Jude Kalman is an award-winning documentary maker from Queensland's Gold Coast. In 2018, having worked for over a decade with creative agency "fotomedia", she followed her passion for storytelling in the charitable sector, starting her own production company Little Drum Pictures (formerly known as FishFilms) particularly focused on social enterprise, charity, and organisations working for transformative positive change in the world.
Jude has received Australian Cinematographers Society awards for her work with Swell Sculpture Festival, CMAA awards for her documentary "Uncontained Love: Love>Fear" (which also debuted at the 2017 Gold Coast Film Festival, and won an Audience Choice Award at the 2020 YoFi Film Festival in New York), and co-produced "Aussie Mum African Heart" with Carrie-Anne Greenbank, broadcast nationally on the Nine Network in Australia. In 2020, she was awarded the $10,000 Graham Wade Pilgrim Media Prize for her portfolio of work in Mozambique with charity Mission Educate.
In February 2020, Jude was invited to speak at the United Nations’ 58th Commission for Social Development on “Social Impact Films as a means to Promoting Inclusion”, in conjunction with the screening of the film she produced and directed about Mission Educate. She went on later in the year to win the "Special Prize - the Value of Education" at the 2020 LAMPA Film Festival for her work with social enterprise Nice Coffee Co in Kenya. Subsequently, she presented at the United Nations in Geneva at the INFOCUS conference with Nice Coffee Co CEO Jim Chapman about working together on education projects and the importance of film during COVID.
Her showreel highlights her directing and filming skills, and superior editing experience across a variety of sectors; skills which are now being applied to help NFPs promote their work to their key audiences