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REELISE

OUR PURPOSE

REELise is a movement, enabled by young people, to create a safe online space. A space that is imaginative, innovative, empathetic, and respectful, where young people can feel secure to tell their stories, be heard and have a positive impact. A space they want to occupy.

Formed in 2013 to address the mental health consequences of cyberbullying and digital life issues on mental health, REELise recognised change needed to be driven by the actions and stories of young people.

Through programs like the REELise Film Festival, workshops to support filmmaking for a cause, plus volunteering and youth leadership programs, we use the power of the same devices and platforms used for bullying and other social harms, to foster creativity, communication and connection; and influence change for the better.

REELise programs:

  • Build empathy and inspire positive action.
  • Support student leadership.
  • Encourage teamwork, creativity and critical thinking.

We run free competitions for students to create content about navigating life online. The best are screened annually in VMAX at Event Cinemas to educate and inspire.

REELise Incorporated is a registered Australian charity operating entirely on volunteer support. Join us and be part of a youth led movement creating a kinder, more inclusive online world.

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OUR TEAM

Our team are all volunteers. We are parents, teachers, health care professionals, students, social media influencers, business leaders and filmmakers. While we are all very different, we share a passion. We all want to empower young people to create a better online world.

 

Board Members

The Board of Directors bring professional expertise in a variety of areas. The Board is responsible for providing strategic oversight, financial management, review of our performance as well as ensuring we are governed by appropriate policies and procedures. Each board member is passionate about the work of REELise and is committed to helping the organisation reach its full potential.

 

Pascale Drever

Kirk Marcolina

Karen Hamilton

(Managing Director)

Guy Russell

Gareth Kidd

Emma Hamilton

(Youth Council Director)

David Mott

Amelia Seeto

REELise YOUTH

Programs to empower young people need first to listen to them. So, we involve young people in all aspects of what we do.

The REEL Talk Forum is our youth leadership team. They guide development and support delivery of our programs and events, create content and act as online ambassadors to support positive change.

REELise AMBASSADORS

Our Ambassadors understand the pressures today on young people. They are great role models. Each shows the power of authenticity in living your best online life. Our ambassadors are:

Scott Tweedie

Jake Rich

Abbie Chatfield

Etcetera Etcetara

Alan Tsibulya

Jenna Hudson

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