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Melissa is passionate about making unique and provocative projects. Her last feature, Black & White & Sex, premiered as an audience favourite at International Film Festival Rotterdam and opened to critical acclaim in Australia, as well as playing various festivals and winning the ATOM Award for Best Experimental in 2012. She became a presence in the independent film scene producing her first two films back-to-back: Puppy (Kieran Galvin, 2005), premiering at SXSW, and Feed (Brett Leonard, 2005), premiering at SITGES. Prior to her producing career, she worked for international law firms specialising in acquisitions, intellectual property, media and entertainment law. Melissa was also Acquisitions and Licensing Executive at Arclight Films International. Now producing under the new banner authentic p.i.e., she fosters talent and creates films that provoke, inform and entertain.