Gita Irwin is an award winning filmmaker who produces entertaining and resonant content across various genres from comedy, to horror to documentary, and for delivery to various platforms [online, print, film festivals etc]. She has experience in running productions and has worked in production management and coordination.’ With a background in finance, and a broad range of experience including a stint in marketing, event management, and a role as a publicist – Gita is a confident public speaker and organizer who oversees projects from development to delivery.
The last film she produced, 3 Minutes – a short drama film, made it into the Tropfest Shortlist in 2016, and is currently doing the international film festival circuit. The acclaimed sci-fi comedy short, Grandfather Paradox, Gita produced in 2015, was a finalist at the Sci-Fi Film Festival, and screened at dozens of well regarded international film festivals including the DC Washington Shorts Film Festival, and the Sunrise Film Festival. It has played to audiences across the world from the UK, India, Canada, and the USA, and has been nominated for the audience award, and best comedy.
Gita Irwin is also a writer whose skill ranges from writing film project treatments and proposals for private and public funding, through to crafting marketable pitches – Gita Irwin was the NSW finalist for the SPAA Fringe Pitching Competition in 2009, and she is the author of stories and screenplays across genres from chilling horror scripts to comical tales and science fiction narratives. Her short stories have been published in literary journals, and ‘No Easy Kill’ was accepted into the Bondi Tides Anthology, launched by the Waverley Mayor in 2012. She was a recipient of a WIFT [Women in Film and Television] mentorship in 2010, Screen NSW funding in 2011 and has won a best short documentary award for her confronting documentary Facing the Black Dog in 2008.
Gita Irwin is currently developing a supernatural horror feature, and has a web series, The New Adventures of Chuck and Norris, based on the characters from Grandfather Paradox, in pre-production.