Melanie Hogan is an award winning Australian documentary filmmaker who is the director of her own film company Reverb Film Pty Ltd.
Since 2004 Melanie has made groundbreaking documentaries in remote Aboriginal communities exposing often challenging stories at the highest level.
Her first documentary ‘Kanyini’ (2006) was distributed in cinemas in Australia by Hopscotch Films. It won the 2006 Discovery Channel Inside Film Best Documentary Award, the Independent Spirit Inside Film Award and the Best Documentary Award at the London Australian Film Festival (2007).
Melanie’s other documentary films ‘Yajilarra’ (2008) and ‘Tristan’ (2011) both premiered at the United Nations in New York and at Government House with Australia’s Governor General, Quentin Bryce as host. ‘Yajilarra’ received a standing ovation at the UN and stimulated much discussion.
In 2009-2012 Melanie directed, produced, wrote and edited an online project for the Australian Federal Government called the ‘Stolen Generations’ Testimonies. The site’s purpose is to assist the nation to heal from one of its most horrendous chapters. Further testimonies will be recorded in 2014/15.
Melanie is currently working on another documentary set in the remote communities of the Kimberley and writing her first feature film.