Atalanti Dionysus is an XR Creative Director, Arts Educational Strategist and Lecturer, Filmmaker, VR/AR curator, and Researcher of Immersive Interactive Multiplatform Content. She is a multi-award winning screen content producer, with over 20 years experience of professional practice and production experience, producing diverse programs across a number of platforms such as virtual and augmented reality experiences, high end television commercials, music videos, documentaries, web series, puppetry films, online comedy series and feature films. By diversifying her practice within the arts it has enabled her to increase her knowledge and understanding of working across a multitude of platforms. Her research interests engage with innovative forms of narrative across a range of new media platforms with concentrations in interdisciplinary research in the arts and technology.
She was a recipient of Film Victoria’s Producers’ Attachment fund for award winning producers Beth Frey and Lizzette Atkins working on two of their projects simultaneously, ‘Stranded’ and ‘Vietnam Nurses’. She was also the recipient of the ‘Inaugural Hazel Hawke Arts Award’ for her contribution to the arts for developing community engaging workshops and projects for indigenous youth, seniors living in isolation, vision impaired, adults with disabilities and marginalised groups in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Atalanti curated the Brunswick Art Show for 3 years and also created an arts precinct in Sparta Place, Brunswick, which housed 16 artists, ranging from painters, sculptures, musicians, filmmakers, and writers.
She is currently a producer for the Women in Horror Anthology feature film for Unicorn Films, Executive Producers Lizzette Atkins and Maggie Miles and currently in development on an augmented and virtual reality experience which looks at bringing history to life. Atalanti maintains her practice as an industry practitioner and is the founder of the independent production company Atalanti Films & Multeyemedia Productions.
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 received the Award of Merit: Women Filmmakers – Best Short Competition California, USA and has been nominated for 10 awards and screened at over 20 international film festivals throughout North America, Czech Republic, India, Israel, Prague, United Kingdom, France, Canada and Israel. Atalanti also co- produced the independent feature film, The Five Provocations (2018) which was an official selection at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, For Films Sake Film Festival, Australian New Wave Adelaide Film Festival and AACTA Film Festival.
Atalanti was awarded a scholarship by La Trobe University in 2017, and is currently undertake her Ph.D. which includes a practice led component looking into Augmented and Virtual Reality Storytelling. She has started a blog Virtual and Augmented Reality Storytelling, which will feature her research as she progress, on all things VR/AR/MR.