Lara van Raay TASFilm Producer (Women of the Island)
Lara van Raay has a 20-year history in the television industry and has produced, filmed and directed over 50 short films and documentaries. She is a multi-award winner who has produced, edited and directed many hours of short form programming, branding campaigns and commercials as a creative with Foxtel, BDA and SKY in London, NatGeo in Sydney and MBC in Dubai. She recently left the role as ABC Open producer to start her own production company. Lara’s documentary ‘Palestine, Beer & Oktoberfest Under Occupation’ won Best Australian Documentary at WOW Film Festival and the feature she edited, ‘Mary Meets Mohammed’, was a finalist at the Walkleys. She is also a freelance journalist.