Oakley Kwon

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Oakley Kwon

Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Australia Board Member

Oakley Kwon is an award winning actor, policy maker and innovator. She is also a film producer who heads up Loom Films, and serves on the Boards of WIFT Australia, Asian Food and Film, and the QLD Community Television Association Inc. She has lead teams as a Director in government agencies across the nation, delivering transformation and change in the areas of legislative policy, organisational performance, and digital innovation systems.

Oakley was a recipient of the Equity Ensemble Award for her role as Diane Tran in the television miniseries, Hungry Ghosts (Matchbox Pictures/NBCU). Her credits include 'When The Sky Was Blue', a short film that won the Screen Producers Award in 2023. It also includes 'Memoir of a Haunting', a short film that was an official selection of Flickerfest, 'Danger Close: Battle of Long Tan', 'Neighbours', 'Bloody Hell', 'Troppo', 'Harrow' and more.

Oakley is passionate about diversity and inclusion across all industries, and regularly speaks on, and writes about the topic of female leadership in male dominated industries, as well as the need for diversity and representation in film and television.

Related Sessions

How to Create a Diverse, Inclusive and Gender-Balanced Screen Production

FRI, OCT 20, 10:00 AM
Everyone wants to have an inclusive and diverse production team, yet many don’t know where to start or how to successfully put this in motion. Our session will discuss some of the obstacles and what you can do to overcome them. Through extensive industry research, and utilising WIFT’s global network, this session is an opportunity to break down barriers and assess the way in which we all approach crewing productions. Oakley Kwon of Women In Film and Television will moderate a conversation with three leading industry experts who have extensive experience in sourcing and running inclusive sets. Panellists are Racheal Rauch - Job-Share consultant at Screen Well; Kirsty Stark - AACTA, Rose d’Or & Emmy award-winning television and feature film producer; and Kristen Hodges - Screen Australia executive and producer of feature films and over 60 hours of television. The panel will discuss the obstacles facing screen practitioners when crewing for diversity, as well as share resources that will support you in making your production as inclusive as possible. After the panel, WIFT will host a 1 hour networking event for audience members.
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