Writer / Director
Sarah Spillane is a multi award-winning director of feature films, television, commercials and digital video content.
Sarah has directed television and online commercial campaigns for brands including BMW, Gillette, 9-1-1, and MTV.
Sarah’s debut feature film Around The Block (starring Christina Ricci and Jack Thompson) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and was released internationally in 2014. In April 2014 Sarah received an award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Direction’ for Around The Block at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California.
Sarah’s short films have screened at International Festivals including Berlin, New York, Clermont, London, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne. This Life featuring Danny Glover won Best Short Film at the Los Angeles Women’s Film Festival in 2009. Her documentary The Apology which she wrote and directed in February 2008 screened at the United Nations in 2009 and premiered on ABC television the same year. Sarah won an Australian Director’s Guild Award for her screenplay Around The Block and in 2007 Sarah won the Fortissimo Films Award for Emerging Talent.
Sarah has directed hours of television for Australia’s National Indigenous Television Network (Foxtel) and multiple Australian television commercials. Sarah is currently based in Los Angeles however she is consistently creating quality film, video and digital content in all corners of the globe.
Producer / Editor
Rob Fisher first joined the Milko team in 2010 and has contributed in all phases since, handling business operations, production, post-production, and design. Rob has nearly a decade of editing experience in programs like Final Cut Pro. Rob holds an undergraduate degree in Cinema and Television Arts from California State University Northridge and is completing a Masters of Business Administration with Colorado State University.
Amanda Wiltshire has over ten years of experience in office administration and management in industries ranging from National Sporting organisations, Commercial Corporate Offices and Production Companies. In recent years, Amanda has been managing Milko Productions' film division, Kick Pictures, in Sydney, Australia and is now overseeing business development and production for Milko on an international scale.
Producer / Production Management
Since graduating from Boston’s Emerson College in 2001, Dominic Ottersbach has been an unstoppable force in the independent film community, in addition to producing a majority of Milko’s commercial projects in North America.
Dominic has a decade of experience in production management, line-producing and producing. Specializing in physical production, Dominic takes projects from paper to distribution by providing comprehensive development, production, post-production and distribution strategies.
In the last two years Dominic has participated in the production of nine extraordinary films including Life of a King starring Cuba Gooding Jr., G.B.F., starring Natasha Lyonne and Megan Mullally, Life Partners starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody, and Sarah Spillane’s Around the Block, starring Christina Ricci and Jack Thompson.
Over the last five years, Dominic and Sarah have developed an incredibly strong and successful creative partnership and continue to produce cutting edge film and video content for corporations and audiences across the globe.