The Founding Four each bring an untapped perspective to the
Film and Television industry in the USA, representing the faces
of hidden Hollywood and Aboriginal Australia more broadly.
"I’m motivated to tell female-led, diverse stories. I seek to provide a platform to bring other female storytellers to the table, who otherwise wouldn’t get a chance. My goal is to work with talented people who share my values and who want to bring others up."
- Julia Moriarty
Julia Moriarty is a 2016 graduate of the University of New South Wales, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a First Class Honours in Creative Writing. As a former pro tennis player, Julia was WTA ranked in both singles and doubles, and competed in 38 countries between 2008-2015 on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tour.
In June 2019, Julia graduated with an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to enrolling at UCLA, Julia was Scholarships Founder and Facilitator for John Moriarty Football (soccer), a not-for-profit program which uses sport as a vehicle for well-being and educational opportunities for Aboriginal children.
Whilst attending UCLA, Julia interned at Dan Halsted’s company Mangement (Fall Quarter, 2018) and interned in the monologue department at Conan O’Brien’s Late Television Show (Winter & Spring Quarter, 2019). She was also Teacher’s Assistant for the Intro to Screenwriting Class (Fall 2018 & Spring 2019).
Post UCLA, Julia worked as an assistant for a literary manager at Artists First (a leading Hollywood management company), and then moved onto being a Writers’ PA for a Showtime drama. Since being back in Sydney, Julia interned for Made Up Stories, which champions female storytellers both in front and behind the camera, but is currently a writer involved in the plotting for their upcoming television series, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart.
"Often, our stories are told by others. This is not unique to us. I want to drive a model that holds a sacred space for our innovation, imagination and creativity."
- Madison Prince
Madison Prince is a Film and Television Actor, based in Los Angeles, California. She is of African American and First Nations Australian (Nyikina) descent. Though born and raised in Broome, remote Western Australia - Madison is a dual citizen of both Australia and the USA - allowing her to work freely between both countries.
Originally having her start as a child actor in Telemovies on Australia’s Nine Network, she has since starred in multiple independent films. Madison has professionally trained at notable institutions, such as the renowned Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre in Hollywood, and the Identity School of Acting - a Los Angeles/ London based acting school catering to emerging actors of color. Madison has also worked closely with Claire Corff of Corff Voice Studios, undertaking private formal accent training.
Madison is an active member of Australians in Film. AiF is a Los Angeles based non-profit film and television foundation, supporting and promoting Australian screen talent.
"I want to be able to forge a path forward, working to ensure that our seat at the proverbial table globally is filled and our voices heard."
- Matt Coleman
Matt, a proud Wiradjuri Man living on Gabrielino-Tongva land in Los Angeles is an Actor, Acting Coach, a dabbler in Producing and Directing and a sometimes writer of plays, poems and books- he has worked extensively in Theater, Film, and Television as well as On-Air Radio Broadcasting, Live Event hosting, Educational Theater Tours and the occasional VoiceOver. Storytelling is in his blood and a strong part of his culture.
When residing in Melbourne, Matt worked with Ilbijerri Theater Company, Eagles Nest Theater, and with other First Nations Artists touring Australia to tell our stories both on and off the stage. Matt is currently in pre-production rehearsal for an Independent Film to be shot in LA in June 2021.
Some of his past acting credits include ‘Black Diggers’, ‘No Sugar’, The Helendale Nude Footy Calendar’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Stakes’, ‘Limerence’, ‘Acacia’, and ‘RENT’ to name a few.
"I seek to grow a movement that not only builds individual success, but adds our voices to our cultural continuum, so that our legacy can live on for generations to come."
- Samantha Cook
An Aboriginal Australian arts, entertainment and tech professional now USA based. Samantha Cook is a cross-artform practitioner, educator, arts manager and leader in Indigenous Arts. A retired musician, she was the Director of The Dreaming Festival and a programmer of the Woodford Folk Festival.
Artistically, Cook is a playwright, writer, visual artist and graphic designer. Administratively, Cook started working in Aboriginal publishing at Broome based, Magabala Books ahead of becoming the Executive Producer of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company before launching her company The KMBA Creative Agency.
Recipient of the UK Arts Council Fellowship in 2007 and 2011, winner of National NAIDOC Aboriginal Youth of the Year in 1999 and Broome Aboriginal Artist of the Year in 1998, Cook was the founding Aboriginal columnist for Artshub and Tracker, founder of Australia’s Blak History Month, #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA and co-founder of Kaltja (pronounced Culture).
Samantha is currently a member of the Australians In Film and the Queensland Independent Arts Alliance. She is a board member of Artivist Entertainment, International Association of Blacks In Dance and Australians in Music .