Pete has a depth of vision and a broad networking ability. These strengths give Fotomedia direction, continuity and dynamic evolving outcomes. As CEO, Pete manages the mechanics of the business, its studios and client relations. From a very early age, Pete found himself pulling together the strengths of great people to deliver the best possible solutions. Pete began his career in Civil Engineering in 1980, evolving into Transport Planning in 2002.
Drawn to the disciplines of planning presentation and public consultation Pete developed PBC Design Consultants then launched PBC Design Studios to focus on Video and Multimedia production, and now has formed the dynamic team of Fotomedia. Our team has grown to what it is today by offering a flexible approach to all projects undertaken.
Lincoln Williams brings over two decades of professional experience within the photography, film and television industry influencing each Fotomedia project. After Lincoln graduated in film and television he worked on the set of major television series and US feature films shot in Queensland, including Pitch Black, Street Fighter, Medivac and Cybergirl… all the way back to Paradise Beach in 1991. “Well I had to start somewhere,” he laughs of his stint on the much-maligned Aussie soap opera.
Concurrent to his work in drama, Lincoln worked for all of the major television networks on programs such as Gladiators, the Big Day Out, V8 Supercars, NRL, Super 15 Rugby Union, and a host of other sporting broadcasts including golf, surf lifesaving and swimming to mention a few. Lincoln has now channelled those skills into over a 1,000 projects and as Creative Director of Fotomedia, he has won Gold through the Australian Cinematography Society.
Tom Deane runs the Brisbane studio of Fotomedia. Tom joined the Fotomedia team in 2014 after moving from the UK. He has over 15 years experience working in the media, television and film industries, and gained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at university in the UK.
Some of Tom’s career highlights include running his own video production company, working as a TV Producer at TalkTalk (one of the UK’s largest telecommunications companies), working as the Video Production Manager for EMEA region at Wiley (a global publishing company) and winning ‘Best Film’ in the London 48 Hour Film Competition 2013.
When Jude Kalman took her first crew role on the US feature film Scooby Doo (2001), she never dreamed her career in film and television would one day land her in the nations of Africa shooting documentaries and directing through a translator.
Since joining Fotomedia in 2007, Jude has served as a videographer, editor and director on a variety of complex projects, more recently including, 2015 Titans Campaign, Overfed and Undernourished (documentary), PNG Hunters TVC, More Gold Coast – City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast Great Jobs – Griffith University , Swell Sculpture Festival 2014.
Jude has recently come back from Africa where she directed, shot and is currently editing part two of the documentary series called Uncontained Love. This series has seen Jude travel throughout Zambai, Malawi, Swaziland and Nigeria.
After graduating Griffith University amongst the top 5% of students, Jay kicked off his career touring regional Australia running film workshops and festivals, in-between working on; documentaries, television shows, music videos, short films, community broadcasts and live events.
Now Jay spends his time here at Fotomedia between the post-production department and getting back to his roots; travelling with the production crew, from the cities of Australia to as far as Africa and in his spare time, heading to the snow with his wife. Jay thinks it’s important to enjoy what you do, so he is always trying to make the jobs fun for the team and most importantly the clients.
As a Fotomedia editor and visual effects specialist, Carlie Edwards is responsible for building projects from a diverse range of sources.
Carlie grew up in both Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, completing a Bachelor of Film & Television at Bond University in 2008. She has since edited and post-produced a variety of corporate videos, television commercials, documentaries and animations. Her largest project to date is Editor for award-winning documentary ‘Mad Way South’, airing through National Geographic and Discovery channels across the globe.
Outside the studio, Carlie is an avid Scuba diver and underwater filmmaker, getting up close with turtles, great white sharks and even whales! Do we think she’s crazy? Maybe just a little!
A versatile and passionate designer, Sarah brings extensive experience in design and her creative flair to the team at Fotomedia.
Since graduating as one of Griffith University’s top students in 2008, Sarah has worked as a 3D artist and production supervisor on a number of television series and commercials, and as a graphic designer. Over her career she has had the opportunity to work for clients such as Disney, Mattel, Arkhefield, Woods Bagot Architects and the State Library of Queensland.
Sarah believes in loving what you do – that real passion for your work is the most integral part of delivering inspired, successful outcomes.
Chris has a passion for all things post-production and a career that spans over 10 years as an Editor, Colourist and Finisher.
After graduating his QUT Film and Television degree in 2004 he worked in Melbourne before a seven year stint in Los Angeles. He’s worked on documentaries, music videos, short films and commercials for a diverse range of clients including Nerdist.com, XAC Joaillerie, Mary Rozzi, Tasmania’s MONA Museum and The State Library of Queensland.
Chris loves being back in Australia and part of the Fotomedia team. Since he joined he’s worked on projects for Griffith University, 2018 Commonwealth Games, Destination Queensland and Evolve Skateboards.
Lucas Miller studied film at QUT, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor of fine arts. Since then, he’s worked freelance on corporate videos, documentaries, music videos and short films. In 2014 he started producing a video game review series called Button Bash and somehow wound up hosting an anime review series imaginatively titled The Anime Show. Lucas has done a bit of everything but is most attracted to cinematography and editing.
In his spare time, Lucas is a screenwriter. In 2013 he won Best Film at the Brisbane 48 Hour Film competition for his short film Stinky Jim: Defender of Earth which he wrote and directed. In 2012 wrote the short film Jacob Fights Giants, which won the Golden Gnome at the 2013 Backyard Film Festival.
Whitney Palmer has a strong belief in the power of visual communication. After graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Photography, majoring in Photojournalism, she headed to Los Angeles to spend 3 months volunteering with a non-profit organisation. As the Media Manager of Justice 180, she re-designed their website, documented events and created videos to help promote their stance against human trafficking. While overseas, Whitney also photographed part of L.A. Fashion week, working alongside Hollywood paparazzi.
After returning to the Gold Coast, she continued developing her photography business, while also working as an Administration Assistant for a Federal Member of Parliament. Part of her role involved creating short informative videos clips each week, leading up to the 2016 election.
Being an outdoor enthusiast, Whitney spends many weekends hiking or camping.