Show Me Shorts is dedicated to its role in the New Zealand short film community. We are therefore proud to have board members who manage to be energetic and forward-thinking while bringing decades of experience in film, the arts and management to the organisation’s governance.
Andrew Cornwell (Chair)
Andrew was General Manager for Sony Pictures in New Zealand from 1992-2017, where he was responsible for the theatrical and home entertainment divisions. Under Andrew’s direction Sony acquired and distributed many New Zealand features including Poi E, Mt Zion and Billy T Te Movie. He was on the Board of the New Zealand Film Commission between 2006 and 2015 and was a Trustee of the New Zealand Film Production Fund. He is a past Chair of the Motion Pictures Distributor Association, the Home Entertainment Association of New Zealand and the Film and Video Labeling Body.
Tamara Liebman (Secretary)
Tamara Liebman is a co-founder of Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust, which she established in 2006. As a senior business lawyer she has been responsible for managing the legal, regulatory and compliance side of running the festival. Tamara loves movies, music, science and culture in general, and enjoys ferrying her daughters around to get amongst all the great stuff happening in the big smoke!
Catharine Holland (Treasurer)
Catharine Holland is a senior corporate finance advisor for BDO Auckland. She has worked in corporate finance for more than 15 years – advising large corporates, private equity investors and banks across a wide range of industries, transactions and investments. When not working Catharine enjoys spending time with her kids, who also enjoy music, drama, movies and theatre.
Paddy Buckley started out as a media/technology lawyer in London before moving to New Zealand and launching the country’s first SVOD service in 2012. He has deep experience with all matters relating to video streaming, content licensing and technology. He is now Head of Video Products & Strategy at Stuff. Paddy is Chairman of the Show Me Shorts Business Development Committee and loves all kinds of movies.
Sally-Anne is the Executive Director at TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre. Prior to this, she produced the Good Morning show on TVNZ for ten years. Sally-Anne has also held senior arts management roles in Australia, including Director of Film Victoria and Director of Development and Production at Columbia TriStar in Sydney. She has directed TV shows, worked as a finance lawyer and holds a Master of Entrepreneurship from Otago University. She has a broad background of arts management, legal, entrepreneurial and creative skills.
Matthew Mudford is an advisor in KPMG’s Auckland Performance practice. He works with a range of clients in process and strategy improvement, including large corporates, iwi and exporting businesses. Matthew brings several years of experience on a range of Maori and not-for profit boards. Outside of the professional environment, he enjoys watching and playing sports, as well as film and music.
Gina Dellabarca co-founded Show Me Shorts in 2006, and is the driving force behind the festival. She is an experienced marketing and communications professional and film programmer. Gina is Vice-Chair of the Board for the Short Film Conference – a world-wide organization working to promote the status of the short film and unite the global short film community. Her background includes providing publicity for films, co-owning a cinema, and marketing for major attractions (e.g. Stardome Observatory, Auckland Zoo, Regional Facilities Auckland). She was recently appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the film industry.