A traveler and international actor/director, Dan is known for his creativity, resourcefulness and versatility. Dan’s directing career kicked off after filming several short films, music videos and corporate videos along with multiple short theatre performances played around Sydney. He has since won several film awards, including Best Journalism at the Mobile Screenfest international 2011 in Sydney that was shot entirely on the iPhone 3G S
Daniel Richard Montana
Daniel has more than six years as a film producer. He knows the film industry inside and out. With various projects in production, Daniel has brought a wealth of knowledge to the team and continues to support it.
John is experienced in both the film industry and in criminal Law. Care About Us is the latest in a series of projects that he has worked on with Dan Balcaban over years. His understanding of people in tough situations has been a great asset with the documentary, providing feedback where necessary.
Originally from New Zealand Melissa moved to Australia on her own when she was just 16 to train at the Australian Ballet School. After giving away ballet due to injury she turned to her other great passion – acting.
Over the years Melissa has worked on numerous films and theatre productions as an actress in either a leading or supporting role. Her most recent credits include a guest role on Home and Away and a number of short films selected for film festivals.
Head Writer and Research/ Story Coordinator
ate first met Dan when he directed a short play she wrote for Short & Sweet short play festival and they have been working together on various projects ever since.
Kate McKee is a freelance writer and editor. She writes for variety of lifestyle magazine publications on topics ranging from health and beauty to landscape architecture and sustainable gardening. Kate’s expertise extends to copy, web and ghost writing, as well as screen writing and the occasional novel. She is also a published poet and short story writer.
Alex is an experienced writer with a number of short screenplays under his belt, as well as a couple of features. Having graduated from Sydney Film School, he majored in writing and directing, having produced and directed a number of short films. Alex freelances his writing skills, and is currently in the process of writing a full-length science-fiction novel. He also currently writes for ‘Movie-Weekly’.
Researcher & Story Consultant
Writer/actor/ producer/ Director /Artist. Diploma in Journalism with the Australian college of Journalism. Wrote produced & directed Guardians: Angels on patrol (documentary about the Guardian Angels). Co-producer, Co-writer, Co Director for Little Army Big War (documentary about animal vivisection. Co-director, Co-writer for Real World ( TV Pilot ).