FIONA EAGGER - CEO & Co-Founder
Fiona Eagger is one of Australia’s most versatile producers. As a highly experienced producer and executive producer Fiona works across both film and television, specialising in drama production. She has worked extensively with commercial and public broadcasters over the course of her career, and effectively balances her role across creative development, financing and production.
With Deb Cox, she formed Every Cloud Productions in 2009 with an aim to produce high-quality television based on intelligent writing, exceptional character development and nuanced performances. Fiona has since been responsible for producing breakthrough series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, executive producing Indigenous drama The Gods of Wheat Street and was executive producer and producer of Every Cloud’s most recent series, Newton’s Law. Youth short form series, Deadlock, Every Clouds’ latest Production, will be launching on ABC iview and broadcast early 2018.
In 2016 Fiona was the joint-recipient of the Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry, which recognises Victorian female screen practitioners who have shown leadership through their achievements and involvement in the industry.
In July 2017 Fiona was the joint-recipient of Film Victoria’s Screen Business Ventures funding, with Every Cloud Productions being named as one of eight companies to share in more than $2.7m to increase growth and output capacity, and showcase Australian talent to the world.
Fiona received the 2017 Film Victoria-Natalie Miller Fellowship Women in Leadership Development Initiative. As one of five recipients, Fiona will engage in the tailored development opportunity to build her leadership skills and professional expertise.
Fiona, along with Deb Cox, was a joint recipient of an esteemed Screen Business Export award at the 2017 Screen Producers Australia Awards, receiving the award on behalf of Every Cloud Productions.
In early 2018 Fiona became an honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT, and has taken on the role of Industry Mentor for the Dame Changer program.
Fiona’s credits include the acclaimed The Society Murders, telemovie The Informant (for Screentime) and Series 1 & 2 of drama East of Everything. With her production company Twenty20, Fiona produced the award-winning feature film, Mallboy. Fiona also worked with award-winning director Sarah Watt as consultant producer on her short animation Small Treasures and as producer on the family animation The Way of The Birds.
Fiona gained experience working with feature director Paul Cox and Crawford Productions before producing her first series for SBS television, Ark of Gondwana. She went on to produce two series of the award-winning animation The Web and her first television drama series credit as producer was the 13-part ABC TV series Mercury, starring Geoffrey Rush. She then worked with CoxKnight developing and producing the 13-part series CrashBurn. Fiona’s film credits include the featurette Only The Brave, directed by Ana Kokkinos, which won numerous awards and screened at various international festivals.
DEB COX - Creative Director & Co-Founder
With more than three decades experience in the Australian production industry, Deb Cox has been responsible for creating and producing some of Australia’s most iconic screen content, as a highly talented creator, writer, and creative producer. She possesses a rare talent for creating intelligent stories grounded in great writing, rich characters and high production values.
With an aim to create and produce thought-provoking, entertaining content for both domestic and international audiences, Deb joined forces with producer Fiona Eagger to form Every Cloud Productions in 2009. She has since gone on to co-create, co-produce and head the writing team on hit series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, executive produce Indigenous drama The Gods of Wheat Street and most recently story produce and executive produce legal drama series Newton’s Law. Youth short form series, Deadlock, Every Clouds’ latest Production, will be launching on ABC iview and broadcast early 2018.
At the 2016 Screen Leader Awards, Deb was jointly-awarded the Jill Robb Award for Outstanding Leadership, Achievement and Service to the Victorian Screen Industry. The award recognises Victorian female screen practitioners who have shown leadership through their achievements and involvement in the industry.
In July 2017 Deb was the joint-recipient of Film Victoria’s Screen Business Ventures funding, with Every Cloud Productions being named as one of eight companies to share in more than $2.7m to increase growth and output capacity, and showcase Australian talent to the world.
Deb, along with Fiona Eagger, was the joint recipient of an esteemed Screen Business Export award at the 2017 Screen Producers Australia Awards, receiving the award on behalf of Every Cloud Productions.
Deb’s career began in the1980s at Crawford Productions in Melbourne. Her early freelance career included a stint as Project Officer for the Australian Film Commission and as Head of Drama for Artist Services, where she developed a range of feature film and television projects, including the ABC miniseries Simone de Beauvoir’s Babies, feature film Dead Letter Office and other titles.
As part of CoxKnight Productions, with Andrew Knight, Deb developed three series of the much-loved ABC series SeaChange, the drama series CrashBurn and the children’s series Worst Best Friends. In 2006 she wrote one of Australia’s first long-run online narratives PS Trixi for Hoodlum Entertainment in Brisbane, then co-created, co-wrote and co-produced two series of East of Everything.
MIKE JONES - Head of Content
Mike Jones is a development producer, story editor, and writer with a depth of experience across scripted narrative genres and platforms. His body of work has received numerous awards including AACTA, Emmy, AWG, SPA, & ADG accolades.
Well known as an expert in speculative genres, yet equally at home in narrative comedy, Mike has long been a highly regarded script developer and innovator. He has previously worked with companies including the ABC, WarnerBros, Jungle, Princess Pictures and, with SweetPotatoFilms, collaborated on major international TV series including mystery drama ‘The Gloaming’ and celebrated supernatural series ‘The Kettering Incident’. For Every Cloud, Mike story-produced the AACTA-winning youth drama series ‘Deadlock’, and for the ABC steered script development of much-loved comic-drama series ‘F*cking Adelaide’ and the Emmy award nominated ‘Wrong Kind of Black’.
With a commitment to developing new talent and exploring new platforms Mike has devised or delivered some of Australia’s most successful and innovative scripted content workshops and development programs including ‘SkipAhead’ with Google/YouTube, ‘PlatformX’ with the AWG, ‘Gender Matters’ with ScreenAustralia, and ‘Long Story Short’ with the ABC.
Aside from television and film production Mike is a published horror novelist and co-creator of ground-breaking interactive projects ‘VRNoir’ and the psychedelic immersive drama, ‘Awake’ which featured at Cannes in 2018. His early career included journalism and writing for the theatre where he was twice recipient of national young playwright’s awards. He previously served as a development executive to Screen Australia and lectured in story and writing at the Australian Film TV & Radio School.
DREW GROVE - Commercial Director
Over the past 15 years Drew has held senior Commercial management roles at some of the worlds leading Art’s and cultural institutions and major brands including the LEGO group and the National Trust.
Working side-by-side with ECP Co-Founders, Drew’s key focus is leading and driving the strategic goal of international scale.
With Commercial management experience that spans multiple industries, Drew is responsible for building international business; commercialising and exploiting back catalogue and developing new funding models and financing structures in the commissioning of new projects.
Drew is responsible for strategic development of Every Cloud’s commercial expansion including global business development, contract negotiation, stakeholder and partnership engagement, and developing a pipeline of new business opportunities to maximise ECP’s IP and assets.
MARY PETTIGROVE - Operations & Productions Support Manager
Mary Pettigrove was appointed as Operations & Production Support Manager at Every Cloud Productions after returning home from a 7 year stint in London.
The London years were spent immersed in the world of television with global TV production and distribution powerhouse Endemol Shine. Progressing to Post Sales Support Director, Mary’s wheelhouse incorporated marketing, events and festivals, for finished tape distribution. She was responsible for the production of the programme catalogue, coordination of trade markets, production of sales presentations, releases and clips licensing deals.
Prior to moving to London, Mary worked as a Production Coordinator for Melbourne based TV production company Dreampool Productions. Working across lifestyle, corporate and educational programs, most of which achieved consistently high ratings and a strong support base throughout Australia, including the daytime ratings success “ Huey’s Cooking Adventures”.
SHRADDHA GATIYA - Finance Manager
With over 13 years of extensive experience in corporate finance and management accounting Shraddha joined Every Cloud as a Finance Manager.
At Every Cloud, Shraddha is responsible for the company's overall financial goals and management including transactional, operational and managerial accounting. She is also associated with every production of ECP as a financial controller working closely with the producer, production accountant, and auditors, constantly assisting at various stages of production through completion, audit and final taxation.
A Chartered Accountant from India and CPA (Aust), Shraddha has held leadership positions in various industries like IT, HR and manufacturing in Australia. She has incorporated and led subsidiary companies of Australian entity, overseas in India and Thailand in diverse capacities of that as a director, financial controller and also leadership coach to a team of over 100 staff.
An enthusiast number cruncher, Shraddha is a trained yoga teacher and practices conscious awareness that help her strike the right balance.
MATT KAZACOS - Junior Development Executive
A Melbourne local and a big fan of movies and storytelling, Matt graduated with Honours in Screenwriting from VCA in 2017. Later that year he joined Every Cloud Productions as a part-time note-taker, coming aboard full-time in mid-2018 as a Junior Development Executive.
Since then he has been working across a number of projects in varying stages of production and spread across the company's development slate.
Matt loves being part of concepts in the early, formative stages, working with writers and producers to help the ideas grow, gain traction and potentially be realized on screen.
JAZMIN PADARATH - Marketing & Communications Junior Coordinator
Originally from the Fiji Islands, Jazmin is passionate about helping to tell female-led stories. Jazmin landed a role at Every Cloud Productions early 2019 as Marketing & Communications Junior Coordinator to help to schedule, curate and optimize content for multiple social channels including ECP corporate pages and projects.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in film and television production from JMC Academy in 2017, Jazmin went on to complete a short junior editor internship at Round 3 Productions. She then gained a role in 2018 as a content producer with OOMPH! Media, producing online short-form content.