and Superstars’. He produced the film biography of Olympic swimmer, Ian Thorpe, for ABC and Screen Australia. His work has been recognised by the Cannes Lions, the One Show, the Directors Guild of America and the Emmys.
Jimmy Lam, President of AdFest, pointed out the reputation of Hilliard’s film production company, Finch, in combining technology with storytelling.
AdFest will be held on 19th to 21st March at the Royal Cliff Hotel’s convention centre in Pattaya, Thailand.