Training at The Actor’s Pulse (Meisner Method Acting), Mitchell graduated in 2002 to pursue a career as an actor. Whilst being successful in small roles he worked in the finance industry in asset management where he gained a thorough understanding for business, accounting and legal affairs. Utilising his eight years of experience in the sector, he went on to manage the Acquisitions department for National Indigenous Television between 2008 and 2010, where he wrote, produced and directed his first short film Aesop’s Way as a part of the Lester Bostock initiative with Screen NSW and Metro Screen. In the same funding round, he produced The Biggest Port for Elizabeth Wymarra, where both films were accepted into the Shorts Film Festival in Adelaide in 2011.
Pursuing a career as a Producer, Mitchell went on to line produce the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s series Move It Mob Style, which was broadcast on NITV and ABC3. He later completed a six-month Producer Attachment with Screen NSW under the guidance of Tanya Chambers and Megan Simpson Huberman, where he gained invaluable insight into the current trends, market and producers working in the field today.
Upon wrapping with Screen NSW, he later produced Colour Theory with Richard Bell, an eight-part documentary series which received ‘pick of the week’ in The Australian, The Herald and outstanding reviews in Melbourne’s The Age. Following the success of the first series, series two has been broadcast on NITV and SBS. Mitchell also wrote and produced the critically acclaimed documentary, Servant or Slave, garnering the highest audience viewership to date for NITV, winning the audience award at the Melbourne International, Harlem International and Antenna Documentary film festivals.
Now working in both drama and comedy, Mitchell recently produced Between Two Lines which was selected for the Sydney Film Festival. He is also in development on an 8-part comedy series The Force and in pre-production on his first feature film, Cook.Back to Speakers