Atalanti Dionysus is an award-winning screen filmmaker, university lecturer, curator, and creative art director who has produced content across a range of projects; high-end television commercials, music videos, documentaries, short films and feature films. Atalanti lectures across various Universities in Melbourne teaching Screen Media Studies.
She is currently involved as a producer in the female horror anthology feature film in collaboration with Unicorn Films currently in development. She produced the independent feature film, The Five Provocations with Angie Black, which is currently touring the film festival circuit.
Her web series The Journey of Documentary (2012) was the outcome of her Master of Arts by Research which incorporated a practice-led research project and thesis completed at AFTRS Sydney. Her research project has been well acknowledged worldwide receiving 7 international awards including Best Interactive Documentary, Best Web Series, Best Educational Interactive Website.
She is the producer of the short film Sir Dance-a-lot (2014 ) which was nominated for 10 awards and has screened at over 20 international film festivals throughout North America, Czech Republic, India, Israel, Prague, United Kingdom, France, Canada and Israel. Atalanti has over twenty years production experience working as a producer and in various other roles, including line producer, production manager and production coordinator on a number of award-winning films and documentaries.
She has been a recipient of Film Victoria’s Producers’ Attachment scheme and was awarded the Inaugural Hazel Hawke Arts Award for her contribution as an artist and her support of female artists within the arts community. She curated the Brunswick Art Show for 3 years running and also created an arts precinct in Brunswick, which housed 16 artists, ranging from painters, sculptures, musicians, filmmakers, and writers. She has facilitated, written and taught art workshops for marginalised groups both in metro and regional Victoria.
Atalanti was awarded a scholarship by La Trobe University in 2017, to undertake her Ph.D. looking into Augmented and Virtual Reality Storytelling. The Ph.D. will be completed by 2021, with a practice-led component. She has started a blog Virtual and Augmented Reality Storytelling, which will feature her research as she progress, on all things VR/AR/MR.