Arts & Culture09 Feb 2023

Global social impact documentary powerhouse Malinda Wink joins Minderoo Pictures

14 November 2022 – Minderoo Foundation’s social impact film enterprise Minderoo Pictures has announced the appointment of one of Australia’s most sought-after screen industry leaders Malinda Wink as its Executive Director.

Malinda Wink
Minderoo Pictures Executive Director Malinda Wink. Photo Credit: Emma Dolzadelli.

Ms Wink was Executive Producer of several of Australia’s most high-profile social impact
documentaries of recent times including 2040, Adam Goodes: The Final Quarter, and Big Deal: Is Our
Democracy for Sale? and is a highly regarded leader within the global screen industry and not-forprofit sector.

In 2019, Ms Wink joined Doc Society (formerly BRITDOC) as Global Director of Good Pitch and
launched Doc Society’s Australian programs including the ABC and Doc Society Climate and
Environment Shorts initiative with emerging talent from across the country. She was previously
Executive Director of Good Pitch Australia whose films included That Sugar Film, Gayby Baby, Blue,
Frackman, and In My Blood It Runs, and Executive Director of Ian Darling’s Shark Island Institute.

Ms Wink will expand Minderoo Pictures’ slate of changemaking films and forge new creative
partnership with the world’s leading film makers. She joins Executive Producer Richard Harris and
Development Producer Cody Greenwood, who have been driving Minderoo Pictures’ growth over
the past 15 months.

“Minderoo Pictures leverages the extraordinary track record of the Minderoo Foundation in tackling
some of the world’s most urgent challenges, from climate change and modern slavery to early
childhood development,” Ms Wink said.

“Great storytelling has the power to illuminate issues that need our urgent attention, and imagine a
just future. I am very excited to work with Minderoo Pictures, building on the work of Richard and
Cody to champion projects from diverse perspectives, and amplifying stories that challenge the
status quo, inspire real action, and shape our world.”

Ms Wink’s appointment comes as Minderoo Pictures prepares to celebrate the imminent theatrical
release of Blueback, directed by Robert Connolly (The Dry) and based on Tim Winton’s beloved
novella. Blueback had its world premiere at the recent 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and
makes a passionate case for ocean conservation. Minderoo Foundation has come on board as
Blueback’s education partner in Australia, as the messages of the film align closely with the work of
the Flourishing Oceans initiative.

Minderoo Foundation’s Director of Arts & Culture Ella McNeill said she was thrilled to welcome Ms
Wink to the Minderoo family.

“Malinda Wink has transformed the social impact documentary landscape in Australia, showing that
documentaries can raise our consciousness and change the way we live,” Ms McNeill said.
“I’ve been deeply moved and inspired by many of the documentaries Malinda’s been involved with,
and I can’t wait to see the impactful, creative, and changemaking projects she helps bring to life for
Minderoo Pictures.”

Since launching last year with an initial funding commitment of $10 million, Minderoo Pictures has
ignited film projects and impact campaigns tackling global challenges championed by Minderoo

Projects currently in development include a feature film collaboration between Academy Award®
winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove, The Game Changers) and Josh Murphy (Artifishal), Honey Ant
Dreamers directed by Emily-Anyupa Butcher and Michael Cordell (Year of the Dogs) and First
Born, produced by Workshop TV.

Minderoo Foundation
by Minderoo Foundation

Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, we are a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, with key initiatives spanning from ocean research and ending slavery, to collaboration in cancer and community projects.

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