General Manager Lauren Hillman leads the team at C44 with over 16 years of industry experience. Lauren has had an exciting and varied career in the South Australian TV and media industry working for ABCTV, Channel Nine, and as an independent freelance producer. In 2014, Lauren wrote, directed and produced ‘The Daters’ for ABC which is currently still streaming on iView. Lauren also produced two award winning sold out Adelaide Fringe shows with Annabel Crabb in 2016 and 2019. Excited about creating opportunities within untapped areas of the SA community, Lauren looks forward to showcasing new local talent and moving the station forward online to a multi platform delivery service for the South Australian community.
Did you know?… Lauren was named one of Adelaide’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’ business leaders in 2018
Kristen currently serves as C44’s Development & Strategy Manager after serving as Acting General Manager and Digital Production & Marketing Manager. Kristen comes to C44 after ten years in marketing and media production in the not-for-profit, technology and arts sectors in both Adelaide and her hometown of Boston. She is involved in the Adelaide film industry and enjoys working with local talent to bring their ideas to life.
Did you know?… Kristen also runs the Adelaide 48 Hour Film Project, a global filmmaking competition where teams race to write, shoot, edit and score a short film in just 48 hours.
Vivian has joined the C44 team as Digital Production and Marketing Manager and brings along with her over 10 years of experience in video production, digital and social media marketing. From remote Tennant Creek in Alice Springs to filming client videos in Malaysia and freelancing for her own business VDigital Creative, Vivian has had a varied role in many industries and looks forward to sharing her skills with the C44 team.
Did you know…? Vivian interviewed the former (now re-elected) Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad and his wife Dr Siti Hasmah in Malaysia for a doco!
Emmanuel Photakis – or Eman, as he is widely known – is our Broadcast and Digital Manager. He ensures the station’s on air systems are running correctly and manages our live stream productions. Eman has been involved in the media in Adelaide for many years, coming to C44 after working in the world of radio. Emmanuel has always had a passion for producing local content and has encyclopaedic knowledge of Adelaide broadcasting history. He loves his sport and is excited to bring more local sports coverage to C44.
Did you know?… Eman is a technology enthusiast and owns an extensive collection of ex-broadcast gear from many of Adelaide’s television and radio stations.
Albert has emerged from a vast entertainment background stemming almost 40 years. From a variety performer for stage, screen and radio to producing and directing more than 60 theatrical productions, touring shows and festivals/events. His recent screen producing credits include three short documentaries for NITV with “The Butterfish Mob” Premiering at Adelaide Film Festival 2018.
His award-winning short comedy plays have toured around Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. He penned a series of e-books comprising of two hundred short scripts used by actors, casting agents and drama teachers, and won three national awards for writing comedy radio commercials.
Did you know?… Albert won best comedy award at SASA 2019 (SA Screen Awards). He also used to tour as a cabaret dancer and hosted and toured with Here’s Humphrey in the early 90’s!