Mike Paget

Mike Paget

Audio Visual Designer - SYDNEY II: Lost and Found by Jenny Davis
Mike Paget

Mike Paget

Audio Visual Designer - SYDNEY II: Lost and Found by Jenny Davis

Mike’s artistic career began in 2000 in Sydney as Digital Artist for Val Morgan Cinema Advertising. He completed an animated short film titled Charades which was chosen for Tropfest’s “Best of the Rest” short-list.

His love of CGI and film then took him to Game Cinematics at Plasticwax Studio where he worked on titles such as Stalker and Conflict Global Storm. His next project was a street-smart Aboriginal character with a magical Thorny Devil lizard. Animation tests for this character caught the eye of Berlin based Animation studio “4k Animation” where they recruited Mike to work on the TV series “Marvi Haemmer” This project took Mike to Chennai. India as a project manager and introduced him to his genius German friend:Martin Groezinger.

Helping Martin craft his application for Weta Digital in New Zealand which was a photo-realistic Kiwi complete with a self-devised feather system contributed to Martin’s acceptance by the world-famous studio to work on James Cameron’s Avatar.

Meanwhile Mike was recruited by Rise VFX in Berlin as a CG Generalist and Compositor on multiple feature films until 2010 when he made his own way down to New Zealand to work on Rise of the Planet Of the Apes.

Weta Digital was home for the next eight and a half years where his filmography included The Hobbit Trilogy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Prometheus, Tintin, Iron Man Three, Avengers, Avatar 2 and finally leading teams on Luc Besson’s Valerian, the Peter Jackson produced Mortal Engines and the Academy Award winning “Jungle Book”

Mike has just completed a year in Montreal, leading a team on the original Lion King director, Rob Minkoff’s latest film “Blazing Samurai” and now resides in Perth where he has a number of projects in various stages of development.

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We are so delighted and honoured to welcome Dr Carina Hoang to the board of THEATRE 180. Dr Hoang brings an incredible amount of expertise, advocacy and heart to our team and we look forward to working with her!

Special Representative of Australia for UNHCR • Actor • Speaker • Historian • Academic • Business Owner •  Award-winning Author/Publisher 

Carina was 16 when she fled Vietnam on a wooden boat with her two younger siblings and 370 other people. She survived the harrowing journey and the extreme challenges living in a primitive refugee camp. After resettled in the United States she continued her education and had a successful corporate career. She went on to hold management positions in the semiconductor, biotechnology, and healthcare industries in the areas of marketing, human resources, and administrative management. 

She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Gender and Cultural Studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctor of Philosophy. 

Carina is a leading advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers. In 2007, she moved to Australia and has made an immense impact in raising awareness of refugee issues.
Thanks to CircuitWest we have two of our wonderful teaching artists in Albany this weekend. TrenT Baker and Tegan Mulvany will be conducting some awesome acting/directing/impro workshops at the Albany Light Opera & Theatre Company. Beautiful Albany - we wish we were all there! 
#theatre #Workshops #albany #theatre180 #circuitwest
Due to positive Covid cases among the artistic team we have had to reschedule the two performances of Matters of the Heart to Friday 20th May, 11am and 7pm. All existing ticket holders have been notified by email and your tickets will be automatically valid for the new date and time. Please check your inbox and if you can't make the new date please email info@theatre180.com.au for a refund.
If you haven't yet booked a ticket there are only a few remaining so be sure to get in quick! www.theatre180.com.au
A first get together with the cast, director, costume/set designer and producers of THEATRE 180’s upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s award-winning play Blue/Orange. A very exciting discussion has ensued about characters and costume/set ideas 😊

Don’t miss out on seeing one of the best contemporary plays written in the last two decades! 

Laurence Olivier Award – Best Play 2001
Evening Standard Theatre Award – Best Play 2000
Critics Circle Theatre Award – Best New Play 2000
“Blue/Orange explores the connection between ethnicity and  perceptions of mental health…it illuminates the way psychiatry can be strategic - and anatomises the politics of medical care.” – Evening Standard (London)
“In the way of great comedy, Blue/Orange touches on great themes: self-advancement at the expense of others and perceptions of sanity.” - The Independent (London)
Directed by Stuart Halusz
Featuring Jarryd Dobson, Andrew Lewis, Tinashe Mangwana
Set/Costume Designer - Neil Sheriff
Sound Designer – Noah Ivulich
Lighting Designer – Garry Ferguson
Lower Burt Memorial Hall, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth
August 20 – September 3
Bookings link www.theatre180.com.au
#theatre #mentalhealthawareness
Thank you Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for providing creative development funding for our next cinestage production based on the stunning series of books by Dianne Wolfer - Author The Lighthouse Girl, The Light Horse Boy, In the Lamplight and the Last Light Horse. 
Titled ‘The Lighthouse Girl Saga’, the script, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner, with AV Design by  Josephine Hayes, AV Production by Sunburnt Films, Sound Design by Ben Collins and directed by Stuart Halusz, this seed funding sets us on our path to seek full production funding for this very special story. Thank you to our readers Michelle Fornasier Brendan Hanson and Nick Maclaine ❤️ #thelighthousegirl #theatre #westernaustralia #DLGSC #artsfunding
So excited to be at the launch of @diannewolfer  latest book The Last Light Horse at the beautiful Albany Town Hall! We are thrilled we have been given creative development funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to turn all of the 4 books into a script for a theatre production, written by Jenny Davis and Hellie Turner ❤️