Ms Christine Rogers

Position

Casual Academic

School /
Work Unit

Media and Communications

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Location

City campus

College/Portfolio

College of Design and Social Context

Christine Rogers

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Availability

Christine has a 0.5 teaching position. Please email for an appointment.

Key Activities

She teaches screen writing and screen production in documentary and drama for film and television.

Qualifications/Industry Experience

Christine has a Master of Creative Arts with first class honours (Melbourne University), a post-graduate diploma in Broadcasting (University of Auckland), and a post-graduate diploma in Film and Television (Swinburne University). She has worked in the New Zealand and Australian film and television industries for 20 years, on set as assistant director and in production. Christine has also written and directed eight short films, and co-wrote the short feature The Forest.

Professional interests

She continues to write both fiction and screenplays. She is working with NZ director Geoff Cawthorn on a horror film The Body Corporate, and with producer Franziska Wagenfeld on the drama Violet Town. Her teenage horror feature Ruby Red is currently seeking finance in the United States. She is also writing a novel, Progeny, with colleague Jenny Weight. Her freelance work includes Icons, a series of infotainment programs for World Wide Entertainment, and corporate web writing.

Research

Christine’s research interests include women who kill. In 2008 she presented a paper The Really Strange and the Strangely Real: Aileen Wuornos on Film at ‘The Art of the Real’, a non-fiction conference, Newcastle University. Christine will be presenting a further paper on the killer Aileen Wuornos at the global conference ‘Evil Women and the Feminine’ in Prague 2010.

Christine is engaged in creative research through filmmaking practice with the project Motel, a collaboration with colleagues Paul Ritchard and David Carlin, and RMIT interior design experts Roger Kemp and Anthony Fryatt. This innovative short film project was presented as an exhibition at ACMI in 2009 as part of the Monash Conference ‘Time. Transcendence. Performance.’David Carlin also presented a joint paper at Helsinki Conference ‘Rethinking Screenwriting’. The article Interior Territories was published in IDEA Journal December 2009, and we have been invited to present a colloquium at the Arts in Society Conference, Sydney, 2010.

Research Supervision

Christine recently supervised Sian Darling in her master’s project, a documentary You’d Sing Too: Exploring Freedom of Expression, and accompanying thesis. She has also supervised a student writing a screenplay for his honours project.

Achievements

Christine’s films have traveled widely to a number of international festivals. She won Best Short Film at the 1992 Canterbury Short Film Festival, NZ for her film Violent Hands. She has received development and production funding for short and feature films in both Australia and New Zealand, and attended ‘Spark’, an AFC intensive writing workshop, and ‘Indivision’, a workshop for low budget filmmaking. She is currently on the Australian Writer’s Guild Victorian committee.

She received the 2007 Certificate of Achievement, University Teaching Awards, RMIT University, for a significant contribution to teaching in the category of 'Innovation in Curricula, Learning & Teaching' (as a member of the Media program team), and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation in 2008 for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (as part of the Media program team)

Personal Website

For further information visit Christine’s personal website.

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