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Hipwell International Production Services - HIPS

Production Company, Production Services

Company Summary

John Hipwell principle of HIPS is one of Australia’s most versatile & experienced film producers with extensive credits on feature films (20), documentaries (16), TV and Cinema Commercials (86), corporate (110), video art (25), international co-productions and numerous short films. Trained at Victorian College of the Arts (Swinburne Campus) in film/TV productions in the early 70’s, his rights of passage were initiated on the early iconic films such as Alvin Purple, Snap Shot and Mad Max. He has eleven Producer credits on more recent Australian feature films including the Australian/Canadian co-production Sci-Fi feature film Arctic Blast (Co-Executive Producer) and the multi award winning Is This Real World, (Producer). His documentary KoHoNas (producer), screened on SBS and the Documentary Back to My Roots, (producer) screened worldwide on BBC World News. More recently John produced two high end Indian TVC’s and three Corporate Documentary Productions for three separate USA Clients in Australia.


John Hipwell - HIPS - 2018 Show Reel

Is This the Real World Trailer (Producer)

Royal Stage WC TVC (Indian Co-Pro) (Producer)

Professional Credits

Festivals, Awards, Nominations

  • 2018, Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, USA, Fatal Flame
  • 2017, Accolade Global Film Competition, USA, Fatal Flame
  • 2017, Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival, USA, Fatal Flame
  • 2015, Indonesian International Film Awards, Indonesia, Is This the Real World
  • 2009, Sydney Canadian Film Festival, Australia, Arctic Blast
  • 2009, Queens International Film Festival., USA, Cryptopticon
  • 1991, ATOM Awards, Australia, The Dilemma

Professional Memberships

  • Screen Producers Australia, 1979
  • AFI - ACCTA (Pioneer), 1978
  • ACS, 2000
  • AWG, 2015

Education & Other Accreditation

  • 1973, VCA (Swinburne Institute), Australia, Dip Film & TV

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