Ian Darling AO
Ian Darling is Executive Chair of Shark Island Institute in Sydney. He is also Chair and Moderator of Good Pitch Australia, and Patron and founder of Documentary Australia Foundation. Darling is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His Director and Producer credits include PAUL KELLY – STORIES OF ME, THE OASIS, SUZY & THE SIMPLE MAN, IN THE COMPANY OF ACTORS and ALONE ACROSS AUSTRALIA. He is Executive Producer of 2040, THE BLEEDING EDGE, UNREST, THE FOURTH ESTATE, INVENTING TOMORROW and HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD. He is currently Directing IT STOPS WITH ME (a film about the booing of former footballer and Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes) and THE GENESIS (exploring the complexities of child protection, intergenerational poverty, and homelessness in Australia). Ian Darling received the AFI Award for Best Direction in a Documentary, the Film Critics award for Best Documentary, is a Walkley Awards Finalist, and has been nominated for numerous Australian Directors Guild, AFI, ATOM and IF awards. Ian Darling received the Byron Kennedy Award for innovation and the relentless pursuit of excellence at the 2018 AACTA Awards. In May 2017 he was named Australia’s Leading Philanthropist by Philanthropy Australia.