Melanie Hogan is an award winning filmmaker who is the director of her own film company. Since 2004 she has made groundbreaking documentaries in remote Aboriginal communities exposing often challenging stories at the highest level.
Melanie's first documentary ‘Kanyini’ (2006) was distributed in cinemas in Australia by Hopscotch Films. It won the 2006 Discovery Channel Best Documentary and Independent Spirit Inside Film Awards as well as 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.
Since 2013 Melanie has made films for corporate clients and government departments promoting female entrepreneurship, Aboriginal modalities of well-being and human rights.
Melanie is currently co-writing and co-producing her first feature film and creating films for aligned brands.
She was formerly a banker, working in the corporate finance division of Macquarie Bank. Melanie studied economics and finance at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and directing at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).