• Isabel Peppard
      Isabel PeppardDirector and Co-Producer

      Isabel Peppard is a multi award winning director, animator and visual artist.  Isabel’s’ most recent short animation, Butterflies, (voiced by Rachael Griffiths) has screened at over 50 international festivals including MIFF, Sitges, and Annecy and was purchased by SBS Television.

      In 2014 Isabel received The Directors Acclaim fund from Screen Australia, allowing her to undertake a writing/directing mentorship in LA with horror director Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena, Chained, The Walking Dead).

      In 2015, Isabels’ feature horror script, Silk, won a project award at Asia’s biggest genre market at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea.

      Isabel is currently developing a feature documentary ‘Morgana’ with Karina Astrup producer of Despite The Gods.

    • Josie Hess
      Josie HessDirector and Co-Producer

      Josie Hess is an award winning filmmaker based in Melbourne. She has a Bachelor Film & Television from Swinburne and a B.A in History and Cinema Studies from Melbourne University.  Her graduate film Sunroom, premiered at New York’s Blue Stocking festival in 2015. She has worked extensively in film marketing as the social media manager for boutique horror distributor Monster Pictures. Josie shoots and edits indie erotica for various studios in Australia including Permission4Pleasure. Her work has been screened all over the world and received numerous awards including Best Fetish Film at the 2017 Toronto Porn awards.  She is currently producing The Grave of Saint Oran, animation based on a poem by Neil Gaiman and developing a feature documentary with Karina Astrup, producer of Despite the Gods. 

    • Karina Astrup
      Karina AstrupProducer

      Karina Astrup is an independent producer and company director of House of Gary. Her debut film – 6ft Hick: notes from the underground, about a Brisbane based indie punk band, was financed and broadcast through ABC TV, Screen Australia and Screen QLD, winning the Noisy Cat – ‘Best Music Documentary Award’. Teaming up with Director Penny Vozniak, Despite the Gods, about renowned Horror Director Jennifer Lynch, was House of Gary’s second independent feature documentary. It travelled around the world, premiering at Hot Docs, Chicago, Fantasia and Sitges, winning ‘Best Documentary’, ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Comedy’ Awards. 2017 will see the release of House of Gary’s third documentary feature; Ordinary Wonderlands, a Screen Australia Signature funded project about the lives of four real life superheros in the USA and Canada. Teaming up with Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess, the production of Morgana will be her fourth documentary feature.