Abi Binning - General Manager

Sept 2010 - Present

Abi is an independent producer and principal of the production company, Move Media. Abi has a number of credits in both broadcast documentary and short drama. Before entering the film industry, Abi worked extensively across the education sector as a teacher, researcher and curriculum writer.


  • rsvped for End Game Round 2 Showcase 2018-12-07 11:08:43 +1100

    End Game Round 2 Showcase

    The celebration event for our End Game Round 2 participants is coming up fast. We will have a full evening of script readings, film screenings and presentations. We hope to see many of you there supporting all the hard work that has gone into the goals in this round as they present their finished projects.

    The participants in this round are:
    Danny Youd
    Mark Thomson
    Tom Roberts
    Cathy Allen
    Oliver Potter
    Joel Wilson
    Ben Morton
    Victoria Bremner
    Patrick Foster

    If you want to apply to take part in End Game Round 3, applications close on Monday January 21st and successful participants will be announced on the night at the Showcase. For more information visit: https://www.wideangle.org.au/end_game

    February 01, 2019 at 6pm
    Wide Angle Tasmania
    3 rsvps rsvp

  • rsvped +1 for Manganinnie - Silver Screen 2018-12-07 11:05:48 +1100

    Silver Screen December 19 - Manganinnie


    Our final Silver Screen will feature Manganinnie;  Joanna (Anna Ralph), a young white girl, is lost in 1830s Tasmania, where she is found by Manganinnie (Mawuyul Yanthalawuy), an aboriginal tribeswoman who was also recently separated from her loved ones. Together, despite a language barrier and vast cultural differences, they move across the country through mountains and wilderness. During their trek, they bond as Manganinnie searches for her lost tribe and Joanna discovers the wonders of her land amid ongoing European colonization.

    Release date: 15 August 1980 (Australia)
    Director: John Honey
    Producer: Gilda Baracchi

    Watch the trailer here.

    Silver Screen is a curated program of iconic and important Australian films screening every month in the comfortable theatre at 6 Washington Street in South Hobart. With support from the City of Hobart, Wide Angle Tasmania presents these films for free to those aged 50 and over.

    It’s a great opportunity for audiences to access Australian film, meet other film lovers and hear from the actors, directors and producers at a post film Q&A.


    December 19, 2018 at 2pm
    13 rsvps rsvp

  • published Washington Residency in Initiatives 2018-07-20 12:43:39 +1000

    Washington Residency

    Washington Residency... the keys to Washington Street for up to three months to work on your screen venture.

    The Washington Residency provides Tasmanian screen practitioners with the opportunity to concentrate on their screen project or screen business for a period of between one and three months. This “gift of time” allows filmmakers to work without distraction to break new ground and progress their screen venture.  The Washington Residency provides a home base, resources and facilities for individuals or teams of screen practitioners.  

    What’s on offer:

    • Free office space at 6 Washington Street (includes electricity, water and wifi).
    • Free access to the studio/cinema, meeting room, common areas and WAT Film Kit (negotiated at application)
    • Free enrolment in End Game

    The inaugural recipients of the Washington Residency were Lisa Gormley and Aeshlie Wheeler.  After a successful three months establishing their business, TAS CASTING have now taken on a permanent office at Wide Angle.

    TAS CASTING are so incredibly thankful for the support of Wide Angle Tasmania and the Washington Residency for giving us a productive and positive office space to establish our business. As part of the Washington Residency we received invaluable guidance in regard to our industry and direct contact with film makers and industry professionals. The space was positive, quiet and productive with all the resources we needed to get our business functioning professionally. We were also lucky enough to be enrolled in the End Game initiative which greatly supported us in achieving our goals over the 3 months. Lisa and Aeshlie, TAS CASTING

    Congratulations to Mark Thomson who has been awarded the Washington Residency from October - December 2018 to progress his project that involves creating a studio-based discussion forum that will be livecast through YouTube and involve participation from online viewers in the discussion and Q+A.

    Applications are now open for Washington Residency for next year. Each round is available for up to three months. Rounds will run from January 1.



    Washington Residency Guidelines 2019
    Washington Residency application 2019 (doc)
    Washington Residency application 2019 (pdf)


    Applications Open

    October 5, 2018

    Applications due

    November 28


    December 5

    Available Residency dates

    January 1 – March 31

  • published NERVE in Initiatives 2018-07-20 12:31:11 +1000


    Wide Angle provides Tasmanian screen practitioners with their first shot at production through our annual initiative NERVE.  Teams receive a cash budget and Wide Angle support to go through the full process of making a short screen project. Previously called Raw Nerve, this model of mentoring, training and support aims to provide screen practitioners with their first experience of an industry standard production that will progress their career, educational and/or creative aspirations.

    Three first-time film directors have been selected for support through the Wide Angle Tasmania’s short film initiative NERVE 2018. The aim of NERVE is to produce high quality films on a small budget to showcase emerging talent and provide a pathway to industry.  This year three filmmakers have been selected, all directing their first funded film:  Mick Lowenstein – Little Beauty, Victoria Bremner – Printed in Ink andGeorge Underwood.   

    Victoria Bremner (23) of Hobart has teamed up with Producer Patrick Foster (21) to produce Printed in Ink- a romantic comedy about an unexpected office affair – that questions whether intimate relationships can only be forged between humans.  Bremner and Foster have co-written the script and are now working with internationally renowned Script Editor Karel Segers to perfect the script ahead of production in September. 

    Since 2008, Wide Angle Tasmania has helped dozens of Tasmanian screen practitioners to create their first funded short film through this highly successful model of mentoring, training and support. Opportunities to learn through doing are vital for directors, contributing to strong career outcomes.  Shaun Wilson (currently directing Rosehaven series 3) directed his first funded short film Henry Finn through this initiative in 2008.  Other alumni include Vivien Mason (now studying an MA in ‘Digital Storytelling’ at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London) and Rebecca Thomson (award winning director of the webseries Women of the Island).

    The four films produced in 2018 will be between 5 and 10 minutes in length. Wide Angle Tasmania helps filmmakers take their idea from script, through each stage of production, to a finished film ready for national and international festival release by December 2018.

    Each filmmaker will receive a package valued at over $30 000 that includes;
    • mentoring from an experienced screen industry practitioner
    • advice through the script editing process
    • $3 000 cash budget
    • free enrolment in relevant WAT training
    • $7 500 value of production and post production equipment hire from WAT
    • insurances for the film and volunteer cast and crew
    • a colour grade and sound mix provided by a post-production studio
    • a gala launch of the films

    Bremner and Foster are participating as part of a Youth Arts Project, assisted through Arts Tasmania and Screen Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.  State Growth have also supported NERVE by contributing funds to employ nationally recognized script editors and mentor producers for Little Beauty and Karen.

    WAT Executive Director Abi Binning said that she was pleased with the diversity of the stories and the   commitment of the filmmakers to see their work on the big and small screens.  “This is an extraordinary opportunity for untried filmmakers to get a break into the film industry.  NERVE is the only short film funding available in Tasmania and has shown that it is a really successful model of training – the films from previous years have been selected for prestigious film festivals including Flickerfest, St Kilda, Frameline and other international film festivals.  Previous recipients of NERVE have continued their film careers and attracted support from Screen Australia, Screen Tasmania, built screen businesses and selected for film schools nationally.”

  • published Hire 2017-11-24 15:30:59 +1100


    Wide Angle Tasmania provides quality film production equipment in Tasmania and offers a 30% discount on gear hire to all current financial members.  Check out the available gear and hire info here.

    Our office at Washington Street, South Hobart has some excellent spaces available for short and longer term hire.  These include:

    Meeting Room (for 10 people)
    Office (for 3 people)
    Micro-cinema/gallery space
    Screening hall (for 70 people)

    Check out the information about our spaces here.

  • published Stills in Tasmanian crew 2017-09-05 10:11:21 +1000

  • published Help set up WAT's new home in WAT's new centre for screen 2017-06-27 12:38:52 +1000

    Help set up the new Centre

    Do you have some time and skills to help get WAT's new centre ready to open?

    Towards the end of July we'll be in touch with some dates for working bees and moving dates - please sign up if you would like us to contact you directly.

    Thanks! Become a volunteer

  • commented on Webinar Fast Forward? 2016-09-06 12:39:42 +1000
    Hey Bec – when I replay the webinar it has the usual youtube controls to let me scroll forward or back. I watched via the video embedded on the page in this website, but it was also working Ok when I looked via the original video. Perhaps see if it plays better using a different browser?
  • published Replay of info webinar in step-out web 17 blog 2016-08-30 08:46:11 +1000

    Replay of info webinar

    A great turn-out to the info webinar last night - thanks for the questions and enthusiasm! If you missed it - you can check it out here (skip ahead to where we start at 3mins 32).

    Next step? To participate in the 3 pre-registration webinars you'll need to complete an EOI this week (it's quick and relatively painless I promise!) http://www.wideangle.org.au/eoi_step-out

  • published Step-Out Web 17 in previous initiatives 2016-08-25 13:16:43 +1000

    Step-Out Web 17

    Step-Out Web17 was a partnership between Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) and Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) for Tasmanian filmmakers.  It was a knock-out competition where the crowd decided which web-series were in the running for production investment including up to $20,000 cash (download the guidelines here).  16 teams completed the first 3 challenges, 12 teams completed the next 3 challenges.  The Final 3 teams (plus the wildcard) pitched for production investment on December 17, 2017.  The project selected for support was Women of the Island (Rebecca Thomson, Ninna Milliken & Lara Van Raay), an online series of short documentaries telling the diverse stories of the women who inhabit the island of Tasmania.

    Launched on August 2 to 250 people including Pozible supporters, industry and politicians from all tiers of government, the three films are now available online to view.

    Click through to watch and read about the three films produced.

    A Farmer's Daughter

    Jenine is a Cygnet local who has spent the last 30 years farming cattle, but when the dirty work is done, the overalls come off and she gets to work on her home which she has meticulously turned into a living museum full to overflowing of collectables.

    The Radiophonic Artist

    Welcome to the strange and magical world of sound performance artist Julia Drouhin, where radios are instruments and records are edible.

    Protector and Defender

    Madeline is a young woman who has been told she’s too white to be Aboriginal, and while many young people in Wynyard are disempowered, Madeline’s connection to Country and her proud lineage give her resilience and a strong sense of identity.

  • published Events 2016-08-09 09:00:19 +1000

    events and screenings

    Wide Angle Tasmania provides a range of training courses, workshops, seminars and masterclasses designed to assist you enter the screen industry, extend your skills or consolidate your practice.  We also provide information here about workshops, masterclasses and courses that may be of interest to those wanting to improve their craft and business skills in the screen sector.

    Course fee Refund Policy
    Wide Angle Tasmania’s Refund Policy aims to provide fair and equitable standards for course refunds that suit both Wide Angle and students.  Read more here. 

    See all events

  • WAT & AFTRS partner on web series training with best pitch to be produced

    Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) and AFTRS have announced they will collaborate on a new web series training initiative, Step-Out Web 17.

    The new program is designed to provide structured development for Tasmanian screen practitioners to acquire audience engagement skills and develop pitch assets for web series projects.  

    After the development cycle, one team will be selected to produce their web series.

    Read more

  • published membership 2016-06-18 16:03:01 +1000


    WAT membership connects you with the Tasmanian screen sector and allows you to access a range of benefits:

    • receive a 30% discount when you hire production equipment from WAT
    • be part of the WAT crew and/or production company database - a great way to profile your skills, connect with others and gain referrals for work opportunities
    • access initiatives and professional development opportunities that WAT offers
    • apply for equipment subsidy and sponsorship
    • low cost production insurance for eligible projects
    • receive an hour-long consultation with the WAT production team
    • apply to advertise your project or event through the WAT newsletter

    Membership is for 12 months and is available to individuals -

    Annual membership $56

    Concession membership $40 (if you have a health care or seniors card)

    Student membership $20 (for full-time students)


    Company membership ($120) includes 2 individual memberships and is available to production companies, schools and colleges, not-for-profit organisations and private businesses.


    Become a member online by clicking on your membership type - or give us a call at the office.

  • published Canon Legria HV40 HDV Camera 2016-05-31 20:05:07 +1000

    Canon Legria HV40 HDV Camera

    Using miniDV tapes, this is a great camera for traveling light or for those just starting out.
    Requires IEEE1394 Firewire port to transfer footage to PC or Mac.


  • published Go-Pro Helmet Hero 2016-05-31 20:02:59 +1000

    Go-Pro Helmet Hero

    GoPro’s HD Helmet HERO kit includes HD camera, waterproof housing, helmet strap, 16GB SD card and cables. Record up to 2.5 hours on a single charge and up to 4.5 hours total on the 16GB SD card.  In addition to HD video, this digital action sports helmet cam also shoots 5MP still photographs at 2/5/10/30 or 60 second intervals. Suction cup mount available on request. Self-adhesive mounts for mounting the camera to helmets (or other flat/curved surfaces) can be purchased at WAT for $10 per mount.  Check out the specs here.


  • published Canon 60D DSLR Camera Kit 2016-05-31 19:54:01 +1000

    Canon 60D DSLR Camera Kit

    Recording high definition footage on memory card using lenses to provide a 'filmic' look as well as capturing still images. The camera currently has an intermittent  mic connection so if recording sound for your movies it will be necessary to record the audio externally on a separate audio recording device.The cost of hire has been adjusted accordingly.

    Kit includes: Battery Grip with 5 x LPE6 LI-ION Batteries, 1 x Sandisk SD 16GB Video Card, Rode Video Mic Pro, Manfrotto 323 Tripod Plate (fits the DS20 Miller tripod only).  Intervalometer available on request.
    Additional lenses can be hired - the Canon Prime lens kit, 70 -200mm and the 16 -35mm.


  • published Art Department in Tasmanian crew 2016-05-22 15:40:08 +1000

  • published Directors & ADs in Tasmanian crew 2016-05-22 15:31:28 +1000

  • donated 2016-07-27 14:24:27 +1000


    Thanks for thinking about donating to Wide Angle Tasmania! 
    As a non-government organisation, your donation will be used to support Tasmanians tell their stories on screen.

    We're incredibly grateful to our major benefactors who provide the funds WAT needs to operate.  Additional donations are used for our slate of projects.

    All donations are tax deductible.

    Donations by credit card can be made on this page (donations will be processed via paypal using a credit card or paypal account).  WAT will also send you a receipt via email or post.

    Donations by cheque or direct bank tramsfer can be made by contacting WAT on 6223 8344 or by email info@wideangle.org.au


  • published about 2016-05-20 21:11:45 +1000


    Wide Angle Tasmania is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has delivered grassroots opportunities and resources to the Tasmanian screen sector for 14 years. 

    Wide Angle Tasmania's mission is:

    To encourage, develop and support Tasmanian screen practitioners.

    Collaborating with our members, other organisations, individuals and governments, WAT will: 

              ✦  take a leadership role in developing Tasmanian screen practitioners 
              ✦  provide opportunities and resources to support production of local screen stories 
              ✦  strengthen the community of screen practitioners who work across the commercial,
                   community and arts sectors in Tasmania 
              ✦  develop and implement innovative approaches to engaging and inspiring audiences 
              ✦  be a dynamic, responsible and highly effective organisation.

    Read more  by downloading Wide Angle Tasmania's 2017-19 Strategic Plan here.



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