“Hear For You, a mentoring program run by deaf people for deaf teenagers, loved the amazing support from Pauline Findlay for our film making workshops over the past two years since 2017. Pauline used her enthusiasm, experience, and skills to teach the deaf teenagers story creation, film making, and editing skills resulting in a series of insightful professional standard short films sharing personal stories to an audience via a public screening and social media. The most common feedback from deaf teenagers and their deaf mentors about Pauline was simply the word “AWESOME“.
- David Brady CEO - Hear for You
"Pauline is an incredibly skilled filmmaker, whose passion and enthusiasm really shone through. We are so immensely grateful that we came across Pauline and the REELise Film Festival. She had such a fantastic rapport with our students, who will forever remember the experiences she enabled them to have, in making their own professional short film."
- David Lomas - Assistant Principal Centennial Park School
"Pauline has lent her talents as a mentor, educator, and gifted storyteller to the REELise Film Festival – an initiative empowering young people 18 years and under to share their stories and heighten public consciousness about issues impacting today’s youth through mobile phone filmmaking. Many of the young people embraced in the REELise program are dealing with anxiety, stress, and lack of confidence. Pauline has been able to establish a real connection, encouraging their engagement and interaction and inspiring them to speak out and participate in the Festival."
- Karen Hamilton, Festival Director - REELise Film Festival
“We believe you are an important voice in the next generation of independent filmmakers.”
- Sundance Institute Writers' Lab
Pauline recently presented at Ark Group’s Content Creation Day and led an exciting workshop on ‘Storytelling for content’ and received outstanding feedback and high praises from the delegates. She received a score of 6.8 (out of 7) for the workshop. She is a very engaging and inspiring presenter. Her workshop kick-started the event on an extremely vivacious note and got the delegates eager and thrilled for the day. Pauline is a knowledgeable and proactive presenter and knows exactly what is suitable for the audience. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Pauline – I would highly recommend her and her work!
- Steven Oesterreich - Marketing and Knowledge Manager at Australian Network on Disability
“I have met many filmmakers over the past several years in my role as CEO of Metro Screen and Pauline is one of our most outstanding graduates. Her talent, her vision, and her persistence are acknowledged and valued by all who know and work with her.”
- Christina Alvarez CEO Metro Screen Sydney
“We had multiple shoots to organise and Pauline took on production managing one of them completely and I knew it was in safe hands. She was a multi-skilled dream. As a director herself, she understood the story-telling needs and yet can also whip up a spreadsheet. And the short film she has made is excellent. I highly recommend her.”
- Carolyn Johnson Films PL - Oscar-Nominated Producer 2017 - TANNA - Best Foreign Language Film
“Pauline is efficient and goal-oriented with a good sense of humour. She is extremely focused on solving problems swiftly and highly intelligent. Would work with her again in an instant.”
- Andrea Ulbrick Director & Sector Investment Manager - Screen NSW, Australia