Dr Jan Cattoni filmmaker
Jan Cattoni’s professional career spans a number of disciplines including filmmaker, academic and paediatric intensive care nurse. Jan has woven these disciplines into a kind of hybrid career in ethical filmmaking, often working with vulnerable individuals and marginalised communities. Jan’s broadcast credits are primarily as a writer director of short drama, documentary and factual series for ABC, SBS and RTE. After moving back to north Queensland from Brisbane a decade ago, Jan has worked primarily in remote Indigenous communities producing content for ICTV and NITV, and mentoring emerging Indigenous directors. This work has come about by invitation from stakeholders in a number of key communities, that Jan has returned to many times. In this environment, Jan has been able to explore participative filmmaking, community scripting and improvisation, and as a result, produced a large amount of broadcast & commissioned content. This work has attracted numerous awards. Jan has a Doctorate of Visual Arts from Griffith Film School.