Meet the Facilitators
Genevieve is a diversity and inclusion champion, creative director, social entrepreneur, arts and culture advocate and Australia’s foremost globally innovative, inclusive filmmaker and the co-founder of Bus Stop Films. She’s an award-winning writer/director, with work showcased at various Oscar qualifying film festivals and the United Nations. Genevieve has recently received the Emerging Leader award at the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards and is nominated a Director’s Guild Award for her work on Perspective Shift. Genevieve is a director of Bus Stop Films, Executive Creative Director & Co-Founder of Taste Creative and a director of Monkey Baa Theatre Company.
Paul is a strong disability advocate, entertainer and Paralympian. Paul has worked across all levels of government providing advice on the National Disability Strategy, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and the NSW Disability Inclusion Action Act. Paul works for the NSW government as Director Access and Inclusion. As part of this role Paul advises the Events team on the implementation of accessible and inclusive event planning and delivery to all major and community NSW Government supported events across NSW including Sydney NYE, Invictus Games, Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the Sydney Vivid Festival, Newcastle 500’s and World Rally amongst others. Paul is a member of the Bus Stop Films Advisory Board.
Emily Dash is a writer, actor and disability advocate, whose varied work across the community arts and mainstream sectors emphasises social justice. She is also a producer and project manager at Maitree House Productions, and is an Accessible Arts Advisor. She has 10 years experience on the Board of Participate Australia, 9 of which she served as Vice Chair. She was selected as the NSW Representative to the National Arts and Disability Strategy Steering Group in 2018, and in 2019 became a Board Director at Bus Stop Films. Emily also sits on the board of Accessible Arts. Her brilliant short film Groundhog Night made through Screen NSW’s Screenability strategy premiered at the 2020 Sydney Film Festival.
Tracey is an industry leader with a passion for strategy and engagement wrapped in kindness and is the CEO of Bus Stop Films. TCM as she is known to most, has more than 25 years experience in stakeholder engagement across a variety of sectors including domestic violence, social housing and the screen industry. She thrives on leveraging her strong industry connections to use filmmaking and the film industry to raise the profile of people with disability on both sides of the camera. She is hard of hearing and is also a Director of Deaf Sports Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Community Welfare (UWS) and a Diploma of Business (UTS).
Dianna La Grassa
Dianna La Grassa is an emerging producer and woman living with disability. With over 10+ years of experience in the education sector, an MBA graduate and a NIDA trained actress and is the COO of Bus Stop Films. As an inclusive filmmaking champion she understands that the Arts and Entertainment industry can sometimes be a hard nut to crack, she wanted to find a way to fully utilise her skill set and give back to an industry she loves.