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A Senior Media Executive and Line Producer with a 25 year eclectic mix of production, on set, management and agency experience as Head of Production, Head of Content, Production Executive, Producer and Director. More and more frequently I can be found somewhere in the middle of the ocean attached to a line swimming vertically up and down or riding my classic motorcycle to remote destinations.

I have extensive experience in international production with bases in Australia, UK and Singapore and understand differing global financial, production and delivery structures across streaming, linear and theatrical platforms.

I've worked with a bunch of Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award winners across a range of disciplines from Directors, Producers, Craft Technicians and Cast and lead award-winning production across Asia, Africa, UK, Australia, the Pacific Islands, the US and Canada, as well as working on the ground in Central America and Europe. I've also boom operated for 5 Oscar winning Sound Recordists, which I'm pretty proud of!

I sit on the jury for the Asian Academy Creative Awards as well as some others I'm not at liberty to disclose (!) and regularly participate on industry panels.

A selection of recent accolades include:

• 2022 Screen Producers Australia Awards

  Best Feature Documentary Nominee: Hating Peter Tatchell

• 2022 ATOM Awards

  Best Documentary Social & Political Issues Nominee: Hating Peter Tatchell

• 2022 Association For International Broadcasting (AIB) Awards

  Best Streaming: Hating Peter Tatchell

• 2021 Australian Directors Guild

  Best Direction Documentary Feature Nominee: Hating Peter Tatchell

• 2021 Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival

  Best Documentary: Hating Peter Tatchell

• 2020 Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards

  Dauphin d'Or: The Great Green Wall

• 2020 Imagine Science Film Festival

  Spotlight Award: The Great Green Wall

• 2020 Jackson Wild Media Awards

  Special Jury Award: The Great Green Wall

• 2020 Earth X Festival

  Impact Award: The Great Green Wall​

• 2020 New York Festivals

  Best History and Society - Silver: China on Film

• 2020 AACTA Awards: Australian Academy of Cinematic and Television Arts

  Best Documentary Nomination : Brock: Over the Top


• ​2019 76th Venice Film Festival Selection

  Venice Days: The Great Green Wall

• ​2019 Sãn Paolo International Film Festival

  Best International Documentary: The Great Green Wall
• ​2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards

  Best Regional Documentary Series: Singapore on Film
• ​2019 New York Festivals

  History and Society Silver World Medal: China on Film


• ​2018 7th China Academy Awards of Documentary Film

  Best Foreign Documentary: The Talwars HBO/Star TV
• ​2018 Asian Academy Creative Awards

  Best Documentary Series: The Talwars HBO/Star TV

As a Fiction Director my short films have screened and sold internationally. 

Queensland, Australia

magsscholes@gmail.com

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/magsscholes

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