The Last Tango in Sunnybank, the film
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Rosetta Cook Director
Simon Gray DOP
Sandra Godde Natalie
Michael Campbell Alexander
Ruby Green Lucy

Rosetta Cook



Rosetta is an independent director, choreographer, performer in dance, theatre, film and television and is co director of 2ballerinas dance school for adults in Brisbane, Australia.

Her film work to date includes the SBSi Frocks Off x 12 mini documentary series, the short films, Frocks Off 2001, The Red Dress 2003 and Barwork 2006. Her shorts have screened on ABC TV Arts and at film festivals in Australia and overseas. Rosetta is a recipient of an Australia Council of the Arts Fellowship 2003 -2005 awarded to her to develop her work for screen.

Rosetta began her career as a dancer and was Principal Ballerina with The Queensland Ballet from 1982 — 1992. Rosetta went on to diversify her performing career working as an actor/dancer in John O’Connell’s ballroom cabaret Mr. Cha Cha Says Dance, Fall of Singapore with Sydney Theatre Company, The Empty Lunch Tin for Theatre of Image, and as a Monmarte Dancer in Baz Luhrmann’s  Moulin Rouge. She now performs as a tango dancer.

In 2011 Rosetta was Director/Choreographer on The Little Green Road to Fairyland for the Queensland Music Festival a collaboration with composer Elena Kats Chernin and she created a tango based work for The Queensland Ballet called Hall of Flame. In 2012 she worked on the development of a new piece Love after Love for The Queensland Ballet and in 2013 she received a creative development grant from Arts Queensland for Heaven Hell and Tango a full length dance theatre work.

As a choreographer Rosetta has choreographed over 30 works for major dance, opera and theatre companies, universities, as well as independent projects funded by NSW Ministry for the Arts and The Australia Council for the Arts.

Rosetta is co founder and co director of 2ballerinas dance school for adults in Brisbane,




Simon Gray

Director Of Photography

A graduate of the AFTRS, Simon Gray is an award-winning cinematographer based in Sydney, Australia. In May 2007, Simon took out top honours at the National ACS Awards for his work on the short film Afterlife, as well as a Silver Award at the Qld ACS Awards. During 2006, Simon garnered six ACS Awards, including Gold for Afterlife and Silver for The Butterfly Man, winner of The Golden Cub at the 2005 IDFA Film Festival. In the same year, The Sea, which Simon also wrote and directed, was invited to screen at Camerimage, the world's leading Festival of Cinematography. In 2004, Simon was the only Australian cinematography student to be selected for the prestigious international Budapest Cinematography Masterclass. He received a Gold ACS Award, the Judges Award and a National ACS Award of Distinction, for his work on the documentary Sex, Drugs and String Quartets, which screened on the ABC.


Sandra Godde


Dip. ABS, B.A., L.L.B.(Hons), M.A.

Sandra is an independent dance artist, choreographer, teacher, and director of dance schools and performance teams. Her experience includes training and touring with The Australian Ballet School and The Dancers Company, The South Australian Ballet Co., and YWAM's School of Dramatic Dance, based in Canada. She was Principal of her own Dance School, Vive La Danse in Roma, Qld for three years; Principal Teacher at Christian Outreach College, Academy of Dance, Brisbane; and initiated her own School and Company, ExcelsiaDance, in Brisbane in 2004.   Sandy also does freelance teaching, ballet examining, and has been involved in many Project Dance events in Sydney since 2005.   As a performer, she has danced in a myriad of diverse dance and theatre productions in Australia and overseas (predominantly in the US and Canada) for many years, ranging in venues from the Sydney Opera House to refugee camps in Central America.   She has taught many workshops in conferences, guest taught at other dance schools in Brisbane, has been guest speaker at dance events, and published articles on the creative arts.

Her dance company, Excelsia Dance, is a group of professionally trained dancers who work together on a project-to-project basis.   In the past Excelsia Dance has performed in their own productions; been a guest of Tabor College, Adelaide, offered master classes, toured a choreographic project around schools, and presented a theatre performance of Company works in Adelaide in 2005.   They have also performed at Priceless Life Centre’s fundraising event at the Greek Club in Brisbane, 2005, and at The Body, Soul & Spirit Conference in Brisbane, 2006.   In 2009 Excelsia Dance took a dance work “Unspeakable” (dealing with human trafficking) to New York to perform at a Women’s Conference and other events.   Married with three children, Sandy’s growing passion is to combine her advocacy skills for social justice with the performing arts in artistic works that impact the heart and bring life-transforming change.


Michael Campbell


Since 1995 Michael Campbell has worked as an artistic director, artistic co-ordinator, events manager, librettist, director, choreographer and dancer, across the fields of literature, opera, dance and drama. Prior to this he was a principal dancer with West Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet and Oper der Stadt Köln. In his role as director and choreographer Michael has worked for companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Opera Australia, Bell Shakespeare Company and Griffin Theatre Company. In 2004 he directed the opera Madeline Lee, which he also co-wrote, for Opera Australia (nominated for 7 Helpmann Awards).

Prior to taking up the position of Festival Director for the Brisbane Writers Festival (2006-2009), he ran Australia’s largest bookshop-based literary events program at gleebooks in Sydney for 4 years (2002-2005). Currently he is working freelance as a director, choreographer, events manager, arts consultant, dancer, and as Editor-at-Large for Scribe Publications. Projects for 2010 included directing the opera Sir John in Love by Ralph Vaughan Williams, directing and writing (she had) immortal longings (both for the inaugural Australian Shakespeare Festival), and editing Keith Bain on Movement ( Currency House). In 2011 he will be directing The Breathe of Life by David Hare with  the Tasmanian Theatre Company.


Ruby Green


Ruby enjoys all aspects of the film-making process.