Tim Spencer 

Tim is an actor and writer for theatre, film, radio and fiction. In 2010 his solo performance, Words They Make with their Mouths, won the People’s Choice Award in the Adelaide Fringe Festival. His monologue, Fun in a Cup, was performed as part of Tell it Like it Isn’t (atyp) and was published by Currency Press.

His verbatim script, Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine, first appeared in The Horse’s Mouth Festival (Tamarama Rock Surfers) and went on to win a Green Room Award for Best Independent Writing and the awards for Best Performance and Innovation in Theatre at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2013 he became a writer in residence at Belvoir Theatre and received a commission to write the new play, Life Size. His article, Love Porn, was published in Going Down Swinging (Issue 34).

In 2014 he studied a Graduate Certificate in Screenwriting at AFTRS. In 2015 he successfully received funding from Screen Australia and Metro Screen to write and produce a short film, Oasis which premiered at the 2015 Mardi Gras Film Festival. His radio play, The Guy Who Screams Elephant, was broadcast on the ABC Radio National program Radio Tonic.

Joshua Longhurst 

Joshua Longhurst is a multi-disciplinary filmmaker raised in rural NSW. He looks for honesty and authenticity in his work and seeks out stories that reflect a broad range of ideas and social backgrounds.

Joshua has an Advanced Diploma in Producing from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (2016) and in 2017 formalised creative relationships with co-producers Rosie Braye and Tim Spencer to form the independent production company Wintergarden Pictures.

In 2013 Joshua’s writing debut, ‘Ravage’ was selected for the Dendy Short Film Competition at Sydney Film Festival. Joshua was also invited to compete in the Holding Redlich Pitching Competition at the Screen Forever conference in 2015 where he pitched a new Australian drama. In 2016 Joshua won the Emerging Filmmaker Award at both Mardi Gras Film Festival and the Melbourne Queer Film Festival for his directorial debut ‘Oasis’.

2017 saw Joshua co-produce and direct his second short film, ‘Cherry Season’, through Wintergarden Pictures. ‘Cherry Season’ was funded through the Create NSW Emerging Filmmakers Fund in association with SBS and Executive Producers CJZ. In early 2018 Joshua and his producing partners sourced philanthropic investment to produce proof of concept episodes for a multi-platform narrative comedy ‘Ding Dong I’m Gay’.

Rosie Braye 

Rosie is a producer and company director at Wintergarden Pictures, which she co-founded with Joshua Longhurst and Tim Spencer in 2017, and a passionate film marketing & publicity professional with nine years’ experience bringing engaging stories to Australian audiences.

Rosie’s first project at Wintergarden Pictures is Cherry Season, directed by Joshua Longhurst and written by Tim Spencer, supported by Create NSW’s Generator: Emerging Filmmaker Fund and SBS.

Rosie is also National Publicity Manager at STUDIOCANAL Australia, one of the country’s largest independent distributors and the local arm of one of Europe’s leading film studios. She oversees all publicity matters and develops brand partnerships and promotions for all theatrical campaigns.

In her previous roles at independent distributors Entertainment One and Transmission Films, Rosie developed extensive experience and deep insight into the distribution business working across theatrical and home entertainment titles in areas ranging from marketing, publicity, sales, delivery, acquisitions, festivals and more.

With a strong commitment to support the Australian film industry and emerging film talent, Rosie served on the Dendy Short Film Awards and Film Advisory Panels for the Sydney Film Festival in 2013-2016 and as a judge for the ATOM Awards in 2014-2015. She has completed university and Metro Screen film courses and is a member of WIFT NSW.