About

Sista Girl Productions was formed in 1997 by Producer Kimba Thompson. During this time we have worked closely with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations to deliver solutions for all their design requirements. Also collecting a string of awards and recognition from the Aboriginal communities that we have served.

We offer a broad range of services including graphic design, web design and all aspects of film/video production.

We also offer creative management for community and arts based projects as well as providing consultancy for projects involving Indigenous talent and content.

With the ability to manage large budget planning and small projects with quick turnaround deadlines, we approach each with the same professional care and attitude.

The ability to maintain personal service and one-on-one contact with the client is at the forefront of our business ethos. You, the client, will always be able to discuss the project directly with the key members of our company.

We pride ourselves in keeping up to date with the latest in trends in technology and software.

Each member of our team at Sista Girl productions has over a decade of experience working in their respective fields. All members of our production team at Sista Girl each have a creative background in the visual arts. We find that this provides us with a discerning stylistic edge when creating media for today’s digital world.

Kimba Thompson – Creative Director

Kimba Thompson is a filmmaker, freelance producer and arts consultant. She has worked on a diverse range of projects, which focus primarily on the use of storytelling as a vehicle to promote Aboriginal art and culture within Australia. Kimba formed Sista Girl Productions, an Indigenous Arts and Broadcast company in 1997. Kimba has over 16yrs experience working in the arts, from Producer, director, artistic director, curator  &  a contemporary multimedia artist. Kimba obtained a Masters of Arts from RMIT University in 2009.

Jacob Tologata – Graphic Design

Jacob is a visual artist with a passion for contemporary pacific art and culturally specific design. With over 20 years of experience in Art Direction and Graphic Design, he obtained a Diploma in Graphic Design in 1988 (Auckland Technical Institute) and Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Design in 2003 (Swinburne University, Melbourne).

Kelleh Thompson – Graphic Design

Kelleh has over 10 years of Art Direction and Graphic Design experience, having produced work for clients such as M&C Saatchi. Kelleh is also an established artist exploring issues around societal health & individual displacement.

Susan Forrester – Events Management

Susan is an experienced producer and Events manager with transferable skills acquired within festival and community arts management, specialising in the direction and production of artistic, cultural and community programs. With a professional background in artist practice, event management and extensive industry experience, she is able to bring a diverse and professional approach to project management. A strong communicator at all internal and external levels Susan has strong and demonstrated experience in contractual, human resource and logistical requirements whilst working within tight time and budgetary constraints.

An accomplished team leader she is committed to the concepts of cultural sensitivity and collaboration as vital to building festivals and arts projects. She is an outstanding team player clearly able to work on her own initiative and develop personal networks to provide advantage in current and future roles.Susan has recently successfully completed the role of National Community Event Services Manager for BDO Presents pty Ltd, producers of the iconic annual Big Day Out Festival.

CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES
• Deputy Chair, Live Performance Australia Contemporary Music Panel for the upcoming 2014 Helpmann Awards,
• Founding Board Member Blakdot Gallery, Independent Indigenous run arts space East Brunswick , Melbourne.
• Board member of The State Youth Music – Arts Organisation The Push. Inc
• Somali cultural advisor and youth community mentor.
• Sessional lecturer in event management at JMC academy in Melbourne.

Rob Hely – Film & Video

Rob Hely has a PhD in Film from Swinburne University, and a Masters degree in digital media from RMIT University. Rob has been shooting and editing video and film professionally for over 10 years. Rob also lectures part-time in video production at Monash University.

Alifeleti Toki – Film & Video, Web Development

Ali graduated from RMIT University in 2008 with a degree in Film & TV Production.

Sista Girl Productions acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, live and create – the Wurundjeri people and Elders past and present of the Kulin nations.

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