Feature Film /
Australian based with an international focus, here at GoodThing Productions, we develop and produce projects with a clear pathway to audience.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.Mae West
Nick is a long standing member of the Australian film industry. At Madman Entertainment, Nick worked in the assessment, acquisition and programming of films for Australia and New Zealand. In late 2012, Nick started the Madman Production Company (MPC), as a natural evolution into production for the business. More recently, Nick has started his own venture – GoodThing Productions, absorbing the existing slate of production and development from MPC. Production is now his primary focus.
A passionate believer in film and creative development, Nick works with upcoming and established filmmakers from development and finance through to distribution. He has produced and executive produced documentaries and narrative features, as well as television series.
Nick’s production credits include feature SAVE YOUR LEGS! (2012), Australia’s highest grossing feature documentary, the award winning THAT SUGAR FILM (2014) and A MONTH OF SUNDAYS (2015) which had its world premiere at TIFF in 2015 as well as TV/Web Series WASTELANDER PANDA (2013). Recent projects include documentary/narrative hybrid feature SPOOKERS with director Florian Habicht, and feature documentaries ALL FOR ONE and WESTWIND. Nick has also Executive Produced a number of independent films and documentaries as well as television programs.
Virginia Whitwell is a highly experienced film practitioner and producer having been in the industry for over twenty years. She is the Head of Production and Partner at GoodThing Productions after five years as Head of Production at Madman Production Company. She has co-produced and produced many scripted and factual projects including That Sugar Film, Save Your Legs!, A Month Of Sundays and All For One. Hailing from the UK, as a freelancer she worked on numerous productions all over the world. Her extensive production experience includes projects for Warner Bros, HBO, Lucasfilm, EON, 20th Century Fox and Universal.
Charlotte started her career in the UK working with History, Discovery, National Geographic and PBS on British co-productions. Charlotte has worked on Banged up Abroad, Mark Burnett’s Blockbuster series The Bible and Ocean of Fear, scoring Discovery’s largest ever opening audience for Shark Week. Her experience has taken her from development, through scripting, location and edit producing and final delivery. Since relocating to Australia she has worked as a Producer and Production Executive on both series and one off documentaries.
Rhian is an experienced writer, producer and director with a diverse body of work and a love of observational documentaries. Rhian first joined forces with GoodThing to create Off Country, following the lives of Indigenous scholarship students through a year boarding at Geelong Grammar School.
With Lizzette Atkins, Rhian produced My Mother’s Lost Children for ABC and BBC Storyville and Outback Rabbis for SBS’s Untold Australia. Directing highlights include the AACTA nominated Matilda and Me for ABC, feature doc Rock n Roll Nerd charting Tim Minchin’s meteoric rise to comic superstar and The Kindness of Strangers exploring the science of altruism, winning the Eureka Prize for Science Journalism.
Ollie started his career in the production department of TVCs, which then expanded to include television and film where he’s worked on some of Australia’s most well-known productions. He’s now an experienced production assistant, director’s assistant, and producer of short form video content. His own short films have screened around Australia and he’s a self-confessed tragic for all things production.