In Conversation with Andrea Demetriades, Kriv Stenders and Katharina Keil


WHEN: 2-4PM – 19 Feb 2024

COST: $30

TICKETS: Register Now

VENUE: 107 South Eveleigh

Ever wanted to know how they found the Hero dog for Red Dog? Frustrated when you see inconsistencies in the glass of beer in a scene? Ever wondered how actors just can cry on cue?

Then this is the event for YOU! Listen to these experts in their fields and their anecdotes how they got their foot in the door.

Take part in this exciting event with the award-winning Australian-Greek actress Andrea Demetriades hosted by award winning author and presenter Phyllis Foundis. Joining Andrea on stage are Script Supervisor Katharina Keil and Director Kriv Stenders.

If you are seeking a career in the film and television industry, this is a conversation not to be missed. We will share our expertise and our various working relationships as Actors, Directors and Script Supervisors on set. Be inspired and entertained as they share their stories and anecdotes. Cone of silence code applies!

You will also have a chance to ask your questions in a Q&A following the conversation. This is also a fantastic network opportunity, so get your tickets now and be part of this unique event!

This event supports the upcoming multicultural short film OPA starring Andrea Demetriades written & directed by Katharina Keil.


Fun Fact alert! Andrea is a WA alumni as she started her career in the performing arts in Perth and only later came to NSW to finish her degree at NIDA. Her family immigrated to Perth from the beautiful island of Cyprus. Andrea is best known for her role as Lina Badir in the television series Crownies. She reprised the role for the spin-off series Janet King in 2014 and 2016. Her television guest roles include All Saints as Felicity Summers in 2009, Mr & Mrs Murder as Lola and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries as Beatrice in 2013. Andrea appeared in the critically acclaimed 2015 Australian drama series The Principal as Hafa Habeb. In 2017 she starred in both the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's TV series Seven Types of Ambiguity, and Pulse as Doctor Lou Tannis. In 2018 she also starred in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's TV series Squinters. Andrea has featured in the films Nerve and Around The Block (both 2013). In the 2015 comedy-drama Alex & Eve, she starred as Eve, a Muslim Lebanese lawyer dating a Greek Australian schoolteacher.


Kriv Stenders is one of Australia’s most renown, respected and prolific film directors with numerous critically acclaimed and award winning shorts, documentaries, music videos, television commercials, television series and feature films to his credit. His fifth feature, RED DOG, released by Roadshow in August 2011, earned over $22 million at the box office, making it the eighth highest grossing Australian film of all time. It has also become the highest selling Australian DVD of all time. RED DOG won both Best Director and Best Film at the 2011 IF Awards and Best Film at the inaugural 2012 ACCTA Awards. In 2015, he directed RED DOG : TRUE BLUE, the sequel to RED DOG which was released by Roadshow on Boxing Day 2016 and went on to earn more than $7 million at the local box office.

In 2018 Kriv shot the Vietnam War epic, DANGER CLOSE : THE BATTLE OF LONG TAN, starring Travis Fimmel and Richard Roxburgh which was released theatrically across Australia through Transmission Films in 2019. In 2020 he completed production on two feature documentaries, BROCK : OVER THE TOP and SLIM & I which were released theatrically through Universal Pictures and both received AACTA Best Feature Documentary nominations. In 2022 Kriv directed four episodes of BUMP (Season 3) and the last three episodes of the upcoming Disney + series, LAST DAYS OF THE SPACE AGE. Kriv has just completed production on the three-part documentary series, THE BLACK HAND with Anthony LaPaglia which is screening on ABC TV in 2023.

KATHARINA KEIL - Script Supervisor/Writer/Director

Katharina Keil is an Award winning director of short films. WAVES her most recent film won Best Director in Brussels and Cannes World Film Festival among many other Awards and Official Selections.

She is a German Australian citizen with 30 years drama production experience to her credit. She read more than a 1000 scripts and her credits include AFI award-winning films, long-run television series, telemovies and short films. She has a BA in Screen Production and is a member of MEAA and ADG (Australian Directors Guild).

Possessed of an adventurous spirit, she loves travel almost as much as she loves film and television. Her high work ethic, sense of humour, ability to work as a team with film professionals from diverse backgrounds and her strong sense of storytelling have allowed her to indulge both passions: she has worked on television and feature film drama productions in Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom and South Africa, primarily in script supervisor/continuity and assistant director roles.

Her ambition is to continue working as director and tell heartfelt stories that dig deep into the human psyche uncovering the darker side and focus on the genius in all of us.


Phyllis Foundis is a multi-award-winning TV host, TEDx speaker, author and radio host on her weekly show, Love Soul. While performing in her one-woman show at the Edinburgh Festival and London’s Theatre Royal, Phyllis faked orgasms that were dubbed, ‘better than Meg Ryan’s’ (a journalist’s words, not hers). A recovering copywriter, Phyllis is also a besotted Boy Mama, chocolate and story lover.