Cameron was born in Melbourne Australia and is a resident of Geelong Victoria
he began the journey of The Shaun Miller Foundation in 2015 after watching
his only child and beloved son Shaun pass away in his arms from Childhood
Congenital Heart Disease CHD in 2012. Shaun was a double Heart Transplant
recipient and became a hero to the Cardiac Kid’s when he embraced CHD
Heart Ambassador of the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Australia
the first cardiac child in the hospitals 149 year history. Cameron entered show
business / film industry at the age of 15 auditioning at NIDA National Institute
of Dramatic Art at the age of 19 he was advised to get some more life experience
but working hard on the fringes of the film industry as a bit part player actor
he learnt the hard way that acting wasn’t for him so gravitating to the filming side
when he realized you can have a great film but if it’s not distributed properly
who is going too watch it?. Cameron always knew to surround yourself
with successful people and learnt from the best close friends icon Actor
Charles “Bud” Tingwell O.A.M and Australia’s leading film distributor
Alan Finney O.A.M. He completed an intense course in film making
in Melbourne with LA Producer and film educator / line producer Dov Simens
who launched the careers of Quentin Tarantino, Chris Nolan and Guy Richie.
Cameron produced two Australian classic films ‘YESTERDAY'S HERO‘
and ‘GROOMLESS BRIDE‘ and worked on a screenplay with Bud Tingwell
for 12 years titled ‘SECOND DRILL‘ Buds first direction position in his long
and successful film career but sadly passing away before release in May 2009
to the prestigious honor of a Victorian State funeral. Verdict Film Groups
first distribution was for the South Australian Film Corporation ‘SHOT OF LOVE’
2006 and after gaining extensive knowledge in distribution he spend time
in the heart of Hollywood where he created connections and became good friends
with some of the leading Studio Producers and major acting Agents in L.A
ICM and Voltage Pictures. The Verdict motto is simple, "Great films take time"
CAMERON JAMES MILLER
PRESIDENT & FOUNDER
Few people in the Australian movie industry have a list of credits like Alan Managing Director of Village Roadshow Distribution, Vice President of Walt Disney Buena Vista, Founder and Director of OzFlix movie streaming channel,
Board Chairman The Shaun Miller Foundation, Board Chairman AFI / AACTA
Film & Televison Academy Awards, an Order Of Australia for services to Australian film and the Maura Fay Award the industry's highest accolade.
President of distribution and marketing he directed and released over 500 successful motion pictures including, BREAKER MORANT - MAD MAX - ROMPER STOMPER - THE PIANO - MURIEL'S WEDDING - FINDING NEMO - PIRATES
OF THE CARRIBBEAN - HAPPY FEET and pretty much any Australian movie
you can think of… the man with the Midas touch is leading Verdict Film Group
into new horizons of Australian film and television.
ALAN FINNEY O.A.M - VICE PRESIDENT
Michael has a lengthy and successful career in video sales marketing and acquisitions
dating back to the early 1980’s. Management positions at Congress Video Group
and VidAmerica before being recruited by Orion Pictures management and releasing
their huge blockbusters, DANCES WITH WOLVES - SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - ROBO COP
AMADEUS - PLATOON - CADDYSHACK - THE TERMINATOR - THE ADDAMS FAMILY
MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN - BILL & TED'S ADVENTURES and many more. Management at MGM Studios and Lionsgate International Studios he contributed to revenues
that rose from $32 million to $110 million and then First Look Studios where he coordinated
a 500% increase in sales, distribution and marketing.
MICHAEL KATCHMAN USA
Vice President Sales Pure Flix Sony Entertainment increased sales from $30 million to $120
National Sales Manager Lions Gate Films National Sales Manager First Look Studios
National Key Accounts Sales Manager Artisan Entertainment Regional Manager Hemdale Film Corporation Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Orion Pictures. some of the projects include:
THE TERMINATOR – PLATOON - ENCINO MAN – DO YOU BELIEVE - HOOSIERS
YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF - MONSTERS BALL - THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.
MARTIN DATILLO U.S.A
DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL SALES
27 year's experience in producing, marketing, financing and selling entertainment products
at international markets. Participating at 80 film and TV markets and festivals including AFM, Berlin, Cannes, Toronto, LA Screenings, Filmart, NATPE, Ventana Sur, TIFFCOM, Busan, Shanghai, MIPTV, MIPCOM, MipDoc, MIP Junior, IDFA licensing films to international buyers.
He wrote, directed and produced episodes of the animated TV series COSMO KIDS (recipient
of the Australian Writers’ Guild, Monte Miller Award) THE PUP PUPS developed with Scottish TV and BILBY BLASTOFF Produced the multi award-winning documentary film RAUL THE TERRIBLE directed by twice Academy Award nominee David Bradbury, the thriller ICU
directed by Aash Aaron (Australia), the comedy THE COST OF LIVING directed by Veronica Craven (U.S.A) and executive producer of SARGENT MATACHO directed by William Gonzalez (Colombia) a film officially selected by 130 festivals and the winner of 32 international awards.
CARLOS ALPERIN DISTRIBUTION SALES
Whilst completing a Bachelor of Science, Niika pursued her passion of Film and TV
and proudly produced her own show at Gasworks Theatre, 'LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP '
went on to do main roles in Neighbours and Eugenie Sandler on the ABC
followed by 2 fabulous years as a host for NOVA Radio in Perth.
The face of large community campaigns National Youth Suicide Channels 10,
the face of Westfield Shopping Centre MC all around Australia,
including presenting the Loreal Fashion Awards.
The last female standing on the iconic show Fear Factor on channel 7
NIIKA DARIA HEAD OF ACQUISITIONS
Terence is an award winning film and television producer and continues to provide legal
advice to film and television producers. An experienced Trial Barrister practicing in Federal
Court and all Magistrates Courts. He has acted for large corporate clients and individuals.
He has extensive experience in Film, Television and Entertainment and is a member
of the Arts Law Centre of Australia, The Australian Film Industry, The Writers Guild
and The Screen Hub. He has also been a Board Member of Open Channel.
He is a prize winning graduate of The University of Melbourne internationally recognized
Juris Doctor Law Course winning the University Prize in Intellectual Property Law.
He is Adjuct Professor at Curtin University and has been a sessional lecturer in Contract
Law at Victoria University. He has four degrees including a Bachelor of Arts from Monash
University, a Masters in Education from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom
and a Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne (Prize in Intellectual Property).
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - BOARD
If Australian cinema has an equivalent of American movie king Roger Corman, it’s Antony I Ginnane. A producer and executive producer with more than 60 feature films, telemovies and mini-series, he is one of Australia’s most prolific and experienced producers best known for highly successful genre pictures FANTASM (1976) PATRICK (1978) THIRST (1979) TURKEY SHOOT (1982) GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM (1988) HIGH TIDE (1987) and the Oz classic THE LIGHT HORSEMEN latest productions NEVER TOO LATE (2020) THE GIRL IN THE WINDOW (2021). He is the former head of Screen Producers Association
of Australia and an international film sales agent for over 20 years.
ANTONY I GINNANE
PRODUCER / SALES
DR MARTIN CHING BOARD EXECUTIVE
Dr Martin Ching is a registered specialist Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from Melbourne University in 1984. Following further full time study Dr Ching was awarded a masters degree in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery from the University of Adelaide
in 1995 and followed with a Medical Degree from the same university
in 1997. In 1998 Dr Ching also successfully completed the fellowship
for the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons. Dr Ching now consults from his private rooms in Geelong. He also holds accreditations with Saint John of God Geelong Hospital. Dr Ching is also a registered Legal Practitioner as he received his LLB from Deakin University in 2012.
IAN MCFAYDEN SCREENPLAY / WRITER
Ian McFadyen is an icon of Australian television Writer, Actor, Director
& Producer he is best known as the creator and producer of the hit series
THE COMEDY COMPANY which he also directed and performed in from 1988 to 1990 creating Australia's most memorable comedy characters
on the show 'Con The Fruitier' - 'Kylie Mole' - 'Uncle Arthur' - 'David Rabbitborough' 'Colin Carpenter' and many more. He hosted the Australian version of CLUDO was the creator of the Network Ten comedy show
THE WEDGE & ALL TOGETHER NOW starring John English and Bruno Luchia THE BOUNTY HUNTER for the new DOCTOR WHO spin-off TV series K-9 and played the part of Detective Mears in the iconic Australian TV series PRISONER. Ian is the author of two books MIND WARS: The Battle for Your Brain and the satirical comedy novel GOING OUT BACKWARDS.
Ian is currently producing a comedy sitcom at VFG - MEET THE GUIDOS.