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Jemma Purdey

Festival Director, AIC ReelOzInd! Fellow

Jemma has published widely on Indonesian politics and contemporary history and about Australia’s relationship with Indonesia.

She is the founder of ReelOzInd!, chair of the board that publishes the magazine Inside Indonesia and co-host of the podcast Talking Indonesia.

Learn more about Dr Purdey here.

Gaston Soehadi

Australia-Indonesia Centre ReelOzInd! Fellow (Indonesia)

Gaston teaches literary studies at a private university in Surabaya. He graduated from the Graduate School of Media, Film and Journalism Faculty of Arts Monash University in Melbourne.

Gaston was born and grew up in Jember, a small town in East Java where he spent some of his childhood watching Indonesian comedy films. He moved to Surabaya to continue his study and, since then, has worked and lived there.

Steve Wright

Senior Communications Coordinator, AIC

Steve Wright is the Senior Communications Coordinator at The Australia-Indonesia Centre, responsible for its websites, newsletters, press releases and social media.

Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, Steve moved to Melbourne in 2001. Since that time, he’s served as Editor-in-Chief at Stevivor, Australia’s most-read independent video games website. Steve brings his skills in journalism, social media, audio and video editing and all things digital to his role.