Gia Frino is a screen content writer and producer; producing content, film, and TV, including Internet and digital channels, resulting in projects with 4.5+ million views. She is the founder of Illawarra Film Festival, a female-focused short film festival resulting in high school scholarships for girls and increased female-identifying representation in content creation. Gia is currently completing her PhD at the CQU University 'Exploring the role Australian film festivals play in gender equality in the screen industry'. Most recently, Gia was a story producer for SBS's documentary series 'Who Gets to Stay in Australia?' and ABC's documentary series 'Shaun Micallef's On the Sauce' as well as a filmmaker educator for Big Hart's Project O in Tasmania teaching filmmaking workshops for high school students which gave them the skills to produce content and tell their stories.
On the Sauce
Television by CJZ Story Producer / Researcher
Who Gets to Stay
Television by ITV Studios Story Producer / Researcher
My First Panic
Film (short) by Independent / AFTRS Producer
Various Brand Content
Commercial by Uber ANZ Producer
Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Apricot - A Short Film A dark comedy where wisdom meets youthful ingenuity in a battle of wits and (breakfast) loops. 10-year old Margaret Mary has a problem. A denture-less, dribbling problem to be exact. Will her efforts to get rid of her elderly grandmother pay off? Or will she be forced to share her house (and her parents) forever? Apricot is a dark comedy that explores the fraying relationship between Margaret Mary and her elderly grandmother. On the one level, the short film is a simple interaction at the breakfast table where young and old attempt to stake their claim as valued members of the Boulous family. On a deeper level, Apricot gives insight into the sacrifices that often need to be made in order to care for the ones we love. Written by Nisrine Amine
Film (Short and Drama) Producer It's the night before their nuptials, Bec and Seamus, a sickeningly attractive couple in their 20's, are on the couch discussing the wedding, sensing Bec's cold feet, Seamus cheekily leads her to the bedroom. Before they make it to the bedroom they are interrupted by a knock on the door. Seamus's idea of a night of passion are turned on its head with Bec's brother Mark showing up at their front door. Mark not wanting the buck's night to end begs Bec to come out with him for one last drink. Much to Seamus's disappointment Bec can't refuse those puppy eyes and agrees. Can she stick to 'one last drink'? or Does Bec let loose one last time? Countless messages and calls from Seamus go unanswered; Bec gets lead astray by her brother mark but can she salvage the situation? Written by Gia Frino and Jackie McCarthy
Film (Sci-Fi) Director The clouds came and people changed! Everywhere! Our world is on fire! In every city and every town! Stay safe, protect what's yours! And Breathe Easy.
Film (Short and Comedy) Makeup Department Job interviews are not meant to be easy
Walk In My Shoes
Film (short) by Johnny Lahoud (Comedy and Sport) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Producer A mockumentary Inspired by actual events from the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Once the worlds greatest race walker, he had the walking world at his finger tips, only for it all to be taken away from him when he was red carded by a race official 100 meters from the finish line at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Herbert Seaman is making his comeback to competitive race walking after many years away from his beloved sport. Along with him is his ultra unorthodox coach and wife Sandy Seaman. It's one week out from the final trial. Does Herbert have what it takes to make the team. A story about heartache, passion and determination.
Film (short) by David Hansen (Comedy and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Slingshot is an analogy on modern love through the eyes of one of its latest victims.
Film (short) by Phillip Middleton (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A man tries desperately to talk himself out of suicide.
Australian Film, Television & Radio School