Screen Australia has appointed former Dateline executive producer Bernadine Lim as Head of Documentary, replacing Liz Stevens.
Malaysian-born Lim has over twenty years experience in documentaries, films, and television, as a reporter, producer, and director on a range of factual formats. During her time in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia, she produced and directed for BBC World, National Geographic, Discovery International, TVNZ, TV3, NBC Universal, CNBC and SBS.
Prior to Dateline she was a Series Producer on The Truth Is? for TEN and directed Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta for SBS. She has 2 gold medals from the New York Festival’s Film and TV awards.
“Bernadine’s industry knowledge and expertise across a myriad of formats and genres makes her the perfect choice for this new role as the head of the Documentary Unit. She is passionate about the power of documentary as a form of storytelling and will be a fantastic asset not just to the agency, but to the sector as a whole,” said Sally Caplan, Head of Content at Screen Australia.
Lim said, “It’s an absolute privilege to help develop and celebrate Australian stories. It’s also a great responsibility. I hope to bring a distinct contribution to the industry through this very special role.”