Amanda Duthie has resigned from her role as the South Australian Film Corporation’s (SAFC) head of production, development, attraction and studios to return to Sydney to pursue new opportunities and to be closer to family.
Duthie moved to SA in 2012 to take up the role of CEO and artistic director of the Adelaide Film Festival and its investment Fund, and joined the SAFC last October.
During her time with the state agency, Duthie worked to launch Centralised, a north-south creative collaboration in conjunction with Screen NT and established the first screen agency partnership with Audible Australia. She also oversaw investment in Unjoo Moon’s I Am Woman starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey; Matchbox/Dirty Films ABC series Stateless; Porchlight Films/Peter Duncan’s ABC series Fallout and SBS’s The Hunting, from Closer Productions.
After the departure of former SAFC CEO Courtney Gibson, Duthie acted in the role until the appointment of Kate Croser.
During her time in South Australia, Duthie also also five Adelaide Film Festivals, two Hybrid World Adelaide events and the 2013 Adelaide Festival of Ideas. Through the Adelaide Film Festival Fund, she also supported 58 projects such as films The Nightingale, Sweet Country, Charlie’s Country, 52 Tuesdays, Girl Asleep, Ali’s Wedding, Hotel Mumbai, I Am Mother, Animals, Top End Wedding, documentary She Who Must Be Loved, and VR projects The Waiting Room and Collisions.
Duthie said: “It has been so wonderful to work with diverse and super talented screen and arts creatives from across South Australia and to welcome the world into Adelaide through the SAFC and the Film Festival. It has been an adventure living and working in Adelaide and I thank my fine colleagues and collaborators for making it such a rewarding experience.”
Minister for Industry and Skills David Pisoni said: “The State Government thanks Amanda Duthie for her many years of outstanding service to the South Australian film industry and particularly for her work as SAFC’s Head of Production, Development, Attraction and Studios, and her leadership of the Adelaide Film Festival. I wish Amanda and her family all the best with the next chapter.”
SAFC CEO Croser said, “Amanda has made a significant contribution to the creative landscape in South Australia over the past eight years and has long championed the production of innovative and bold screen content. I have no doubt she will continue to shine brightly in her next endeavours.”