Gia Frino

Gia Frino

Producer - Social Impact Entertainment - Screen Innovation at Freelance
Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Producer, Researcher, Content Creator and Business Affairs Consultant

Wollongong, Australia

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About Gia

Gia Frino is a screen content writer and producer; producing content, film, and TV, including Internet and digital channels. Most recently, Gia was a producer for Foxtel’s Gogglebox Australia, SBS's documentary series ‘Life On the Outside’ screening in 2022, SBS’s ‘Who Gets to Stay in Australia?' and ABC's documentary series 'Shaun Micallef's On the Sauce' as well as a filmmaker tutor for Bus Stop Films, and 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. Having graduated from AFTRS with an Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting, Graduate Certificate in Producing, and a Masters Degree in Screen Business and Leadership Gia wants to put her experience and education to use by telling stories that audiences can relate to so we can drive attitudinal change in our communities, and challenge entrenched gender inequality.


  • The Voice Australia

    The Voice Australia (2021 - 2022)
    Television by ITV Studios Australia Backstories

  • Gogglebox Australia

    Gogglebox Australia (2021 - 2022)
    Television by Endemol Shine Australia Content Producer

  • Life On The Outside

    Life On The Outside (2020 - 2021)
    Television by ITV Studios Australia Producer A unique documentary series that follows people coming out of prison and households willing to offer them their spare room for 100 days. Recognising that finding suitable accommodation is one of the biggest hurdles facing people who have been incarcerated, this observational series shines a light on the many challenges facing people coming out of prison while providing a safe and secure environment from which a person may have a better chance of turning their life around. During the 100 days, those who have exited prison will be given access to mentors and community support to help facilitate their individual needs. ITV Studios Australian produced the series based on the successful Homecoming Project in the United States. where men and women coming out of prison are offered accommodation with suitable private households to help turn their lives around. The project has been operating for almost 2 years with no returns to prison. It recently received a $2.5 million dollar grant to increase the number of participating households to 120. Airing 2022 on SBS Australia

  • Ripple

    Ripple (2021)
    Film (short) by Bus Stop Films Writer / Director

  • On the Sauce

    On the Sauce (2019)
    Television by CJZ Story Producer / Researcher

  • Who Gets to Stay

    Who Gets to Stay (2019)
    Television by ITV Studios Story Producer / Researcher

  • My First Panic

    My First Panic (2018)
    Film (short) by Independent / AFTRS Producer

  • Various Brand Content

    Various Brand Content (2017 - 2018)
    Commercial by Uber ANZ Producer

  • Apricot

    Apricot (2017)
    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

  • Glow Sticks

    Glow Sticks (2017)
    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

  • Breathe Easy

    Breathe Easy (2016)
    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.

  • The Interview

    The Interview (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Makeup Department Job interviews are not meant to be easy

  • Walk In My Shoes

    Walk In My Shoes (2015)
    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.

  • Slingshot

    Slingshot (2015)
    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.

  • The Noose

    The Noose (2015)
    Film (short) by Phillip Middleton (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A man tries desperately to talk himself out of suicide.


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