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Jo Austin

Jo founded Candid Films in 2011 after a decade in the industry working in various television, freelance and agency roles in London and Sydney.  Her experience now spans several screen disciplines including high end TVC, branded content, corporate, drama and documentary. Over twenty years Jo has produced countless content pieces ranging in duration from from 15 seconds to 90 mins. 

Jo's ability to bring authentic storytelling to brands for audience engagement has been highly awarded. Jo is passionate about working with clients and creatives and always adding to her skillset - in the last few years Jo has completed a number of courses aimed to complement the video production services that Candid provides, such as screenwriting, podcasting and digital producing.  

Always eager to share her experience with clients and colleagues, Jo loves a passion project, and uses her skills and connections to develop Candid’s own original entertainment formats, some of which have been released theatrically or via broadcast and now stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple TV. In 2021, Candid received their first Screen Australia commission for feature doco Tall Poppy - A Skaters Story for the ABC following the success of Undone, another feature doco released in 2020 that reached number 10 in the iTunes global movie chart alongside major Hollywood titles - a testament to Jo's understanding of social and digital media marketing strategy and partnerships. 

Whatever the project or brief, Jo strategically plans and oversees all aspects of production to delivery, no matter what the intended media, audience or project size in her much loved role of EP where she can work with clients to fully get to grips with project goals and plan for success.  


In 2022, Jo was named by the Screen Producers Association of Australia as a "Ones to Watch", coveted recognition in the Australian screen industry. 



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