Abi Binning - Executive Director

Sept 2010 - Present

Abi Binning is the Executive Director of Wide Angle Tasmania. Abi designs, leads and implements projects that support the Tasmanian screen sector. Since joining Wide Angle Tasmania in 20210, Abi has executive produced 36 short films through Wide Angle Tasmania’s production initiatives. Ranging from documentary, drama, animation and webseries, these films have screened on national television and been selected for prestigious international film festivals. In 2019 Abi was selected to participate in the year long Emerging Community Leaders Programme through the Tasmanian Community Fund. Before moving into the film industry, Abi worked for 12 years as a classroom teacher, English as a Second Language teacher and Learning Support. 



  • 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


    THANK YOU for your support for Wide Angle Tasmania! 

    As a non-government organisation, Wide Angle Tasmania will use your donation to support Tasmanians to tell their stories on screen.

    We're incredibly grateful to our major benefactors who have provided the funds Wide Angle Tasmania needs to operate for the last six years.  All additional donations are used to fund 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).  Wide Angle Tasmania will also send you a receipt via email or post.

    Donations by direct bank transfer can be made by contacting Wide Angle Tasmania on 6223 8344 or by emailing us at [email protected]


    What is WAT (Wide Angle Tasmania)?

    Wide Angle Tasmania (WAT) nurtures Tasmanian filmmakers by providing advice, training, equipment and production initiatives. WAT screens films to thousands of Tasmanians and each year showcases Tasmanian stories at festivals across Australia. It’s a one-stop shop for individuals, community groups, Councils, government and businesses needing support for their screen-based projects. 

    Why do we collect donations?

    We know that the fastest way for Tassie filmmakers to succeed is to mix talent with passion, boldness and resources.  Wide Angle’s production initiatives have helped Tasmanians create new films – providing hundreds of writers, directors, producers, crew and actors with a pathway to employment and creating their next film.  Since 2016 WAT has distributed more than $77,000 from the organisation’s savings to provide small cash budgets to help Tasmanians make their films. 

    Are donations tax-deductible?

    Yes Wide Angle Tasmania is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations and is eligible to receive tax deductible donations.

    How can you help?

    • Give a one-off donation online here, by phone (03) 6223 8344, or in person at 6 Washington Street, South Hobart.
    • Share your story of the value of WAT’s production initiatives
    • Let your networks know that we are raising funds – and ask for their donation

  • 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 since 2003.
    Our vision is a community that celebrates, values and supports Tasmanian films and filmmakers. 

    Wide Angle Tasmania's purpose is to reflect and shape Tasmanian culture through film.  We champion Tasmanian filmmakers.

    Wide Angle's strategic aims are:

              ✦  Capable & creative filmmakers
              ✦  Create screen works that reflect and shape Tasmanian culture
              ✦  A strong screen community
              ✦  A visible & viable organisation

    Our values:

              ✦  We act with integrity, always.
              ✦  We treat people with respect in all dealings.
              ✦  We put mission and community before self.
              ✦  We inspire creativity and build culture.
              ✦  We focus on impact.
              ✦  Our results matter.

    WAT Annual Reports:

    2019 Annual Report

    2018 WAT Annual Report

    2017 WAT Annual Report


    2016 WAT Annual Report

    2015 WAT Annual Report

    2014 WAT Annual Report

    2013 WAT Annual Report

    2012 WAT Annual Report

    2011 WAT Annual Report

    2010 WAT Annual Report

    2009 WAT Annual Report

    2008 WAT Annual Report

    Other Files:

    WAT Service Charter

    WAT Volunteer Policy

    WAT Sponsorship Policy


Executive Director, Sept 2010 - Present