Contact Information

Level 1, 42 Oxford St Paddington
Sydney 2021
Australia
Phone: (+61) 2 8353 7500
Email:

Rob Galluzzo

Rob Galluzzo

Executive Producer / Founder

Basic Info

Awards: 113

Creative Work: 131

Awards: 113

Creative Work: 131

Finch

Level 1, 42 Oxford St Paddington
Sydney 2021
Australia
Phone: (+61) 2 8353 7500
Email:
Rob Galluzzo

Rob Galluzzo

Executive Producer / Founder

Finch Team Members

Rob Galluzzo

New Business

Rob Galluzzo

Executive Producer / Founder

Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson

Executive Producer

Karen Bryson

Karen Bryson

Executive Producer

Karen’s passion for film craft and strong narrative informs her work across cinema, television and digital platforms. In 2003, Karen won Tropfest with the black comedy BURIED. Karen began her career producing for major Australian advertising agencies including The Campaign Palace, Clemenger BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, BWM & Lowe. Karen has been recognized with top honors at AWARD, D&AD, Cannes, One Show & the New York Festivals. In 2007 Karen joined the upstart trans-media company radical.media as Head of Production, moving up to Managing Director in 2009, when a significant stake of the company was sold to Fremantle Media Enterprises. In 2011 Karen joined FINCH as Executive Producer, and in 2015 Karen accepted a role on the management board. Karen’s work on the New Zealand Traffic Authority commercial Mistakes became an internet sensation, and created one of the most awarded television commercials of the decade. Karen’s recent project, Stop it at the Start, an anti-domestic violence campaign for Australia, attracted 14,000,000 hits in its first month and topped the YouTube Ad Leaderboard, making it the most popular Australian commercial of 2016. In 2016 Karen produced Derin Seale’s short film ‘The Eleven O’clock’ which has attracted global recognition across the short film circuit. The film was awarded ‘Winner of Best Comedy Short’ at LA Shorts Fest, ‘Winner of Best Screenplay’ at Flickerfest International Film Festival, Winner for ‘Best Narrative Short’ at Cleveland International Film Festival as well as official selection for Toronto, Valladolid, St Kilda & Palm Springs plus Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards. Earlier this year, Karen partnered the Australian Director’s Guild, the CPC and FINCH to create a paid internship program to mentor women for director roles within commercial production companies. Karen is Co-Chair of the Australian Commercial Producers Council, an active member of AFI/AACTA, Women in Film and Television NSW, SPAA and D&AD.
Michael Hilliard

Michael Hilliard

Executive Producer

Amy Dymond

FINCH is a nimble, independent production company focused on the craft of storytelling, entertainment and technology.

Ranked in the top 5 production companies back to back for its first two years by AWARD, FINCH produces television commercials, documentaries and feature films – and in its first year, produced over 50 television commercials in Australia and overseas. With offices in both Sydney and Auckland, Finch has worked with clients such as Pepsi, Doritos, Vodafone, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Toyota, ANZ, Snickers, Westpac, Harley-Davidson, Mercedez-Benz and Optus.

FINCH’s transmedia work The Great Crusade was nominated for a 2012 International Emmy for Digital Fiction, and won Gold at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festial and Spikes Asia. FINCH's documentary about Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe’s failed bid for the London Olympics premiered on the ABC to rave reviews, and was directed by Gregor Jordan (Ned Kelly, Two Hands). FINCH also created and launched the Open Road Film Festival with 303Lowe, and sponsored by Harley-Davidson, Canon and Audio Network International.

Most recently, FINCH has developed a system called 37Degrees [patent pending] that allows cinema patrons to experience different sides of a narrative in a whole new way. The technology was launched with a short film that premiered in limited release before THE AVENGERS — the most successful film opening ever. NCM, who control 60% of American cinema screens, have taken an exclusive license for the territory, and additonal licences are underway for Europe, Asia and South America.