Hungry Talks: 'How to Sell Ourselves'

By Ruby Derrick | 5 October 2023
Rudy Jean Rigg.

RMIT's Hungry Talks hosted its final episode for the season on Wednesday night, ‘How to Sell Ourselves’.

It looked ahead to the Pitch Night 2023. In this late night special, the sold out studio audience were given front row seats to live music, industry guests, and a range of prizes and fun to round off the 2023 season.

Alexandra Longbottom, head of creative & production and Boyd Hicklin, executive creative director at The Gemba Group joined the studio, as well as Rudy Jean Rigg, Rainbow History Class and Transatheltica content creator from Snack Drawer.

An interview with AJ McLaughlin, 2023 AWARD School national winner and art director at Cyclone Creative was also featured.

Three representatives from the 2023 Pitch Night team, including Amber McLindin, Jackson Sharpe and Val Mejia, as well as Claudio Palmeri, Tom Burt and Aimee Tadmore were on for the final live student panel. 

Watch the last episode of the 2023 season here. 

The 2023 team included two co-hosts Charlie Borracci and Jaia Guildford-Carey, writer Luca Battaglia, editor Simone Petrovski, social media manager Steph Leong and creative producer Chelsea Addison.

They were also supported by a team of 20 Cert IV Media & Screen students. 

Chelsea Addison, creative producer, said the show has been incredibly lucky to have seven internships and mentor sessions offered as incentives to the quick briefs.

"So far, Joe Whybin has won a 1:1 with Howatson + Company managing partner Bec Robertson and Laura Rositano has won a one week internship at Little Rocket," said Addison.

The 2023 team hosted 67 guests this season from Thinkerbell, Deloitte Digital, Howatson + Company, CultureVerse, Little Rocket The Royals, ICYMI Collective, VMLY&R, Ogilvy Change, 2023 D&AD Graphite Pencil Winners, The Open Arms, Poppet Content, ADM+S Centre, The Jacky Winter Group, DataSauce and more.  



Co-Host Charlie Borracci
Co-Host Jaia Guildford-Carey
Creative Producer Chelsea Addison
Writer Luca Battaglia
Editor Simone Petrovski
Social Media Manager Steph Leong
Creative Producer Chelsea Addison
Studio Producer Ruby Zogopoulos
Live Music Producer Rebecca Le Roy
Technical Producer Anthony Roberts
Studio Director Josh Devereaux
Vision Mix Ethan Gallagher
DA Sam Di Florio
Senior GFX Alex Viti
EVS Playout Kyan Goodrich
CCU Jayden O’Connor
Floor Manager Lauren Hundt
Assistant Floor Manager Rowan Humphrey
Lighting Director Jayden O’Connor
Lighting Operator Darcy Poynton
Lighting Assistant Liam Bradford
Audio Director Sean Richardson
Audio Operator Laura Wilson
Audio Assistant 1 Julian Dods

Audio Assistant 2 Josh Vizard

Autocue Alice Coffey
Camera A Brian Dominiecki
Camera B Helen Parkes

Camera C Ethan Hooper

Camera D Ben Dixon
Supervisor John Dingeldei
Supervisor Chris Paterson


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