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Jamie Hilton 

Founding Partner / Producer

Jamie is an Australian film producer and the founding partner of his production company See Pictures. He has produced many notable feature films including Simon Baker’s Breath (Simon Baker, Elizabeth Debicki), Stephen Elliott’s Swinging Safari (Guy Pearce, ‪Kylie Minogue),  Josh Lawson’s The Little Death and Stephen McCallum's 1%. Jamie was also an Executive Producer on Julie Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty, selected in Official Competition Cannes 2011, and cult hit Wyrmwood for the Roach-Turner brothers. 

Jamie develops, finances and produces movies, backed by an excellent team of people who make him look good.

When selecting a project, there are a few things he looks for.

“In the first instance it’s qualitative. Is this material of a high quality and are the people involved, are they either the right emerging talent to support or are they experienced and would I like to work with them? The second is can I get this made?

“Story is also very important, as producers and anyone involved in film really, we are storytellers and we’re trying to get a sense of both qualitative and what the substance or the essence of the story is. Those are the three things that are important for me.”

Jamie was recently featured in Screen International's 'Future Leaders' showcase, has lectured production at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the University of Technology Sydney, and runs a mentoring program for emerging producers. 

Jamie continues to chase big dreams with the guiding belief that there’s nothing better than a great story and an exciting director tell it.


Sonia Borella

Partner / Producer

Sonia Borella is a partner/producer at See Pictures.  She most recently produced the family feature film GO! aka GO KARTS, co-developed with Roadshow Films, written by Steve Worland (PAPER PLANES) and directed by Owen Trevor (TOP GEAR (UK)).  She has executive produced a number of See Pictures’ recent feature films.  She has a diverse development slate including female-focused and family film and television projects. 

Sonia has worked in the film and television industry for almost 20 years, where she has held a number of leadership positions, including formerly as a partner of the law firm Holding Redlich, a member of the advisory committees of each of Ausfilm and Screen Producers Australia (SPA), and a lecturer at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). 

Sonia co-founded Women in Screen and Entertainment (WISE).  In 2015 Sonia completed select film and television courses through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and she has also studied at The Writer's Studio.

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Michael Pontin 

Head of Ticket to Ride / Producer

Michael has been with See Pictures since 2013 and is head of Ticket to Ride. Michael works across all aspects of the company including development of new projects, production, and marketing and distribution. 

Michael produced the Ticket to Ride feature films OTHERLIFE which is available worldwide on Netflix, 1% aka OUTLAWS which premiered at TIFF and was acquired by A24 for Nth American distribution, STANDING UP FOR SUNNY which will premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in 2019, and recently completed JUNE AGAIN which stars Noni Hazlehurst and Claudia Karvan.
 
For See Pictures, Michael was a Co-Producer on THE LITTLE DEATH which premiered at TIFF and won the audience award at SxSW, an Associate Producer on BACKTRACK, Executive Producer on GO KARTS, and Producer on Josh Lawson’s upcoming romantic comedy TIN.

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