Using REEL voices to inspire change…

REELise is a film festival and platform to fight cyberbullying.

We want to make it uncool to bully and the norm to step in and help.

To inspire young people to lead change, we create programs for schools they can customise and implement at a time to suit them.

Our 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.

Importantly, we focus on risk AND opportunity for young people living in a digital world.

In summary, REELise empowers tomorrow’s digital voices.

As a result, we were awarded Most Innovative Community Project in 2016 and 2017.

The REELise 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.

Co-founder Karen Hamilton was 2017 Local Woman of the Year.  Co-founder Yasmin London is Australia’s favourite dancing cop.

Our Board Members are:

Karen Hamilton (Managing Director)

Emma Hamilton (Youth Council Director)

Pascale Drever

Gareth Kidd

Kirk Marcolina

David Mott

Guy Russell

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 REELise Youth Council is our youth leadership team.  They guide development and support delivery of our programs and events.

They are supported by our REEL Voices.  These are young content creators who act as online ambassadors to inspire positive change.


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:

Alan Tsibulya

Jake Rich

Liv Phyland

Scott Tweedie

For more information contact [email protected].